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Old 01-30-2012, 03:18 PM   #1
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After market air bags

Can somebody please explain aftermarket air bags, the PO had them installed and I thought it would create a better ride, but that doesn't seem to be the case. On my 83 Pace Arrow I have two what looks like valve stems on the front of the RV, I never was told how much air to put in them and not really sure if the works or works correctly. Also when I turn the key what sounds like a air compressor starts up , and I only assume they filled these air bags, but never been really sure if that was the case. Regardless it drive like a heavy truck with what seem to be little to no suspension. Grant it I am still not very experienced in driving her.

How do I test them to see if they work?

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Old 01-30-2012, 05:03 PM   #2
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Try checking the valve stems you mentioned with an air gauge. See what pressure is in them and either add or subtract some air. I am not sure on what air pressure they should be but suspect you will have to try different pressures and drive it until it feels right.

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on the bottom of the bag... there should be a hose. Some put the extended lines on the inside of front wheel wells.
Crawl under the front and see where the lines go.
You can pull the doghouse cover and try to look for a compressor...but I doubt someone went through the trouble to install one.

The bad news is more than likely your coil springs are extremely fatigued... not to mention what other suspension components need replacement.
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