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Old 04-01-2013, 11:27 AM   #15
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Check your ride height. They may be way under inflated. I found mine were much too low.
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Can't make out any part number.
That part reads "Airide Springs Firestone"
The second picture below shows what may be a part number on the opposite bag but I can't make it out.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:16 PM   #17
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Are mine the same as yours?

I have AirLift's on the front and back of our MH and none of them this year are holding air? Thankfully they are still under warrenty, I am going to make a appointment this afternoon to take it in and see what gives.
They worked great last season.
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:20 PM   #18
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Check your ride height. They may be way under inflated. I found mine were much too low.
I will need to check. Just reviewed the manual for the correct height/adjustment procedure. That states 9 1/2".
Did yours look similar when under-inflated?
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Old 04-01-2013, 12:24 PM   #19
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I have AirLift's on the front and back of our MH and none of them this year are holding air? Thankfully they are still under warrenty, I am going to make a appointment this afternoon to take it in and see what gives.
They worked great last season.
Ours appear to be holding air for the most part.
On 2 occasions (in 9 months), we have found it leaning after a couple of weeks in storage. The one side had fully deflated. I have not been able to detect any leak and it aired up OK once I started the engine.
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Old 04-01-2013, 04:35 PM   #20
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I will need to check. Just reviewed the manual for the correct height/adjustment procedure. That states 9 1/2".
Did yours look similar when under-inflated?
Yes and after getting the ride height set correctly the rv handled much better.
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Old 04-01-2013, 05:30 PM   #21
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Bags rubbing bad together

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Chriss look at the bottom left picture you posted. Look on the bottom of the bag just before it rolls under and to the right of those two circles. There appears to be a number.
Mike , what is you opinion on how these bags are riding and rubbing and how they look in travel mode?
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Old 04-02-2013, 11:02 AM   #22
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Check your ride height. They may be way under inflated. I found mine were much too low.
Great call. They are a full 2 inches below spec.
Manual says 9 1/2"
Probably won't get a chance to adjust before the weekend.
Will let you know...
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Well, I managed to get it adjusted this afternoon. Adjusted it to the max height which was still below the specified height. It's currently at about 9 inches. should be 9.5 inches.
The airbag is still distorted. On the plus side, it is no longer rubbing on the bracket. Down-side is the ride is now worse. Still much better than before we changed the shocks but certainly harsher with the increased pressure/height.
Any more suggestions? I'm thinking just live with it but carry a spare airbag in case it fails.
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I'm thinking that the pressure was probably comparable to the other side and the ride height was a result of the bag poking out one side. I would put a small bubble level on the top and bottom plate and compare them as we'll as measuring their distance from a plumb to determine if the mounting plates are aligned. I could not tell the year of your coach from your signature and if you are the first owner. I'm wondering about the possibility of some sort of damage to the mounts or the bag that won't let it return to proper shape and thus the proper ride height/ pressure.
If the top plate is not close to parallel or is not centered above the bottom plate it might cause the bag to squirt out like that.
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Like that, the shocks look as if they are fully extended or close to it - so I'm wondering whether you are measuring the ride height between the correct two points.
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Chris, it might be wise to look for a repair shop that understands your chassis and have them take a look at it and see what they say. Your air ride should not look like that I don't think. What kind of chassis do you have? is it a roadmaster chassis?
http://www.rv-chassis.com/RoadmasterR4R_FMC1109.pdf
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Those bags are supposed to be straight with it looking like that there is a lot of sideways force on the bag itself, I would just change it out with a new one and be done with it plus you can inspect the mounting for other issues

What is the other side looking like post a shot of it
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It's hard to see the misalignment in the camera angles. In my opinion it appears as if there has been a torsional offset (from top to bottom, clockwise) when the bag was installed OR it has slipped around. If you're comfortable doing the procedure (and if you have the tools/jackstands) loosen the airbag itself and I'd almost bed that it will 'twist' itself back into the proper alignment.
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