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Old 11-04-2010, 11:52 AM   #1
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I am about to install rear air bags on my 2004 Pace Arrow 37c. I read the directions from airlift and they look very straight forward but very generic. Has anyone had any experience with this and is there anything I should be aware of or even just some tips

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Hello,

I am about to install rear air bags on my 2004 Pace Arrow 37c. I read the directions from airlift and they look very straight forward but very generic. Has anyone had any experience with this and is there anything I should be aware of or even just some tips
davidpam, Just be aware as to why you are installing the air bags and expect only the benefit that you are targeting.

Air bags will not do much for you other than to level your coach. If you want it to ride better, shock absorber replacements and air pressure adjustments will do more for you. Air bags will level the coach front to back very nicely and that's what they are for.

Air bags will not increase your weight carrying ability so be aware of that and if you have lousy shocks on an air bag equipped vehicle don't expect that the air bags will help improve the ride significantly.
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Thanks Driver,

On my rig all of the appliances and bathroom are on the right side. There is a 1000lb difference from my right side compared to my left side and it leans a little on the right side. The leaning becomes exaggerated when on an uneven surface. I had the shocks & springs checked and they were fine but after very little research I found that the shocks on those vehicles were severely lacking and WH was even replacing them after the weight distribution was examined on an unloaded rig. I don't know if it makes a difference but I drive with the tanks empty. I did replace the fronts with Bilsteins (huge difference) but was told they were not necessary on the rear if I put in the airbags as my issue was the leaning.
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I did replace the fronts with Bilsteins (huge difference) but was told they were not necessary on the rear if I put in the airbags as my issue was the leaning.
If you have the "black shocks" on the back of your MH they are essentially useless. Change those as well. Bilstein would be great Koni FSDs would be marginally better.
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