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Air Bag Suspension Needed for 5th Wheel Towing with a 2016 Ford F-250 Platinum 4x4


I would like to add an airbag kit to help level my 2016 Ford F250 4x4 Platinum for 5th wheel towing. Please advise which one would be best.


Expert Reply:

If you have 5th wheel base rails, like the Reese Custom Quick-Install # RP50026-58, installed on your 2016 Ford F-250 Platinum 4x4 then you will want to use the Firestone Ride-Rite Air Helper Springs # F2597.

These have a 5,000 lb weight capacity and have been confirmed to fit with 5th wheel base rails and can be used to level out your 5th wheel towing setup. If you have a short bed diesel then you will need the Relocation Bracket # F5722 for the install. Please note that these air springs are a suspension enhancement and will not increase the weight capacity of your F-250.

I highly recommend installing the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System # AL74000 as well. It comes with a wireless remote so that you can level your truck while you are in the cab or physically standing outside watching your towing setup to ensure that everything is level. It also allows you to monitor each spring with built-in, digital air pressure gauges.

I have attached installation instructions as well as sample installation videos on similar F-250 models for you to reference.

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Jon G

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