Monday, March 12, 2012

Air Bags Have Arrived

The airbags arrived a couple of days ago, as you can see, we bought the Firestone Ride Rite System, now just have to pick a day to install them. Since Sheryl has her back procedure Tuesday, Wednesday sounds like a good day for an install or maybe Thursday, ahhh the retired life, no need to be in a hurry to do anything.  I know once the airbags are installed, I will have to have the 5ver lifted a little as in already rides a little bit nose high, and that's with the truck squatting. Luckily the spring hangers have the height adjustment holes to allow for another 2-3 inches. This should allow the trailer to ride level (or pretty darn close) along with allowing for more clearance between the wheels and the wheel shrouds on the trailer. The way the trailer sits now, the wheels are almost in contact with the shroud.

The weather here in Southern NM has finally started to clear. The past few days have been cold and rainy. Before that, wind and dust storms, you hardly wanted to go outside. This week were looking at 70's each day and hopefully a good start towards Spring weather.
That's all for now and well see you fine folks back here before long.


Rick and Kathy Rousseau said...

I didn't suggest Firestone in case you had other plans but that's the ones we use and have nothing but good things to say about them.

The stock suspension system will cause the trailer to ride rougher even by adjusting the shackles to raise the heighth. To help raise the trailer and make it ride better look at the different systems offered by MorRyde, Their systems allow for more travel on the suspension so the road doesn't shake the trailer apart. Might be costly for but will be worth the investment.

Be Safe and Enjoy!

It's about time.

Paul and Marti Dahl said...

Just don't sprang your knee adding those air springs!