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Old 10-19-2013, 09:15 AM Rookie

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Firestone airbag compressor options

I installed the firestone airbags on my 11 250, but have a big trip planned with the 5th wheel would rather have the compressor option that does the auto level. I looked at firestone and they way too many options. Can anyone suggest one? I really want the self leveling option, don't care much after that. Thanks

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above is the first kit that I purchased. The plastic box is the compressor. It worked well for what it was but it did not flow much air to fill the bags quickly. Nor did it flow enough air to allow me to fill tires, run air tools, etc..

I eventually tossed out the plastic one and integrated a Viair 450c. Havent looked back since. The 450c runs great.

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My old '71 Chevy was on bags and it had firestone towing bags in the back. The firestone kit is okay, but Viair & SMC is the way to go for building a setup that will last a long time. Personally, look at a Viair slim 5 gallon tank and you'll need two SMC valves per bag (total of four). My recommendation is run separate lines from the tank to each bag, through an auto-level manifold. This is what connects to the controller that is wired to your valves and compressor. The controller is the brains and sends the signal to the manifold to change the height.

I built my system for about half of what a kit costs. There are various companies who sell auto-leveling kits, but you will pay for the name. You can build something tailored to your specific setup for a lot less. Let me know if you have any questions on that.
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