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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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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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