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Posted: 01/15/20 10:17am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have no experience with coil rear springs, but I can tell you from previous experience that airbags are not a good substitute for springs that are adequate to carry the load. I tried airbags on my Ram 2500 and got a lot of sway and a poor ride with poor control. I added a set of supersprings and solved the problem. I threw the airbags away after that.

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Thanks all for the replies. I have been in touch with Doug karr at northwood and he says the wolf creek 850 would not be a problem at all with a set of firestone 5000 pound air bags to help out. I am currently trying to find a long bed model wolf creek 850.

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Wy4x4 wrote:

I have been in touch with Doug karr at northwood and he says the wolf creek 850 would not be a problem at all with a set of firestone 5000 pound air bags to help out.


I’ll be the first one to burst the bubble.

Sounds like discounted all of the experience posted. That’s fine, but don’t forget that the motivation of Northwood might be a bit different than the people here. [emoticon]


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I wonder how well a set of Keldermann bags would work? Supposed to be double the capacity. Bouncier than coils or more stable?


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ive got ride rite 5000 bags on my 2017 ram 2500 and my old northland is probably about same weight as that wolfcreek (which i like those campers) and it does fine with that weight and the bags. Check out the 840's to. I like that layout of the 840 versus the 850.


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Jim I am not discounting the experience I appreciate all the input. I got a good vibe from Doug, he helped me quite a bit. He designed the 850. I do not think he was trying to steer me.

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kirkl wrote:

ive got ride rite 5000 bags on my 2017 ram 2500 and my old northland is probably about same weight as that wolfcreek (which i like those campers) and it does fine with that weight and the bags. Check out the 840's to. I like that layout of the 840 versus the 850.


What we really like on the 850 is that fold down bunk/storage shelf over the dinette.

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Doug may know campers, but he does not know pickups if he is making this recommendation. If you had a GM 2500 or Ford F250 with leaf springs, the advice we are giving would be going in another direction.


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kirkl wrote:

ive got ride rite 5000 bags on my 2017 ram 2500 and my old northland is probably about same weight as that wolfcreek (which i like those campers) and it does fine with that weight and the bags. Check out the 840's to. I like that layout of the 840 versus the 850.

These campers are easily over 3500 lbs when filled and loaded. My AF811 was around 4000 lbs.

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Im not gonna sit here and argue about it. Have you checked out the wolf creeks? Does your 811 have a slide in it which makes it way heavier? The 850 wolf creek is 2000 dry. Two completly different campers.

https://www.broadmoorrv.com/New-Inventory-2020-Northwood-Trailer-Wolf-Creek-850-Northwood-Wolf-Creek-Broadmoor-RV-8242598?ref=list

https://www.broadmoorrv.com/New-Inventory-2020-Northwood-Trailer-Campers-811-Northwood-Arctic-Fox-Broadmoor-RV-7577160?ref=list

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