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Old 03-19-2013, 01:30 PM   #21
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Thanks for the tip, Dan. The bags are in crumbly condition , they should come out piece by piece.
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I did mine myself years ago. I used a knife and cut the existing bags in a spiral in line with the spring and pulled it out like an orange peel. It was 7 years ago, but I don't remember removing the spring or anything, just stuffed them in there with lots of soapy water.

Put them in there, then inflate, then drain them, then inflate again. That gives them a little "re-set" in case you got them in a little crooked the first time.

I don't think you'll die driving around without them. It's just more bouncy, and you can bottom out the suspension on a hard compression. Since you've never had them, you don't even know how much better it will be. Personally, I barely noticed the difference. But mine was a 1982 280 Excella.

Good luck! Wear gloves and save your knuckles.

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Don't forget the plastic disks that go at the top and bottom of the bags. Not particularly hard to get in but telling if they are seated in the right spot is more interesting. I don't know how important they are but instructions say to put them in so I did.
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Old 03-21-2013, 06:42 PM   #24
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Andy,

Thanks for correcting me on the fact that ALL P30's came with air bags. Speaking with my local RV center, they told me that mine never came with them. So much for listening to my so called "experts". Now it's time for me to install a new set of air bags since mine are missing except for some blag fragments that look like plastic. New Firestone airbags have arrived and, as soon as the weather warms up, I'll start on the replacement.
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Old 03-22-2013, 05:51 AM   #25
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I am going to tackle the bag replacement tonight after work or definitely Saturday morning.
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Old 03-23-2013, 05:28 PM   #26
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Air bags installed

Well I tackled the front air bags. I pulled a vacuum on them and put them in a pan of boiling water, removed the disc at the air end, folded it and put them right in with a little force and done all in all it took 2 hours. Counting removing the wheels, and using a steak knife to cut the old ones out.
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Old 03-23-2013, 09:35 PM   #27
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Yep, that's the next project on the slate.
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