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Old 01-18-2010, 11:14 AM   #1
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Cold weather and air system question???

This past weekend I started my coach to take it to the gas station and fill the fuel tank. The coach has been sitting idle iin my garage at 40-50 degrees in the garage for about three months. The coach started right away (I turned on the block heater for a couple of hours) after a couple of minutes the check engine light came on and then the engine died. I restarted and it did it again. On the third attempt it continued to run but would not come up to ride height. I drove, very slowly, for about a mile and then while sitting at a red light I heard a noise and all of a sudden the coach came up to ride height.

Has anybody had this experience and do you have any ideas what caused this situation?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-20-2010, 11:52 AM   #2
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Cold weather and ride height problem/question?????

I posted this a couple of days ago and got no responses. I thought I might change the subject title and try again.

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This past weekend I started my coach to take it to the gas station and fill the fuel tank. The coach has been sitting idle iin my garage at 40-50 degrees in the garage for about three months. The coach started right away (I turned on the block heater for a couple of hours) after a couple of minutes the check engine light came on and then the engine died. I restarted and it did it again. On the third attempt it continued to run but would not come up to ride height. I drove, very slowly, for about a mile and then while sitting at a red light I heard a noise and all of a sudden the coach came up to ride height.

Has anybody had this experience and do you have any ideas what caused this situation?

Thanks for your help.
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Old 01-24-2010, 02:59 PM   #3
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Just so you know someone is reading these posts I will respond.

I have not had your symptoms exactly.

The start and stop of the rig engine might be just air in the fuel lines that needed to be resolved and was?

When the rig would not air up to ride height, I assume you had the proper air pressure readings on both air tanks?

If so, my experience is different.

I did have a front air valve stick open which prevented the tanks from filling and ride height being obtained. I could hear the valve hissing when I dismounted.

The tap of a wrench fixed that problem.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:06 AM   #4
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Thanks Dean, it is nice to know somebody read and responded to my post.
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Old 01-25-2010, 09:28 AM   #5
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Thanks Dean, it is nice to know somebody read and responded to my post.
Hi big jimbo,

I cannot address your specific problem, however a possible sticky valve does make sense.

The main reason for my post is to explain to you some useful information on the main list of the board where you had made the original post, Country Coach Owners. As of this posting, you have had 117 people read your post with 3 people posting. You can review this information each time you visit the board by looking over in each column after your post. 117 people reading your post is pretty significant, however there may not be any of those 117 people that would have useful information that would be helpful to you.

I made a post once where almost 500 people read the post but not one response. After waiting a period of time, I finally dove into the project and tackled it myself.

Only trying to clarify this for you.

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