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I'm thinking of getting a set of firestone airbags for my 2006 Seneca 35GS,
Does anyone have them and what do you think, what pressure do you run them at?. also do you know the model # you used?.

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I put them on tree years ago and they stopped a lot of the body roll. I keep 95 lbs in them. One thing I keep a close eye on is the spring mounts. Mine on the drivers side has loosened up twice resulting in two blown bags. My belief is that the attach bolts were to soft. I replaced the bolts and am more confident that the mounts will stay tight. Be real sure that the mounts are secure. I think that the Firestones are as good as the Airlifts and they both have the same capacity. Our biggest problem is that the rear springs are under capacity at 15000lbs. The chassis should have been assembled with the 19500lbs spring packs from the git go.
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I have a set on my Kodiak. Kit # 2362. Plus a single control gauge. My 2004 has a factory installed air compressor. Was a great upgrade. I usually keep them set at 60 psi.


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If you put the proper rears springs on it they are not needed. I had put them on as a band-aid and they did help some. After I had the proper weight springs put on the rear, I took them off and sold them.

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I had an '05 Coachmen 31' Santera "C" on a E450 SD that had Air Ride (rear air bags). The pressure had to be set by trail and error. This rig handled best at 24 lbs. I now have an '06 Seneca GS35. It didn't roll as bad, but since I'm a full-timer I looked for improvement. I tried Roll Guard on front and back springs. Works great. I added Safe Steer and Bilstine shocks. This big rig is a pleasure to drive. I research all of it on the internet. There are other systems out there, but these are simple and reliable. That's my 2 cents.

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Have you heard of Supersprings? I put a set on a few years ago because mine has the 13.5k springs and I usually tow a 24' enclosed trailer. I like that I don't worry about loosing air out of a airbag. The Kodiak rides fine by itself too. Check them out here clicky.

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I have an 08 Dutchmen on the Kodiak chassis. Will air bags help this thing from riding like a Uhaul truck on long trips? or will they just help with the side to side sway?

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