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Currently pull a 30ft trailer with an equalizer hitch and it doesn't pull bad but it squats the truck a little and if you hit a bump at freeway speeds it bounces a little more than I like. So my question is who has pulled with and without them and if I put them on will I see much difference?
 

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I know this won't answer you question exactly, but I use timbren overload cushions and they work awesome. I prefer them over airbags myself.
 

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I had air bags on my half ton. They are well worth the money if you are towing.
Have you leveled your truck? Nick at Nor-Cal is the man. I am saving for my stage 4 level and some bags.
 

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Timbren SES Kits - Suspension Enhancement for your Vehicle

I like them because as soon as you remove the trailer or load from the back, the cushions come off of the axle so that you maintain your factory ride. In a nutshell, they just replace your factory bump stops in the rear and replaces them with Much larger bump stops that sit an inch or 2 off of the rear axle until you put a load on the rear of the vehicle. They work much like airbags at that point, but I think they hold the load a little better IMO. They make them for the front also. A ton of guys around here use them on trucks that they put plows on so that they don't sag in the fron as bad with the plow up.
 

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I have made up my own Air Bags and they work great for me. I do not use the equalizer bars on my trailer hitch.

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shocks control the bounce try some adjustable shocks like rancho 9000
air bags and or overloads are more for controlling your ride height and weight capacity
 

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Ive have towed with,and w/out them and feel they are worth it 99.5% of the bounce is gone, the only bitch is they are a little harsh with out some thing on or in the back.
 

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I likewise had air bags on a half ton truck... they were awesome at leveling out the truck when hitched to a 28 ft TT- I have now gone to a 2500 Durmax and pull a 30 ft 5'r. So far, I have not needed to add air bags on the DMax but I will no doubt consider them again if the need arises. Air bags get my vote :gearjamin
 

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i will never tow without them again! I have Pacbrake bags and i love them! keeps me leveled and in control. Also no equalizer hitch at all when i pull.
 

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I've towed with & without...definately worth the money...Takes the bounce out & levels the truck...I used Firestone...here's a few pics
 

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I have firestone ride rites and I love em . Wouldn't want to tow without em now .
My truck doesn't squat and it rides better .
 

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& your headlights aren't pointing in the air
 

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I have the Firestone Ride Rites too, and I tow between my 35' Montana Fifth wheel, a 25' stock trailer, and a 17' boat. I have to say that I will never tow anything again without them. And, not like a previous poster, I dont feel they make it too rough on the rear end. As long as you deflate them when your not towing, then you arent using the airbags for your suspension. I highly suggest getting the pump with them so you dont have to air them up manually everytime you go to tow something.
 

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I put Firestone bags on mine. They made a big difference when pulling my gooseneck. After installing I realized I should have added them sooner. I do wish I had the on board compressor & in cab controls but that can be added later.
 

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I just put the airlift bags on mine and they made a lot of difference! I towed a 20ft bumperpull to colorado and back and it made the ride so much better. So airbags get my vote, they are also easy to install
 

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I appreciate everybody's feedback, I will research all the recommendations given and make a decision on what I think will work best for me.

Thanks!
 

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I use firestone bags. work great.:D
 
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