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Bags or overload springs?

I'm an Ag teacher in SW La and I pull a lot for myself also, and my springs are getting soft. I'm purchasing a 28 foot stock trailer this weekend that will be hauling 10 show cows, 6 goats and all of our show equipment- at times we'll be pulling this 300 mies. I'm debating whether to go with overload springs, airbags or a timbren kit. Anyone have any input that could help me? Personally I'm leaning toward bags, because of their adjustability. I'd appreciate any advice! Thank y'all!

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I'm an Ag teacher in SW La and I pull a lot for myself also, and my springs are getting soft. I'm purchasing a 28 foot stock trailer this weekend that will be hauling 10 show cows, 6 goats and all of our show equipment- at times we'll be pulling this 300 mies. I'm debating whether to go with overload springs, airbags or a timbren kit. Anyone have any input that could help me? Personally I'm leaning toward bags, because of their adjustability. I'd appreciate any advice! Thank y'all!
That's how I'd go too.
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I like the bags. You can always adjust them!
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My vote is steel. I first went bags and they didnt last more than 2 years. They are fine if you stay on the pavement and dont do much offroading. My bags cracked severely, and I have since added a leaf to the main spring pack.

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I'm an Ag teacher in SW La and I pull a lot for myself also, and my springs are getting soft. I'm purchasing a 28 foot stock trailer this weekend that will be hauling 10 show cows, 6 goats and all of our show equipment- at times we'll be pulling this 300 mies. I'm debating whether to go with overload springs, airbags or a timbren kit. Anyone have any input that could help me? Personally I'm leaning toward bags, because of their adjustability. I'd appreciate any advice! Thank y'all!
Nice to see another Ag teacher on the org!

I'd go bags. And the replacement bellows aren't outrageously expensive.

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bags going on 5 years and they were used when I bought them LOL

I run the Daystar cradle so mine are not mounted at one end letting the bag float and not hyper extend under articulation off road

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If you dont want it to ride like a log wagon while unloaded go with the bags. Unless you went with a stock style overload spring that didnt contact the pad until loaded, that wouldnt be too bad.

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Go with the airbags!

I've had my Firestone Ride-Rites on since 2005 and they are still in great condition, never had a problem with them. I love the adjustability of them and when not hauling a load, you can leave only a few pounds of air in them so your truck still rides like stock.

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