Best Air Suspension System for Level Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer with a 2016 Ram 2500 4X4


I pull a 35’ fifth wheel RV and am interested in an air bag system to eliminate sag when towing. What system do you recommend? Should I consider an air compressor as well?


Expert Reply:

We do have a selection of rear air bag suspension enhancement for your 2016 Ram 2500 4X4.

I recommend going with a Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Spring system. For your 4WD Ram you will to go with the part # F2598, unless you have the RED label. If that is the case you will want to go with the part # F2706 instead. Both are confirmed to fit with an in-bed hitch installed on your truck.

The part # F2580 has a 5,000 lb capacity while the part # F2706 has a 7,500 lbs capacity. Neither system will fit vehicles with a factory Air Suspension system.

Please note that any suspension enhancement is designed to work with a suspension that is in good, working condition. A suspension enhancement will also never increase the weight capacity of a vehicle.

I always recommend installing a compressor system as it will eliminate the need for you to locate a compressor when you need to fill your air bags, plus it makes monitoring them much easier.

The most basic system we have is a single system like the Air Command I # F2097 which is a single path system. This means that it will control both air bags up at the same time.

I like the dual function systems like the Air Command II # F2168 which allow you to control the air bags independently of one another and provide you a little more customization for a smooth ride.

One of the better systems we have is the WirelessAIR # AL72000 which is a dual function system that you can control with a wireless remote. The great thing about this is that you can stand outside of your Ram and watch while the air bags fill up to determine when it will level out.

I have attached some review videos and installation details for you to check out as well.

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