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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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  • Extra Heavy Duty
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Occasional Towing and Hauling
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2016 Ford F-150 - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your Ford F-150, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


Features:

  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • 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 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


Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 1/2-ton, 3/4-ton, or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.


Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.


LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. 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. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.


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 air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).


Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.


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



57268 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle



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Video Transcript for Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement - AL57268 Review

Speaker 1: Today we're going to take a look at the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for the rear axle. This is a custom fit part. It is designed to fit the 2015 and newer Ford F150 2-wheel drive trucks. And on a custom fit part like this I do like to recommend for you to go to our website, use our fit guide, put in your year and model vehicle, and it'll show you if this will work for your application.This kit will provide your vehicle with up to 5000 pounds of load leveling support, helps reduce the strain on your rear suspension, and improves both safety and ride quality of your vehicle. It is designed for heavy duty application such as half ton, three-quarter ton, one ton trucks, motor homes and commercial trucks. This kit will help keep your vehicle level when you're hauling a heavy load, will improve steering and braking performance, helps to maintain safe headlighting, and will even help keep your tires from wearing unevenly.

This does let you manually adjust the air pressure to get even load distribution and support that you need. You can level your vehicle front to rear, and you can even inflate each spring independently for side to side leveling of any off center loads.This does reduce the strain your OEM suspension that can be caused by extremely heavy loads. Does improve overall stability and ride quality. Will diminish sway and absorb road shock for a nice, smooth ride. And this kit does come with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates.

And what's nice, those roll plates will increase the load capacity of the air springs, and even protects the springs from any damage which will help extend the life of your air spring suspension.The spring itself is constructed of a two ply fabric reinforced rubber. The end caps are made of a high strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel.This kit will include everything laid out here on the table. It includes all the mounting brackets, the hardware you need to install it, a nice set of detailed instructions. In this bag they have your air lines and the manual inflation valves are all included. Now the manual valves are typically mounted on your bumper for easy access.

You can use a compressor system with in-cab gauges with this kit. We do sell those items separate on our website, and they can be added to monitor and automatically adjust your air pressure.This kit is made in the U.S.A. A few specs on this: the load leveling capacity is up to 5000 pounds. Now the Load Lifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight carrying capacity, so you want to make sure not to exceed your manufacturer's recommended weight limit. And the spring itself has adjustable air pressure from five PSI up to 100 PSI.But that should do it for the review on the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 air helper springs for the rear axle..


Customer Reviews

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57268

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (104 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.

- AL57268
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2015 Ford F-150

The Airlift airbags I installed on my 2015 Ford F-150 were easy to install and everything fit as described. I have made several purchases from etrailer.com and am very satisfied with the products they sell and the speed in delivery. 211609


Comments

One year later I still like these airbags.My truck rides level and handles smoothly. Without a load, however, its stiff in back and bounces, even with the airbags deflated.

Gilbert T - 07/13/2016

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- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


After a year they are still working great...Pulled my 5th wheel, 12,000lbs down to Texas and back to Ontario with no issues at all. 635339



- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I made a mistake and ordered the wrong kit.. they took care of it and had the correct bags to me in 3 days 600994



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great air bags. Install was straightforward and the directions were perfect. Really helps if you have a friend assist. One under the truck and one from the top makes it much faster. 543324



- AL57338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


awesome product,great price and fast se rvice 589887



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


About a year ago, I installed this on my 2013 Ram 1500 with the hemi. I pull an enclosed 6x12 trailer with my tools and equipment in it. The trailer has a heavy tongue weight and is driven in city traffic every day. This kit has saved my front tires from wearing any more than they did as well as how easy it is to adjust the height of the truck based on my current load. I recommend it. 295497



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


levels my truck out with my trailer hooked up , what more can you ask for . 600595



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This is my 3rd vehicle I have used this product on . We have a fleet of 1 ton duallies. This is an easy to install, reliable, and reasonably priced air bag kit 196714



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I have had the air bags installed for over a year now. From the boat ramp, camper and dump trailer these things just work GREAT. I will add a set of these to every truck i owe from now on! So nice to be able to level you truck out regardless it being a large or small load. They truly give your truck a safer ride when towing! 526431



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The addition of the Air Lift is by far something I should have done years ago. I was short in time so I had my local Midas shop install them. They work so well. I only needed 20 lbs. of pressure to level the truck and trailer. On the road, the trailer rode better, braking felt better, and the up and down motion I disliked going over bumps is gone. Awesome product for safety while towing. 568497



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Have had the air bags installed for 3-4 weeks now. Love them! Huge difference in ride quality when hauling or towing heavy loads. My only criticism is in the design. The left side fit perfect and the bag is perfectly aligned vertically but the right side bag is canted slightly. Almost as if the bottom brackets holes are drilled slightly off. I called the company and was told that up to 15 degrees is acceptable. It just looks as though the bag may wear more but time will tell I guess. I would still recommend. Also looking at purchasing the compressor system to ensure the bags always have adequate pressure. 421216



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great product! Easy install. Tech Tip, On my 2018 F250 in order to install the driver side air bag unbolt the lower shock mounting bolt and swing shock up and out of the way. Have a 2018 28.5 Jayco fifth wheel 1400 LBS pin weight only need 10 psi to level the truck! Rides great! Thanks Again E Trailer 566616



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Installed this kit a month ago and used it three times pulling my travel trailer. Works as described and has performed as I expected it to. I have a GMC 1500 and no matter if I have my travel trailer with a 600lb tongue weight or 6'x10' single axle trailer with a 160lb tongue weight, with load of course, my truck would squat in the back. I already added a sway control/weight distribution system and now wanted to get my truck in the right configuration while pulling. For safety and performance. After reading a lot of reviews I chose this kit. This kit was easy to install but did take 3 or 4 hours. I wasn't in a rush and wanted to make sure I followed everything in the instructions and not miss anything. I didn't want to rush through it to miss a critical step and then lose brake fluid due to a hole in a brake line. Mainly didn't want to break anything important nor did I want to puncture the air lifts or the poly lines. Kit went on as expected and fit perfectly. The instructions included pictures and examples to follow that illustrate how everything fits and where everything should be routed. I would definitely buy again. 589432



- AL57211
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Shipped quick everything good 162378



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This was an airbag install that took me about 4 hours. I did this in my garage with a minimum of tools. I did end up about an inch higher bed height even with empty airbags and no weight on the vehicle but this may come down with use. The shipping from etrailer was fast and the sales agents have firm grasp of their products and installation procedures. I can always get a straight answer from them. I also ordered the curt under bed gooseneck hitch. This took me about 8 hours to install but I was in no hurry and wanted it done right. Thanks etrailer for great service. 491845



- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product was delivered in a perfect condition and as scheduled. Very simple installation for 2016 Ford F150. The Ride with 5 lbs is better than the factory ride. I thought it would be a rough based on what others said. The rear height did get raised by 1/2" at 5 lbs. With a good bicycle pump it took 4 pumps to get to 20 lbs., that's much better than getting out the the compressor. 485152



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Previously installed Firestone air helper springs in my Ford F250. Wish I would have ordered them instead of the Air Lift helper springs. While quality of Air Lift appears to be good, installation compared to installing the Firestone system is a real bear. Firestone easily as good quality and much simpler/easier to install. 99455



- AL57365
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I haul a 8' truck camper that pops up, it has a app. 1400 # weight to it. I also pull a 17' Lund boat that is loaded with my 2011 Dodge 1500. When I first put the truck camper on the truck before installation of the air bags, my truck squatted 6", basically it bottomed out. But when I put the air bags on, WOW, what a difference it made. Now when I travel down the road, there is no more swaying, or bouncing like it use to do on my Chevey that I use to haul it all with without any air bags. But now I see Dodge these are put on all their trucks. I am SO HAPPY I purchased these, & would recommend them to anyone. I told my neighbor about them & he put a set on his F2500, to pull his 31' 5th wheel, & he loves them. I was 65yrs. young when I purchased & installed these Air Bags, & was a welder for 45yrs.. nut if you have any doubts weather you can put them on. Well relax the video that shows you how to put them on when you purchased them makes it a breeze. I hope this easess your mind if you are in doubt about making the purchase. And the price I believe was more than fare. Good Luck to All, And May GOD RICHLY BLESS ALL WHO CALL ON HIS NAME. 345917



- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The product arrive in a timely matter as with everything that I have purchased from e-trailer , the only problem I had was there were some lock nuts missing from the package , 2 pouches were opened when I opened the box , [ this was from the factory not e-trailer fought ] the photo's in the installation booklet could have been a little clearer , my truck has sway bars and none of the photo's showed them that I could see and the installation book didn't talk about them , Had to figure it out on my own . Other than that no problems , took about 4 hours to install , a 4 point drive on lift would be a great help , also remove the spare tire , it helps 513733



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Great Price and easy to install. 69682


Comments

Air lift suspension is still working great after a year. Had a couple of minor air leaks at first but no problems after I fixed them. Good quality product.

Roy - 09/08/2014

6730

- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


We just installed this last night on our truck. The instructions are easy to fallow. We will get our new 5th wheel next weekend so we will see then if they hold up. We love etrailer.com excellent customer service and fast shipping. Chris W thank you so much for taking care of our order so quick!!! We are working so hard on getting everything installed before we get our new 5th wheel!!! Your Amazing!! 416612


Comments

Thanks for the follow up. That is exactly what I love about this company, the customer service is out of this world!!! Everyone I have talked with there has gone above and beyond to make sure we are happy with our many many purchases. Everything we have bought there for a 5th wheel has been great. We do not have one complaint. Your company will have us for customers forever. It is so hard to find companys that truly care about their customers like you all!!! Thank you so much!! for taking time to go that extra mile!!!

KATHLEEN B - 08/07/2018

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- AL57289
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I ordered the Air Lift 5000 from etrailer and I was very pleased with doing business with them. I normally order parts from someplace else but I will be using etrailer for all my future needs. The part was delivered on time and etrailer helped me make the right choice for my needs. Helpful, knowledgeable, timely, and provided the right part for the job; 5 stars from me for that. Now onto the Air Lift 5000. I was amazed at how detailed the instructions were. They made it extremely easy to follow the instructions while building the assemblies. Probably one of the easiest part assemblies I have ever put on a truck and definitely the most detailed instructions I have ever seen. Everything bolted directly to stock mounts on the frame and no drilling was required. After getting everything mounted to the truck and installing the air lines, I was a little skeptical about the air line connections and I was afraid of leaks. I filled both air lines to 60 PSI after the install and when I checked the pressure this morning, I was still at 60 PSI. The last thing I will cover is the ride. I have not towed my trailer yet but I am excited for when I do. I dropped the air pressure to 7 PSI this morning and took a 30 mile drive. The difference this part has made is unbelievable. It still rides like a truck but it is much stiffer in the back now when driving on rough roads which adds a huge difference to the ride quality. I can only imagine the difference I will experience when towing my 12k trailer. Overall, I could not be more happy with my purchase. etrailer has 5 star customer service and they sold me a 5 star part. 484223



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Came well packaged, all itsy bitsy parts accounted for. Says no drilling required but you will need a cutting wheel or hacksaw to cut a bolt off. Instructions are pretty good but pictures sometimes don't show exactly what you need to know. My favorite part 2 hrs install. We all know that means at least 4. One more hour and I'll be finished. 426268



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Kit was easy and straightforward I added a personal touch of compression fittings and hose clamps 422988



- AL57295
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Extremely easy to install. Once I got the technique down on the first one, the second bag went in very quickly. 135113



- AL57295
by:

Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Easy to install in 2-3 hrs. Works well on initial static tests. Have not tried targeted application yet but I am certain there will be no problem. etrailer is the BEST source for ALL my towing and related needs. Thanks etrailer!! 140504



- AL57338
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


It was as advertised Took about 3 1/2 hrs to install I am 70 yrs old and did not have a lift to use So I am a little slow on the up and downs involved Fit perfectly 500604



- AL57275
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Finished the install last weekend fairly smoothly. I jacked up one side of the truck at a time since I only had one jack. Had to put the jack on cinder blocks to get it high enough to engage the leaf spring front mount. One comment/suggestion for the installation guide. The only thing I struggled with was the parking brake cable. It was exactly in the way of engaging the bottom bracket to the axle. No matter how I moved the bracket it would not clear the cable. Then the light came on, release the brake dummy! Once the brake was released there was plenty of room to engage the assembly onto the axle. Of course, I did put some chalks on the front tires to keep the truck from rolling while I was underneath... No leaks, and it seems to ride much smoother than before. Thanks for a great product, 104826


Comments

I still like the product but it seems to have a slow leak somewhere and will not hold air pressure for a week at the original setting. Guess I need to do a bubble leak test, just have not gotten to it. Other than that the product is great.

Michael S - 10/23/2014

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- AL57396
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Fast shipping and excellent customer service. Will continue to purchase from etrailer. Took about 8 hrs to install the kit. I'm sure that would have been faster for someone who has done it before but I took my time. The air bags work just as I wanted and the kit appears to be high quality materials. If you purchase a kit take your time installing as it's best to fit and refit a couple times on parts of the kit to ensure everything is going as laid out by the instructions. 72041



- AL57215
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


This Loadlifter worked excellent. Put a Lance camper at 2600 lbs. on my Ford F350 crewcab pickup. Despite the camper package option on my truck with extra rear leaf springs, it still pushed the bed end down and the hood side up in the air. Annoying side to side roll as well. The AirLift LoadLifter had very good instructions and was not difficult to install. Drilled five holes in the frame on each side to attach. Plenty of part options to make it a very good fit. Aired up the springs until the camper was perfectly level. Truck now drives level and considerably less side to side roll. This was well worth the price for the performance. 53242



- AL57132
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The air lift for my 04 ford Excursion has worked great pulling my RV camper. It has made a great ride to enjoy traveling. Very easy to install. Will buy again as I am a very satified customer. 572513



- AL57212
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I had this installed by my mechanic, he said no problems, basically just bolted in. I went to pick up my 30' travel trailer and I adjusted the pressure to 20psi before I hooked it up. Before the air springs there was a noticeable sag in the back of the truck with the trailer hitched. With just 20psi in the bags there was barely any sag at all, and the trailer pulled much better. Planning on a trip this weekend and I'll probably increase the pressure up to 30psi to see how that works. Very happy with this product, I wish I would have bought it years ago. 256010



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Greetings ...... Very detailed directions enclosed with product. Air lift kit is doing exactly what I needed to have done , raising rear bumper of my '06 F150 to tow RV to prevent sagging and sway. Was considering air shocks, until air lift kit appeared on my radar. 496910



- AL57213
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


The air bags went in great, and pretty easy. I did not like the recommended location for the air valves. So I put them through the body panels to have them inside the back doors. They work great like that. I just put in a 7/16” grommet in the panel to run the air line through the outside panel. Works great and easy to fill with air. 544314



- AL57299
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Quality of the air helper springs appears good. The installation instructions were good and the parts fit as intended. The Air lift Controller One Compressor works well and quickly inflats the air bags. In fact the compressor only needs to run about 15 seconds to fully inflate the springs when they are under no load. I have made several purchases from etrailer and have been very satisified each time. Keep up the good work! 37698



- AL57212
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Straight forward install. Allow 6+/- hours to get it right. DO read the instructions. Measure the clear height first and get the optional lift blocks if even close to 7" 338388


Comments

Product works very well. My F250 had the camper package with added helper spring. That increased the spacing and thus the need for the lift blocks. Before the blocks, I was breaking the air fitting off of the top of the bags. Air-Ride was awesome. Replaced the bags and sent additional fittings. I put a T in so they would inflate at the same pressure consistently.

John S - 02/03/2018

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- AL57211
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


First thing is e-trailer the best to buy from , hands down! Air lift 5000 not a great kit in my opinion . This is not my first air bag install , over 12 so far. Brackets look good , bags fit them good and hardware is ok. The problem is the upper bracket is 3/4k inch short of sitting against frame . Jounce cup is in the way , I tried to mock it up in place but hardware is to short . Jounce cup had to be removed for bracket to fit up to frame , it's welded on . This kit is not what I would average to install . I'll try a different manufacturer next time. 2009 chevy 1500 4x4 crew cab . 176164



- AL57228
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Molly was EXTREMELY helpful and informative. Every company needs to have lots of Molly's working for them !!!!! The product was installed as described and we can not wait to try it out with our camper. I will buy again from e trailer and free shipping was a additional savings. 528013



- AL57370
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Bought the Air Lift 5000 Air Bag Kit for my 2015 Ram 1500 Sport. Top Quality Parts. Very Easy and Fast Install. Shipping was very fast also. Very good customer service. Thank You Etrailer. 658782



- AL89370
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


These Airlift 5000 Airbags are EVERYTHING they are advertised to be! Ordered them from etrailer and they were here is 5 days with no shipping charge. Price was the same as I would've paid through that big box website but the personalized service I received from Brenden really made the difference. Thanks Bud! I chose to have my local repair shop install them only because I didn't want to take the time to do it myself. I have a 2016 Ram Crew Cab and I haul a 7' X 16' enclosed cargo trailer. I tried to utilize a weight distributing hitch to take care of the rear sag but there was just not enough ground clearance for the torsion bars. Some suggested airbags instead and WOW...what a difference. I can't believe how much better the truck rides even with no load on the truck. Should have bought these a LONG time ago! 657039



- AL88399
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


I haven't tested the air bags thoroughly but they seem to be working as designed. Install was pretty easy. The air bags and compressor kit should all me to better manage the weight of our fifth wheel with or F250. E-trailer is an awesome company to deal with. The ship fast and follow up on orders. Their website is chock full of useful videos and suggestions. 656931



- AL57200
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Nice product and installation was pretty simple/straight forward. Had a fit issue with left side lower bag bracket sitting to tight to brake line mount on axle for me. Cut ear on mount and moved over .25" and got a good positive clearance. Happy with the product and put over 700 miles on towing the week after installation. 653526



- AL57284
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Very easy install 648117



- AL57204
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Review from a similar Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 in Vehicle Suspension


Worked perfect. The only complaint I would have is, I never received the little wire to thread the bolt through. A little duct tape on a piece of wire did the same thing. Another issue was on the jounce bumper - the framework of it, I had to grind a little of it away for the air fitting to cleanly swivel. If I did not, the air swivel was "a little snug". It didn't take much either to fix it. Total install time, doing it by myself around 5 hours. By the picture, you can see where I ground it away. Again - did not have to grind that much, but wanted to be sure. 647862



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Very hard to install, but once in place has worked very well. It is just what we needed once we added a heavier camper shell and slideout deck. 647779



- AL57200
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High quality and heavy duty. Good instructions as well. Just got them installed yesterday on my 2009 F-150 crew cab with 6.5' box. I also have the B&W turnover gooseneck ball hitch and my main concern was still being able to mount these. Fit like a charm, no interference at all. I wish I would have purchased them sooner. Sometimes we haul loads that might be just a bit heavy for an F-150, but we are careful. These will certainly help. I have similar air bag type suspensions install on our other two work trucks and I love them. What I did was got myself a 1/4" compression tee and plumbed both air bags into one valve. That way, they air up evenly. It comes with everything to air up each bag separately but I prefer them to be the same. They cost about $6 at any hardware store. I mounted the single air fill valve near the drivers tail light inside the box facing forward. There is an opening where the tail light harness runs up and I followed that with the air valve. I drilled a hole and snaked a tie wire down and through some finagling I managed to get the valve out the hole and mounted. Looks good and is out of the way. Install took me about 5 hours from tools out to tools away, but I was not in a big hurry. I aired them up to 70 psi and drove home looking like a hot rod with the back kicked up. Checked the air pressure this morning and all is well. No leaks as far as I can tell. Highly recommended and a great price as well. 643462



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My order arrived really fast and was exactly as ordered. I have been satisfied with past orders and was equally satisfied with this order. I will certainly use them in the future. 641733



- AL57399
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Easy to install and must have for a cam per. 640821



- AL57284
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Fast shipping, easy to install. Picking up a slide in camper and hope it works well. 636640



- AL57204
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Great job etrailer! Your online ordering is simple, easy, and the products actually fit, unlike other retailers! 634327


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  • Will Airbags Work with a Gooseneck Hitch on a 2016 Ford F-150
  • The only airbag system we offer that will work with the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1115 while installed on your 2016 Ford F-150 is the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 for 2WD models or part # AL57284 for 4WD models. The Bargman 5th Wheel/Gooseneck 90-Degree Wiring Harness part # 50-97-410-010 is indeed an excellent choice for your F-150 and will work well for you.
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch and Air Bags for 2015 Ford F-150 with 5-1/2 Foot Bed
  • A fixed fifth wheel hitch and Reese Sidewinder combination like what you referenced is the exact setup that you need to tow a fifth wheel trailer with your 2015 Ford F-150 short box. Starting with the fifth wheel trailer hitch itself, the Demco Recon # DM8550043 that you are looking at is a really nice option. This is a heavy-duty hitch that features a wraparound, single-piece jaw for a secure connection with the trailer, and it comes in 2 lightweight pieces to allow for fast and easy...
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  • Recommended Air Springs Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch on 2016 Ford F-150
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot bed, I recommend the Reese Quick-Install Custom Base Rails and Installation Kit for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches # RP50087-58. This will give you the rails you need to install a sliding 5th wheel hitch. Then you can use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57268 or LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers # AL88268 to level your load. The internal jounce protects you if the air spring...
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  • Recommended Air Springs and 5th Wheel Hitch System for 2016 Ford F-150 6.5 Foot Aluminum Bed
  • For your 2016 Ford F-150 with 6-1/2 foot aluminum bed and 2016 Winnebago Voyage I recommend the B&W Underbed Installation kit # BWGNRK1115-5W with the B&W Companion Sliding hitch # BWRVK3400-5W. This combination will give you the sliding hitch you need for turning clearance as well as a gooseneck hitch and a clean bed when neither of them are in use. If you want the above bed 5th wheel rails then I recommend the Curt Custom Installation Kit w/ Base Rails for 5th Wheel Trailer Hitches...
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  • Rear Air Bag Kit Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch in 2016 Ford F-150
  • We can help you with both rear-axle air bag and 5th wheel hitch fits for your 2016 Ford F-150. For rear air bags you can refer to the linked page that shows all kit options. Click on 2WD or 4WD to see kits for your particular truck. For 2WD you can use Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Kit # AL57268. For 4WD use kit # AL57284. If your truck is a long bed you can use a fixed (non-sliding hitch) like the Reese 16K hitch # RP30047, and the mating Quick-Install Custom installation rail kit # RP50087-58...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter Helper Springs Work With 2015 Ford F-150 With Fifth Wheel Hitch Installed
  • To make sure the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs, part # AL88284 can be used with your fifth wheel installed on your 2015 F-150, you can check out the attached installation instructions to see if the truck has anything that would interfere with the system. The AL88284 is designed for 4-wheel drive models with a stock height. If you have a 2-wheel drive F-150, the right system for your truck is part # AL57268. You will be removing the jounce stops and cups and...
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  • Which Weight Rating Should I Use on a Air Lift Air Helper Springs With My 2016 Ford F-150?
  • With the information that you have supplied, the 2016 Ford F-150 Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL59570 will give you up to 2,000 lbs of load-leveling support. Part # AL59570 will work on the rear for either 2 wheel drive or 4 wheel drive models of the 2016 Ford. F-150. The 2,000 lbs system will provide enough enhancement to your F-150 to improve the handling of your truck and trailer. However, you can still use the 5,000 lbs Air Lift system and still improve...
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  • What is Needed To Tow Both 5th Wheel and Gooseneck Trailers with a 2018 Ford F-150
  • I have the perfect setup for you to tow both 5th wheel and gooseneck trailers with your 2018 Ford F-150. For this, you are going to want to use the B&W Turnoverball Underbed Gooseneck Trailer Hitch part # BWGNRK1115 with the B&W Companion Slider Gooseneck-to-5th-Wheel Trailer Hitch Adapter part # BWRVK3400. This combo will not require any drilling into the frame of your truck and with the 5th wheel hitch removed will offer full unimpeded truck bed access. The B&W Companion is considered...
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  • How to Choose the Correct Suspension Enhancements for a 2015 Ford F-150
  • For your 2015 Ford F-150 I recommend going with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57284 for 4WD models or part # AL57268 for 2WD models. The Air Lift Ride Control Air Helper Springs part # AL59570 is really only designed for smaller trailers. I also recommend using a compressor system like the Air Lift Load Controller II Compressor System part # AL25592 as this will allow you to inflate/deflate the airbags from inside the vehicle. It is also important to note that...
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  • Rear Helper Springs for a 2015 Ford F-150 with B&W Gooseneck Hitch Installed
  • I do have a couple of solutions for you but the Firestone kit # F2582 will not fit because its mounting brackets will interfere with the B&W brackets on your 2015 Ford F-150. What will work for air bag kits will be # AL88284 for a 4x4 or # AL57268 for a 2-wheel drive model. I have included links to the instructions so you can see that the brackets will not interfere. You can also use a Timbren kit, # TFR1504D for a 4x4 or # TFR1502D for a 2x4. The benefit of these systems is that there...
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs to Soften Ride of 2016 Ford F-150 with Timbren Jounce Springs
  • Because the Timbren helper springs are so firm they can create a stiffer ride when the truck bed is empty on your 2016 Ford F-150. There isn't a way around that short of replacing the Timbren springs with air bags. With air bags you could adjust the amount of air which will in turn change how stiff the ride is. Less air will allow the stock suspension to travel more. More air will stiffen things up. If you are interested in air bags the most economical option is from Air Lift # AL59570...
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  • What Airbags Work with Reese 5th Wheel Kit on a 2016 Ford F-150
  • The only airbag kit they make that works with the Reese Quick-Install Custom Installation Kit part # RP50087-58 is the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs part # AL57268 for 4x2 models or part # AL57284 for 4x4 models. These airbag kits mount underneath the frame rail whereas the 5th wheel kit mounts on the side of the frame rail. The side mounted airbags kits (Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2582) will not work without drilling which would then void the warranty...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Air Springs on 2016 Ford F-150 with B&W Turnoverball Gooseneck Hitch
  • On your 2016 Ford F-150 you need an air spring kit that is compatible with the B&W gooseneck hitch. Installing air bags with a hitch can sometimes be an issue because they'll install in the same location. To avoid this problem on your truck use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57268 if your truck is 2-wheel drive or # AL57284 if it's 4-wheel drive. Both kits will work with the B&W Turnoverball. Adding a compressor to monitor and adjust the air pressure in the springs is definitely...
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  • Air Bags for a 2018 Ford F-150 Reaching Max Payload Capacity
  • Although air bags won't increase the weight capacity or payload of your 2018 Ford F-150, since you are definitely pushing it to the max any additional help wouldn't hurt at all. You may want to make sure that the pin weight of your 5th wheel is at 20% of the weight of the loaded trailer. If it is over that then you can move some stuff back so as to help with the payload capacity. If you have a 2WD F-150 then I recommend going with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57268 but if you have...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System for 2016 Ford F-150 with 5th Wheel Hitch
  • Most of the air spring systems available for your 2016 Ford F-150, as you have found, do mount to the outside of the frame rail which will interfere with an in-bed hitch. For a system that mounts instead to the bottom of the frame rail, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57284 if your truck has 4WD or # AL57268 if you have 2WD. The mounting hardware for these springs will not interfere with components from your existing fifth-wheel hitch. These 5,000 pound capacity springs...
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  • Recommended Air Spring System For 2015 Ford F-150 That Bottoms Out When Towing 5th Wheel
  • I am not sure if adding the shocks to your F-150 will eliminate the bottoming out as you mentioned. Since you said the Timbrens are great, it sounds like they are doing the job. With really rough roads, speed will certainly be a factor and maybe slowing down a bit will lessen the rough ride. You could replace the Timbrens you said you have with a system like part # AL57268 if you have a 2-wheel drive truck. With a compressor like part # AL25870 that lets you adjust the amount of...
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