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#1 whynot

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:57 AM

We have had our camper for six months and are pretty happy with it.  However, it feels a bit more bouncy than I think it should.  If you have a similar rig I would be very interested in knowing what air pressures you find optimal.  Thanks!


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 03:16 AM

We have had our camper for six months and are pretty happy with it.  However, it feels a bit more bouncy than I think it should.  If you have a similar rig I would be very interested in knowing what air pressures you find optimal.  Thanks!

Hmm, I have just found a great thread on tire pressure on this site so now I just need thoughts/recommendations on suspension air bags.


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Posted 18 July 2019 - 02:25 PM

I have a 2008 Frontier with a ATC Bobcat shell. Cooper E rated tires. 45 lbs front, 55 lbs rear. Airbags at 40 lbs left (furnace/propane side, so heavier), 35 lbs right.

It seems to ride good. I set the air bag pressure by what it takes to bring the rear tire clearance back to what it would be unloaded.


Hmm, I have just found a great thread on tire pressure on this site so now I just need thoughts/recommendations on suspension air bags.


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#4 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 06:15 PM

Not exactly the same,but similar.

I have a 2002 Tundra AC TRD 4X4 with a full Bobcat.

Firestone air bags and 265 75 R16 D rated tires.

I keep 40# front 45# rear and 30# left airbag 20# right airbag.

This works well for me.

I also keep a eye on the center tread wear to see if I am

over/under inflated.

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Posted 18 July 2019 - 10:33 PM

I have a Frontier King Cab with an Eagle.  BFG KO2 tires at 42 front 50 rear.  Air down when on rough 4x4 roads.  The E rated tires make a huge difference.  Air bags set at 60 left, 45 right.  This was what it took to bring the height up to what it was without the camper - although this was with regular tires - haven't done that with the KO2's (probably should),  but that air pressure works well.  Hardly any bounce at all and feels very stable.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 12:50 AM

I usually keep about 35-40 pounds in the Boss air bags on our 2012 Tacoma Extracab with FWC Fleet. If you're using similar pressure and still feeling a lot of bouncing, the problem could be with your shock absorbers rather than the bags and springs. The suspension shouldn't cycle (bounce) more than once or twice over a bump. If it's pogoing, that indicates a lack of shock control.


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Posted 19 July 2019 - 04:41 PM

Thank you all for your input; much appreciated.  We had BFG KO2 tires installed yesterday and they set pressures at 50psi. (they replaced P-rated tires)  Already it is handling much better, so we will now tinker with adjustments.

Cheers!

 


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#8 Casa Escarlata Robles Too

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Posted 19 July 2019 - 07:31 PM

Just getting rid of those "P" rated tires was a great first step.

They are "car" tires now LT ones.

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