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Old 03-01-2003, 11:24 AM   #15
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A CAUTION: Don't get under your motorhome and mess with the airbags or controls unless you have the unit on jack stands. It can be tight under there and it is possible to deflate the bags and drop the unit right down on top of you.

This caution has been discussed in other air bag threads but it deserves repeating when new air bag discussions open -- let's all continue to enjoy

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Old 03-01-2003, 10:04 PM   #16
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Your right safety first! I have a concrete pad where I do all my work and I raise the unit up with the leveling system (not all the way) and place the stands underneath. It is important to set the stands inforn of and as close to the axles as possible. Then I lower the leveling system on them. Never set them out by the rear bumper. It is an excellent way to bend the frame and wrinkle the skin. This is a bigger concern on longer units. How do I know? Saw a damaged Winnie once and the owner told me the story.

Thanks again for the reminder,

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Old 03-02-2003, 11:02 AM   #17
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My coach rides high in the back when my bags are inflated. Is this mormal? I have a new valve. Is there some adjustment?. I just thought that the bag inflated to a certain pressure.
I had the problem with air leakage in the pump. I didnt think about a check valve. I just manually inflate using a $25 12 volt electric compressor. I have a female air chuck in the compartment where the pump resides. I made up an air hose that inserts into the female end. I put a regular tire valve at the other end so I can just pump in air if I need to. I found that after disconecting the pump I rarely have to add air.
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Old 03-02-2003, 11:20 AM   #18
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how do you tell if you have the right amount of air in the bags? I do the visual check, but would rather know if they actually are at 100lbs or not. I expect to put ina gauge as PeterH has done, and probably continue to add air manually for now.
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Old 03-02-2003, 08:26 PM   #19
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System pressure is 100 PSI. The amount of pressure in the bags is determined by your leveling valve(s). The reason for this is the ever changing weight in the rear of the coach. (fuel tank and holding tanks)
Under normal to heavy load my leveling valves shut of supply to the air bags @ appr 95 psi, tank pressure continues to go 100 PSI.
System pressure is determined by the pressure regular, which has a cut-in/cut-out setting of appr. 80/100 psi
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Old 03-03-2003, 07:12 AM   #20
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Same topic, different question.

What is a good source for replacement air bags? What tipís might you have for replacement of the air bags?


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