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Old 03-20-2007, 08:56 PM   #1
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Airbags r flat!

I hope someone can help. Just got my 345 out of the shop (a performance shop, not a RV shop) for a much needed hedman header and flowmaster exhaust as well as a brake caliper replacment. About 15 miles down the road I noticed I had no air suspension on the gauge. I have no idea where the compressor might be or if there is a compressor. anyone have any thoughts on how to remedy this?
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Old 03-21-2007, 05:56 AM   #2
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On my 310 the air compressor is in the left rear compartment door that has the electric cord. Others have had them in the generator compartment. Not a good idea to drive with no air. It will tear up the air bags, if they are any good, and is rough on the suspension.

Good luck. Best do a complete check on the air system and bags. If the bottom of the bags are cracked (aka dry rot) you need to replace them.
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Old 03-21-2007, 06:16 AM   #3
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Under the bed in the curbside rear corner

See this thread -

http://www.airforums.com/forum...ssor-8624.html

Do a search on "Air Compressor" - lots and lots of threads on this subject.
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Old 03-21-2007, 10:09 AM   #4
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Here is another thread.

Fred Goes to Stone Mountain

I had a breaker in the front go out on my 345. I had the rear corner full and the compressor (not the problem) was in a wood box inside the curb-side cabinets in the bedroom.

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Old 03-21-2007, 01:17 PM   #5
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On our 345 the breaker for the compressor is mounted on the drivers side vertical frame inside the front hood. The compressor it's self is in the lower cabinet curb side rear under the drawers.
I can get some pictures if needed, Rob
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I too have bag problems, is there another fuse besides the one at the
compressor? Mike
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:32 PM   #7
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Our's is in the right rear compartment (inside). Of course,it only fills the rear bags. The fronts are filled manually via schraeder (sp?)valve.
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Old 03-21-2007, 01:34 PM   #8
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On my 310 the air compressor is in the left rear compartment door that has the electric cord. Others have had them in the generator compartment. Not a good idea to drive with no air. It will tear up the air bags, if they are any good, and is rough on the suspension.

Good luck. Best do a complete check on the air system and bags. If the bottom of the bags are cracked (aka dry rot) you need to replace them.
There was a recall for the '83 mohos & leaf springs were added, so no bag
damage would occur & prevent the "leaning" so common to the GMCs.Mike
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There are three breakers in the front. From the front, open the engine door. On the firewall to the right there are three little rectangular boxes with two posts and wires on them.

This is from the Stone Mountain thread.

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On the 325 and 345 there are circuit breakers on the fire wall
three breakers 2 30 amp and one 50 amp.
the power seats and the air compressor are on the same breaker usually the bottom one of the three. this breaker is a 30 amp breaker
they are located next to the isolator in group of three

TOP a 30 amp on top that has the start assist, floodlight and brake control for the tag axle.

MIDDLE a 50 amp connected to the isolator and the main solenoid for the coach batteries.

BOTTOM a 30 amp connected to roadside power seat, curbside power seat, air compressor for air ride

thanks hope this a help

Ray

We had this learning lesson earlier this year

Peter and Brett our trip is going great air ride is working OK
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Thank you all for air bag info; the '83 310 has the isolator , but no fuses.
Please, don't make me crawl under the dash!!!!!!
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I love this site! Somebody else asked the questions, but I learned at least two things that I didn't know. Thanks guys.
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There was a recall for the '83 mohos & leaf springs were added, so no bag
damage would occur & prevent the "leaning" so common to the GMCs.Mike
That's very interesting..... I have leaf srings on the 310, albeit with the rear part of the spring very crudely cut off! is that standard.....

It looks like the spring was "shortened" so the air bag suspension regulator frame work and the fuel tank had some "breathing space".

Do you know the content of this recall
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That's very interesting..... I have leaf srings on the 310, albeit with the rear part of the spring very crudely cut off! is that standard.....

It looks like the spring was "shortened" so the air bag suspension regulator frame work and the fuel tank had some "breathing space".

Do you know the content of this recall
I believe the recall was government mandated... yes, if it looks like some
fool did the cutting...that is the "factory recall workmanship".
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