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Old 03-31-2020, 11:49 AM   #1
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396XL Leaning Toward the Curb Side

The right rear of my 2006 Airstream 396XL does not settle down as fast as the other 3 corners of the motorhome. After about 2/3 days it does settle down. Can anyone tell me what is wrong?
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Old 03-31-2020, 12:01 PM   #2
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There are ride height adjusters built into the air bag system.
They are easily adjustable IF you can get to them. Motorhomes don't have easy access to the chassis. My Spartan chassis had a switch that dumped the air or stopped dumping the air.
Is yours level while the engine is running? Or after you dump the airbags? In between? If it's just settling after stopping, then perhaps you have a slow leak in that side air line.
When I parked I always just dumped the air and let it settle on the frame rubber stops.
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Old 03-31-2020, 02:03 PM   #3
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Well to be honest I am new to all of this. I not sure what you all mean by dumping the air bags. I engaged the air brakes. I did not put down the leveling jacks. It appears to just be the left rear and it does go down over time but slowly. If you stop and use the leveling system it levels but the right rear may be a little slow reaching level. I pretty sure it is level with the engine running.
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Old 10-22-2020, 09:50 AM   #4
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So I think I have got to the bottom of my problem. I took it to Freightliner and they found a leak in air line fitting of the air ride system at the diver side rear. Now I have the problem of finding the part. It is not a Freightliner part. It is not listed in the Airstream parts book. I contracted Colaw Salvage and they don't have the part. I have included a picture. Any ideas where I can find this part?
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An additional bit of information. Repair guy thinks it is a check valve. He can see a spring in side.
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Old 10-26-2020, 09:55 AM   #6
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Just an update for you all. I found the part a Days Diesel in Red Oak Alabama. Freightliner had told me it was not a Freightliner part but it was. Turns out it was part of a kit. Also, comes with a new height valve.
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