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Old 04-24-2010, 12:01 PM   #15
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Today, I stopped for a bit and was looking around my new baby, and I noticed a valve on the front side... I had not noticed before. I looked at the other side, and it had one too! Looked at the front springs, and there are Blue bags inside the front springs...
Wouldn't hurt to double check but I'm pretty much sure that Airstream says to run 55 psi, no more-no less, in the front bags.
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Old 04-27-2010, 06:14 AM   #16
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Yep, 55 psi is per Airstream spec.

What was probably happening was one side had pressure in the bag and the other side didn't. This would cause a definite inbalance in the front end alignment. By letting all the air out both sides were equal. We've driven our motorhome this way and while it did steer ok by putting air in the bags it made a huge difference in roll and steering comfort and it helped eliminate the wandering.

If it were me I would pressurize the bags to 55 psi and then see how it rides.

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I noticed the bags on mine, with the air fitting sticking out the bottom. Between the spring coils I can see major cracking so I'd be supprised if they even held air. I drove it arround locally but didn't get over 40 mph. It felt better after deflating the tires but I won't know for sure until she sees the highway. Lowering the seats 2" made a huge difference. No more throttling and braking with my toes.
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Old 04-28-2010, 07:15 AM   #18
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Does your motor home have a solid straight front axle or independant front suspension?
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Old 04-30-2010, 09:47 AM   #20
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I noticed the bags on mine, with the air fitting sticking out the bottom. Between the spring coils I can see major cracking so I'd be supprised if they even held air. I drove it arround locally but didn't get over 40 mph. It felt better after deflating the tires but I won't know for sure until she sees the highway. Lowering the seats 2" made a huge difference. No more throttling and braking with my toes.
Replacing the bags is a huge PIA but well worth the effort. First one was harder than the second, imagine that

I know what you mean about the seats. I haven't lowered ours yet but am considering it. The biggest problem is the steering wheel doesn't tilt enough so its a pain to see the speedometer and tachometer because of the wheel spoke arrangement. I rotated the steering wheel 180 degrees but haven't driven it yet to see if it helps.

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Our 345 had a huge problem with wandering until I discovered that on of the mounts for the rear shock absorbers had broken free from the frame. Had it repaired and it made a big difference.
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