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Old 12-16-2021, 12:59 PM   #21
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How bout some real air ride?


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That system is big bucks.
 
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Old 12-16-2021, 04:12 PM   #22
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Nope, I've done nothing with my truck since we purchased it brand spankin' new. It performed great. I don't mess with anything. It towed 2 different travel trailers and now the Monte fifth wheel. I have no problems. All factory original except for tires and wiper blades.
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Old 12-17-2021, 07:18 AM   #23
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Nope, I've done nothing with my truck since we purchased it brand spankin' new. It performed great. I don't mess with anything. It towed 2 different travel trailers and now the Monte fifth wheel. I have no problems. All factory original except for tires and wiper blades.
I agree, over the years I have use many suspension upgrades, just about everything, Air bags, timbrens, etc. the cost did not measure up. I have a 2022 GMC Denali, I will do nothing the suspension. I have very little sag, unless you have a lot of pin weight the GM Trucks don't sag as bad. It is a truck, will never ride like a car. I did add a transfer tank, tool box combo. However, we travel in the West for years it was alway a necessity for us. Fuel point can be difficult.

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Old 12-17-2021, 08:56 AM   #24
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Our old truck rides like a sled when empty. Especially with 80lb psi in the rear tires. It actually rides much better with the camper attached or heavy load in the bed. The ride when empty has always been my biggest complaint moving up to a 1 ton truck from a 3/4 ton truck. Strange thing is I've been in duallys that feel much softer when unloaded than our SRW.

Always thought it was just the price you pay to haul these big campers around. Not really a big deal to us.
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Old 12-17-2021, 09:17 AM   #25
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Our old truck rides like a sled when empty. Especially with 80lb psi in the rear tires. It actually rides much better with the camper attached or heavy load in the bed. The ride when empty has always been my biggest complaint moving up to a 1 ton truck from a 3/4 ton truck. Strange thing is I've been in duallys that feel much softer when unloaded than our SRW.

Always thought it was just the price you pay to haul these big campers around. Not really a big deal to us.

Sounds like the GM product does not need any help , but have seen many that would benefit .

Nothing wrong with airbags ,wouldn't own a truck without ,either aftermarket or factory . My sons runs factory ,I run aftermarket . Pretty much the same results .

IMO the biggest thing you can do to improve the ride of these trucks empty is just air down the rear tires from 80 psi to 40-50 psi. I run mine empty always at 45 psi. They all ride pretty decent with 2K plus pin weight on them
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Old 12-17-2021, 01:02 PM   #26
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I put air bags and a self-leveling system on the rear axle of my TV. Makes a huge difference in ride quality when towing. Once on the road I can bleed down the pressure a little to get the ride I want and still keep the Monty level.
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Old 12-17-2021, 02:26 PM   #27
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IMO the biggest thing you can do to improve the ride of these trucks empty is just air down the rear tires from 80 psi to 40-50 psi. I run mine empty always at 45 psi. They all ride pretty decent with 2K plus pin weight on them

Totally agree 100%. I run about 50 psi in the rear during the winter when we're not using the camper. Makes a world of difference.

Had to have a buddy reprogram the computer to not set off the warning light and buzzer when aired down. Its now set for 50psi so that's where I run them in winter.
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Old 12-17-2021, 05:45 PM   #28
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That system is big bucks.
So is Morryde IS.
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Old 12-17-2021, 05:53 PM   #29
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My air bags do help but in the end I guess I don't mind that it rides like a truck. It's a truck...and I enjoy driving it.
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Old 01-02-2022, 02:43 PM   #30
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Timbrens are definitely superior to air bags. From Jacksonville. How do you deal with the constant road work and 80+ mph drivers?
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I dont drive in Jacksonville any more than necessary. I work from home and leave town as much as possible.
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Old 01-02-2022, 08:28 PM   #32
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I like my Firestone air bags but the thing that REALLY reduced porpoising was Rancho 9000 adjustable shocks. When towing our 5er, they're on setting #9.
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Have the Air ride bags with on board compressor with remote controlsl. Really made a difference in the ride both loaded and empty. No air leaks after 3 years of use. Went with the air bags over the Timbrens for the ability to adjust the ride on the fly. Depending on my load, I can adjust air pressure for maximum ride comfort. Have had the Timbrens in the past and far prefer the air bags. Personal preference.
hell wig was cheaper for me. I only installed on the rear. Self install.
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