An air-ride trailer is equipped with what is referred to as an air-ride suspension system. This system is comprised of a compressor pump, inflatable bellows referred to as air springs, and a series of control valves. When air is pumped into the air springs the trailer’s chassis is raised from the axle. Conversely, when air is removed from the air springs the chassis lowers.
The goal of a trailer-based air suspension system is similar to that of a standard steel spring or leaf spring suspension: to provide a consistent and smooth ride. In contrast to a steel spring suspension, some air-ride systems provide additional benefits and features as they can be controlled by an onboard computer system. These benefits include: setting ride-height, raising and lowering the chassis as needed, and automatic self-leveling.
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