Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2014, 04:52 AM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
1977 28' Argosy 28
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 7
Front suspension

I have a 1977 Argosy 28' Motorcoach that needs new new shocks, coil springs, and air bags for the front suspension. I am having a difficult time trying to find the airbag replacements. Are these available anywhere? If not, can I go with a heavier duty coil and shocks to make up for it? A little worried about how it will level with the back suspension. Thanks.

Tim Cutter
__________________

__________________
timcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 05:42 AM   #2
Rivet Master
Commercial Member
 
Andrew T's Avatar

 
2008 34' Classic
1960 17' Pacer
London , Ontario
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 955
Hi Tim

The air bags are made by AirLiftCompany.com

Part Number: 81560 SKU:729199815607

Monroe Gas Magnum Shock Absorbers work really well on this as well.
__________________

__________________
Andrew Thomson
London, Ontario

"One test is worth a thousand expert opinions."
Tex Johnston, Boeing 707 test pilot
Andrew T is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 01:07 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,768
I think i got my front airbags from mich. truck spring. I believe they have two brands available.....firestone and airlift. Not much different in price, i bought the airlift brand.
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 08:04 PM   #4
2 Rivet Member
 
woodja's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Dayton , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
air bags

I ordered a replacement set of front airbags for our 310 today.
$87, no tax, no shipping.

Sdtrucksprings.com
__________________
woodja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2014, 11:08 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
Smartstream's Avatar

 
1982 28' Airstream 280
Port Angeles , Washington
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 1,372
Quote:
Originally Posted by timcutter View Post
I have a 1977 Argosy 28' Motorcoach that needs new new shocks, coil springs, and air bags for the front suspension. I am having a difficult time trying to find the airbag replacements. Are these available anywhere? If not, can I go with a heavier duty coil and shocks to make up for it? A little worried about how it will level with the back suspension. Thanks.

Tim Cutter

Hi Tim, like the other guys said you can use either Airlift or Firestone and I use Sdtruckspring. The one thing you want to keep in mind is you coach is built on a P-30 Chevy chassis. No parts guy can find your Argosy in a parts book but the P-30 is easy to find. I also bought Bilstein shocks from Shockwarehouse
__________________
Cheers, Dan
________________________________________


"Socialist governments traditionally do make a financial mess. They always run out of other people's money. It's quite a characteristic of them."
~ Margaret Thatcher ~
Smartstream is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-29-2014, 04:57 PM   #6
Rivet Master
 
mayco's Avatar

 
1982 31' Airstream 310
champaign , Illinois
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 2,768
Did you get your air bags installed?
__________________
mayco is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 05:34 AM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
1977 28' Argosy 28
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 7
Not yet. Thanks for asking. Had to put new tires on first. A nice $1500 hickey. Old tires appeared fine with plenty of groove left, but were not holding air due their age.
__________________
timcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 07:21 AM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
woodja's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Dayton , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
I did get my one bad air bag replaced. It turned out to be a much bigger job that I thought.
The installation instructions fail to mention that the old airbag is hard as a rock & unlikely to just slide right out of there. But a sawzall turned it into a 2" ribbon & it did come out.
Most importantly is the prep of the new bag----removal of as much air as possible & rolling it up into a very long,thin tube which I secured with wire ties. My work bench wood vise was a big help too. The left front will only get replaced when it fails & this one will undoubtedly be easier. Pete
__________________
woodja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-30-2014, 07:32 AM   #9
2 Rivet Member
 
woodja's Avatar
 
1982 31' Airstream 310
Dayton , Tennessee
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 81
timcutter

It may be too late for you since you've already bought your tires but I also had the continual loss of air. My tires are 6-7 years old, great tread & no drying out cracks on sidewalls. I know I have to replace them & will this fall.
But I solved my air loss problems by replacing the valve stems AND the valve extenders. Apparently the small o rings in the extenders had dried out & were failing to hold air.
My life is much better now--------------------Pete
__________________
woodja is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2014, 04:30 AM   #10
1 Rivet Member
 
1977 28' Argosy 28
Tulsa , Oklahoma
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 7
Thanks again. I had Firestine go through each tire. There wasn't a tight seal against the wheel due to age(10 years old). Probably more due to previous owner letting them sit flat for long periods. They won't touch tires that old due to liability. If they were not so old, they would have added a sealer. Better safe than sorry.
__________________

__________________
timcutter is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front Suspension Work GAArgosy Argosy Motorhomes 3 03-20-2013 05:55 AM
Classic FB Limited (Front Bed vs Front Couch) Sky 2006 - 2010 Classic (all lengths) 38 08-07-2011 08:42 PM
Front suspension on a 2004 suburban? AxelBruijnis Tow Vehicles 11 07-16-2011 05:28 AM
front suspension/ ball joints wb13798 Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 13 11-07-2003 08:57 AM
front suspension, tires, shocks... mwendell Airstream Motorhome Forums 9 03-12-2003 06:26 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.