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Old 09-06-2011, 07:22 PM   #1
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replace air bags?

99 country coach allure. Any thoughts on changing out the suspension air bags at a certain age, like we should with tires?

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Old 09-07-2011, 03:56 AM   #2
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I don't know your coach air bag application. For my Winnebago Adventure, I removed the front air bags from the coil springs and installed heavier coil springs. The coach looks better with the front higher and the springs perform great.

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Old 09-07-2011, 04:51 AM   #3
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You replace old tires to prevent blowouts which of course can cause major problems. A leaking or blown air suspension bag is far less an issue. I've had both front and rear airbags go bad with no issue other than ride quality and leaning. If they hold air leave 'em alone.
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Old 09-07-2011, 10:07 AM   #4
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if they are factory originals most likely they will need to be replaced. A pair is less than $100 shipped...labor should be a couple hours.
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Old 09-08-2011, 03:53 AM   #5
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Run your air bags all the way up, inspect them for any cuts, abrasions, or exposed inner cord, also check the seats for any corrosion or rust. I suspect you will not find any. A few weather cracks in the outer covering are ok. If all is good run em. The air bags have a lot less movement, there for are not like your tires which are exposed to a lot more stress, (heat, abrasion, impact, and sun). Even with the inner cord exposed (not cut) the bag will still run a long time. In short the air bags are very tough, and one of the last things to worry about. we run them on most of our trucks in construction and short of damage by things cutting them we never change them.
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