Recommended Air Springs Compatible with 5th Wheel Hitch on 2016 Ford F-150

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Is it possible to mount a set of air bags along with the frame mount brackets for a fifth wheel hitch on a 2016 F-150 with a 6 1/2 foot box ? Will be installing a front end levelling kit and then once I hook up the trailer the back end will have to be boosted up a bit. Any ideas? Thanks.

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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 were to fail but won't be used as long as the air spring is at the minimum 5 psi. This is a confirmed to fit with the rail brackets. I also recommend using the Air Lift WirelessONE Compressor System for Air Helper Springs - Hand-Held Remote - Single Path # AL25870 to give you control of your springs at any time. Without the compressor, the air springs only have the manual inflation option but will still work well.

This system will allow you to level up to a 5000 lbs load and air pressure can be adjusted between 5 psi and 100 psi in the springs.

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