Go Back   iRV2 Forums > iRV2.com COMMUNITY FORUMS > Vintage RV's
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-22-2010, 09:19 AM   #15
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 272
Personally, if it took that long to leak, I wouldn't have messed with it. That is a pretty small leak. I've had a lot of trucks that would lose ALL air pressure overnight, without a traceable leak anywhere. In fact, I had one truck that did that from the day it was brand new.

Trucking to support the cats.
mrblanche is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-22-2010, 10:33 AM   #16
Senior Member
Campingman's Avatar

Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: Angeles National Forest, LA Calif.
Posts: 1,098
Originally Posted by Gary - K7GLD View Post
Yeah, sure - that's "leaks 101" - and great WHEN you can actually GET to - and SEE, where that "soapy water" is being applied!
Gary I wasn't trying to be smart but some people overlook the obvious.

Mark & Carole RVM54
What a long strange trip it's been
2002 Fourwinds 5000 26Q 496 ci. Chevy towing 2004 Jeep Wrangler,2016 Starcraft AR One 18', 2016 F-150
Campingman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-22-2010, 11:22 AM   #17
Senior Member
Gary - K7GLD's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2009
Posts: 1,696
Originally Posted by Campingman View Post
Gary I wasn't trying to be smart but some people overlook the obvious.
NO sweat - I was just pulling your chain - altho', I did cover this in post #7:
I had to remove the air line fitting that attaches to the fitting at top of the airbag, and completely cut off the end that is on the outside of the MH for adding air - so no way to totally check them for leakage prior to removal
Actually, I *had* unfastened and checked the outer fitting - using the "soapy water" method a few weeks back, with no evidence of leakage - and that was the reason I cut that end off to fully remove the airbag, I wanted to check the airbag end this time around to eliminate it as a cause - but DID have to unscrew it too, to get the airbag completely off the MH for a complete test. That meant I next had to re-secure that connector - and I made sure it was properly tightened at that point - and no leaks there after that.

ANYWAY, no sign of PSI loss overnight - so the somewhat looser tightness of that fitting probably was the leakage source - but that fitting is in an impossible spot to tighten with the airbag installed - OR to visually inspect, soapy water or otherwise - and certainly, NO way to check tightness with a wrench.

SO, I'll go ahead and install the new replacement airbag when it arrives next week - and keep this one as a spare after it's replaced...

If all this seems unusually lengthy, it's because some reading this might be interested in some of the finer details involved if "doing it yourself" - in my case, I'd probably have at least considered having it done commercially, in view of the unusual hassle this turned out to be, on my specific MH...

John Day....|'88 Winnebago Super Chief 27ft. Class A
Eastern .....|'88 KIT model 240 24 ft. 5er
Oregon ......|'02 Dodge/Cummins 2500 Quad Cab
Gary - K7GLD is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking for Firestone Steeltex Claim Advice IndianaMike Truck Camper Discussion 5 12-13-2008 03:30 AM
Front airbags for UFO chasis cj5 jeeper Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 8 11-28-2008 05:09 AM
OK- FINALLY Got The AirBags On! WWFan Toy Haulers Discussion 7 03-15-2006 05:13 AM
Firestone Ride rite rear airbags FullAstern Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 5 02-14-2006 12:13 AM
Firestone airbags really worth it? FullAstern Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 1 02-12-2006 08:03 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:23 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.