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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle

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5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension. Great Prices for the best vehicle suspension from Air Lift. Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle part number AL57212 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57212

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Heavy Duty
  • Air Lift

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


  • Provides your vehicle with up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling support, reducing strain on your rear suspension and improving both safety and ride quality
    • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Keeps your vehicle level when you are hauling a heavy load
    • Improves steering and braking performance
    • Helps to maintain safe headlight aim
    • Keeps your tires from wearing unevenly
  • Lets you manually adjust air pressure to get the even load distribution and support that you need
    • Level your vehicle front to rear
    • Inflate each spring independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
  • Reduces the strain on your OEM suspension caused by extremely heavy loads
  • Improves overall stability and ride quality
    • Diminishes sway and absorbs road shock for a smooth ride
  • Comes with Air Lift's exclusive upper and lower roll plates
    • Increases the load capacity of the air springs
    • Protects springs from damage, extending the life of your air spring suspension
  • Constructed of 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber
    • Endcaps are made of high-strength Zytel nylon, which is lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in USA


  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 springs will not increase your vehicle's weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer's recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi - 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee

Note: Will not work with gooseneck or fifth-wheel hitches unless it uses the Reese universal rail kit - does not work with custom rail kits.

Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 was designed with an exact purpose: to provide full-time, first-class support to your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck. With this kit, you get a safer ride and simultaneously protect your vehicle from the strain that comes with hauling massive loads.

Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts tremendous stress on your vehicle. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even improper and unsafe headlight aim. Fortunately, there is a solution to these problems. By pairing your existing suspension with the LoadLifter 5000, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and give your vehicle the support it desperately needs. Air Lift's LoadLifter 5000 provides up to 5,000 pounds of load-leveling capacity and distributes the weight of your payload to all four wheels. As a result, the stress on your OEM suspension is significantly reduced.

LoadLifter's air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated independently of one another for front-to-rear and side-to-side leveling. They are made of high-quality, two-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends, where the bag is enclosed with a steel cap, because the steel can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. The endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won't lose air. Also, LoadLifter 5000 comes with Air Lift's exclusive roll plates, which both protect your air springs and beef up the load capacity of the springs.

This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump air in through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the valves (one for each spring) in an easily accessible area - typically they are installed on the bumper. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately).

Air Lift kits are designed to keep your vehicle at normal ride height. You can find the normal ride height of your vehicle by unloading it and measuring the distance between the bottom edge of your wheel well and the center of the hub. After you find and record this distance, you can regulate the amount of air that you put into your air springs to maintain normal ride height - even when you are hauling a heavy load. You will need to adjust the air pressure in your air bags according to the size of your load.

Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove them from your vehicle and return them for a full product refund. Now that's confidence.

57212 Airlift Load Lifter 5000 Air Bag Suspension Support System - Back Axle

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57212

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1026 Customer Reviews)

5,000-lb Capacity. Designed to upgrade your rear suspension, LoadLifter 5000 air springs provide high-quality, full-time load support. They level your vehicle, improving braking and ride comfort and reducing the strain on your factory suspension.


This whole system was a Rube Goldberg special, engineered and installed by myself (a retired old DIY geezer). Use it for load assist when I put our Cab-over camper(3000#) on or haul any other heavy load. The Air Bags do the job and the installation instructions were pretty good (better than most). My only complaint is that the system doesn't hold the pressure over night. That is probably a feature of the plumbing and fittings; could be the ones on the top of the bags or another back up the line to the tank & compressor.
Overall I'm pleased with your product and service and that's why when I'm in need I deal with Etrailer.

2008 Ford F-350 Super Duty

Great product, these airbags have helped to support the rear suspension that seemed like it was starting to get soft and bottom out when I hooked up to our camper. These air bags were installed on a 2008 F350 4x4 w/few, with the combined weight of the trailer and all of the items for camping that we be carry in the truck box and an additional 80 gallions of diesel fuel we are carrying a lot of weight. With the air bags installed it's like a new truck again. Great product.


Straight forward install. Allow 6+/- hours to get it right. DO read the instructions. Measure the clear height first and get the optional lift blocks if even close to 7"

John S.


Product works very well. My F250 had the camper package with added helper spring. That increased the spacing and thus the need for the lift blocks. Before the blocks, I was breaking the air fitting off of the top of the bags. Air-Ride was awesome. Replaced the bags and sent additional fittings. I put a T in so they would inflate at the same pressure consistently.


I had this installed by my mechanic, he said no problems, basically just bolted in.

I went to pick up my 30' travel trailer and I adjusted the pressure to 20psi before I hooked it up.

Before the air springs there was a noticeable sag in the back of the truck with the trailer hitched.

With just 20psi in the bags there was barely any sag at all, and the trailer pulled much better.

Planning on a trip this weekend and I'll probably increase the pressure up to 30psi to see how that works.

Very happy with this product, I wish I would have bought it years ago.


Air Lift air springs are good and dependable, use them for the last 25 years on three pick-ups always worked great. My complaint would be against the lousy packaging which came with two or three holes and all messed up, luckily all that was missing was one washer.


Installation of the Loadlifter 5000 kit went smoothly, no issues at all. One of the best advantages of having this system on my F-150 is the stabilization it provides when towing our camper. I tow a 6,000 lb camper with an 800 lb hitch weight. I use a weight distribution hitch so the truck and camper ride level, as they should. The difference with the Loadlifter system is that it controls the bounce, providing a much more stable and controlled ride. I highly recommend this air spring kit in conjunction with a weight distribution hitch. When you don't need to added support of the air springs, ie no load, just drop the air pressure down to 5 lbs and you don't know they are there.


just getting done putting my 5000 Justable air springs put them on about three hours I didn’t have any left I did them on the ground so that’s not too bad I’m gonna be sending some pictures along with us so thanks very much and I hope they work


I was really happy with etrailer and would highly recommend them and have to many people this past year. My motor home needed these air bags and I called the manufacturer and gave them my vin number which has always been what was needed for anything I have had the purchase with any of my vehicles. But the person that I delt with said he needed the frame number I said where do I find that and he said I would have to call the manufacturer of the motor home.So I called Newmar and they said to call ford I called ford and never got a call back . I called etrailer and gave them the vin number and two days later I had the parts and installed them the next day . Thank you for having people that know what they are talking about and making my experience a good one .


I installed these air lift bags in a day. It was a lot longer than I thought, but it was in the middle of winter in an unheated shop and only basic hand tools. No hoist, so there were a lot of up and down trips with a creeper. Very good installation manual which made the process easy. Very happy with the purchase.


It was exactly as described and advertised. Works perfectly on my 2019 Ford F150. It took me longer than expected to install because of the fridge was just filled by my perfect wife who knew I was going to be installing the kit. The kit helps me with towing my travel trailer. My truck looks great jacked up rolling around town but I took it back down to the recommended 5lbs.


The product was exactly as advertised. The installation instructions and video were easy to follow.


The hitch and box arrived in exceiient conditon. I have yet to take the rig for a good test drive. I took it for a short drive but need more time with ot to fully appreciate its capabilities. The installation was a breeze. Fitment was perfect.


I have a 2019 Nissan Titan XD with the 5.6 GAS motor. Wanted to do an Airlift suspension to provide a little support and get my headlights perfectly back to level when towing my travel trailer. No one makes an airbag kit for the gas XD, but after discussing it some with John H at etrailer, I decided to go with the kit for the diesel truck and see how things went.
The kit for the diesel truck fit perfectly, except that there is an emissions component hung from a bracket on the driver's sign frame that prevents a direct install of the driver's side bag. My shop was able to install the kit with no trouble - they just had to bend the bracket with the small emissions component attached upwards for clearance. Everything else went in as designed. Great fit - can't wait to see it work under load.




I installed these on a 2004 Ram 2500. I have towed an 11k fifth wheel approximately 10,000 miles with them and couldn’t be happier. The hardest part was figuring out where to put the airlines. I decided to run them through the existing frame holes and drill out the top license plate screws to give them a stealthy look with easy access to fill. Install didn’t take more than 2 hours with air tools.


We bought this to stabilize our 3/4 ton pickup we use when pulling our large 5th wheel camper. Does a great job! Glad we bought it!


First, looking at the website was pretty easy to navigate. Ordered product and confirmed delivery email sent that evening. Received two days later. Box a little damaged, but that was on FEDEX. However everything inside in tact and instructions were simple to follow.

The product, I wish I would have gotten these years ago. Makes the unloaded ride much better and not so “horse bucking” that I was used to. I usually loaded the back with 150 lbs of sand. No longer, rides smooth. Haven’t had a loaded test yet but looking forward to it.


Installed thes a year ago. I use them to pull my 35 foot fifth wheel camper. They are fantastic I recently added the wireless remote air compressor kit. I really love that!


We just installed this last night on our truck. The instructions are easy to fallow. We will get our new 5th wheel next weekend so we will see then if they hold up. We love excellent customer service and fast shipping. Chris W thank you so much for taking care of our order so quick!!! We are working so hard on getting everything installed before we get our new 5th wheel!!! Your Amazing!!


Excellent. Air Bag kit came in 2 days. Installed today on a 2022 Ford F150 Platinum 4X4 with rear axle mounted headlight leveling arm. Installed in a couple hours. Looks great and works excellent!


Works great! After about 6mo I did have to tighten a fitting on one side that was leaking but it’s been great!


Works great!
Love the compressor and
the fab pressure regulator


Excellent material and the installation instructions were very clear and to the point with the best pictures that coincided with the written material. Only took me 2.5 hours from the start of assembling the air bags with the hardware on the workbench to putting away my tools! This is on my '04 dodge 3500 dually that will be handling my new Host Mammoth Slide in Camper that will set at apprx. 5000 lbs.! Beautiful to maintain level truck and to know that the springs are not collapsed and wearing them down prematurely as well as providing a safe handling truck when on the road.


The air bags fit perfectly and the directions were easy to follow. I am genuinely impressed with the customer service. I called with a concern for the shipping, and had great assistance from the representatives I spoke with. Well done, and thank you.


Air Lift Loadmaster kit was fairly easy to install and definitely made a difference! It did take roughly 4-5 hours by myself but that includes prep, ABS and emergency brake relocation, Schrader valve installation and leak check. My only advice would be to give tech tips like a 10mm deepwell socket to remove the jounce bumper on late model Chevrolets/GMC's. I spent 30 minutes trying to figure that one out alone! So far I'm really impressed with the outcome! Thanks!

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  • Availability of Air Bag Suspension Kit that Fits 2006 Ford F-350 4x4
    For an air bag kit that is available for your 2006 Ford F-350 4x4 you would want the Air Lift part # AL57212. The # F2398 is not a fit for the 4x4 models and would not work for you.
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  • Are the Air Lift load Lifter 5000 Air Bags Compatible with In-Bed Hitch on 2006 Ford F-350
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle # AL57212 will not work with gooseneck or 5th wheel hitches unless you use the Reese universal rail kit on your 2006 Ford F-350. This will not work with custom rail kits. You will also be able to leave your factory overload springs. That being said, I would recommend the Firestone air bags over the Air Lift. These will have a more reliable and durable construction. They are also compatible with an in-bed hitch so you won't be...
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  • Air Lift Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2006 Ford F-250 4WD
    For your 2006 Ford F-250 the Air Lift kit you would want is the part # AL57212 since you do not have a fifth wheel or gooseneck hitch. This has been confirmed as a fit for your vehicle and would provide you with additional rear suspension support. The part # AL57398 would be the kit that is compatible with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitches, but since you do not have either this would not be the required kit to use. For the record, either kit would fit your truck and work well. It's just...
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  • Can the Air Lift Suspension Kit for 2006 Ford F-350 Fit With Reese Universal Fifth Wheel Rail Kit
    The Air Lift Kit part # AL57212 which has been confirmed as a fit for your 2006 Ford F-350 is compatible with universal fifth wheel rail kits like either the Reese Universal kit part # RP30035 or the Curt # C16100.
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  • Fifth Wheel Hitch Recommendation for 2006 Ford F-250 with Air Lift 57212 Kit Installed
    I have a solution for you, but the only fifth wheel rail kit we offer that will fit a 2006 Ford F-250 with the Air Lift Kit part # AL57212 installed is the Reese Universal Rail Kit part # RP30035. Since you have a short bed truck you then would need to use a slider hitch to allow you turning clearance. For that you would want the Curt part # C16541 which has an excellent jaw design to provide great king pin contact and a slider that will give you 12" of travel.
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  • Can the Air Load Lifter Air Springs for a 2009 Ford F-250 Fit with a B&W Hitch Installed
    I have a solution for you, but, the Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs, # AL57212, is not compatible with the B&W hitch on your 2009 Ford F-250. However, the Air Lift LoadLifter Air Helper Springs, # AL57398, are compatible with a B&W Gooseneck, Companion, or Patriot 5th Wheel Hitch. The upper mounting bracket on the these air springs can mount to the vehicle's frame with the hitch brackets installed to the frame.The frame and hitch brackets will have pre-drilled holes that match...
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  • Is There Air Bag Kit Compatible with Curt Gooseneck # C60720 for 2008 Ford F-350
    So I am not sure what air bag kit you have so it's hard for me to give you a specific set of instructions as some of them are made differently. What we also are aware of is that some air bag companies make kits that are designed for in-bed hitches like the # C60720 that you mentioned which Air Lift has their part # AL57397 that does work with in-bed hitches like this. Worth noting is that Air Lift also offers the # AL57212 which does not fit with the in-bed hitches unless it's a Reese universal...
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  • Air Lift Kit to Fit with Reese 5th Wheel Brackets Installed on a 2008 Ford F-250 Super Duty
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57212 are designed to fit your 2008 Ford F-250 but when it comes to compatibility with 5th wheel/gooseneck mounting brackets, it only fits with the Reese universal mounting brackets. The Reese Kit # RP50082-58 you installed uses custom mounting brackets, which are better, so instead you'll need to use the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57398. There are instructions on page 6 for this Air Lift kit that specifically address...
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  • Air Bag Helper Springs for a 2006 Ford F-350 4x4 Diesel with 6 Inch Lift
    I have a great solution for your lifted 2006 Ford F-350 4x4. You can use Firestone Ride-Rite kit # F2400 with spacer kit # F2375 which are designed for trucks with a 6 inch lift like yours. I have included a link to a video showing an installation of the Firestone kit on a stock truck to give you an idea of what is involved in the installation. You might also be interested in an onboard compressor system, # F2158, that will allow you to add/remove air from the comfort of the truck cab.
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  • Air Bag Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for 2008 Ford F-350 with Gooseneck Hitch
    You are correct that the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57212 would not be able to be installed the mounting location would interfere with your gooseneck hitch. To install air bags on your 2008 Ford F-350 with a gooseneck hitch installed, you will want to use the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2550. These air bags will install on the inside of your frame and will not interfere with your gooseneck hitch. I have attached an installation video of these springs...
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Base Rails and Hitch for 2005 Ford F-250 with Air Lift Air Springs
    If your 2005 Ford F-350 Dually is equipped with the Air Lift LoadLIfter 5000 Air Springs # AL57212 then you can install 5th wheel base rails but you just need to use universal brackets since the air springs install on the outside of the frame rails. For this I recommend the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035. This kit includes both the industry-standard base rails along with all the needed brackets and hardware. For the hitch itself (if you don't already have...
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  • Will Air Bags Work with the Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker 2008 Ford F-350
    The Demco Hijacker Autoslide 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch part # DM8550022 and Underbed Rail and Installation Kit for Demco Hijacker part # DM8551000 for your 2008 Ford F-350 will only work with Firestone air bag kits. Therefore, if you have the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs part # F2550 yes, they will work with the 5th wheel kit but if you have the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 part # AL57212 no, they will not work with the 5th wheel kit. The Firestone kit listed above is the only option...
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  • Custom Gauge Pillar for the Gauge for Air Lift Suspension on a 2006 Ford F-350 King Ranch
    The gauge size in Air Lift kits like # AL25856 is designed to fit most custom pillar pods or dash mounts but they do not offer custom pillars or pods. The kits do come with a small pad the gauge fits in that can be mounted on the dash. For a 2006 Ford F-350 you can use Air Lift system # AL57212. A company called AutoMeter makes some custom gauge pillars that might work for you.
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  • Firestone Air Bag Kit for 2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch Dually
    We can help you with a rear-axle air bag kit for your 2008 Ford F-350 King Ranch dually. All kits for your truck are shown on the linked page and these include products from Firestone and AirLift. I do recommend a Firestone kit as they actually manufacture their air springs and because they are the leaders in Ford applications. The kit I suggest is part # F2550. This fits both 2WD and 4WD trucks, is compatible with an in-bed 5th wheel or gooseneck hitch and is a no-drill installation....
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  • Recommended 5th Wheel Trailer Hitch for 2006 Ford F-250 with Air Lift LoadLifter Helper Springs
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57212 that are installed on your 2006 Ford F-250 is compatible only with the Reese Universal Base Rails and Installation Kit # RP30035. This rail kit is confirmed to fit your truck and will provide industry-standard, above-bed base rails for the 5th wheel hitch you choose. For a 5th wheel hitch, I recommend looking at the Curt A16 # C16521. This is a very nice hitch that will provide 12 inches of travel for making sharp turns with your...
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  • Air Lift Springs to Fit 2006 Ford F-350
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 # AL57212 are the springs that will fit your 2006 Ford F-350. If you wish to add a compressor kit use # AL25592. This will allow you to monitor and control the air pressure from the cab of your truck.
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  • LoadLifter 5000 Compatibility With Reese Underbed Rail Kit On A 2006 Ford F-250
    You can install a 5th wheel hitch with your AirLift LoadLifter 5000 air bags but the frame brackets on the 5th wheel installation kit part # RP30073 will interfere with the mounting location on the AirLift part # AL57212. Therefore, it is not compatible with the Reese Under Bed Rail Kit part # RP30073 without further modifications that would void the warranty. The only 5th wheel option that will enable you to keep your current airbag setup entails the use of our Reese Universal Base Rails...
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