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i looked into airbags many years ago 2001 f350 and ran into an obstacle with my b%w hitch,, as many know,, it is an under the bed platform that bolts into the frame and then the fifth wheel hitch attaches to it via a unique method. the problem is that all the airbags i looked at would not go in as easily as they would without.

question: has anyone found airbags that would go in without major mods with the b&w?

if not,, has anyone found a fairly easy way to do the mods? would you share?

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I used Timbrens on my Dodge. They went in easily and perform very well. Made the truck stiffer riding though.

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dmck413 wrote:

I used Timbrens on my Dodge. They went in easily and perform very well. Made the truck stiffer riding though.


do you have the companion hitch?

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I have airbags on my Ram with the B & W Companion hitch.


2010 Ram 3500 Laramie
2014 Heartland Bighorn Silverado 34SE
B & W Companion Hitch
Air Bags



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gwalter wrote:

I have airbags on my Ram with the B & W Companion hitch.


really? would sure like to talk to you sometime then,,, maybe a ram is different than my f350. the bags went in no problem? no welding or cutting?

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I have a 2011 F350 DRW 4x4. I had no problem installing my Ride Right air bags.


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2001 F350 air bags

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garyp4951 wrote:

2001 F350 air bags


hi gary,, thanks for the link,,, did that airbag set up work with the older b&w companion hitch?

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I have Firestone 5000 bags with a B/W Companion on a 6.5' bed 2500 2014 Ram with no problem. The hitch went in first and then I had the bags installed. They guy that installed them didn't say anything about any problems. I can't recall ever really looking at how close they are but I could snap some pictures if you need them.

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2017 F350 SRW 4WD Long Bed W/ factory puck system. Firestone air/bags and Air Lift WirelessAir Compressor. Great system with no problems and B&W 20k Companion hitch.

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