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Old 03-01-2016, 07:54 PM   #1
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Air Springs

Does anybody know what air springs I would need to replace the ones in my 1990 Fleetwood Bounder 34s?
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What chassis are you on?
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If it has a Chevy engine (454), it's the Chevy P30 chassis. Is it the front air bags you are asking about? Some motorhome builders added air assist to the rear axle, but the standard Chevy chassis has them only in the front, inside the coil springs.
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Mine has the remanence of air bags both front and rear and yes it is the Chevy chassis.
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Old 03-03-2016, 12:35 AM   #5
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I replaced the air bags in the front springs on my Georgie Boy P-30 chassis. Used the Air Lift 1000 from TruckSpring.com also replaced 5 shocks with Bilstein, made quite a difference in handling.
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Do you know what the air lift part number was by any chance?
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Old 03-03-2016, 10:23 PM   #7
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Air Lift 81560

Air Lift Part# 81560 should be the part number for your front axle. I used these on an 89 Winnebago with P30 Chassis and made a huge difference in body roll and porposing! Was a pleasure to drive after install. Can't help you with the rear air springs, mine never had them.
Air lift states install time is apx 1 hour? Don't bet on it. Like you, I also had to pull out the old carcasses. I also opted for plastic strip ties to keep the new bags deflated during install. Instructions say to use rope. I don't think it would have held up. A fair amount of pushing, pulling and prying with blunt tools. And lots of dishwashing soap!

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Thanks for the heads up and the help.
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Old 03-04-2016, 07:57 AM   #9
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That must have been an upgrade from Airlift. Mine came unfolded, the directions said to soak them in very hot water to get them soft, then roll them like a taco.
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I installed new bags on mine in November. After folding the first one and installing it I decided just to drop the arm on the 2nd one and remove the spring. Not a fun job either way you decide to replace them.
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As soon as I can I will be installing my fourth set of air bags the first three sets leaked and I gave special instructions the area be inspected before installation, I will bet ten to one no inspection was done. now I have on air pressure.

As is normal everything I had "fixed" ended up failing until I did the job myself. SO! as much as I hate doing it I try to do all my repairs myself. I would rather spend my money not give it away.
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As soon as I can I will be installing my fourth set of air bags the first three sets leaked and I gave special instructions the area be inspected before installation, I will bet ten to one no inspection was done. now I have on air pressure.

As is normal everything I had "fixed" ended up failing until I did the job myself. SO! as much as I hate doing it I try to do all my repairs myself. I would rather spend my money not give it away.
Have you ever considered summo-springs?
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That must have been an upgrade from Airlift. Mine came unfolded, the directions said to soak them in very hot water to get them soft, then roll them like a taco.

Roll them like A taco or a burrito?
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