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PRINCE EDWARD COUNTY, ONT

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I have a 2014 F250 diesel crew cab short box.  I am towing a large 5th wheel with a hitch weight of about 2000 lbs.  When I hook up, my bumper drops about 4".  I would like to install a set of load leveling shocks to prevent the drop and as well stop the up and down oscillation on bumpy roads.  Does anyone have any recommendations from personal experience?  Also I think a sway bar would stabilize the side motion in high cross winds.  Am I right on these two points or are there better ways?

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I would recommend using a set of add on air bags with separate lines for each bag. Add air when needed deflate when not.


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sway bar is actually an anti roll bar ment to help prevent the truck from tilting side to side when turning

if you're thinking sway bars that prevent side to side sway , those would be the trailer sway bars on the trailer that use the little trailer hitch balls you see on each side of a bigger trailer hitch ball

good ball joints and tie rods & good suspension bushings would have more effect

same goes for tires



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5th. wheel trailer!!! won't have provision for what your saying DJD!!! Has the 5th. wheel got a tilt feature or just frt. to back??? Assuming the F250 has leaf springs, so would agree & air bag it with aux. kit

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Have a tilt hitch. I was looking at the Firestone bags on line. Anyone have a favorite?

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I put Firestone bags on my 06 Dodge 2500 with Cummins power. Measure bumper to ground on each side, hook up, pump up air bags til bumper is at same height as before. Worked very well.

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Lightspeed Mike wrote:

I would recommend using a set of add on air bags with separate lines for each bag. Add air when needed deflate when not.


 X2, but i wouldn't completely deflate when not needed. i leave a couple of lbs to keep their form.



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I really like the looks of the Firestone units, but cannot seem to find a dealer for them in Ontario. If you used them or have seen them here, could you please let me know where before I order them up from the US.

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might try

http://www.traction.com/



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shag766 wrote:
Lightspeed Mike wrote:

I would recommend using a set of add on air bags with separate lines for each bag. Add air when needed deflate when not.


 X2, but i wouldn't completely deflate when not needed. i leave a couple of lbs to keep their form.


          x3     thats what we sell at work   Firestone  



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wuga wrote:

I really like the looks of the Firestone units, but cannot seem to find a dealer for them in Ontario. If you used them or have seen them here, could you please let me know where before I order them up from the US.

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Warren


 Performance trucks, Auto add on's, cannifton garage, Action van and truck world should all be able to get them for you.

Any one who deals with Robert Thibert should be able to get them..

 



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toomuchjunk wrote:

might try

http://www.traction.com/


 X2        That's where I got mine.



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Traction will have everything you need, air tank, check valve,height control valve, auto dump valve and switch, synflex line, brass fittings and air bags. Pretty much any major truck/trailer supplier will have what you need as well as a diagram to work from. If you have any questions drop me a line

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Went to see the guys at Cannifton Garage as suggested by Lightspeed Mike. I was quoted about $900 installed on the Firestone air bags, in line with other places I had checked out. They drive F250s there and convinced me that the Timbren system was the way to go at about $300 and install a Hellwig adjustable sway bar as well at about $600. I did all this and am now hoping that the 5th wheel towing improves. Thanks everyone for your input.

Warren

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