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Old 06-19-2017, 11:41 AM   #1
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Older C.C. Front Air bags

So went round and round with a search for replacement airbags on the front of my 98 Allure #30214, seems nobody makes them and they are out of production, I was lucky enough to deal with a very friendly parts man here in Phoenix AZ Fleetpride, We matched up a Continental Airbag #AS9422 part, it required that I torched the upper hole about 1/2" outboard and then grind off a stud on top. The bags fit perfect. Been speaking with Gregg Bootes at Country Coach he's been a great help, just wanted to share that part number as the original part #8961 are not to be found anywhere...
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Old 06-19-2017, 11:45 AM   #2
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I'm not surprised to hear that a part is no longer made, especially after 19 years. Seems like 10 years is about it anymore and even then it's not guaranteed.

Glad you found something that was fairly easily adapted.
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Is your 98 Allure on a Gillig chassis? That was the year of transition from Gilig to Dynomax. I need to replace the bags on my 98 Intrigue but its on a Dynomax, which I hope the bags are still available for.
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Old 06-19-2017, 12:25 PM   #4
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Mine sits on a Dynomax Chassis
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Original Bags are not Availible
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Old 06-19-2017, 01:40 PM   #6
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So went round and round with a search for replacement airbags on the front of my 98 Allure #30214, seems nobody makes them and they are out of production, I was lucky enough to deal with a very friendly parts man here in Phoenix AZ Fleetpride, We matched up a Continental Airbag #AS9422 part, it required that I torched the upper hole about 1/2" outboard and then grind off a stud on top. The bags fit perfect. Been speaking with Gregg Bootes at Country Coach he's been a great help, just wanted to share that part number as the original part #8961 are not to be found anywhere...


Thanks for this information. What were the signs that drove you toward replacement? Did you investigate replacing the rear?

Mine is also on the Dynomax chassis.
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Old 06-20-2017, 07:44 AM   #7
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I was looing around, checking as much as I could and was in the process of doing my front wheel seals and observed that the front bags were shot, a ring of dry rot basically on the lower section of the bag, so glad I caught it as the rears looked OK and figured the fronts were also, they were not ! I ended up changing the rears also just for insurance, the rears are #9223 and that part is available and in production. My family and I are departing Saturday for a 5 week cross country, I am trying to ensure that the coach is as ready to go as possible.
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So went round and round with a search for replacement airbags on the front of my 98 Allure #30214, seems nobody makes them and they are out of production, I was lucky enough to deal with a very friendly parts man here in Phoenix AZ Fleetpride, We matched up a Continental Airbag #AS9422 part, it required that I torched the upper hole about 1/2" outboard and then grind off a stud on top. The bags fit perfect. Been speaking with Gregg Bootes at Country Coach he's been a great help, just wanted to share that part number as the original part #8961 are not to be found anywhere...
Great information, thanks. I have a '99 Allure and replaced the rears awhile back but not the fronts. Looked like a big project to replace the fronts compared to the rears.

Mine is also a Dynomax...
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Fronts are not bad at all support the chassis ,dump your air, the front axle will hang, unbolt and use a large pry bar to flatten the bag and pull out, as I mentioned earlier, you'll have to "oval out " the original air hole about 1/2" , then cut off the stud that comes on the replacement air bag, or if you like I was looking on mine , I could have easily have just drilled a hole on the plate opposite the air feed and actually used that stud, don't think I'll have a problem either way.
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