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Old 02-05-2012, 12:41 PM   #1
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Rear Airbags for a 1984 345... need part #'s.

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?
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Wish I could help Steve, believe somewhere I've read the actual part number is stamped on the bottom of the airbag? If I can find anything, I'll be sure to post.
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Old 02-05-2012, 02:11 PM   #3
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Found this that helped me a bit...
Guess I have to crawl under there sometime soon..

Firestone Air Spring Identification Tips, Airide Air Bag Identification Tips - TruckSpring.com
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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?
Those numbers look like the correct ones. Check here to be sure. Firestone Air Spring Identification Tips, Airide Air Bag Identification Tips - TruckSpring.com

These guys have everything you need.

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Old 02-05-2012, 03:47 PM   #5
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Thanks Dan.
Just trying to compile a list of parts I need, and could not be sure based on what I was reading...
We really need to get some of these things all compiled in one place, so its easier to find!
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Your air bags may be different from mine

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Thanks Dan.
Just trying to compile a list of parts I need, and could not be sure based on what I was reading...
We really need to get some of these things all compiled in one place, so its easier to find!
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
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Front Air Bags on my 345 are on separate air valves. Rear bags are connected to a tank, with a 12V pump under the bed in mine.
Steve, maybe a 'sticky' thread with parts numbers. Know Dean (dadstoy) would sure appreciate it if someone could help him with radiator hose parts #'s.
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Paula, from what I see and know, the 345's system is very different, with a Compressor, Tank, and load leveling valves. The system is designed to keep the weight balanced between the drive and Tag axle.
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Front Air Bags on my 345 are on separate air valves. Rear bags are connected to a tank, with a 12V pump under the bed in mine.
Steve, maybe a 'sticky' thread with parts numbers. Know Dean (dadstoy) would sure appreciate it if someone could help him with radiator hose parts #'s.
Derek
I am trying to get that part number for Dean......getting that shop to pay attention is a challenge.....maybe before they get another check might work. p
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I am trying to get that part number for Dean......getting that shop to pay attention is a challenge.....maybe before they get another check might work. p

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Actually Bandit lunged at one of the workers.

Bandit was inside the MH with us and a worker came to the door--Bandit appeared to not be pleased....yikes...I don't think he would bite but since he is a rescue dog I don't know what his past was about and every once in awhile, he lunges at someone.....usually a worker with a cap and dark clothing....of course the guy put his face right in front of Bandit....perhaps Bandit felt threatened.....he also lunged at someone at the salvage yard.....I am always on alert....he is unpredictable....on the other hand, he thinks he is a lap dog and it is possible he just wants to play.....I just can't afford to find out........p
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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
Air bag systems are pretty simple but Airstream did make a few changes over the years. Post a couple of pics of your system and it should be easy to identify.

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Here they are...
You can see they are way past being good, but they are working...

Drivers side;


Pass side;
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Here they are...
You can see they are way past being good, but they are working...

Drivers side;


Pass side;
That is the basic American Carrier System set up as on my 280. I'm not sure how it is set up to tie in with your tag axle. There is a video floating around here somewhere from Airstream sales showing how the coach can climb a curb allowing the suspension to flex enough to keep both axles/tires on the ground at all times.

From the picture your ride height is way too high. There are two dimensions given, one is 8 3/4" top of bottom crossmember to bottom of upper crossmember. The other is 10 3/4" I think. There was a change somewhere around '82/83'. The rubber of the bags should be down over the lower aluminum cone and the "dog bone" cross link in the first picture should be nearly horizontal rather than at the angle in the picture. This may be because you are up on on your leveling jacks. Remember also if you get too high that the wheels lose traction you also lose your parking brake. Use some good wheel chocks.

If you need to you can adjust the ride height at the leveling valve, the arm can be adjusted on the valve itself or if you want to take the easy way out, you can bend the link that connects the valve to the lower crossmember.

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