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Old 01-15-2012, 04:45 PM   #1
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Air bags over-extended

'89 CC Concept, gillig chassis

Quick Question:

If I'm up on my jacks either for storage, camping or up extra high for chassis maintenance, and I notice the rear airbags (in this case) are dropped so low and extended so much that they're sucking in.... good, bad? ...and if it's ok, then for how long?
Right now I'm doing some maintenance so they're dropped like that for a few hours max... but what if you're camping on terrain that requires extra-high jacks in the rear just to keep the coach level?


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Old 01-16-2012, 05:43 AM   #2
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I'm not sure who the manufacturer is for your bags, but typically the condition you are describing is not good.

It will all depend on how they are attached and how the bags are made. Typically the ends of the bag are held together with a crimp ring. When stretched you are putting a vertical force on this ring, where it is truly designed for a horizontal pressure load.

I assume the bag is bolted at the top and bottom, if it is being pulled as mentioned. I would suggest removing the lower bolts from the bags if you plan to pull the body and suspension that far apart.

Is there any way you can jack the axle up some to relieve some of the stress as well?
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