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tri5ron

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just wondering,...
I dont have the onboard compressor installed yet, so pressure at different loads is a p.i.t.b., but it seems to feel right at about 24-27 psi. funny part is, the bags dont start to move until 40 psi.

So what psi do you run in yours?
Do you have a onboard compressor?
Do you adjust it while in route?
trailer, no trailer? etc, etc,...


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Camper off 5-7#
With camper bump stops on overloads touching
No on board air
Leave it alone once I set it

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tri5 - With out TC 5psi , when TC is loaded it squeze's to 20psi + Then I lower to 5psi for driving with camper on , any more than 10psi and I get sway.

I use a air tank to fill , works good to level at campsites.


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I have the Firestone Ride Rites with the on-board compressor and tank. I run at the minimum of 5 pounds when empty, and usually at 45-60 depending on road conditions and my rigs load at that particular time.

I do tweak the pressure on the fly for road conditions. Not much difference when I am towing the boat, especially since we put a dual axle trailer under it.


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5-10 psi empty, the maximum 100psi when loaded, just sitting on the bottom overload and about an inch or so lower than the factory delivered suspension height, no adj. when loaded


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10 psi empty, 60 psi loaded.


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About 5 psi empty, ~80 psi loaded.


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I had my truck aligned with the camper on by a garage that specializes in servicing big trucker, buses, etc. They told me to make sure the truc k is level & seeing I have a large slideout on my Arctic Fox, I was told to go with 80psi on the slide out side & 60 psi on the other. That's what I go with.


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65psi loaded
25psi unloaded

I do not use an onboard compressor
I will remove air after I remove camper from truck

I do haul a trailer with and without the camper however I do not adjust the airbag setup


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BSH38 wrote:

I had my truck aligned with the camper on by a garage that specializes in servicing big trucker, buses, etc. They told me to make sure the truc k is level & seeing I have a large slideout on my Arctic Fox, I was told to go with 80psi on the slide out side & 60 psi on the other. That's what I go with.


I have been wondering if it was possible to have this done.
Sounds first class to me.

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