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Recommended Air Bags for 2020 Ram 3500 for Use with In Bed Hitch


Need a fifth wheel hitch for my 2020 ram 3500 with the factory puck system. Have a 43’ toy hauler. Was looking at the bandw hitch. Also would you recommend an air bag or some type of shock system to go along with it? Thank you


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It looks like you already decided on a hitch with the Reese M5 # RP37FR, which is a great choice for your toy hauler. With a large toyhauler like you've got I recommend adding airbags to help reduce sag when towing, which is ultimately going to help with body roll and sway that can be experienced when the truck has a lot of weight over the rear axle.

I recommend using the Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers - Rear Axle # AL88231, which can help with payloads and pin weights of up to 5000-lbs, so they'll do a great job with your toyhauler. These air bags also have internal jounce bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. The jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure, so your truck will always be protected. These springs are compatible with an in bed hitch system.

I also recommend adding an on-board compressor system like the Air Lift WirelessAIR Compressor System for Air Helper Springs - Remote - Bluetooth - EZ Mount # AL74000EZ, which provides you with a dual path compressor to inflate the air bags individually to customize your ride quality from side to side. Additionally this system comes with a bluetooth remote control to allow you to adjust the air pressure from the cab of the truck or anywhere else in range. This is one of our most popular add-ons for air bag systems.

I've linked some review videos of these parts for you to check out, as well.

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