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Old 06-16-2016, 03:00 PM   #1
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1999 Allure air spring/airbag blowout??

We had an unfortunate event yesterday afternoon in a northern California RV park. All of a sudden, there was a loud bang/boom in the rear of our coach, then the driver side rear substantially dropped. Our neighbors thought there was a LP tank explosion or gunshot.

We had been parked and leveled for 11 days. Our first thought is that the air spring/airbag blew. The rig is so low we can't squeeze under. We started the engine to check the air pressure. The front was 60 psi, rear was 0. After running the engine, the rear air came up to about 50-60 but the rear of the coach did not rise (not even the "good" passenger side). The air is still holding until we step on the brakes, then it drops.

The CC schematics show we have a Reyco 23,000# rear suspension system. Gregg from CC parts advised we would use a Firestone FS9223 air bag. Just placed internet order but are not 100% sure it is our only problem. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

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Old 06-16-2016, 05:39 PM   #2
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You'll need to jack up the RV to replace the air spring, so I'd do it now, using properly rated jack and jack stand. Then you can get under and see exactly what's leaking. It likely is the air spring because they do give a 'bang' when they pop. A tire can also make a loud bang, but since you report low air pressure, I doubt it's a tire. It could be a flexible air line or even a leveling valve blowing apart, but I'd bet on the spring.

Going under now and spraying the bolts with PB Blaster, would make it easier to remove and replace the air spring when it comes in the mail.


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Old 06-17-2016, 10:32 AM   #3
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We spent yesterday and this morning trying to find a mobile repair service willing to drive to this area AND do the work. Luckily, the 7th business said they would help.

Had also started to make a "tool" shopping list as our jacks, torque wrenches, etc. are at home.

We have just over 104,000 miles on the Cummins ISC 330. Have read articles and forums on the life expectancy of the air springs but now plan to replace the remaining 3. Don't want to repeat this experience. Fingers crossed that it is the problem.
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when air spring collapses, according to CC user's manual for my rig, it is ok to drive to a repair facility although uncomfortable without damaging the rig. that being said, you don't have to find a mobile mechanic if there are ready shops in not too far distance locations.
keep us posted how it goes.
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Old 06-19-2016, 11:07 AM   #5
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Our problem definitely is the air spring. Still unusual that it blew while we were parked.
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