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Old 07-13-2014, 06:39 PM   #1
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Age of Air Bag replacement?

Countryfit just had a thread going about his front end, and mentioned he had surface cracks in his airbags, and was thinking he'd have them replaced.

How about it? What age have others found they've needed to replace an air bag?

My coach is a 2004, built in Sept of 2003, and my bags do show some surface cracking. Especially when fully extended for say an tough leveling of the coach.

I've had no problems with the air bags, but wondering how long the seem to last? And, if it is an item that should be proactively replaced to avoid a failure.

Figured many of you with older coaches may have been thru this before?

Thanks for info sharing,
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Countryfit just had a thread going about his front end, and mentioned he had surface cracks in his airbags, and was thinking he'd have them replaced.

How about it? What age have others found they've needed to replace an air bag?

My coach is a 2004, built in Sept of 2003, and my bags do show some surface cracking. Especially when fully extended for say an tough leveling of the coach.

I've had no problems with the air bags, but wondering how long the seem to last? And, if it is an item that should be proactively replaced to avoid a failure.

Figured many of you with older coaches may have been thru this before?

Thanks for info sharing,
Smitty
those little hairline cracks are nothing to worry about those bags will last years and years
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Old 07-13-2014, 08:54 PM   #3
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hey smitty, glad you caught my post on that
there was another member at class a forum shared his experience with airbags. he wrote it up very much in details. in case you have not read it, here you go Mile Markers-Boggs Blogs: The BoggsMobile - Air Bags, Brake Chambers and Norgren Valves.

however in my chassis manual, it states you can drive to service stations in case airbags are failed on the road.
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My coach is 20 years old, and the only reason I had to replace one airbag was because a shredded tire tore it up.
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My Kenworth had a million miles on it with no bag failure. I know none were replaced and it ran very extreme cold and hot temps and sometimes very overloaded with permitted loads.
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My coach was built in August '01 and has approx 120,000 miles. I'm not worried
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Hope I do not jinx myself, but 19+ years, and 95,000 miles and still original.
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both front airbags have cracks. do i need to worry about it?

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Hope I do not jinx myself, but 19+ years, and 95,000 miles and still original.
Me Too - 19 years and 130,000 miles.
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i have a 2006 and i had to install a new one my self after a pin hole

on the FL XC there is only like 3 bolts and a air line .. a hrs work and 220$ latter

i need to do the passenger side one day soon .. i well make a video to show how to do it for ...OR what it takes to do it
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hey terry, i have been reading your posts you really inspire me to try something myself . look forward to your video

my bags are not leaking now. per above posts, they might be ok for years. that is a good thing. the bag is about $200 apiece including parts and shipping. if need be one day i will jump start doing it.
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hey terry, i have been reading your posts you really inspire me to try something myself . look forward to your video

my bags are not leaking now. per above posts, they might be ok for years. that is a good thing. the bag is about $200 apiece including parts and shipping. if need be one day i will jump start doing it.

thank you country

but sad to say i feel i may be inspiring some the other way... i guess over my bad spelling and miss wording things alot of my posts are not showing up any more or are being removed

i have been testing this for the last month and keeping my eye on it
i have even emailed Irv2 with no replay
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thank you country

but sad to say i feel i may be inspiring some the other way... i guess over my bad spelling and miss wording things alot of my posts are not showing up any more or are being removed

i have been testing this for the last month and keeping my eye on it
i have even emailed Irv2 with no replay
oh, no... we all enjoy reading yours...
maybe it's in class a section... i just saw it, here RV fire and the RV that just wanted some love

you and michelle take a good care!!
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