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

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear 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 - Rear Axle part number AL88344 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.


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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL88344

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 rear 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
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically 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 with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. 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.



88344 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle



AL88344 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details AL88344 Installation instructions

This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

2015 - 2015 Itasca Tribute Motorhome 26A

2013 - 2016 Itasca Sunstar Motorhome 26HE

2016 - 2017 Winnebago Sunstar Motorhome 26HE

2013 - 2017 Winnebago Vista Motorhome 26HE

2015 - 2017 Coachmen Pursuit Motorhome 27KB

2013 - 2015 Itasca Sunstar Motorhome 27N

2013 - 2015 Winnebago Vista Motorhome 27N

2019 - 2019 Newmar Bay Star Sport Motorhome 2813

2010 - 2010 Fleetwood Encounter Motorhome 28MS

2012 - 2014 Thor Daybreak Motorhome 28PD

2013 - 2016 Fleetwood Terra SE Motorhome 29G

2018 - 2018 Fleetwood Axom Motorhome 29M

2012 - 2016 Thor ACE Motorhome 30.1

2013 - 2013 Newmar Bay Star Motorhome 3012

2019 - 2019 Newmar Bay Star Motorhome 3014

2019 - 2019 Newmar Bay Star Sport Motorhome 3014

2012 - 2015 Winnebago Sightseer Motorhome 30A

2018 - 2018 Winnebago Intent Motorhome 30R

2017 - 2018 Holiday Rambler Admiral Motorhome 30U

2017 - 2018 Holiday Rambler Admiral XE Motorhome 31A

2017 - 2018 Fleetwood Flair LXE Motorhome 31B

2013 - 2014 Coachmen Pursuit Motorhome 31BDP

2016 - 2016 Itasca Sunstar Motorhome 31BE

2011 - 2011 Winnebago Sightseer Motorhome 31E

2010 - 2010 Winnebago Sightseer Motorhome 31E - Ford

2011 - 2012 Thor Hurricane Motorhome 31J

2011 - 2012 Thor Windsport Motorhome 31J

2017 - 2018 Tiffin Allegro Motorhome 31MA

2015 - 2018 Thor Windsport Motorhome 31S

2017 - 2018 Holiday Rambler Admiral Motorhome 31W

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Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs Review

Speaker 1: Today we'll be taking a look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers for the rear axle. See etrailer.com for your truck's fit.Now here's what our airbags look like installed. The reason you're gonna want airbags on your truck is because if you're towing a heavy trailer or have a heavy load in the bed of your truck you want to maintain your factory ride height. As we add weight to the back of the truck, the back will go down and the front end will come up, and this affects a few things. Number one, it affects our headlight angle. Our headlights are now facing more towards the sky and we could potentially blind oncoming drivers, and where they're not aimed down properly at the road like they should be.

Also, it'll take weight off the front end of the truck so we have less steering and handling capabilities. It'll also cause a little bit more front tire wear because the front tires now develop positive camber as the weight's taken off of them, so it'll cause more wear to the outside edge of your tires.Another side effect of this is as we take off the weight from our front tires, our front brakes are no longer capable of working at their peak efficiency because our front brakes do the majority of the braking on our truck. That's where our Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs come in. By pairing your existing suspension with LoadLifter 5000, you can bring your ride height back towards stock so you don't have to worry about your handling characteristics or your steering, or your braking abilities being affected when you're towing that heavy trailer or have a heavy load in the bed of your truck. This will make for a smoother and a safer ride.Now, what many of our customers like about these airbags compared to other ones on the market is that these have an internal jounce bumper inside.

So, even though we are replacing the factory bump stop, the jounce bumper inside here will still act like it for when we have full suspension travel, so we're not sagging down and having a very harsh ride when contact that. Now, these airbags are designed to work between air pressures of five and 100 PSI. The more air that you put in them, the more weight leveling capability that they have. They will support up to 5,000 pounds of weight, whether that be from a pin weight of gooseneck or a fifth wheel trailer, or having a large load in the bed of a truck. 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 a high quality two ply fabric reinforced rubber.

The airbags have Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which protects the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your vehicle that might come through the airbags. 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 lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.Our customer, Kevin M., says, "This was a great addition in my 2011 Ford F250 King Ranch. Instructions we're clear, and installation was not too difficult.

Ride is very good whether pulling my fifth wheel trailer or not. I really like the internal jounces so that I can maintain minimal air pressure during normal driving."And, now we'll take our airbags out on our test course. On the left side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle without the airbags installed. And on the right side of the screen, you'll notice the vehicle with the airbags installed. The first part of our test course, we'll be doing some evasive maneuvering, doing some quick turns and side to side. You'll notice how unstable and unsettled the suspension is without the airbags installed, and with them installed, you'll notice how much more settled and more control we have over the vehicle. There is less body roll than we had without them.And the next part of our test course, we'll be going over some bumps, and you'll notice without the airbags installed how much suspension travel we don't have. The suspension can't do its job properly because it's sagging down, and doesn't have the amount of travel that it needs in order to help absorb the bumps. With the airbags installed, you can see how much less jouncing and jarring there is going on. It's because the suspension is able to do its job properly with having the weight being supported by the airbags. This will give us much more handling and braking ability with the airbags installed, giving us the safety that we need when we're towing a heavy load or have a lot of weight in the back of our vehicle.And that completes our look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers for the rear axle.


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle - AL88344

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (88 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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I put the rear airbags on my F 53 chassis they work excellent it’s amazing how much better the ride is and the stability I previously put on the steering stabilizer which worked great I ordered the front bags and are going to put those on now to all the people at e trailer we’re very helpful Nice job! 643260



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Haven't yet installed them yet but have pre-assembled and ready to. They are what I expected since I have air lift on the front axle already. Chuck 609947



- AL88299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Work perfect! I installed these on my 2014 tundra to help with hauling a 30’ enclosed trailer when we were moving. Trailer weighed basically my max tow rating for my truck (10500lbs) and with these bags the truck sat perfectly level and towed like a dream! Well the supercharger also helped. 521145



- AL88395
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air Lift Loadlifter 5000 is doing the job I had hoped for and doing what the data listed for them said. I know the installation time shown by the "professionals" was said to be about 4 hours, but when you are 70+ years old and retired, I took more like 12 hours and enjoyed a lot of laying down during the installation. Which I did by myself. I would recommend these air lifts to anyone that wants to improve the "Ford Tough" ride and lift the rear to support any load, in my case, a 5th wheel trailer. 467900


Comments

After about a year the Air Lifts are doing just great! The 5th wheel trailer that loads the rear axle now rides level and is exactly why I purchased the Air Lifts. Easy to add or reduce air pressure as needed. Thanks for asking.

Art S - 01/17/2019

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- AL88284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Easy install on Ford F-150 and works gr eat. 511047



- AL88275
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Excellent service,it got here so fast i haven't had time to install it yet..The product look good, well made.Thank you etrailer and airlift. 154844



- AL88299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


So far so good; the product performs as it should. Install took about 4 hours to do myself. Reading the instructions and watching the installation video before the install was super helpful. etrailer reps were also very helpful answering any questions prior to purchasing. 611372



- AL88396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I haven't indralled them yet. However I received the bags on time and in great condition. I'll follow up when I install them. 208536



- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


This product is awesome. It only took me about two hours to put it on my Ram 2500 using standard hand tools. I paired it with the WirelessOne compressor system and it’s perfect. It eliminated my trailer squat and actually makes my truck ride better even without the trailer. If you’ve got a Ram that needs a little bit more suspension, look no further! 541542



- AL88338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The staff at etrailer was great. They verified that this product would fit my application even though there is a fifth wheel rail bracket involved. Also I ordered multiple products and one of the products was delayed. The offered to split the order so I could receive the air bags sooner, which I needed because I have an appointment to have them installed 425153



- AL88396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Good day gents, I recently purchased the load lifter 5k. So far this is a fantastic product. They are rugged and heavy duty. everything bolts up nice and tight. I separated my instillation by two days; left side one day and right side the next it was a comfortable and less stressful pace. The instructions were a little difficult to follow but they include several schematics to refer to. I haven't experienced any leaks so far and they are holding pressure. There is an aftermarket super glide 5th wheel hitch in my truck so I did have to use a 1/2" drill to reveal the holes in my frame. Also if you have a hitch like mine or any aftermarket hitch you might need a longer 8x55 mm bolt for the left side that you won't find out until later....yea. I pull a 14k fifth wheel with my F250 and it works out great. Thanks again for an excellent solution. 200336



- AL88396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Installed load lifter 5000 plus with the smart air 2 single path on a 2015 F250. I pull a 30’ travel trailer with a GVRW of ~10k and looking for a product to work with my weight distribution hitch to keep the truck level. Good product all the necessary fittings are in package, install was not difficult. Took me a bit to figure out the magnet placement for the auto leveling, but a call to customer service helped me figure out what I was doing wrong. The staff is very helpful and helped with original order and troubleshooting. Only issue I had was the clamps for the heat shield were to small. 574940



- AL88268
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Just got the airbags and wireless controller, will put them on the truck within the next couple of weeks. Will need to do a follow up product review after installation. 484508



- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


been towing for 15 years and owned a 41' 5'er for the past 2. All i can say is WOW!!!! such a difference in towing!!!!!! i also installed the in cab compressor controller as well so that i could monitor the air pressure in the bags(buy more air hose for compressor kit, what's included was not quite enough). Installation was a lil time consuming as i had broken a socket and rounded out one bolt(my fault). I personally found it easier to watch vids for the install vs using the manuals but that's jus me. Quick ship by etrailer and product has exceeded my expectations!!! highly recommend this product for anyone towing regardless of trailer type. 528335



- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install, easy to understand instructions. good fit and finish. I pull a 12K 5th wheel toy hauler and like my rig to stay level even when loaded. I've used Air lift on two of my trucks and upgraded this time to the bags with internal jounce bumpers because it seemed like a good idea. I just got back from a 240 mile trip and they worked perfectly. Makes a big difference when the road drops out and the 5th wheel comes down hard. No bottoming out and no bounce back. 232705


Comments

still working great!

JoeBob Z - 11/28/2016

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- AL88396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 installed on a 2016 F350, pulling a Momentum 328M. While it was not the cure all for ride quality that some claim, there was an improvement in ride quality, especially at bridge joints and rail road tracks and my headlights are now back on the road when towing the RV. Shipping was prompt and all parts needed were included with the kit. Installation was simple (watching the video helped a lot), getting the rear of the truck elevated (I drove mine up on a set of ramps) and removing the spare tire simplified the process as it allowed me to sit under the truck. I had one leak at the fitting where the air hose screws into the air spring, it was repaired by removing the fitting, applying teflon tape, and reinstalling. I am satisfied with the product and would recommend to anyone considering adding air springs. 402956



- AL88284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Product just as described. Very good installation videos. Etrailer has the best customer service on the net. Excellent product selection. Very fast shipping. Price matching. They actually answer e-mail inquires in a timely manner. When you call you get a real person who knows what's going on. Doesn't get any better. 212377



- AL88338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Watched the video, took about an hour to do the installation myself. I added this product to level out truck when hauling my fifth wheel camper. Overall great craftsmanship on this product, easy installation. I just couldn’t drill holes in my new bumper for the valve stems, so I add a piece of aluminum angle iron, drilled two 5/16 holes and added two self tapping screws to the hitch, turned out well. 541624



- AL88299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I compared this product with the Firestone offering for my vehicle and chose AirLift for several reasons: 1- The internal jounce bumpers. I liked the idea of being able to run with little to no air pressure. I also thought this necessary because I needed eliminate the factory bump-stops to install. 2- This product was made in Lansing, MI. I like supporting local industry. 3- I liked the fact that the load from the spring transferred directly into the frame of the truck vs. the offset brackets that came with the Firestone product. I am impressed with and disappointed with this product. We will start with my likes: - The bags do carry the load. I can level the truck regardless of what is in the back or on the trailer hitch. - The towing experience is much better with the bags in the back. The rear springs on the Tundra (probably true of most half ton trucks) for 900# of tongue weight even with weight distribution. The bags eliminated the extreme up/down bounce that come with very stiff weight distribution bars. - The kit is very well engineered and the installation went very well. - Airbags are an excellent compliment to a good WD hitch. My dislikes: - The internal jounce bumpers are awful. IMO they engage way too early. With no pressure in the bags they might as well be steel blocks. The truck crashes into them after only 1.5" of travel (railroad crossings, speed bumps, and undulations in the road. With 5-10 psi in the bags this is better but the stock ride of the truck is gone. It now feels more like a ¾ ton truck in the back (smoother because you are riding on air but there is very little suspension motion). - An airbag acts as a spring when the suspension compresses but it also acts like a spring when the suspension extends. The down travel of the rear suspension is limited. You notice this when you drive through a dip in the road at speed. Not only do I have limited down travel but when the tuck unloads the back of truck runs out of up travel way before the front. I am not sure what the future hold. I love the bags while towing my travel trailer and hate the bags when unloaded. I think that the best option would be a SumoSpring. I did not go this route because most people say that they engage to abruptly and wreck the ride. Well, so do these Airbags. At least with a SumoSpring I would keep the down travel of the suspension. I am considering purchasing a set for evaluation. AirLift offers an unconditional 60 day return policy. However 60 days did not prove to be enough time to really evaluate this product. Right away I noticed the problems with the ride of the truck. I played with air pressure etc. At 90 days I knew what I really didn't like. I wrote AirLift an e-mail but did not receive a response. Would I buy again? Maybe. It is a love/hate relationship. 427052


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I have removed the airbags from my vehicle and replaced them with a set of SumoSprings. I am much happier with the SumoSprings.

Mike V - 08/31/2018

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- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Just wanted to send you a few pics of the installed bags... They were very easy to install, and you can absolutely feel the difference in the ride... Thank you very much... 299476



- AL88299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Package was delivered in excellent shape and I will be excited to install in the next couple of days. 566614



- AL88299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


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. 524512



- AL88289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Install was easy! Fit right up now drilling. keep in mind that if you live in a cold environment, you may need air brake anti-freeze in the bags, I didn't catch this until after installation and it was a bit tougher to do after the fact. The directions to add the anti-freeze was actually in the Wireless Air Compressor instructions. All this went on my 2016 Ram 2500 Crew Cab 6' 4" bed. Overall, I am very pleased! 469528



- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


I put these Air Helper Springs on a 2013 Ram 2500. Installation of the air bags took a little over two hours and was easy following the instructions. No drilling was requited. Just make sure you do not forget to complete a leak check and make sure to cut the airlines with a very sharp cutter. I purchased the Helper Springs to assist the truck springs and reduce sag when pulling our 17,000 Lb fifth wheel toy hauler with a 3,700 Lb tongue weight. I chose this part number because of the jounce bumper since they would prevent the springs from totally collapsing should total air loss occur. They do the job reducing the sag and increasing vehicle stability. Shout out to etrailer.com for excellent products at reasonable prices. 403133



- AL88200
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Installed the AL88200 last year on my 2014 F-150 and its made a major difference in the ride quality while towing! Doesn't matter if i am towing an enclosed trailer with the ATV's or my Fifth wheel camper, the springs allow me to set the level just right and confidently tow over the bumps of the road. Thanks etrailer for getting this product to me so quickly and install was a snap. 486834



- AL88295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags worked perfect, made the ride a lot smoother, even got better fuel mileage, drove eleven hundred miles on our first trip with the air bags and wireless controls, I wished I had done it sooner, it worked flawlessly, barely heard the air compressor run at all, very pleased with my air bags 435169



- AL88105
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Took me 5 hours, working by myself, but I'm 70 years old and it sure takes me longer to get under the van, work, and then get out. Did the drivers side first. Much harder than the passenger side. Had to move the brake line a little. Had to loosen up he exhaust system part of the way to be able to drill into the side of the frame. The passenger side took 1/3 as long. Good quality parts. 241911


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Still working well.

Jerry R - 03/27/2017

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- AL88338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Great product and having the videos helped the instillation go a lot faster! 444388



- AL88338
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Just finished installing and the one issue was the lower bracket.I believe it could be installed either way,there is a cutout and that part was not easily shown in the pictures. But I got it. Took me about an hour and a half each side.removing the brake cables took the longest because of that and not much room and I didn't have a 13 mms open end wrench. The first thing you must do is remove jounce bumper. They say pry it out with 2 screwdrivers. After 15minutes of prying i have up and got a large (4 inch) channel lock pump pliers and gave it a twist . Out in seconds. Works so much better and no skun knuckles. Looking forward to use ing it soon on my truck camper. It was bottom ing the bounce bumper all the time. 524124



- AL88204
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Product was just ok the fit was really not that great. one side always seems to leak down, I have checked and rechecked everything but no luck stopping leak. With air in the system it can be hard to get under most trailers as the trailer jacks don't run up high enough so you are always taking air out and adding air back. For my application I am running the min amount of air and having these problems would have expected it at the higher pressures but not at these low numbers. 384418



- AL88396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


The product took a little bit to install, but once it was in it worked as expected. Originally I didn't buy a pump and found it was to much of a hassle to always try and get the air just right when wanting to tow as I needed my 5th wheel hitched up first. So I finally installed the compressor that I can control with the remote and this has made a big impact. The air bags help take out some of the bucking I was getting and it also helps level out the backend of the truck. It takes some time to get the right air pressure to your liking, but once you know the number, you can just set it each time. 255680



- AL88299
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Installation took about 2 1/2 hrs. on my 2017 Tundra. I thought the instructions were very accurate and easy to follow. I did notice there was no torque spec. for the 3/8 bolts that attached the bottom plate and bowl to the air bag. Other then that everything was straight forward. I'm an old school tech. so I just used a standard USS thread torque chart. I installed these air bags to help stabilize the load when pulling my 32 ft travel trailer. Will be putting them to the test in a couple of weeks on a rather long trip. As for now........5 stars for the installation and etrailers support. 505735


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Lawrence, thank you for your review. The torque spec of the 3/*8 bolt is listed at the bottom of page 7 of the installation instructions. Since these figures are subject to change I cant list them here for liability reasons.

-- Heather A - 05/10/2018

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- AL88295
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This product is outstanding! I took just a little over 2 hours to install in my driveway using 2 x jack stands and a floor jack. Parts fit perfect and the instructions are clear and very well informed. It took less time to install the bags than it did to find line routes to steer clear of the exhaust and moving parts. I routed the lines to the license plate for discretion, making it easy and clean to adjust the ride height. I recommend this to anyone that tows. 496354



- AL88396
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Works very well for intended purpose. Keeps the truck nice and level when hauling a heavy load such as fifth wheel or heavy trailer. One and only drawback is it completely ruined the smooth ride when not loaded. 655971



- AL88398
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I pull a 39 foot toy hauler 5 th wheeler and these air bags work great. No sagging suspension. I air them up to about 70-75 lbs and never have a level problem and it makes the ride a lot smoother 644551



- AL88370
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Super easy install! Took roughly 1.5 hours start to finish. With the no drill mount it couldn’t get any easier. Great upgrade for anyone’s truck. 637010



- AL88370
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Very good easy install 636073



- AL88349
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Installation went very well, no problems encountered. I took longer than the average as far as installation time but I'm finicky and all air lines and electrical wires were encased in split loom and secured up very well. Works great and have had no problems as of yet. 635753



- AL88297
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Supplier rating would be excellent, research of the product said it worked with most major hitch manufacturers. Not true with my B&W Hitch unfortunately but was able to make it work with a custom made spacer, other than that product has worked flawlessly. 627847



- AL88299
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Diana was excellent on recommending this kit for our Tundra. Easy installation. Makes a significant difference in loads and towing. Talk about fast shipping. Arrived two days sinner than expected, considering we live in the Texas Hill Country an hour away from town 617798



- AL88200
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Haven’t installed yet but parts came in fast and just what I ordered. Looking forward to installing and trying them out . Have ordered parts in the past and always had good luck good and great product. 617762



- AL88396
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Works good, followed the instructions to a tee for install I’m a tech at a ford dealership so wasn’t hard to read and install accordingly, good quality in all hardware my issue is one of the airbags has developed a small leak in less than 6 months time and only a handful of uses as instructed always kept 15-20 psi in the bags not sure why one failed or developed a leak but will see how the lifetime warranty works out 615567


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Its fairly rare for the leak to occur in the bags themselves, the point where the air lines join the fittings is a much more likely culprit. The best way to find exactly where the leak is would be to add a little bit of water to a cup with a little bit of liquid dish detergent, and paint it on all the fittings, as well as at the schrader valve where you fill the system. A small paintbrush works well. When the system is pressured up, look for the bubbles and thatll be your leak. Leaks most frequently happen at the fittings because of the air line not being cut perfectly straight. If you find the bags are indeed the culprit, they are covered by a lifetime warranty. You can get warranty info by calling our Customer Service folks at 800-298-8924.

-- Mike L - 04/02/2019

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- AL88289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Works great.. No more squat and definitely improved the ride quality when towing. 611034



- AL88289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


This product was 2 years old and no packing in the box. Parts bounced around in the box. some of the powder coated parts were scratch. So far they are working good. Holding air. We try thim out next week. I believe that they will work good. 606365



- AL88289
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Etrailer did an excellent job through the ordering process and delivery. The air bags are working great. We tow a number of different trailers including 5th wheel campers and they level out the different loads nicely. The reason I gave a 4 instead of 5 is that I installed Firestone air bags on our old Ram 2500 some years ago. The directions were much easier to follow than these Load Lifter bags. 605270



- AL88211
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I'm extremely pleased with this product. It was pretty easy to install them, took me 3hrs. And they delivered right as expected. Thank you e trailer, i will be buying from you again. 604565



- AL88203
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I ORDERED SOME AIR RIDE SUSPENSION KITS FOR MY FOOD TRUCK. I HAVE NOT HAD A CHANCE TO HAVE THEM INSTALLED YET BUT I WOULD LIKE TO COMMENT ABOUT HOW FAST AND KNOWLEDGEABLE CRYSTAL WAS WHEN SHE WAS ASSISTING ME. A GREAT JOB GIRL!!!!! 600656



- AL88393
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One year later and I am still happy with this product. Using these to level and stop any sway of my F250 Super Duty with my slide in 4,500 pound Lance truck camper. Truck and camper does not sway at all even in extreme side winds traveling through Wyoming. Did a lot of remote camping down back country dirt and gravel roads and the vehicle felt stable and secure on these unimproved roads. Still maintaining the same air pressure in the bags from when I set them before a 2 month camping trip over 8 months ago. I was led to believe they would loose air pressure over time but that is not the case as the vehicle remains level and stable after months of being parked waiting for the next adventure. I even installed them myself which was actually pretty easy especially with all the installation videos etrailer provides. This is a must have for anyone who has a full size camper like my Lance 1030 in the back of their truck. 596128



- AL88370
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate in Vehicle Suspension


Air bags work great when the truck is fully loaded but the ride is very brutal when the truck is empty and only 5psig in the bags. The internal bump stops appear to be a little bit to long or stiff. The install was very easy and took less then 2 hours, overall very nice product. 581041



- AL88338
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I got these air bags on a recommendation. I am getting a fifth wheel trailer and wanted to go down the road with a little security knowing my suspension would handle it. I ordered these and installed them myself. All the parts were there and the instructions were perfect. my biggest decision was where to put the air line. I decided to put them on either side of the license plate. I haven't had a load yet but I am sure they will work fine. 542048


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  • The Air Lift kit part # AL88344 that you referenced is a confirmed fit for your 2016 Ford F-53. It will provide up to 5,000 lbs of suspension support to bring your vehicle back to level if is carrying a heavy load. If you are sagging 4-5 inches this will raise the suspension back to being level with enough air pressure.
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  • Yes there is! For your 2019 Winnebago that is built on the Ford F-53 chassis I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs # AL88344. This rear air bag kit will work great to provide additional support to the rear suspension on your RV as long as it does not have a GVWR of 24,000 or 26,000 pounds. I really like this system in particular because it features internal bumpers that essentially provide you with both the comfort of an air bag setup and the load support...
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  • The Sumo Springs for the 2014 Ford F-53 chassis only fit the 16K to 22K chassis models but I do have an excellent option for you. Since your chassis is rated for 24K you can use Air Lift air bags, # AL88344, for the rear and # TFFF53B for the front. The front item is not an air bag system, it is a replacement bump stop. There are no air bags for the 24K chassis. The benefit of air bags over fixed rubber springs is that you can adjust the air bags by adding or removing air for the best...
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  • The correct rear anti-sway bar for the 2011 Ford F-53 motorhome chassis V10 rated for 22,000 pounds is # RM-1139-149. Check to ensure there is enough factory u-bolt available to accommodate the factory nut, washer and 1/2" plate. If the u-bolts are not long enough, the # RM-590050-00 u-bolt replacement kit is needed; sold separately. I have linked a video showing an example installation for you. Rear anti-sway bar # 1139-144 only fits up to the 2005 Ford F-53 chassis.
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  • Will LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs Fit on a 2018 Ford F-53 Chassis for Jayco 31V
  • Yes, the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88344 is confirmed to fit your 2018 Ford F-53 chassis with the 18K GVWR. I also recommend installing the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System # AL25870 because it allows you to monitor and adjust the air bags from the comfort of your Jayco 31V and with the hand-held remote you don't have to run air lines to your cabin like you would with an analog gauge. Review videos have been linked...
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  • Helper Springs for a 2014 Tiffin Motor Home Built on a Ford F-53 Chassis
  • Since your motor home, built on the Ford F-53 chassis, has been upgraded to a higher 24K rating, you will need to avoid helper springs that are designed for up to 22K rated chasses. You would instead look at products for the 24K to 26K rated chasses such as # AL88344. A Replacement or additional anti-sway bar would also help. I have included a link to the right to the other stabilization products we offer for the 2014 Ford F-53 chassis.
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter Springs Lift The Rear Of My Motorhome
  • The Air Lift LoadLifter Springs part # AL88344 can help lift the rear of your motor home when driving up the driveway an inch or two higher but air springs are not designed to raise your vehicle above factory height. Air springs are designed to keep a level ride height and prevent sag but they do not lift the vehicle's ride height a significant amount. The air bags in the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper kit part # AL88344 for the 2016 Ford F-53 chassis measure 9 inches...
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