Originally Posted by M500E
How many of you would trust a heavy load to this spring? Does everyone agree this is "great condition no issues"?
The plies do not look compromised to me. Abrasion to the outer layer is just cosmetic.
Having had two of those exact airbags lose pressure (while pulling a 15,000 pound trailer, with 15 people in my van, with 15 mountain bikes on the roof) I can assure you there is zero safety hazards associated with losing pressure. The ride will become very rough if you are fully loaded, but you can still drive safely. Except your headlight aim will be affected slightly.
It sounds to me like you were expecting a "like new" set of airbags, but the ad to me does not look like they were represented that way. If they were damaged during shipping, then file a claim with the shipping company.
Besides, this configuration is not at all suitable for lifting a van 2". They are for leveling only, not primary support. Your frame was not designed to carry all the load in a single point above the frame. Even full air-ride setups don't do this.