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Old 08-14-2014, 08:07 PM   #1
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Deflate Air Bags When Parked???

Hi there - wondering what everyone does when they park their unit. Do you deflate your air bags or not? I have seen people do both. What are pros / cons?
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Hi there - wondering what everyone does when they park their unit. Do you deflate your air bags or not? I have seen people do both. What are pros / cons?

Yes, that way your jacks don't have as. Far to extend to level.
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Are you asking about parking or camping on jacks? If parking, your air bags will eventually deflate. Just make sure the mh is on flat surface. The weight of a mh can slightly twist the frame after a few months and can cause windshield problems if not stored flat.
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I deflate the air bags when I am camping. It makes the levelers easy to operate. Plus the step down from the last step is shallower. I will also deflate when it's in storage.

As a side note always make sure your steer tires are straight before you dump. Keeps the body from coming down on the tires.
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When I engage my leveling system it automatically deflates the air bags to make leveling easier.
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Old 08-15-2014, 04:58 PM   #6
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Deflate them when you put the jacks down. If you don't it will stretch the bags and cause a weak spot.
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If you are talking about storing rather than a short term stop, then yes I always deflate my air bags. As has been said, the auto leveling system will deflate them anyway if you are camping.
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Old 08-19-2014, 05:37 PM   #8
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I just put new air bags in mine and the manufacturer says to make sure there is always at least 45 lbs. in the bags.
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I just put new air bags in mine and the manufacturer says to make sure there is always at least 45 lbs. in the bags.
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I just put new air bags in mine and the manufacturer says to make sure there is always at least 45 lbs. in the bags.
What manufacturer?
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I have done both. And found deflated the bags works best
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The big advantage with my rig in dumping the air bags prior to leveling is that it brings the step closer to the ground and more comfortable for entry/exit. I recently started doing this but just have to be careful the front wheels are completely straight or tires could cause body damage. I have air level system only with no jacks but have found dumping air prior to auto level works great.
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I leave my MH unused for up to 2 years at a time so I put concrete blocks under each jack to about 1/2 from the jack base and then dump the air. That way the weight is off the tyres, the jacks aren't extended and there is no strain on anything
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We never totally deflate the air bags. Sitting stored beside the house I leave the leveling system on.
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