air bag suspension

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sierramann

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i've got a '95 gmc 2500 2wd pickup towing a fifth wheel. truck hauls it very well but sags a bit in the rear. thinking of investing in an airbag set up. any opinions out there would be greatly appreciated......
 

Gary RV_Wizard

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As long as your trailer rides reasonably level there is no concern.  If it does not, check your trailer pin weight vs the truck's rear axle capacity (GAWR) - you may be overweight. When loaded a fifth wheel is pretty heavy on the hitch and often far more than the advertised pin weight.  20% of total weight is fairly typical.

Air assist, e.g. the Firestone Ride-rite air spring system, doesn't acually increase GAWR and GVWR, but it can be used for leveling. See http://www.ride-rite.com/

Goodyear  make sthem too - http://www.goodyearindustrialproducts.com/airsprings/about.html
 
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