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Old 08-19-2012, 12:22 PM
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I am thinking of installing some rear air bags , so my truck won't drop the rear of the back of my truck when towing a small to medium ball mount trailer , on my motorhome I installed air bags for that reason and they worked fantastic for that use , but in this instant do I install sleeve type or the full bag setup , the full bag type is what I used on my motor home , but they may effect the empty truck ride and may limit the downward suspension trave during mild off-road , the other question I have is an onboard air compressor , I realize the have systems for this , but I also would like to install a air train horn which requires a air tank , do I get a compressor wtih tank and install a valving set-up to pump-up my bags or go with independent compressors for each , which I think would be excessive , there should be a set-up I can buy or make-up to use a single comp., any ideas , Thanks
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Heck ya, get a nice compressor and tank then you can run the horn and have onboard air anytime. The bags don't take much air but the compressor makes it so you can adjust on the fly instead of stopping to adjust.

As far as type of bags, Im not sure whats available for the 1500 other than the ones that go inside the coils and Total Load Control. The ones inside the coil are a lot cheaper and easy to install and I hear good reviews generally. TLC is the top of the line but expensive. If you can get the standard Firestone 5000lbs. like I have, they're $200 max . and a couple hours easy work.

I would LOVE to have a nice compressor and tank setup, post back if yo go that route.
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This is what I am looking at doing when my truck comes in. I have train horns and a thank.
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I have the airlift 1000 works great
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