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Old 02-06-2012, 03:28 AM   #15
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Yes, it was way high, as I had it up on the jacks.
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Old 02-07-2012, 09:15 AM   #16
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---leaky old air-bags---

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Spent several hours looking thru the forums here and elsewhere looking for the part Number for the rear aibags, on my 1984 345.
I came up with this one, but am a little confused between model years and lengths...

W01-358-5412
or..
<LI class=alt>Firestone Bellows Number:1T14C-3 or 1T14F-4American Carrier Number:8003-011
<LI class=alt>Holland (Neway) Number:900-57-057
Can ayone confirm?
I too spent some time looking for the correct airbag and came up with the same number. W01-358-5412, Firestone Reversible Sleeve Air Spring, Airide Springs, Airide Air Bags - TruckSpring.com

However when I called them and mentioned it was for a motorhome on P30 chassis they said they had some kind of kit and he was not sure where I got this number from. So I took some photos, not the best and no p number in sight so will try again.

That price on the website is for one bag only!
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Old 02-07-2012, 02:20 PM   #17
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My air bags are self contained with no external tank.....are yours? I am having a time getting part numbers from the shop but will try if you think yours might be the same.....Ron research mine...I can check tomorrow...p
My air bags for the 24' are Firestone 6859.....they had to reposition the hoses because they were too close to the muffler or some hot things....paula
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Old 02-08-2012, 02:14 PM   #18
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My air bags for the 24' are Firestone 6859.....they had to reposition the hoses because they were too close to the muffler or some hot things....paula
No compressor or exterior valves to fill the bags?
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Old 02-09-2012, 01:31 AM   #19
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The air bags are just that, bags that hold air. They really don't care how you fill them, they still work the same in your suspension. You put so much air in them and they hold your vehicle up, absorb road bumps and give you a comfortable ride. The height adjusting valve and on board air supply/compressor simply adjusts the pressure in the bags to maintain a constant ride height with varying vehicle weight. This is important on a truck or a bus. The biggest advantage of air bags on an RV is a smoother ride. The on board compressor just means you don't have to check them everyday like you do your tires unless you have one of the high dollar coaches that uses the air suspension to level the coach at your campsite. If you don't have a leveling valve and compressor and want one it's pretty easy to add if you feel the need.

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So AS built a coach with air bags and no way to keep the pressure up? Sounds nuts to me.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:02 PM   #21
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I looked up the part numbers of Paula's Airbags, and they look eactly like the Airbags that are added to my Suburban to handle the Tow load. They have pipes and a valve to add air, and never loose any pressure that I had noticed.
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Old 02-09-2012, 03:20 PM   #22
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So AS built a coach with air bags and no way to keep the pressure up? Sounds nuts to me.
Yeah Mike, just like the air bags in the front springs, no on board pump required. Like I said the only reason to vary air pressure is to accommodate varying loads. The load in a motorhome should be fairly constant.

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Old 02-09-2012, 03:26 PM   #23
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I looked up the part numbers of Paula's Airbags, and they look eactly like the Airbags that are added to my Suburban to handle the Tow load. They have pipes and a valve to add air, and never loose any pressure that I had noticed.
Without seeing the entire set up, the bags on the shorter coaches might just be to support extra weight like your Suburban rather than carry the entire axle weight like your 34.5 or my 280. There are many ways they can be set up.

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Old 02-14-2012, 08:53 AM   #24
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When looking for air bags on the rear of our units that have them, they are not an OEM item. They were put on by AS. If you mention that you are placing them on a P30 chassis, you will confuse the parts people even more. The front air bags that go in the springs, not a problem.

I like my system with the air compressor and tank set up for the rear. When the weight of the coach on the rear can change over 500 lbs or more during use, it always stays nice and level. Its nice to have the air supply with in a time of need. I have a quick connect hose set up so I can air any of the tires, or air bags on the front if needed.
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