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Old 04-22-2016, 08:27 AM   #1
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Front Air bags/springs

I finally tore the old airbags from my from coils and need to replace them. What have you guys used as a replacements?
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #2
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Looks like they are on sale right now


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Old 04-22-2016, 09:10 AM   #3
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I found a kit on sdtrucksprings meant for the p30 chassis that were made by firestone. Ordered those. Someone at my work bought the same ones for his P30 (Winnebago I think) and said they installed easily.
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Old 04-22-2016, 09:11 AM   #4
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Thanks Mayco! Those are the ones I bought for the front, I dont have rears. Wouldnt mind installing some at some point.
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Old 04-22-2016, 01:53 PM   #5
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...Someone at my work bought the same ones for his P30 (Winnebago I think) and said they installed easily.
Whoever your friend is at work is more than welcome to come and install mine!

I found installing them to be one of the more frustrating tasks to undertake on these rigs.
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Bit of a bugger to fit. Lots of washing up liquid, soften bag first. I think I tied mine with cable ties so it didn't keep unravelling. Make sure the rubber discs are properly in position. Once you have delivered a steady stream of expletives, shredded the skin from your knuckles and spent several hours underneath her - you'll be ready for a beer!


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Old 04-22-2016, 02:07 PM   #7
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I'm with Brad on that one. Aggravating. I found that cutting the last 8" off a broom handle made a nice tool for forcing the bladder into the hole in the bottom of the A arm. Squeeze all the air out of it before you roll it up and start trying to get it in the hole. Use plenty of lubricant.
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I dropped the lower control arms on mine and just slid the bags in much easier than fighting them.
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Old 04-30-2016, 01:38 PM   #9
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I don't know what you guys were talking about . It took about 90 minutes to install the whole thing, including mounting remote fill points.
I vacuumed the air from the bagsClick image for larger version

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Tied them up
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The disks were a little tricky but overall it was an easy job.
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Show off.....

What did you use for a vacuum pump?
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Is that an AC system vacuum pump?

Since my suspension is totally apart right now I plan on stuffing the airbags inside the springs before putting the spring between the control arms.

That's the John Warden method
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It does work for AC systems and I've used it to fix many friend's vehicles. I use it for changing oil on my boat too
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You better hurry on that suspension work, rally is just over a week away!
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