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Old 04-02-2012, 08:33 PM   #1
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Proper air bag mounting for 24' A/S MoHo?

Can anyone help me determine if this is a standard air bag installation on a 24' MoHo? It appears there is a factory made bracket mounted inside the frame rail and a homemade bracket just below it welded to the bottom of the frame. I was going to replace the air bags but, now I am wondering if someone has modified this install . I'm not sure if these are even the correct air bags for this install. Has anyone else replaced the airbags on a 24' Moho, if so what was the part # for the Firestone Ride-rite?
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Old 04-03-2012, 02:31 PM   #2
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I believe the air bags on your coach are a booster rather then a "air" suspension. Check out this site.
Air Lift Company LOADLIFTER 5000; LEAF SPRING LEVELING KIT - All Drive Types

This is a similar type of installation. There are several outfits offering similar products that do the same thing, The air bags may fit your mounts but many times the kit comes with mounts that may be easy to install.

This outfit has new installation kits as well as replacement parts.

Ride-Rite Replacement Air Bags, Air Springs - Replacement Firestone Bags

Good luck, Dan
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Old 05-28-2012, 08:12 PM   #3
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Thanks for the lead on the parts. I went to SD Truckparts. Fair pricing and quick shipping. I bought the whole kit ( Firestone # 2080) because I was not sure about the upper mounting bracket on my MH. After I got the parts in my hand and compared them to what I had I realized that my mounting brackets would work fine. I did not install the brackets or the air lines. I could have saved some money by buying the bags seperately. Oh well , lesson learned. The only issue I had was the bolts on top of the air bags were a little different. The new bags had a coarse thread and a nut whereas, the old bags had a fine thread and a nut with a sleeve. I had to buy a bronze bushing and cut it down to make my old brackets work (no big deal).
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Glad it worked out for you. A lot of this stuff is scary until you actually get the part in your hand, then it all comes together.

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I put that same kit on a 1976 20' Coachmen motorhome that was sagging in the rear. Seemed to do that job well but you had to manually monitor the air pressure.

The Coachmen motorhome is long gone and I now have a 1974 20' Argosy motorhome that is in need of something similar. What I've been thinking about doing is adding this same kit only with the addition of leveling valves (one per side) and installing an air compressor and tank (salvaged from our parts 345 motor home).

I can't think of any reason why this wouldn't work.

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