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Old 03-13-2013, 04:13 PM   #1
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Welcome!

P30 chassis have a couple things to be aware of are common handling issue causes.

1) the front spring have air bags in them - they can leak when old. Replace them if need be. Usually aired to about 60psi. Volume is low so be careful not to overfill.

2) the stock steering bell cranks have bushings and wear out in 10-15k miles. This causes slop in the steering and needing constant correction to keep it in the lane. Best fix is the replace with aftermarket bell cranks with roller bearings - from Henderson's.

Bell Crank for Workhorse and Chevy P30, P32 and P37 Chassis
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Welcome folks!

I had a 96 P30 in a Fleetwood Storm. It was a fine coach.
Replaced the air bags at about 50K miles.
Never had a steering issue.
Wishing you many miles and smiles!
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Old 03-14-2013, 07:33 AM   #5
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Welcome to the site. You'll be a pro inn no time. Safe trouble free travels.
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Hi Paul & Sandy! Welcome to IRV2! We're really happy that you decided to join the bunch here!

Congrats on the new rig! I know you'll enjoy it!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
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If the air bags need replacing, go with poly springs. Do not use the chevy rubber bags. They don't last.
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Old 03-16-2013, 06:33 PM   #9
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Thank for your imput already. More info received, '98 Damon Case A 'Daybreak' no slides model 2960 30', <40K
We leave around Houston TX and plan many short trips with may be one to the north this year.
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Welcome,

When doing routine maintenance and changing fuel filters, don't forget the GM chassis "Secret" filter. This is in the fuel line that runs along the curb side; about halfway between the tank and engine and kinda tucked above the frame rail. We had this filter on our '83 Winnebago with a carburated 454 gas engine, and when clogged, it would stumble slightly under highway acceleration. The filter is still used on our '99 Safari Trek with GM Vortec fuel injection engine. When the filter became slightly clogged, the Check Engine light would periodically come on, but otherwise the engine ran fine. Changing the filter cured the problem.

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