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Old 02-24-2019, 01:59 PM   #21
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Check bed height difference too

I never used airbags, or felt the need to. Not sure what they might do to normal no towing bed height and loaded towing bed height. But any more height on my rig and the trailer would be riding too high in front and possibly cause too little space from top of truck tailgate and side rails to bottom of RV overhang.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:14 PM   #22
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Iíve been towing my 16 3820fk with my F350 drw. I noticed a bit of squat (1.5 inches) when hooked up. I put a set of Timbrens in and it took away the squat. It rides a bit rough when not towing.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:23 PM   #23
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Iíve been towing my 16 3820fk with my F350 drw. I noticed a bit of squat (1.5 inches) when hooked up. I put a set of Timbrens in and it took away the squat. It rides a bit rough when not towing.
That extra 1.5 inches might have been too much on my prior duallys ('05 F350 and '11 Chevy 3500. My current '17 Chevy 3500 SRW allows a bit more bed drop I think, and I have just about 6" clearance from top rails to RV frontend, and it rides almost exactly level, and is definitely smoother riding than the duallies when empty, and still very smooth with RV hooked. It might have just a tiny bit more side to side sway on occasions but still very safe and easy to handle.
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Old 02-24-2019, 02:47 PM   #24
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We have the long bed on our F350 DRW and tow a Montana 3721rl. Maybe drops a couple of inches. No issue with the ride or tow. This rig has been up and down all the mountains in the west and there have only been a single issue with overheating the front brakes. Since changing the trailer brakes to discs there have been no braking issues. We simply love the F350. Towing down the Interstate and tractor trailers dont shake it, side winds blowing heavy don't move it and the ride is smooth.
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Old 02-24-2019, 03:39 PM   #25
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My 2017 Ram dually came with the airbags. Love the way it rides
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Old 02-24-2019, 04:14 PM   #26
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I have a 2018 Montana 3791 RD along with a 2018 Ford F-350 4x4 and never had a need for air bags...
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Old 02-24-2019, 05:06 PM   #27
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I added the Timbren shocks before my last trip. We did 2000 miles and the ride was significantly better. I have a 2015 F350 diesel dually Platinum and was very pleased. Timbrenís require no maintenance once installed. It took me less then an hour to change out the stock with the new Timbrenís.
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Old 02-24-2019, 07:20 PM   #28
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I have a Ford F450 and it squats about an inch to two inches depending on how we are loaded (water in the fresh water tank mainly). I was constantly getting blinked at by on-coming traffic this past December because that little bit of squat makes that much of a difference in headlight aim. I hope to get air bags installed this Spring before starting out again; I believe the oncoming drivers will appreciate it and I'd imagine the driver ahead of me will appreciate it as well since I won't be in his rear view mirror so much.
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Old 02-25-2019, 07:12 AM   #29
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I installed air bags and what a difference in ride unloaded. They work in tandem with the shocks to dampen the bumps. I use 20 pounds unloaded. They don't lift the truck with that much air. As for the distance between trailer and bed rails air bags can't change that. I have the Firestone bags with the compressor on the truck.
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