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Wagon Wheels 10-15-2009 02:54 PM

1979 Excella sitting low at the rear
 
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Just imported a bargin 1979 Excella from ebay and got it back to the UK. Got the engine, brakes etc working well apart from the rear air bags. Both bags are full with air and the compressor is working (I think) but we can't raise the height. At the moment the rear end is on its skids - is there a way to heighten the ride?? Does anyone have any diagrams??

Thanks

Steve

Inland RV Center, In 10-15-2009 03:02 PM

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Originally Posted by Wagon Wheels (Post 759852)
Just imported a bargin 1979 Argosy from ebay and got it back to the UK. Got the engine, brakes etc working well apart from the rear air bags. Both bags are full with air and the compressor is working (I think) but we can't raise the height. At the moment the rear end is on its skids - is there a way to heighten the ride?? Does anyone have any diagrams??

Thanks

Steve

Steve.

There is a linkage adjustment on the leveling valve thats near the rear axle.

It shouild allow you to adjust the rear height, as needed.

The correct dimension is 8 1/2 inches measured from the bottom of the bag metal plate, to the top of the bag.

Andy

Wagon Wheels 10-15-2009 03:06 PM

Where abouts is the linkage adjustment?? I have followed the pipe from the air bags to a solenoid looking thing to then maybe a value (3 x bits going to it). Do you need the engine running to make it all work??

Cheers

Steve

Inland RV Center, In 10-15-2009 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Wagon Wheels (Post 759859)
Where abouts is the linkage adjustment?? I have followed the pipe from the air bags to a solenoid looking thing to then maybe a value (3 x bits going to it). Do you need the engine running to make it all work??

Cheers

Steve

The linkage adjustment is an arm that is part of the valve that allows air to enter or leave the bags.

If the air tank is at maximum pressure, you probably would not need the engine running.

Once you locate the valve, the rest will be easy. Follow the rubber hose from one of the bags, and that should lead you to the leveling valve.

It could remotely be possible that the previous owner pinched the air line off, if the air bags need replacing.

I do not have a photo available.

Andy

Wagon Wheels 10-16-2009 01:56 AM

Many thanks for that, I will have a look today.

Steve


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