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Old 08-31-2013, 07:34 AM   #1
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Front Air Bags on Dutch Star

My front air bags are leaking down pretty quick now. Maybe in one hour or less. The air tanks keep retain pressure for several days and the rear bags seem to remain inflated as long as ever. Both front bags seem do leak down evenly. I do not consider this as a major problem but would like to have a starting point for checking this out. Any ideas? This is a 2007 4320.
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Old 08-31-2013, 07:47 AM   #2
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You did not state what chassis you have, Since it is coming down evenly I would think it is a leaking hose or fitting on the air tank that supply's the air for the front air bags. You are going to have to get a spray bottle with soapy water in it and go under the front of the Coach and spray every hose fitting and all hose ends you see along with all the fittings going in the air tanks you will find. Spray the bags also and inspect the for dry rot and cracking. Put some blocking under the jack pads to assure the Coach does not drop any while under it, but don't lift the front end if you don't have to get under it as when you lift it you will move the ride height valves and then you will let the air out of the bags and the feed lines and might miss the leak. In your case as fast as the bags are dropping I would leave the engine running so the air pressure stays up while you are looking for the leak. I am thinking your leak is not going to be hard to find as fast as it is leaking off. Good luck and let us know what you find.
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Old 08-31-2013, 11:08 PM   #3
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Because the DP could drop while under it maybe you need to drive it over someones work pit to be safe while working under coach.
I'm afraid we lost someone under a coach, do not need another,
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oo7, what I do is put blocking under the "retracted" jacks, dont' move the jacks leave them in the up position and block up to the jack pad then if it looses air in the bags it cannot come down. If he can find a pit to work in it for sure would be a lot easier.
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Old 09-01-2013, 10:07 AM   #5
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He should have the Spartan Mountain Master, IFS chassis.
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