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Old 02-02-2008, 06:39 PM
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suspension upgrade

i've read alot on here about performance upgrades and have learned alot. thanks to all.
now i need some input on upgrading my suspension. wife and i went to boat/camper show and now we're thinking seriously about buying a new fifth wheel camper. the one she is stuck on is 35' long and weighs about 15k lb.
she i asked me if i can tow it and told her there aint nothin i won't drag the balls off of with me osb psd. the salesman got a chuckle out of that statement.
seriously though, i know i have enough power to tow it i'm just concerned about my bumper draggin the ground.
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Old 02-02-2008, 06:55 PM
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My in laws just bought a 34ft 5th wheel and pull it with an 04 F350. They haven't needed to add anything extra, but for a 250 you could look at an add a leaf or airbags. The bags are adjustable and i think they mount up pretty simple. You air em up with a regular compressor to your desired psi. I'm sure one of the vendors will come along and be able to explain more to ya!
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:20 PM
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i was thinking add-a-leaf or bag it but which one is better?
a buddy of mine has a set of bags for an 01 f250 psd but we dont know if they will fit my osb
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:29 PM
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The airbag is adjustable, so when your not towing you can deflate them so your ride isn't so bumpy. The adda leaf isn't bad it will just ride a little rougher when your not towing. Check out this link. Firestone | Truckspring.com
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:29 PM
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Wouldn't the important question be how much weight is on the fifth wheel? Basically tongue weight..
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Old 02-02-2008, 07:52 PM
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I would lean toward the air bags if you can afford them. As stated above, the add-a-leaf rides a little rougher when empty.
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