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Posted: 02/28/07 02:26pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I'm installing my ride rites. Bags are in, but I have to run the air bag lines and fittings.

Its a manual system, so I need to know where to put the end fittings so I can easily access them.

If I go out the back bumper, wouldn't it be a pain trying to air up after you have the camper on?

I don't have the camper yet, but am looking at 9-10 footers so I'll have some overhang.

Vehicle info 1992 F350 crew cab SRW 4X4

Thanks for any input.

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Mine are on the rim of each fender, in front of the tire to reduce the amount of junk thrown at them by the tires. This allows me to make adjustments whenever I need to easily.

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I mounted mine under the hood, but I don't like having to plug my air compressor in in the cab then string the cord around to the front with the hood open so I'm thinking of re-locating them to the transmission hump inside the cab.


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I mounted mine on the gusset plate for the reciever hitch. I also iinstalled a comperssor and tank. I can plug the air hose into the back of the truck and air up the airbags, or air up any of the tires. Yes it is a pain to crouch under the truck, but I air up the bags before loading the camper and usually have no need to play with them after that.

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What about on the outside corners of the rear bumper? You will still have to reach under the camper, but not far and they will be out of sight somewhat.


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Have had the nipples in three places.

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In the cab so I don't have to get out to air them. They don't get dirty or ever break off this way either.


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In the wheel wells. We have more than 550 nights and 35000 miles with no problems... easy to get to but not to vandalize. They are never in the way when the tires are rotated.

I use a good bicycle pump to air them up... a few pumps to 100 psi.

The airbags only hold about a pint of air each. No electric pump to buy or replace.


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I have mine - for my 5th wheel now - both to the side of the license tag. Not good for a camper - had them in each wheel well then. I sure do like having them both in one place - where ever that is!


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Inside the fuel door.


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