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Old 09-18-2020, 07:04 PM   #1
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Still pretty green with this thing. Love it so far! I had it set up in the drive on the jacks for about a week as i tried to learn it and play with the functions and settings. I drove it to the storage place and parked it , pulled the yellow air brake and wheel chocked it . I came back 4-5 days later and it looked as though the suspension had deflated and the coach was sitting lower than I left it. I presume this is normal ? Bleed off? Also is there a way to dump the Air bags on this besides just the tag axle? If so why would i want to do that ? I followed Newmars protocol for setting It up and breaking It down and it appeared to lower and raise the coach automatically .
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Old 09-18-2020, 11:07 PM   #2
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yes that’s normal and it comes up to driving height as it airs up. Also there’s a “manual dump” button on your jack control pad. It helps to do that before deploying the jacks so you have more extension/lift to work when leveling. I hope you ”pull the yellow air brake” every time you park it.

Chocking is a good habit and I’d never discourage it, but it is pretty much unnecessary on level ground and even if the air system fails entirely, your parking brake will stay engaged. The only way it could fail is if your automatic slack adjusters fail and your rear brakes get way out of adjustment, and you’ll know if the system is working properly when you do your weekly air brake check. Just sayin....
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Old 09-19-2020, 07:44 AM   #3
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On the point of air brake systems, new DP owners who have them need to know about their care and feeding, they are not like the hydraulic systems we're used to in our cars and lighter duty RV's.

Are there some resources recommended to help new owners learn about air brakes? I'm sure there are many if I did a search but am looking for personal recommendations.
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yes that’s normal and it comes up to driving height as it airs up. Also there’s a “manual dump” button on your jack control pad. It helps to do that before deploying the jacks so you have more extension/lift to work when leveling. I hope you ”pull the yellow air brake” every time you park it.

Chocking is a good habit and I’d never discourage it, but it is pretty much unnecessary on level ground and even if the air system fails entirely, your parking brake will stay engaged. The only way it could fail is if your automatic slack adjusters fail and your rear brakes get way out of adjustment, and you’ll know if the system is working properly when you do your weekly air brake check. Just sayin....
Nope. No manual air dump on a 2020 Ventana. I haven't tried it, but I've heard you can hit auto level, which dumps the bags, then cancel it.
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On the point of air brake systems, new DP owners who have them need to know about their care and feeding, they are not like the hydraulic systems we're used to in our cars and lighter duty RV's.

Are there some resources recommended to help new owners learn about air brakes? I'm sure there are many if I did a search but am looking for personal recommendations.
On that note, post 21 here covers things pretty well.

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f258/air...ng-480401.html
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Nope. No manual air dump on a 2020 Ventana. I haven't tried it, but I've heard you can hit auto level, which dumps the bags, then cancel it.
Interesting - is that an “improvement” or are they using a different leveling system now?
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Interesting - is that an “improvement” or are they using a different leveling system now?
Don't know what they used in the past. Mine is an equalizer, smart version that you can use your phone if desired.
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Don't know what they used in the past. Mine is an equalizer, smart version that you can use your phone if desired.
So you could level your coach from Zimbabwe! Cool
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So you could level your coach from Zimbabwe! Cool
LOL ! It is kinda nice to see the Jack's as opposed to doing it from inside. We're on a trip now and have had quite a few unlevel spots so I've been doing a lot of manual leveling.
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