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Old 07-24-2016, 01:20 PM   #1
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Just upgraded my 12 to at 16 eco boost with a 6.5' box. I want to put fox 2.0 level in it but still want to tow my 8000lb travel trailer without the *** end squatting? Just wondering if anyone has a level and airbags and their experience towing with that setup? Thanks
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Air bags are the way to go to achieve what you're after.
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Read your payload sticker. 8,000 pounds likely puts you well over.
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My 2012 had a level when I got it . I installed super springs overload springs to fix the squatting. Didn't want to mess with airbags.
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Air bags are the way to go to achieve what you're after.
X2. Airbags are easy to install and give you flexibility in ride height adjustment.
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I have 2016 F150, 2" level. Air lift bags in rear. I tow 7000 lbs regularly and it tows excellent. I also have a Andersen WDH/sway. It still squatted so I used bags and could not be happier.
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Read your payload sticker. 8,000 pounds likely puts you well over.
He probably has plenty of GCWR and tow rating to PULL an 8,000 pound trailer, but not enough payload capacity to haul the 1,000+ pounds of tongue weight of that 8,000-pound TT.


Note the gross trailer weight (GTW) limit of the receiver hitch with a WD hitch. If that TT has average tongue weight, that's 1,040 pounds of tongue weight. If his tongue weight limit is 1,050 pounds, then he wants to be extremely careful about loading the receiver to more than 1,050 pounds tongue weight. A receiver torn off the frame of the truck because of overloaded receiver is not a pretty site.
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Other than convenience are there any towing benefits of air bags for someone who always carries the same payload? I know you can firm up the ride, but do they have any significant effect on axle distribution? If you have a properly adjusted WDH what do airbags contribute?
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Airbags have no effect on weight distribution. All they do is restore ride height/eliminate squatting.
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