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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 AL57298 can be ordered online at or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension - AL57298

  • 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: Intended for trucks equipped with a Reese fifth-wheel hitch.

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.

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Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs - Rear Axle - AL57298

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.


Install was easy. Didn’t see many pictures online on how it would work with universal fifth wheel bed rails. Only problems I ran into was the rear studs for for universal fifth wheel rails were to short to go thru air bag bracket, and had to relocate mount for parking brake cables.

2003 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

I installed the product yesterday. It took 6 hours working alone including a trip to the village to buy a new corded electric drill. Installation required drilling 8 holes in the frame and 4 holes in the upper brackets. Anyone attempting this installation be wary of the brake line and wiring harness behind the driver side frame. My impression is that the kit is good quality and should provide excellent service. I am anxious to hook up the travel trailer and put this system to the test.



This is the best accessory you can buy for your truck. The regular springs require a lot of compression to contact the overload springs causing your headlights to be searchlights for the tree tops at the side of the road. These make the truck level despite the load. The only thing I would add is an air compressor and a leveling valve to make it fully automatic.


Worked out as expected


I am enjoying the product that has greatly improved my suspension support since I am carrying 2700 lb of pin box weight on my 39 ft toy hauler pulling with a 3/4 ton truck

Stanley B.


Doing a very good job


Best item ever to pull a Trailer of any kind .. Pulling 40ft 5th wheel, makes for easier driving.


Great product. Fast delivery and all the parts were there and good instructions for installation. Any novice mechanic can install them


Great product, a little challenging to install, but works as designed.

2001 Ford F-250 and F-350 Super Duty

Great product great service on time



1999 Ford F-250 Super Duty


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!

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  • Do Air Lift Air Bags Fit 1996 Ford F-350 With B&W Gooseneck
    Yes they do; your 1996 Ford F-150 with a B&W gooseneck is indeed compatible with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57298. The linked instructions of the Air Lift # AL57298 include applications for an in-bed hitch. While the instructions say "5th wheel" they will be exactly the same for a gooseneck.
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    For your 2003 Ford F-350 we have the Air Lift kit part # AL88291 as a confirmed fit that was designed to work specifically with B and W fifth wheel rail kit part # BWGNRK1108 which allows you to use what many consider to be the best fifth wheel hitch out there the B and W Companion part # BWRVK3500.
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  • Recommended Air Bags for a 1996 Ford F-350 w/ a B&W Gooseneck Hitch
    No, they will not but I have a set that will work with your 1996 Ford F-350 and they are compatible with B&W Gooseneck hitches. It is the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs item # AL57298. These offer a 5,000 lbs load leveling capacity.
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  • Can Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Kits Be Used With Factory Overload Springs
    This particular Air Lift LoadLifter kit you'd looked at, part # AL57298 can indeed be installed to the factory overload spring using the shorter U-bolts provided with the installation hardware. The lower air spring bracket would install as shown in the provided diagram. In addition to the air spring kit, you might consider an on-board compressor system like # F2158. A compressor system will let you add or remove air pressure from the system while you're on the fly without needing to exit...
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    Based on the information you have provided me I recommend a conversion kit that moves your axles from above your leaf springs to below. This will raise the height of your trailer by the diameter of the axle and the thickness of the leaf spring pack. You should be able to get right around 3"-3 1/2" of lift depending on the diameter of your 2020 Salem Hemisphere Elite Fifth Wheel's axles. If your trailer has 3" diameter axles you will need the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion...
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  • Air Lift or Helper Spring Recommendation for a 2000 Ford F-250 Super Duty Towing a Camper Trailer
    The product that will work best for you will depend on how you will be using your truck and why you are looking for a suspension enhancement system. If you are looking to level your truck because you do a lot of hauling with varying load weights and tow the trailer occasionally then the air bags would work well. I would recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter air springs, # AL57298, for 2 wheel drive or, # AL57390 for 4 wheel drive models of the 2000 F250. I recommend these air bags systems...
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  • Highest Rated Firestone Air Springs For A 1995 Ford F-350
    Per Firestone's fitguide, the heaviest rated Firestone Red Label airbags compatible with your 1995 Ford F-350 are the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2071. These airbags are rated for 4,800lbs and require a distance from the outside of the truck frame to the inside of the tire of at least 7-1/2". You can get an extra 200lbs of capacity with the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57298.
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  • How to Lift a 2020 Salem Hemisphere 34 RL
    Since you aren't interested in attaching new hangers to your 2020 Salem Hemisphere 34 RL I recommend the Correct Track Trailer Alignment and Lift Kit - Tandem Axle item # RR23QX. It works with your existing leaf spring suspension system. The brackets attach to the hangers and supply new, lower mounting point for springs, which results in a taller ride height. This will give you up to a 2 1/4" lift and is the only option available without removing your old hangers and attaching new ones...
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  • Will Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Bolt on to 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 with No Drilling
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Springs, part # AL57298, you referenced are for Ford trucks from the early 1970's to the mid-2000's. So they won't fit your 2006 GMC Sierra 3500 at all. Instead you want part # AL57275 which is the version of the LoadLifter 5000 springs that do fit your truck. And they do bolt on without much drilling. I've linked a video of the kit being installed on a 2005 Silverado which will be a similar process as your truck.
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  • Air Bags Fit on 2000 Ford F-350 4x4 With Reese 5th Wheel Brackets
    We do indeed have air bags that will fit your 2000 Ford F-350 4x4 with the Reese Fifth Wheel Trailer Hitch Custom Installation Kit with Brackets and Rails # 50043-6008: - Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57298 I verified with Air Lift that the # AL57298 are a fit for your '00 F-350 and specifically for the Reese 5th wheel brackets on your truck. Air bags are a very good addition to a truck when towing a 5th wheel as they'll help level you out, supporting your rear suspension...
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  • Compatibility of Husky Universal 5th Wheel Hitch Install Kit on 2004 Ford F350-w/ Air Suspension
    According to Reese, their Universal 5th wheel hitch install kit, part # RP30035 is indeed a fit for your 2004 Ford F350. The # RP30035 includes the frame brackets, bed rails and all necessary mounting hardware. . Whether or not it would be compatible with your air springs will depend on the manufacturer and part number of the system you're using. If your system is a Firestone # F2550 or an Air Lift # AL57298 or # AL57393, the fifth wheel install kit won't interfere. Generally speaking,...
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  • Recommended Air Bag System for a 1996 Ford F-250 w/ a B&W Hitch
    No you can't, but I have an air bag system that will. For your 1996 Ford F-250 with an in bed hitch, I recommend the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs item # AL57298. This system is compatible with your B&W hitch and has a 5,000 lbs load leveling capacity. This kit does require drilling but it and item # AL88298 are the only options available for your truck that are compatible with in bed hitches and they both involve drilling. The Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs item...
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement For a 2000 Ford Super Duty With a Gooseneck Hitch
    The Air Lift LoadLifter 5000, # AL57298, was designed to work with specific gooseneck hitches because it installs on the outboard side of the frame rails on your Ford Super Duty. This kit will fit the 2WD models only. If you can tell me what type of hitch you have in your truck, I can check the compatibility with this kit. This kit will not fit with gooseneck hitches that mount with custom brackets on the outboard side of the frame rails. Another option from Air Lift is the LoadLifter...
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    Depending on which part number your Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 is will determine if the RV store is correct or not. AirLift made special kits to work in combination with the 5th wheels. # AL57393 will fit with fifth wheel and gooseneck hitch. # AL57298 will fit with a Reese fifth wheel # RP30869 you were looking at and the # RP30035 installation kit. # AL57291 will fit on trucks with a B&W fifth wheel hitch 1105 or 1199R. If you could tell me which kit you have I'd be more than happy to...
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  • Should 1996 Ford F-250 Overload Springs Be Removed for Air Lift Air Bag Installation
    Installing the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs, like part # AL57298, on your 1996 Ford F-250 doesn't require the removal of your overload springs unless the air bag kit produces a harsher ride quality. Since this step is labeled as an "if-then" step it wouldn't be a bad thing to just remove the spring entirely right from the start - just note in the instructions how it mentions naturally running the air bags at higher psi ratings as a result of this.
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  • Air Lift That Fits 2004 Ford F-250 With Gooseneck Hitch
    There are Air Lift Air Helper Springs which will work for your 2004 Ford F-250, although part # AL57298 is designed only to be used if your truck had a Reese fifth wheel hitch installed. What you need is either the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Air Helper Springs # AL57393 is your '04 F-250 is 2WD or # AL57390 if your F-250 is 4WD. These springs come with hardware and that will allow you to use them with a gooseneck hitch, though it will require you to drill a hole in the brackets if your...
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