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I tow a small 5th wheel with my 2010 F250 C.C. 4x4. The kingpin weight is around 1,100 pounds. The rear of the truck drops 2 or 3 inches with the load, so I am wanting to add helper springs to level out the truck.

I've used airbags in the past with my slide-in truck campers but have had problems with them staying aired-up or having to change the air setting on them due to the camper "loading" changing because of the addition of grey/black water in the holding tanks. I was thinking of going with Timbrens, SuperSpring "SumoSprings" or Firestone Work-Rites, which are all basically elastomeric/ polymer replacements for airbags.

As my research continued, I came across the SuperSprings "helper springs" and Road Master Active Suspension. These products claim to stop axle-wrap and tire-hop, in addition to keeping the truck level. They also speak of anti-sway benefits and improved fuel economy.

Please chime-in if you have experience with any of these products, good or bad, so that I can make an informed decision.

Thanks for the help!!!!!!!!!!!!
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I bought the Super Springs for my '08 250 SC, easy install. Really helped the truck stay level when hooked up to my 12,000 lb 5th wheel. Have a good one.

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I was running full loads of fill dirt in the long bed of my truck last summer and it was sagging something terrible. It was embarrassing, actually. I bought some Superlift 2" add-a-leafs for about $85.00 and installed 'em. They've been great with the fill dirt and also full pallets of large size winsor stones ... no sag at all now with these loads. The ride did stiffen up a little in the rear when unloaded, but not too bad at all. No air bags to worry about. No gimmicks either. Just more strength in the rear springs

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