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Old 03-02-2013, 08:11 PM   #1
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AD9 Air drier service

I have an '04 CC Inspire and want to service the AD9 drier by replacing the dessicant cartridge. I'm told it is located above the rear axle and a bear to get to. Anybody do this without losing too much bark and blood?

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I have an '04 CC Inspire and want to service the AD9 drier by replacing the dessicant cartridge. I'm told it is located above the rear axle and a bear to get to. Anybody do this without losing too much bark and blood?

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We just got a 2006 Inspire and I had Country Coach change out the air drier filter the main reason, you have to dump all the air first and with air leveling there is no way this fat boy would be able to get under there. Yes it is a bear to get to because it is up high above the diff.
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Thanks for the advice Stroker, I think I'll take it to Cummins or Fruitloop and have them deal with a collapsed suspension. I sure don't need any more aches and pains at my age trying to do something my body was not designed to do.

How do you like the Inspire? We're close to 60k our '04 and it really is holding together very well. No real issues at all, just maintenance and some interior 12V light switch failures.

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We have had it only 2mo and it has 17k on it. It was on consignment at Country Coach kind of got a good deal with the updated rad already installed but just had the wet PTO installed along with a few other things. I have a few other thing to fix like update the Sat system with MotoStat having problems will have to spend more $$$$ on something different. Just got 6 new Michelin tires don't need a problem there. Hope if I keep it at 60mph or less it will get maybe 9 because at 65 I got 7.85mpg. I got 9 pulling my 14k Alpenlite with my 06 Ford but it rides like a dream. I think this thing is turning into a money pit
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PM coming later on today Floyd. I'm in Mexico for another week so can't call.
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Mike, I know the feeling about "a money pit" just did the Michelin thing for $3600 and some change for 6 new XZAII Energy 275.70 22.5 but I feel a motor home without great tires is like a boat with no water.

Once on the road with all the stuff functioning it is all good until you need #2 Diesel.

When you are parked for the night Scotch makes everything go away for the moment.

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I just got tires also 295/80R22.5 $4000+$260 install and I like your Scotch idea, looks like I need to get a few bottles.
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When the "money pit" sympton hits me I find Johnnie Walker Black Label helps me get all better.

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Try it

Are you sure on the tire size on your coach? Our spec sheet calls for 275.70 22.5 and it is an '04. Yours is an '06 but the tire size you are talking about is different. We had all four corners weighed and the front axle was at 12k and the rear at 21k. I'm running 110 psi in the front and 100 in the rear and the steering is way harder than the Toyos that were on it.

Any ideas?
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Yes they are 295/80R22.5 and the way it looks I need to get more booze plus i need to get it weighed, the scales are about 2mi away but every time i go by they are open need to be closed.
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I just replaced mine yesterday.
Ran it up on 4 2x10s to get it high enough to get under. Then drain ALL the air!!!
I found it easer to remove the whole thing, Then I could clean it up inside and get it back together without droping the O rings. Mine is about 40 lbs so its a little tough getting back in place laying on your back. ( Use a pillow or some kind of head rest)
This was the first time it was replaced from new 2004 but it didn't look to bad inside.
I'm still going to flush the system down stream with break line antifreeze (Soon as I figure out how!)
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Why add stuff to the air system?

If the dryer did its job and was not torn up the downstream stuff should be fine.

Purge the tanks, pump the brakes and you should be good.

Why mess with it unless you need to?

Worst case remove air line at wheel to blow them out, but now you need to make sure it is properly attached.

Would not think any action is required for small amount of miles that MH would have compared to the trucks
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ABS light coming on most of the time, may be moisture.
Leveling system has water for sure. Came from electric compressor, Flushed it.
Just want to purge the whole system for my peace of mind!
Can't hurt.
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