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post #11 of 12 Old 02-25-2013, 07:30 PM
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Originally Posted by thenrie View Post
I've looked into that a little bit. I could buy a new trailer for what some of those setups cost, and the ones I looked at involve a pretty difficult conversion. I paid $1,000 for the trailer, and no matter what I do to it, I'll not likely get a lot more for it when I move it on to the next owner, so I didn't even consider airbags an option. You are right, though. They would work well, if the trailer was worth the investment.

I've never seen a horse trailer with shock absorbers. I've seen airbag suspension on trucks that have shocks, but not on trailers.

Guess I'll have to look a little more before I decide for good.
All air bag suspension need shocks. Otherwise they bounce like crazy. I can only imagine what a kit would cost. I would build it myself, that keeps the cost down. On a side note, you could bag the truck. That'd be a better investment. And you could have a lifted and lowered setting for everyday vs towing. Just a thought.....
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I thought about that, in light of current diesel prices, since lowering the truck for towing would give me a small increase in fuel mileage, but the $4,000 price tag for the conversion put me off. I can pay for a lot of diesel for that much.
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