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Has anyone tried these? If so what has your experience been like?

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The width is spot on. The height should be 1" taller at least. Not more than 1.5" from what I can tell.

As for the springs, since towing my pop up the rear has sagged so much even without any load on it. I am looking for another Pathfinder to park next to for a side by side shot. My guess its 1" lower than it was 6 months ago. Even at 10 psi on the bags the rear lifted up .75 of an inch over from before. This is after flexing the suspension around the house driving.

In the shots below you can see the bag width is fine. (These have 25psi in them) but the lower valve line hangs to low off the rear trailing arm. Then the location where I placed the valve under the rear curve of the bumper. Taken at night so sorry about the clarity
Based on your feedback Lewybrewing, I am going to build my own kit on the airlift site with bags that are 8" or 9" tall. I'll let report what my results are.

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I've been towing around our new Rockwood 2280BH which is 2,200 dry, 280 at the hitch. Way under the 5,000/500 limit. Still the back is sagging way to much for my liking. Ideas?
I 've been towing my coleman 3250lbs at 330lbs on hitch, does sag a bit. I have 40k miles on it, not a problem. Tow Mode did the job when slowing down off ramp, and holds suv in place on hill prevent rolling back. I did research i don't know why they put soft coil springs on back for towing at 5,000 lbs even it has a Tow Package. I saw one drove by where i live on interstate came from canada pulls 26 footer hideout with weight distribution hitch. so for my option more stable and more traction on front wheels instead of sagging rear. We just bought Jayco 24 footer weighs 4700lbs htich rating 440lbs. dropped pretty bad. So serivce ppl at prep says get WDH and surprised got back to level. drove it home notice has more control than my coleman. I'm still amazed how much power this PF has best thing ever owned.

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Based on your feedback Lewybrewing, I am going to build my own kit on the airlift site with bags that are 8" or 9" tall. I'll let report what my results are.

Please let me know.

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I 've been towing my coleman 3250lbs at 330lbs on hitch, does sag a bit. I have 40k miles on it, not a problem. Tow Mode did the job when slowing down off ramp, and holds suv in place on hill prevent rolling back. I did research i don't know why they put soft coil springs on back for towing at 5,000 lbs even it has a Tow Package. I saw one drove by where i live on interstate came from canada pulls 26 footer hideout with weight distribution hitch. so for my option more stable and more traction on front wheels instead of sagging rear. We just bought Jayco 24 footer weighs 4700lbs htich rating 440lbs. dropped pretty bad. So serivce ppl at prep says get WDH and surprised got back to level. drove it home notice has more control than my coleman. I'm still amazed how much power this PF has best thing ever owned.
I think the overall driving experience is fine, it's the excessive sagging which I have a big problem with. I know the car is low, I know the car isn't a true off roader, but for Nissan to sell this as a 5,000 pound towing vehicle is way out of line with the rear sagging so much.

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Although I will say, saggy butt and all, my 14 PF towed my 3500 lb boat easily in hilly terrain. Could not even tell it was there.
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Based on your feedback Lewybrewing, I am going to build my own kit on the airlift site with bags that are 8" or 9" tall. I'll let report what my results are.
Any updates on this?

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