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Old 02-17-2016, 09:33 PM   #29
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Brian-you may want to check out the ride height on the front end. It appears that the front is way low in your second picture. If that is the case (pretty common with older Workhorse chassis) you may want to replace the front coil springs and/or shocks and I think it has air bags inside of the coils that may need replacing also. Maybe a Workhorse person can chime in here and add some details.

That is a very nice looking rig and the Workhorse chassis is a nice upgrade. The interior looks unused! Good luck with it and safe travels!
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Old 02-17-2016, 11:44 PM   #31
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good job captain, steady at the helm . kids probably had a blast,thnxs for sharing TOM AND JOANNE thor Tuscany xte 36MQ with Pontiac g5 toad nothing like life on the road
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Old 02-18-2016, 06:12 AM   #32
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Oh and for your draft at the feet....wait 'till dark, have the wife at the wheel, open the hood/grill, get a flashlight and shine it along the firewall. Have your wife note where the light comes through. On mine there were electrical chase holes you could put your finger through....no seal no grommet...nuttin.
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Old 02-18-2016, 10:39 AM   #33
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Brian-you may want to check out the ride height on the front end. It appears that the front is way low in your second picture. If that is the case (pretty common with older Workhorse chassis) you may want to replace the front coil springs and/or shocks and I think it has air bags inside of the coils that may need replacing also. Maybe a Workhorse person can chime in here and add some details.

That is a very nice looking rig and the Workhorse chassis is a nice upgrade. The interior looks unused! Good luck with it and safe travels!

I was kind of thinking it looked low myself. I just got under it and yes there are airbags. One side was at 35psi and the other wound not read but felt stiff to the touch. I did a little searching and it seemed 75psi is a good starting point. I pumped them up and both held air at 95psi and I lowered to 75psi. Ride height is much better but the starboard bag is leaking where the hose goes into the bag. If I move the hose a bit the leak stops. Might try to just cut off hose and reinsert it into the hole. Maybe its just a simple fix. It doesn't seem to move up and down much. It does get pushed around quite a bit by passing 18 wheelers but I kind of expected that.
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I was kind of thinking it looked low myself. I just got under it and yes there are airbags. One side was at 35psi and the other wound not read but felt stiff to the touch. I did a little searching and it seemed 75psi is a good starting point. I pumped them up and both held air at 95psi and I lowered to 75psi. Ride height is much better but the starboard bag is leaking where the hose goes into the bag. If I move the hose a bit the leak stops. Might try to just cut off hose and reinsert it into the hole. Maybe its just a simple fix. It doesn't seem to move up and down much. It does get pushed around quite a bit by passing 18 wheelers but I kind of expected that.
Good for you to check that out. If you can get it to riding level I think you'll see an improvement in ride and handling. Additional items that can be done to improve sway you've probably read about on here so I won't repeat that stuff!
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I was kind of thinking it looked low myself. I just got under it and yes there are airbags. One side was at 35psi and the other wound not read but felt stiff to the touch. I did a little searching and it seemed 75psi is a good starting point. I pumped them up and both held air at 95psi and I lowered to 75psi. Ride height is much better but the starboard bag is leaking where the hose goes into the bag. If I move the hose a bit the leak stops. Might try to just cut off hose and reinsert it into the hole. Maybe its just a simple fix. It doesn't seem to move up and down much. It does get pushed around quite a bit by passing 18 wheelers but I kind of expected that.
I'm not sure, but I don't think you can cut that hose and re-insert....maybe someone else will comment.

I had the exact same problem with one of my bags....leaking at the hose on the bottom. I use Ride-On in my motorcycle tires and thought I'd give it a try on the air bags. I took out the Schrader valve at the fill inlet and shot about 8oz of Ride-On in there, then pressured it back up. It took some warm weather for it to stop leaking(did this last winter), but now it will hold pressure.

Here is the link to Ride-On...much thicker than Slime which I have never had good luck with:
http://www.amazon.com/Ride-On-Tire-B.../dp/B0016680T0
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the starboard bag is leaking where the hose goes into the bag. If I move the hose a bit the leak stops
Can you post a picture of it?
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I think as far as the black tank is concerned, if it is like mine the bottom of the tank is tapered down to the black tank valve. If we don't use enough water to flush with, all of the poo just sets at the bottom and won't slide to the other end. Dilution is the solution to the sliding poo issue.
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Your black tank may have still been frozen if it was put away with water or well you know other contents in it. Or you could have a problem with the dump valve not opening completely. Try dumping again when it's warm enough that your sure it's not frozen.
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Your rig and its issues sound like a fun project. Your adventures sound just like ours back about 15 years ago but we had a new gulfstream with many of the same problems and more and it was NEW! We drove the wheels off that thing while racing motorcycles all over the country. The kids were little then and we are still doing it. Wouldn't trade any of it for the world! Like you, I like to drive all night and the wife takes the last few hours in the early morning. The Gulfstream that gave us so many fun and crazy memories was a 2005 super c. After one very eventful trip with many gremlins popping out of every corner of the rv, we were just pulling out of a race track to start our trip home. I had left the emergency brake on and by time we made it through the racetrack facility and about 100yards out onto the road, we could smell something burning and the coach filled with smoke. Figuring the rig was on fire, I quickly pulled over, jumped out of the drivers seat and started yelling to get the DW, three kids and the dog out of the RV. As I exited the coach, I grabbed the fire extinguisher that was mounted next to the door and ran outside fully expecting half the rig to be on fire! I guess my wife had just about had enough of things going wrong with the motorhome on that trip. She grabbed the fire extinguisher out of my hand and threw it back inside the rig and stated "let it burn!" She looked a little disappointed when it turned out to only be the parking brake. We aired out the coach and headed home. I should write a book! Like I said, I wouldn't trade it for the world.
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