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Old 03-19-2006, 10:43 AM   #29
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Yep. Just get a good vise grip pliars and clamp onto the old bags and screw them out through the hole in the bottom of the spring. Worked good for me. I even carry a spare one on the road now. All I need is the vise grip.
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Old 03-19-2006, 11:20 AM   #30
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Good news...you don't need to take apart the A frame to install bags. The old bags come out the hole in the lower control arm...and believe it or not, with enough dish soap, the new ones slide up through the same hole.
NO WAY! That is too kool... Hmmmmmm where did you say you got em?
I darn near lost a toe replacing my 62 Chevy's springs!

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Old 03-19-2006, 08:13 PM   #31
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Yeah, it's actually one of the easier projects to do on the Moho. Here is a link to the bags at CW (http://www.campingworld.com/browse/p...=1745&src=SRQB)

Most local RV dealers will stock them too.

Sweet ride! I definately need to stop in on you when I'm in Rye this summer. I'll bring the 345 and we'll take a picture of Peanut next to it.
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Old 03-20-2006, 04:51 AM   #32
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Yeah, it's actually one of the easier projects to do on the Moho. Here is a link to the bags at CW (http://www.campingworld.com/browse/p...=1745&src=SRQB)

Most local RV dealers will stock them too.

Sweet ride! I definately need to stop in on you when I'm in Rye this summer. I'll bring the 345 and we'll take a picture of Peanut next to it.

I'll look into the link! Thanks

By all means stop in ! I have room for a few more rigs. If you interested, we have courtesy parking @ our camp in the mountains too. PM and let me know when your in the area.
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Old 03-20-2006, 09:33 AM   #33
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AlanSD, I saw your cockpit/doghouse make over in one of the other threads, very nice indeed. I am hoping to do something similar but need to replace the front passenger side AC trim and find the side mouldings as these are missing. (Later type dash with all the lights in a row!)

I gather there are some bolts that hold the doghouse down. I cannot find these probably buried under carpet/underlay. I want to remove the doghouse to attend to engine "front-end-bits-n-pieces". Do you know where about I start looking? Along the bottom, edges or across the top?

the bolts are up top on the leading edge of the doghouse after you remove the radio/stereo mount. You can see them then. The whole affair pulls off and you can get to the front area of the engine.Thanks for the compliment, the front area looks much cleaner and is a lot quieter also.
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Old 03-20-2006, 05:06 PM   #34
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Yeah, it's actually one of the easier projects to do on the Moho. Here is a link to the bags at CW (http://www.campingworld.com/browse/p...=1745&src=SRQB)

Most local RV dealers will stock them too.

Sweet ride! I definately need to stop in on you when I'm in Rye this summer. I'll bring the 345 and we'll take a picture of Peanut next to it.
Thnaks for the info, Should be in by weeks end!
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Old 03-27-2006, 06:57 AM   #35
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Good news...you don't need to take apart the A frame to install bags. The old bags come out the hole in the lower control arm...and believe it or not, with enough dish soap, the new ones slide up through the same hole.
Air Bag, or what was lfet of them came out the spring gap, with needle nose vise grips. It does not look possilbe to cram the new ones in the existing hole........
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Old 03-27-2006, 07:34 AM   #36
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Air Bag, or what was lfet of them came out the spring gap, with needle nose vise grips. It does not look possilbe to cram the new ones in the existing hole........
Check out reply #16 in this thread

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Old 03-29-2006, 10:53 AM   #37
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Is it worth the risk?

Got the air bags, 3-1/2" outside diamater. Hole diameter = 2.0". Read up on instalation techniques. Drew a vacuum on the air bag with a schrader valve installed to hold compression. For me, it is not worth the risk of damage to the bag attempting to give it the ole Arthur Cram through the hole. Sooooooooooo New springs are on order, will have em tomorrow. $106
Looking for upper and lower ball joints. So far $75 each. Pay me now, or pay me later. Iíll bite the bullet and rebuild the front endÖ.
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Old 03-29-2006, 01:14 PM   #38
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Front Air bag squeeze!

Just a little tip.

I used cable ties instead of hose clips! I hope you call them the same... the plastic strap type thingyís that some cops use instead of handcuffs!

Any way I removed the valve core, scrunched down the bag to a smaller size than the hole, pulled it tighter with the cable tie. Used one every inch or so, as need be.

Oiled up the bag with washing-up liquid and in it went. As you progress to each strap, simply snip with side cutters and youíre in.

My big mistake was to remove the top and bottom collars to help get the bag in the hole. Half way through inserting the bag I tried to fit the top collar back onÖ No way! It would not go on so that was left off in the end, so I expect to replace that bag in no time! The bottom one was easier and went back nicely.

I want next to fit 3 way solenoid valves and control the front and rear bagsí pressure remotely from the cab for a) adjusting for load, and b) a minor levelling adjustment before the jacks are used. The GMC had such a system that I believed worked well.

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PS Thanks AlanSD for the tip on the dog-house bolts. Looks like itís carpet off time!
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Looking for upper and lower ball joints. So far $75 each. Pay me now, or pay me later. Iíll bite the bullet and rebuild the front endÖ.
have you found the ball joints yet? wonder if these guys would be helpful-
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have you found the ball joints yet? wonder if these guys would be helpful-
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Good link, thanks! I have not committed to Ball Joints just yet. Prices are ranging from $35 to $90... Looking into why.

This baby otta drive pretty sweet with these. I may go with Urethane bushings too while I have it apart...

Wait till ya see what the paint plan is (they make new polly rollers for primer)
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Old 03-30-2006, 04:02 PM   #42
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In case your interested?
Removal of the spring is about 20 minutes worth of effort.
  1. Jack and support the frame, one side only
  2. Remove the tire
  3. Using a floor jack, lift the A-Frame at levelize the shock.
  4. Remover the lower shock mount, free shock from perch
  5. Remove the Front Stabilizer bar (2 bolts)
  6. Remove the cotter pin on the lower Ball Joint, remove the nut
  7. With a brass drift pin, strike the top of the ball joint (where the nut was)
  8. Slightly lower the jack, repeat until the taper breaks free
  9. If you have a dust cover on the Disc brake rotor ensure the A-Frame will pass by
  10. SLOWLY lower the jack, remove spring.
Clean everything!
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