Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Fleetwood Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 11-08-2021, 04:19 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 25
American Eagle no suspension

Hi, i just bought a 2004 american eagle 42r. It as the equalizer suspension leveler. Now my problem is that i have no suspension at all. None of the air bags inflate and the coach have full air pressure in both tanks. No air leaks... i wonder it it as something to do with the system. The pad turn on but dont work. I need help 😭😭
Spiky75 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 11-08-2021, 04:22 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,222
WELCOME!


What leveling system do you have?


Have you walked around the coach listening for air leaks??
__________________
Brett Wolfe
Ex: 2003 Alpine 38FDDS. Ex: 1997 Safari Sahara. Ex: 1993 Foretravel U240
wolfe10 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-09-2021, 08:30 PM   #3
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 24,774
It could be a problem with the air leveling (I think your leveling system is both hydraulic and air. Equalizer provides the hydraulics but I think the air portion is from Valid Mfg. In any case, if the air leveling dump valves are open, the suspension cannot inflate.


Another likely trouble spot is the ride height control valves, which control air flow in/out of the suspension.



Most any truck & bus chassis shop that handles air suspension can quickly diagnose it for you and probably fix it easily as well. Few RV dealers have chassis shops - you need a diesel chassis pro.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-01-2021, 08:18 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 25
So.... i thought the rv shop had it under control but no. They checked every air line, its fine. Where it bugs its at the 4 leveling valves. All four stay close. The equalizer panel turn on but nothing gets to the 4 valve..... They dont seem to know whats going on. In the equalizer system, is there a main computer like hwh or its only the dash panel?
Spiky75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-03-2021, 10:47 AM   #5
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Posts: 8
You could call Valid direct 250-832-6477 and they would assist. probably reset the key pad.
rctfla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-15-2021, 07:05 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 312
what about a switch on dashboard to deflate the suspension ? maybe its down?
mrwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-16-2021, 04:00 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Spartan Chassis
Join Date: Oct 2019
Posts: 431
Mine is spring loaded to return to fill.
__________________
2004 American Eagle, 40L
Cummins 400 ISL, Spartan Chassis
2009 Honda Fit Sport
oldnavycdr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2021, 05:39 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2019
Posts: 25
Quote:
Originally Posted by oldnavycdr View Post
Mine is spring loaded to return to fill.
What do you mean? Your bags ar spring loaded?
Spiky75 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2021, 08:00 AM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Gary RVRoamer's Avatar


 
Join Date: Jan 2000
Location: Silver Springs, FL. USA
Posts: 24,774
The dashboard air-dump switch is spring-loaded, i.e. it is a momentary contact switch. It won't stay in the "down" position unless you hold the switch down manually.
__________________
Gary Brinck
Former owner of 2004 American Tradition and several other RVs
Home is in the Ocala Nat'l Forest near Ocala, FL
Gary RVRoamer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 12-17-2021, 09:01 AM   #10
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 312
Quote:
Originally Posted by Gary RVRoamer View Post
The dashboard air-dump switch is spring-loaded, i.e. it is a momentary contact switch. It won't stay in the "down" position unless you hold the switch down manually.
thanks Gary!
mrwrench is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
suspension



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


» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 05:31 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.