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Old 10-25-2005, 05:30 AM   #1
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This is our first Rv with air bags (2005 Monaco Knight) We have recd different info from service techs concerning deflating the air bags when we park. One tells us never to deflate the bags saying it is better to keep them inflated. Another says to deflate them fully when parked. Your information would be appreciated.
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This is our first Rv with air bags (2005 Monaco Knight) We have recd different info from service techs concerning deflating the air bags when we park. One tells us never to deflate the bags saying it is better to keep them inflated. Another says to deflate them fully when parked. Your information would be appreciated.
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Why not go to the source and contact Monaco directly? They built the chassis - they, better than anyone else, should be able to give you the answer.
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Old 10-25-2005, 07:13 AM   #4
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If we are putting the levelers down, we were told to deflate then level. Parking, I leave em be.
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I did contact Monaco and the answer was " it really doesnt matter, wont affect the system either way" I just wanted to hear from others to see what their opinion was and what experience they had.
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Old 10-25-2005, 12:22 PM   #6
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Tom,
Unless your coach is using an air leveling system which constantly re-levels by pumping air into the bags, the bags will deflate on their own in a week or two. If leaving them deflated is "bad" then I guess all those coaches sitting on dealers lots are going to have problems down the road because they are all probably sitting on deflated air bags.
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My Kountry Star by Newmar has air bags and they deflate when I hit my, HWH leveler,level button and then I level the coach and assume the air bags still remain deflated as they pump up when I store the jacks and start the engine. According to my manual that is normal operation. Hope this helps.
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If you have the jacks down (that's the best way), let them deflate. If it's parked on it's tires leave them inflated.
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I go both ways.

If Im going to over-night only and I want a quick get away in the morning, I leave the air bags inflated. Then in the morning I store the jacks before starting the engine. Engine warmup takes 30 seconds before I can leave the CG. But I drive slowly until engine warms to 170 degrees.

If I am spending several days I will deflate then level. When preparing to leave I start the engine then store the jacks. By the time the air tanks are full, the jacks have fully stored. Requires about a 3 minute engine warmup before I can leave the CG.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content"> Requires about a 3 minute engine warmup before I can leave the CG. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Modern diesels do not require warming up. Give us all a break and pull out promptly after starting your coach. All you have to do is wait for air to come up.
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"Modern diesels do not require warming up. Give us all a break and pull out promptly after starting your coach. All you have to do is wait for air to come up."

and jacks to come up
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