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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Front Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Front Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure. Lowest Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Front Axle part number AL88101 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-636-306-4830 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL88101

  • Air Springs
  • Front Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Air Lift
  • Heavy Duty

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.


Features:

  • Hybrid spring system combines the adjustability of air springs with the reliability of jounce-style springs
  • Air bags reduce the strain on your front suspension, increase safety, and compensate for uneven loads
    • Level your vehicle front to back and help maintain safe headlight aim
    • Adjust independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
    • Improve steering and braking performance
  • Jounce spring inside each air spring helps to improve ride comfort, reduce sway, and help with cornering
    • Engages at lower air pressures to better absorb road shock and minimize bottoming out
    • Provides support progressively - the more you load the springs, the stiffer they become
    • Lets you temporarily carry a load with zero air pressure in your springs
  • Quality construction for long-lasting spring life
    • 2-Ply, fabric-reinforced rubber air springs are durable
    • Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates protect air springs from damage, extending the life of the suspension system
    • High-strength Zytel nylon endcaps are lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
    • Urethane internal jounces require no maintenance and work well in hot or cold temperatures
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Easily installs between your truck's frame and its leaf springs
    • 2 Air springs with internal jounces, mounting brackets, hardware, air lines (or tubing), and manual inflation valves included
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) lets you monitor and adjust air pressure
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee


Get the Best of Both Springs

The air springs and jounce springs in this system work together to give you the best ride whether your truck is loaded or unloaded. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal urethane foam jounces that protect the air springs and provide added ride comfort when your air pressure is low. The jounces also allow you to temporarily carry a load if the air springs lose air pressure. This gives your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck air springs that are easier to maintain.


Air Springs Level Your Load

Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts extra stress on your truck. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even inaccurate and unsafe headlight aim.


By pairing your existing suspension with LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and get the support you need. The springs provide up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling capacity (depending on the weight-carrying capacity of your vehicle) and distribute the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your factory suspension is significantly reduced. LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated equally for front-to-back leveling or independently of one another for side-to-side leveling.


The air springs are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends where the bag is enclosed with steel caps. These caps can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. But the endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air.


Roll plates on Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring

The air bags also have Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which protect the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your vehicle that might puncture the air bags. The plates also provide a larger surface area for each spring to roll on. The extra surface area gives you a higher spring rate at a lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.


Built-In Jounce Springs Add Control and Comfort

Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring with jounce spring inside

The closed-cell urethane jounce spring inside each air spring gives you a more stable, comfortable ride. Each jounce acts as an overload spring and engages when your current air pressure level isn't enough to support your load. So on a rough road, the springs will kick in if needed to absorb bumps and shocks and help you to avoid bottoming out. When the jounces support a load, they adjust progressively - the more weight you pile on, the stiffer they become. The urethane material engages more smoothly than rubber jounces so you get a less jerky ride.


Because these jounces are taller than your factory jounce bumpers, they engage sooner than your factory jounces would to provide better support. And if the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have insufficient or zero air pressure, the internal jounces will help to temporarily support your suspension and protect it from damage until you can repair or adjust the air spring system.


Easy Installation

This system installs easily. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. The springs install between your truck's frame and its leaf springs. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump in air through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the manual inflation valves (1 for each spring). These are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere that is easily accessible. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately) that allows you to monitor and adjust the springs from the cab of your truck.


Lifetime Warranty

Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove and return them for a full refund.



88101 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Front Axle

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Video Transcript for Review of Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - AL88101

Michael: Hi there, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Today, we're going to take a quick look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5,000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs. These springs are going to combine both an airbag and a jounce spring. So you're going to get the adjustability of the air spring with the dependability of the jounce spring. These bags are going to work for a wide range of motor homes, all having the early 2000s workhorse chassis. If you don't know what chassis your motor home has, don't worry just come to etrailer.com.

We've got a fit guide for you so you just type in your year, make and model of your motor home. We'll let you know which parts will fit for you. So you can make sure that you're getting the right thing. These are going to install between the leaf spring and the frame of your chassis.Really, they're not a separate component. They're going to work with your suspension system.

They're just going to take some of the strain off of your suspension. So it's going to make your ride more comfortable, and help even out the front to back distributions so that your headlights aren't pointing up in the face of other drivers as they're coming on, it's going to make those level again. One of the really nice things about airbags is the adjustability. So if you have an off-center load, say all of your appliances are on one side of your motor home. You can fill up that airbag on that side to kind of compensate for that.

So the airbag side of it is going to give you a lot of options. These can inflate from 5 PSI, up to a 100 PSI. They are going to give you 5,000 pounds of support.And again, don't think of that as 5,000 pounds on top of your load carrying capacity of your motor home. It's not like a wheel barrow where you can carry more than you could in your own arms. Think of it more like a back brace.

So it's not allowing you to carry any more. It's just kind of giving you extra support, taking some of that strain off of you as you're carrying that same amount of load that you could carry before. Now, in addition to the airbags, we also have the jounce springs on the inside. Those are a closed cell urethane. So they're going to be a little bit softer than your normal rubber jounce. So as you apply pressure, they're going to engage slowly at first, but then the more pressure that's applied, they're going to get stiffer. So it's going to give you a nice smooth action as you are putting pressure down on those.Nice thing about those, having them in the bag. If you don't have a whole lot of air pressure in the bag and you we're to hit a really big bump, they're going to engage sooner than your factory jump stop. And so it's going to help smooth out that ride. And if you we're to, for some reason lose all air pressure in your bag, you're still going to have those jounce springs in there to make sure that there's no contact frame to your leaf spring or anything like that. So you're not going to get that real hard bottoming out feeling. It's going to give you some support throughout, even if you don't have a whole lot of air in there. These are a very quality construction. I'm not going to get into all the materials and everything, but they are going to last you a nice long time. They are built well, they do come with a lifetime warranty and a 60 day satisfaction guarantee.So you can trust they are going to do a good job for you. They're made here in the USA, if that gives you any more confidence that they are quality built. Now, I do want to say one thing with your air bags, it can be kind of inconvenient to make sure that you have enough air pressure in there. If you don't have an onboard compressor, it can be a hassle to go to a gas station. Find one, make sure that you're airing it up. So I do recommend getting a compressor for your motor home. That way you always have air that you can air up the bags. I highly recommend the Air Command F3 that you see on the screen there. A couple things that I like about it. It's got the wireless remote so that you can control the amount of air pressure from the comfort of your cab.It's also got a digital readout on there so you can easily see how much air pressure is in your bags. And one thing I really like is the dual path portion of that compressor system. So with a lot of your compressors, they just have the one airline coming out. Then you tee that off into both bags. So you lose your adjustability from side to side. If you have that dual line, it's going to allow you to control both bags independently. So again, if you need to compensate for those off-center loads, you can still do that. You don't have to go with that air compressor. We've got lots of options here at etrailer.com. Just find one that's going to work for you, again I would highly recommend finding one that has that dual path so that you can control both of them. But these are also not the only option on the market if you're looking for a suspension enhancement for your motor home.Depending on what you need, these might not be the best option for you either. So these are going to be great. If you have those off-center loads like we we're talking about. If you like the ability to adjust the amount of compression and air pressure that you have in there, how much your system is going to be enforced. So if you like having those options, these would be awesome for you. We also have another style that's less maintenance called the SumoSprings. If you are wanting to not have to worry about the amount of air pressure that you have in your system, I would highly recommend these, especially the Rebel Springs that you see on the screen there. Those are two different pieces that fit together. So it's going to allow a lot of travel, but it's still going to help cushion that ride. Give you a nice, smooth ride as you're traveling.The downside of the SumoSprings is again, you don't have as much control. They aren't going to give you that off load compensation. They are going to be a little bit easier to get installed and you know, it's going to be less maintenance overall. You're not going to have to worry about a compressor, making sure that you have air in there. So it's totally up to you. If you like having that option, that ability to adjust the amount of pressure in there these are going to be a great fit. If you want something that you can just put on your motor home, leave it, forget about it and just get that benefit of that smoother ride, I would recommend those SumoSprings.Either way you're going to get all the materials that you need to get these installed instructions to help you. You can see that we've got our manual line here to fill up the airbags. This is just one line with the fittings on both ends. So you just figure out the center and cut just once and then put those ends in your airbags and then run that line out to either the side of your motor home or the back wherever it's going to be convenient for you to air these up manually. Unless you get that compressor system in which case you can obviously hook this up to the compressor pretty easily. But that's really all there is to our Air Lift Helper Springs. I hope this video has been helpful in determining if this is the kit that you need. We do have lots of options for the compressors for the SumoSprings, for other air springs here at etrailer.com. Basically anything that you need for your motor home we've got options for you. We want to make sure that you're getting the parts that you need so you can enjoy your time in your motor home.That's going to complete our look for today. Again, I'm Michael with etrailer.com. Thanks for watching.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Front Axle - AL88101

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (493 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.

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2005 Workhorse W-Series

The air bags fit the front of my class a motorhome just fine. I plan on using the air bags to level the motorhome as the suspension is sagging a little.
Great product.




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Lower bracket is not strong enough. Collapsed on the first trip. A replacement was sent out but did not last. I had to fabricate a support under the center of the bracket to prevent bending.


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You mentioned that the lower brackets were not strong enough and had to be replaced. I wanted to see if you would be able to send a picture of the location? Was this installed on your 2002 Workhome W Series RV?
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 05/05/2022


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must drill holes on the frame on 2004 g ulfstream




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


They were easy for any handy guy to install . It took about 2 hrs. They lifted my 2500 ram to sit level with my 37ft. 5th wheel. I even leave them as is, when I'm not hooked up, and don't notice a difference. I ran two separate lines to near my rear license plate, no compressor. I'm glad I didn't spend that extra money. You rarely change the pressure, and it's so easy to do.


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Im very happy with the air bags. I rv full time, so I tow a 14,000lb 5th wheel. The bags keep my 34ton truck level. The bags dont have much if any effect on the ride. Id buy them again
JIM S - 03/04/2022


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This was installed on a 2021 Chevy Express 2500 van conversion by Explorer Conversion Vans. Explorer installed an Eaton rear suspension and it was not up to the task of a heavy conversion van. I think the air bags help but I will need to upgrade the shock absorbers to eliminate some of the bounce from the air bags. There were three primary issues with the installation:

1) The parking brake cable bracket is in the way and has to be cut off the axle. I attached the parking brake cable clamp to one of the Air Lift bolts using a nut. This is not something every at-home installer can do.
2) The air hose is barely long enough. I specifically asked how long the hose is because I wanted to route it where the future compressor will go and was told there is enough to go around the entire vehicle. That is incorrect. I will have to replace the hoses at my cost when I upgrade to the onboard compressor system.
3) The etrailer video says to drill the mounting holes to 5/16" diameter. The 3/8"-16 bolts immediately stripped out. I should have drilled the holes to 9/32" diameter.

I have bought a lot from etrailer and I will purchase from them again. Most of my issues stem from the poor design and instructions of the Air Lift product. For example, it doesn’t say anywhere on the box or product literature how much air hose is provided.


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Thank you for your feedback. I reached out to Airlift and found that the kit will come with 16 feet of airline hose. If an additional compressor system is purchased then an additional 20 feet will come with it depending on the kit. In the manual there are instructions on how to route the brake lines for non disc and disc brake systems.
-- Etrailer Expert Jenny N - 11/03/2021


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The air bags do their job well and would be great for someone who caries the same load all the time or doesn't carry a load often these would be great. I have different loads on my trailer or I'm empty multiple times per day, I definitely recommend buying the setup with an air compressor and remote.


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Im amazed that they havent popped. I definitely put these air bad through more torture than they were intended for. It does seem like they dont lift as well after a few years.
James - 02/13/2022


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This 88205 kit was installed into a 2010 Roadtrek 210P (Chevy express 3500 chassis). If you own one, you know these vans run overloaded even on a good day. This kit was installed to increase stability and to reduce the "crash" as the van goes over bumps. These vans ride on the overload spring and there is no real progression to the rear suspension. The airbags will help absorb some of the impact from bumps in a progressive manner. I will also be installing new front coil springs to bring the ride height back to factory spec. The rear height has come up about an inch (25 psi in the bags) - as you can see in the van picture, there's a rake to the van. This will be resolved when the new coil springs are installed to raise the front height by a couple of inches. I will leave the front Sumo Springs jounce bumpers (black=medium) in place with the new coils. I mention all this in particular for 210 owners - you need to address both front and rear suspension issues.

First, the results. I was anticipating an improvement in driveability but I was very surprised at the huge improvement. Test drive was with 25 psi in the bags - I'll test other pressures to see what they result in. There is much less lean on turns and the rear suspension feels resistant to making every bump a big event. The bags absorb the initial shock and improve ride quality significantly, a lot of the cringe factor is now gone. Much more pleasurable to drive.

The internal jounce bumpers are worth the extra cost - not only do they help reduce the shock of bumps, but they supplement the response of the rear suspension. By this I mean that the airbag will initially take the impact, then for larger bumps, the internal jounce bumpers will progressively absorb more impact. At the same time the rear springs are able to work better since they are not completely dependent on the thick overload spring. Additionally, if an airbag loses air completely, the vehicle can still ride on the internal jounce bumper until repairs can be made.

I installed the fill valves below the rear bumper lip (they point downwards). A bit clunky to get to, but I plan a later install of an on-board compressor. The amount of air line was just enough to run to the back bumper, you need to plan carefully on routing to ensure you have enough line. I did not combine the lines, each bag is filled individually. In my case, due to location of spare tire, water/sewer tanks, fuel tank and coach storage I wanted to be able to tweak each side to get to level ground to fender lip measurement on each side. Gives me a level vehicle even with varied load locations.

I think this is a better kit for our application than the Firestone air bag kit as this kit places the airbag right between the frame and the axle, the best place for load bearing. The Firestone kit places the top bag mount on a bracket mounted to the side of the frame. This can weaken over time with the bracket always trying to resist being pushed off the frame. The Air Lift kit doesn't need any connection to the leaf spring u-bolts and I like that too.

The kit included everything I needed. One of the few times I've not had to change something in order to do a complete thorough installation. Instructions were fine and I liked the torque numbers given - sure you can get the bolts "tight enough" but it's good when a mfg provides complete data. I used the heat sleeve and shield too, the shield is a good idea.

Before final install of the airbag assembly, check the angle of the horizontal bar that extends to the rear from the top bag mount bracket. It's a bit off from the bend in the frame, just needs a check and possible tweaking of the bar. Easy to do, and this will let the top bag mount bracket bear directly on the frame as it's designed to do. The lower bag mount bracket installs easily, and I used the relocating bolt/spacer for the passenger side hand brake cable. Nice to have that detail covered.

On 210's you may have a 1.5 in spacer under the leaf spring - installed by Roadtrek. It will probably have a ledge extension for the frame bumper. You'll be removing the frame bumper anyway, and the ledge extension needs to be cut off to provide space for the airbag. I removed the spacer, cut off the extension and re-installed the spacer. I replaced the original crusty u-bolts at the same time - you should not re-use u-bolts, especially these high torque bolts. U-bolts stretch and also distort at the threads. Get new u-bolts and check them for a few hundred miles after they are installed as they may stretch a bit more. U-bolts are square bend, 2 9/16in. inside dimension to get over 2 1/2in. spring width. Originals were about 11 3/4in long but you can knock an inch off the length. I used oem length and you can see they are a bit long.

I like cost-effective results - this kit provided those results in our case. You always hope for the best and I think that it's of particular benefit to our tubby 210s with that substantial rear weight and overhang. Took me a couple of days to get everything done, but it's well worth the time and cost. Highly recommended.




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I bought this setup for my 3/4 ton F-250 and 5th wheel. I was tired of oncoming traffic flashing their high beams at me when driving at night. This was due to the 5th wheel being heavy enough that when hooked up, the rear of the truck dropped about 2-3 inches and angled my headlights into the eyes of oncoming traffic.

After researching air bag/helper springs and compressors, I decided this was the system that would fit my needs. The Air lift Load lifter 5000 air springs along with the Air Lift Wireless One compressor were perfect to level the truck out when the 5th wheel is hooked up. This setup is great and gets the job done. I did measurements on the truck rear end before and after the 5th wheel was hooked up to determine ride height. This let me dial in the right pressure for the compressor and air springs to maintain and keep my rig leveled out. No more oncoming traffic flashing me because my headlights are in their eyes.

Installation was simple and the directions pretty clear. Since this isn't my daily driver, I took it slow and installed the air springs over a couple of evenings after work. I didn't like the idea of mounting the compressor under the truck on a frame rail, so I mounted it inside the bed on the driver side front corner with a protective cover. This way, it is also protected by my bed cover and if necessary easy to access if it needs attention.

I give the compressor and air springs system 5 stars. But, I do have a complaint. The compressor will not let you go below 5 lbs of air in the springs. This causes the rear end and subsequently the ride to become much stiffer if there isn't any weight in the bed of the truck. Not sure if that is the fault of the compressor or the air springs. To compensate for this, I usually have some weight in the bed to help even the ride out. If I had it to do over again, I would still go with this system.




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Good product. A slight change from the Firestone double convoluted airbags that originally came with my Chevy p30 Itasca motorhome. But after a few hours of getting them into position properly, the ride is extra smooth. I run these at 100psi and they may only have a slow drop to 98 or 97 psi after a few days. Instructions for the 90 degree elbow say hand tight and then 1 and half more turns, but my passenger side bag, leaked immediately. Pulled the bag back out and reset the elbow with teflon tape and gave it a few more turns. Checked with soapy water, and everything worked perfectly. Depending on the position of your axle, you may have to set the bag a few times adjusting the mounting plate for best fit. The printed template unfortunately didn't help in this 3d space. Best to get as close to upright as you can when you find the correct mounting position.

etrailer was able to deliver these in 2-3 days and had them shipped the day of order.




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Very easy to install on my 2021 Ford Transit! All hardware is provided and the instructions were spot on. I definitely recommend these when running at or near capacity. Makes a huge difference in handling and ride.




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The air bags work great, I have a 2017 F-350 and I add 40psi of air to the bags and truck is back to level . Ride is smooth and no bounce ,5th wheel hitch weight is 3900 lbs and trailer weighs 16,500lbs unloaded. Even with a 1ton truck the bags save the suspension. Had them on my 1st truck and this one , will do it on my next truck if I keep camping.


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Performing as aspected, great product
Mike - 07/16/2022


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PACKAGE ARRIVED IN A TIMELY FASHION AND WAS IN GOOD CONDITION. ALL PARTS WERE THERE. PROCEEDED WITH INSTALL OF REAR AIR BAGS ON 2019 WINNEBAGO VISTA LX 27", 18,000 GVW..WENT ALONG WELL ACCORDING TO INSTRUCTIONS...DID FIND OUT IN THE END I DID NOT HAVE TO REMOVE CURRENT JOUNCES OR EMERGENCY BRAKE CABLE BRACKETS AS INSTRUCTIONS INDICATE. ALSO HAVE HARNESSES ON EACH SIDE OF FRAME THAT GET IN THE WAY OF UPPER BRACKETS. I HAD TO REMOVE SOME WIRING CLAMPS AND RELOCATE HARNESSES SO UPPER BRACKETS WOULD BOLT UP. MAY WANT TO UPDATE YOUR INSTRUCTIONS ON THESE LATER MODELS TO TALK ABOUT RELOCATING HARNESSES.
INSTALL WENT WELL FROM THERE AND THEY DO AS ADVERTISED, LEVEL FROM SIDE TO SIDE AS WELL AS FRONT TO REAR. I TAKE A TRIP IN A WEEK AND ALSO HOPING THEY TAKE SOME HARSHNESS OUT OF SOME ROAD BUMPS!




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Installed in my garage and install went smooth. Look at instructions as slight adjustment based on what suspension you have (sway bar) all went together in one evening




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Great setup. Everything fit well and was moderately easy to install. The airbags at only 5 psi tightened up the handling of my truck noticeably.




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Easy install, they smoothed out the ride on our F350 dually dramatically and eliminated the squat on the truck with the 5th wheel attached. Still want to install the compressor, then it will be complete.




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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Exactly the parts I was looking for to the model of vehicle chassis I have. Easy to find on the website and everything there to help you install it as the RV owner. Thanks to Etrailer.com again for having exactly what I needed to accomplish my latest task with our motorhome.


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A year later and still working out good. After a long, unusually harsh winter the airbags were still filled to their previous level and ready to go. We have enjoyed our drives for camping much better and looking forward to future trips.
Lawrence - 07/09/2022


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Instructions were very clear. I made photo copies of the two pages with the overall drawing and the material list so I did not have to page back and forth. I have a fifth wheel plate in my truck which required the drilling method of attachment for the upper bracket. It would be nice to have some suggestions to make that process simpler.




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I installed the Air Lift system to help smooth out the ride of my F250, especially when I'm towing our travel trailer. From the first time I used them, I was impressed. And the folks at etrailer help me make sure I got the right set and all the parts to make the installation a snap.




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They’ve worked out great, very convenient to have on our older RV.




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The package arrived all beat to heck but everything was still inside. The installation was fairly straight forward except the instructions had me leave the airbag loose in the mount until the mounts were firmly bolted in place on the frame and spring,this would have been ok but there was no room to get a wrench in the top and bottom to tighten it up. I had to use the by guess method to get them aligned and tightened down then sliding them into place to attach the mounts. I'm a handy guy and the installation on my motor home took about 4 hours, they did the job and brought it back up to level. Will see how the handling is on my next trip.


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Well after a year and several long trips I can say these were a great investment, took most of the seat out of the motor home and helped in windy conditions. I would highly recommend them to anyone!
James - 04/13/2022


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Review from a similar LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Towing a 30' camper with sway bars, the camper would still sway. Added the air lift to my Ram 1500 4x4 adjusted to 80 psi. This solved my problem. Left the loadlifter at 80 psi without the camper and the ride ad handling still felt good.
The install was easy. I added a T fitting so I only needed to install one schrader valve.




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Installing this was easy if you follow the instructions and look at video installation as reference. I took my time about 4 hours from start to finish. Ready to help with towing our 30' Coleman travel trailer with our Toyota Tundra to the grand canyon this summer.


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One year later and the air bags and wireless compressor are still running strong.
Jose - 06/29/2019

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