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Fishhunter

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Wondering what would work best for leveling the truck. It’s not bad but I do have vehicles flashing their lights at me at night. Put a set of stableloads on truck but that didn’t seem to help...leaning toward airbags.


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Posted: 02/02/21 11:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Might be easier and cheaper to adjust the headlights


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Posted: 02/02/21 11:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I use air bags...ten pounds when not towing and 55-60 or so when towing.


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ticki2 wrote:

Might be easier and cheaper to adjust the headlights


Yeah I been doing that..adjust when putting on and adjust when removing..

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Posted: 02/02/21 12:29pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I sure like my Air Lift Wireless air bag system. Easy to install and use. I recommend it.


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Timbrens are similar to my Sumo Springs and I do not think they'll do what you want them to do. I am not a fan of air bags but I believe they are the answer to your needs as described. Make sure you close the loop and let us know what you end up doing.


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Fishhunter wrote:

Wondering what would work best for leveling the truck. It’s not bad but I do have vehicles flashing their lights at me at night. Put a set of stableloads on truck but that didn’t seem to help...leaning toward airbags.

Did you add upper or lower SL’s?


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My one experiment with airbags did not go well. Anything above about 20 psi, which barely did anything, gave me a lot of sway. I tried to use them at low pressure for a year or so, then one bag broke and I replaced it. Finally I got rid of both of them and got Supersprings. They worked.

My current truck also gave me a headlights issue. I put on Timbrens and they have helped keep the truck more level. With Covid and crowds in every camping area, I have not gone anywhere since the upgrade, but I think the issue is resolved. If not I will just lower the headlights a tad.

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Lwiddis wrote:

I use air bags...ten pounds when not towing and 55-60 or so when towing.


For your little camper?
Nevermind why you are running air when the truck isn't hauling weight,
but you have a sub 1000lb tongue weight (even if you're not using a wdh) and 55-60 psi will basically put an ad-hoc 3" lift kit in the back.
That much pressure is good for supporting 1500-1600lbs...per side.
How much extra weight are you carrying in the bed. At those pressures, your suspension is good for like 4500lbs of rear axle payload.

Either you mis typed something or your setup is all jacked up, literally and figuratively.


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Posted: 02/02/21 04:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm happy with my air bags. They work just fine to "level" the truck.


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