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Old 01-18-2015, 04:41 PM   #1
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Tag axle air dryer

or discussant [sp]. I have searched the forum without success.

All air compressors I have seen have a drain on them, but have not seen nor read about one on the air system for the tag axle on my Newmar [in the sig.]

Just trying to get all the periodic maintenance done before setting out on journeys this year.
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Old 01-19-2015, 02:29 PM   #2
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Are your air bags inflated from an engine mounted compressor? An diesel pusher air brake/suspension system is usually powered by a compressor mounted on the engine. The air line from the compressor leads directly to the air dryer just forward or beside the transmission. When full psi is reached, the air dryer will open a purge valve and an explosive hiss can be heard. On chassis with only a compressor for air bags, they often don't have a dryer but will have an electric valve that purges moisture from the storage tank periodically. See if the air tank for your system is equipped with an electric valve, it should be visible from underneath since it's on the bottom of the air tank. While checkng the air tank, see if it has a manual purge valve that might have a cable or lanyard attached leading to a wheel well or some other location accessible from outside the RV. (My tank purge valves lead to my LP tank compartment)
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BFlinn181 Thanks. I will check it in the morning sometime. I have got to take the front shocks out pending receipt of new ones, and will check it when I need a rest.
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You may have better luck posting in the Newmar section. Ford never offered a tag axle. Various manufacturers added them. So the system you have is foreign to most Ford owners.
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The tag axle on an F53 chassis are not the same as on Diesels. Are the air bags on the drive axle? If they are, they may have been added by a previous owner either Air Ride or Firestone air bags. Follow the air lines from the bags, most likely you have to add air manually. The tag axle probably has rubber springs and was supplied by Mor/Ryde to the manufacturer of the coach.
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You may have better luck posting in the Newmar section. Ford never offered a tag axle. Various manufacturers added them. So the system you have is foreign to most Ford owners.
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The tag axle on an F53 chassis are not the same as on Diesels. Are the air bags on the drive axle? If they are, they may have been added by a previous owner either Air Ride or Firestone air bags. Follow the air lines from the bags, most likely you have to add air manually. The tag axle probably has rubber springs and was supplied by Mor/Ryde to the manufacturer of the coach.
tderonne-good point, never thought of it not being aftermarket to Ford. Maybe a moderator will move this post for me.

cboone- The air bags are on the tag axle and IIRC are Mor/Ryde. Sprngs/bags?I don't know the proper nomenclature however they inflate and deflate.
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Maybe you have a Kelderman suspension. Don't know if they put them on a tag. Have you tried calling Newmar? I know yours is a 94, the link was the only one I couldfind on their site.

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Maybe you have a Kelderman suspension. Don't know if they put them on a tag. Have you tried calling Newmar? I know yours is a 94, the link was the only one I couldfind on their site.

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Thanks for the idea but I am 99% sure it is the Mor-Ryde system. I cannot look now but will check ASAP.
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Thanks for the idea but I am 99% sure it is the Mor-Ryde system. I cannot look now but will check ASAP.
Don't know if Mor/Ryde ever made an air bag tag. Only thing they show on their web site is rubber spring suspension. The attached picture is what I have.
I found an old ad for a coach similar to yours. It does describe the tag axle that can be raised and lowered from the cockpit. There should be a compressor some where, unless a previous owner removed it.
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Sorry re-read your first post, just ignore my posts. To late for me to delete it. Did find it is a Granning Air Tag.
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Sorry re-read your first post, just ignore my posts. To late for me to delete it. Did find it is a Granning Air Tag.
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Just got in from the motorhome and did look, and it is a Granning Air Tag. As per the data it self drains and other than ensuring the bags inflate little or no periodic maintenance is required.
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