Ford E-Series E150 | E250 | E350 | E450 Airbag Suspension Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate Air Helper Springs

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Airbag Suspension Air Lift LoadLifter 5000 for Ford E-Series E150 | E250 | E350 | E450

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Air Lift Vehicle Suspension – AL88138

  • Air Springs
  • Rear Axle Suspension Enhancement
  • Heavy Duty
  • Air Lift

5,000-lb Capacity. LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal bumpers, so you get the adjustable load support of air springs and the comfort and reliability of jounce springs. Jounces also work as a fail-safe if air springs lose pressure.


  • Hybrid spring system combines the adjustability of air springs with the reliability of jounce-style springs
  • Air bags reduce the strain on your rear suspension, increase safety, and compensate for uneven loads
    • Level your vehicle front to back and help maintain safe headlight aim
    • Adjust independently for side-to-side leveling of off-center loads
    • Improve steering and braking performance
  • Jounce spring inside each air spring helps to improve ride comfort, reduce sway, and help with cornering
    • Engages at lower air pressures to better absorb road shock and minimize bottoming out
    • Provides support progressively – the more you load the springs, the stiffer they become
    • Lets you temporarily carry a load with zero air pressure in your springs
  • Quality construction for long-lasting spring life
    • 2-Ply, fabric-reinforced rubber air springs are durable
    • Air Lift’s exclusive upper and lower roll plates protect air springs from damage, extending the life of the suspension system
    • High-strength Zytel nylon endcaps are lighter, stronger, and more corrosion resistant than steel
    • Urethane internal jounces require no maintenance and work well in hot or cold temperatures
  • Designed for heavy-duty applications such as 3/4-ton and 1-ton pickup trucks, motor homes, and commercial trucks
  • Mounting brackets and hardware are included for installation
  • Manual inflation valves and air lines are included
    • Manual valves are typically mounted on bumper for easy access
    • Compressor system with in-cab gauges (sold separately) can be added to monitor and automatically adjust air pressure
  • Made in the USA


  • Load-leveling capacity: up to 5,000 lbs
    • LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs will not increase your vehicle’s weight-carrying capacity. Do not exceed the manufacturer’s recommended weight limit.
  • Adjustable air pressure: 5 psi – 100 psi
  • Lifetime warranty
  • 60-Day satisfaction guarantee

Get the Best of Both Springs

The air springs and jounce springs in this system work together to give you the best ride whether your truck is loaded or unloaded. Air Lift’s LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have internal urethane foam jounces that protect the air springs and provide added ride comfort when your air pressure is low. The jounces also allow you to temporarily carry a load if the air springs lose air pressure. This gives your 3/4- or 1-ton pickup, motor home, or commercial truck air springs that are easier to maintain.

Air Springs Level Your Load

Carrying heavy cargo in your truck bed or trailer puts extra stress on your truck. Your brakes erode faster, your tires wear unevenly, and handling suffers severely. When towing, you might also experience excessive sway, bottoming out, and even inaccurate and unsafe headlight aim.

By pairing your existing suspension with LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs, you can seriously beef up your suspension, ensure equal load distribution, and get the support you need. The springs provide up to 5,000 lbs of load-leveling capacity (depending on the weight-carrying capacity of your vehicle) and distribute the weight of your payload to all 4 wheels. As a result, the stress on your factory suspension is significantly reduced. LoadLifter’s air bags are adjustable from 5 to 100 psi for precise support, and they can be inflated equally for front-to-back leveling or independently of one another for side-to-side leveling.

The air springs are made of high-quality, 2-ply, fabric-reinforced rubber. Most air bags lose air at the ends where the bag is enclosed with steel caps. These caps can rust and corrode over time, creating small holes. But the endcaps on Air Lift air bags are fashioned from corrosion-proof Zytel nylon, a material that is both stronger and lighter than steel, ensuring that the air bags won’t lose air.

Roll plates on Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring

The air bags also have Air Lift’s exclusive roll plates, which protect the air springs and beef up their load capacity. These sturdy plates help guard the springs from moving parts under your vehicle that might puncture the air bags. The plates also provide a larger surface area for each spring to roll on. The extra surface area gives you a higher spring rate at a lower air pressure, resulting in a better ride.

Built-In Jounce Springs Add Control and Comfort

Air Lift 5000 Ultimate air spring with jounce spring inside

The closed-cell urethane jounce spring inside each air spring gives you a more stable, comfortable ride. Each jounce acts as an overload spring and engages when your current air pressure level isn’t enough to support your load. So on a rough road, the springs will kick in if needed to absorb bumps and shocks and help you to avoid bottoming out. When the jounces support a load, they adjust progressively – the more weight you pile on, the stiffer they become. The urethane material engages more smoothly than rubber jounces so you get a less jerky ride.

Because these jounces are taller than your factory jounce bumpers, they engage sooner than your factory jounces would to provide better support. And if the LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate air springs have insufficient or zero air pressure, the internal jounces will help to temporarily support your suspension and protect it from damage until you can repair or adjust the air spring system.

Easy Installation

This system installs with the included brackets and hardware. Just mount the springs, inflate them, and ride. To inflate the LoadLifter springs, you just have to pump in air through the inflation valves. A line kit is included with the springs so that you can install the manual inflation valves (1 for each spring). These are typically mounted on the bumper but can be installed anywhere that is easily accessible. If you want to make the springs even easier to use, you can get a compressor and gauge system (sold separately) that allows you to monitor and adjust the springs from the cab of your truck.

Lifetime Warranty

Along with a lifetime warranty that has no mileage restrictions, Air Lift offers a 60-day satisfaction guarantee. Just install and use LoadLifter 5000 Ultimate springs for 60 days, and if you are not satisfied at the end of this time, you can remove and return them for a full refund.

88138 AirLift Load Lifter 5000 Ultimate Air Springs with Internal Jounce Bumpers – Rear Axle

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This Product Fits The Following Vehicles

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  • 2007 – 2007 Winnebago Access Motorhome 24V
  • 2008 – 2013 Winnebago Access Motorhome 24V – E-350
  • 2012 – 2013 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite Motorhome 23RB
  • 2011 – 2011 Holiday Rambler Aluma Lite Motorhome 23RB – Triton
  • 2005 – 2007 Winnebago Aspect Motorhome 23D
  • 2007 – 2007 Winnebago Aspect Motorhome 26A
  • 2008 – 2009 Holiday Rambler Atlantis Motorhome 121 – Triton
  • 2008 – 2009 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 213 – Triton
  • 2008 – 2008 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 214 – Triton
  • 2008 – 2009 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 235S – Triton
  • 2015 – 2016 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 23B
  • 2010 – 2010 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 23RBS – Triton
  • 2015 – 2016 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 25K – E-350
  • 2012 – 2013 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 25PCS
  • 2011 – 2011 Holiday Rambler Augusta Motorhome 25PCS – Triton
  • 2016 – 2022 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser Motorhome 5210
  • 2016 – 2022 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser Motorhome 5230
  • 2019 – 2022 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser Motorhome 5240
  • 2017 – 2022 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser Motorhome 5245
  • 2019 – 2019 Gulf Stream BT Cruiser Motorhome 5255
  • 2000 – 2000 Coachmen Catalina Sport Motorhome 195RK
  • 2007 – 2007 Winnebago Chalet Motorhome 22B
  • 2008 – 2008 Winnebago Chalet Motorhome 24V
  • 2011 – 2011 Thor Chateau Citation Motorhome 21BC – Ford
  • 2010 – 2010 Four Winds Chateau Motorhome 19G
  • 2009 – 2010 Four Winds Chateau Motorhome 21RB – Ford
  • 2010 – 2010 Four Winds Chateau Motorhome 23A – Ford
  • 2009 – 2009 Four Winds Chateau Motorhome 23A – Triton
  • 2011 – 2012 Thor Chateau Motorhome 19G

Additional information

Weight 22 lbs
Dimensions 24 × 24 × 12 in