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Old 05-03-2015, 07:20 PM   #1
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Air Ride Bags over extended when leveling.

Did it again, leveling the rear of my Fleetwood Discovery 36t too high. Rear was much lower than the front to start with. This causes the bottom of the Air Bags to suck in and hook on the inner top edge of the base "Cone" the bags fit over. When I lower the coach to leave and re-inflate the air bags, there can be a large POP noise when the air bag slips back down over the base support cone.

The Manual cautions not to lift the tires off the ground, which I did and it still acted like the bags had to re-seat once back in driving altitude and pressure. Is anyone else experiencing this and can this cause damage to the air bags?

Thanks for any input!

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Old 05-03-2015, 08:33 PM   #2
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It shouldn't cause damage. My Spartan chassis has thick nylon straps to prevent the axle from dropping so far as to cause damage to the air springs or shocks. The caution not to lift rear tires off the ground is probably because when you lift the rear tires off the ground, you cancel the effect of the parking brake and especially if you're on a slope so out of level that the tires are off the ground, there is an increased risk of the RV rolling and bending a leveling jack.

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