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Old 10-11-2011, 07:11 PM   #1
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airbags in workhorse

sorry to beat this up, but been searching for help on replacing the airbags on workhorse (2000 tiffin allegro ). took it to the shop and they want $800 to replace... I found them at airliftcompany.com for $46.95 each and work on all my stuff( 1979 C-J 7, kubota tractor, 1971 gravely super.. so I need to know what I need to look for while changing these out as in how much do i need to lift, heat it up to get inside springs or what? need it to go by saturday 450 miles for a funeral and want this fixed before we pull out.. by the way, thanks edgray for your help so far...HELP/ thanks..

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:51 AM   #2
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The last set i changed, I was 68 years old. Don't let anyone tell you it is that hard. The instructions come with the bags. You simply twist the bags, spray with WD40, and twist them into the bottom hole. It is not fun' but not that big a deal. The price you were quoted is way out of line.In 2008 we were getting less than $300.00

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Old 10-12-2011, 06:40 PM   #3
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Most of the reports I see say it is a real PITA to change air bags, but well within any reasonable DIYer's capabilities. It takes more patience than skill. You really have to work hard to compress the bags enough to squeeze through that little hole - I've heard of people using wire ties or even hose clamps to get them small enough. And yes, a lubricating fluid helps. WD40, silicone or the goo they use for pulling wires through conduit. Anything slippery.
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Old 10-12-2011, 07:57 PM   #4
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I used my mity-vac to remove all the air twisted them sprayed with w-d 40 pushed them in.Replaced both fronts in less than a hour,and I'm 62 years young.I did cheat and cut the old ones out.
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