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Old 04-28-2022, 10:01 AM   #15
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They are all the same Contitech Part #AS8897
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Old 04-30-2022, 09:58 AM   #16
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I would like to thank you very much for all the help. I ordered 6 bags from find it parts. a little more expensive but still a very good deal $166 each. So step one there on the way and now I have a guy with a big service truck coming out here to my place and hopefully with no problems he will install. fingers crossed Thanks again
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Old 04-30-2022, 10:01 AM   #17
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I would like to thank you very much for all the help. I ordered 6 bags from find it parts. a little more expensive but still a very good deal $166 each. So step one there on the way and now I have a guy with a big service truck coming out here to my place and hopefully with no problems he will install. fingers crossed Thanks again Oh I ordered AS8897 Contitech
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Old 05-04-2022, 06:31 AM   #18
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After reading this thread I'm wondering if I should replace my bags. Not having any issues just concerned. I have an 07 HR 40pdq, 61K miles, usually kept inside. Anyone know the average use miles/years you get out of the bags? I know where you live makes a difference. Thnx
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Old 05-04-2022, 09:51 AM   #19
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After reading this thread I'm wondering if I should replace my bags. Not having any issues just concerned. I have an 07 HR 40pdq, 61K miles, usually kept inside. Anyone know the average use miles/years you get out of the bags? I know where you live makes a difference. Thnx
It varies so widely I wouldn't necessarily change them by any miles or age. Inspect them and replace when they start cracking. Many won't replace them until they start to leak but that's a bit too long to let them go for me.

I watched mine for a couple of years as they started deteriorating on the lower rolled edge and they got to the point I knew they weren't going to last too awfully much longer before I started having issues so I replaced them at 19 years old and 130k miles as a preventive measure to keep my sanity.
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Friend of mine took his coach in for some work at a reputable shop. Mechanic called him later on and said “Gary, you need to replace those air bags! I can see the air in them from outside the bag!” �� Gary had them all replaced and said the ride was so smooth after that.
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Friend of mine took his coach in for some work at a reputable shop. Mechanic called him later on and said “Gary, you need to replace those air bags! I can see the air in them from outside the bag!” �� Gary had them all replaced and said the ride was so smooth after that.
While I don't disagree that his air springs needed to be replaced, I do however, hear quite routinely how people say their coaches ride so much better after air spring replacements. I don't understand these comments. Air springs just hold air, the air is what the coach rides on and there should be no difference in the ride quality after a replacement if they weren't leaking severely and causing it to ride on the internal bumpstops. They aren't like shocks that cause the ride to deteriorate over time and when replaced a noticeable difference can be felt.

I've been replacing air springs for several decades and these comments always make me curious. I would assume it is more of the placebo affect, meaning the owner just spent a bunch of money replacing parts and they want to feel better about their outlay of money so in their minds they think they "feel" a difference.
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I don't get the ride thing ether . My install guy that was going to come out here to do the job. Bailed out on me, Bummer. So now I got the bags and no installer. LOL So I guess back to the drawing board. I need a Mobil guy because I am afraid to drive it. it's leaking too bad. ok wish me luck
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Old 05-15-2022, 09:44 AM   #23
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Smile Air bags

well I'm not sure if this is the place to let everyone know that the night mare air bag job on my Dynasty's 6 rear bags is complete. a very tough job. But its finished. and everything works. Thanks to all of your help
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If you don't mind my asking, what did it cost to have the bags changed????
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Congrats on getting your air springs replaced. One less thing to worry about now for many more years.

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The bags were $166.00 each total $996.00 free shipping plus tax at Find it parts

Install was $1300.00 he was pretty slow 4 short days but he did a good job and it was a hard job
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