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Old 10-01-2014, 01:12 PM   #1
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Adjusting air pressure???

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Is it possible to adjust the air bag pressure to compensate for ride quality?

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Old 10-01-2014, 01:35 PM   #2
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I am afraid not Rob, the ride height valve only puts enough air in the air bags to hold the coach at the set ride height, you might want to check your ride height. Are you running max air pressure in your tires, how many miles are on your shocks and if Monroe shocks most don't last until 50000 miles.
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As walt2137 said, the pressure in the air springs is adjusted by the ride height valves. Increasing or decreasing pressure would change your ride height, which could damage your drive shaft universal joints. If the ride is too 'bouncy' I suggest looking at Bilstein or Koni shocks, much better than even brand new Monroes!
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26K miles. It's getting the right ride height. Just seems rough over the tough stuff.

I will have to check out the shocks.
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Are you feeling what's known as, "porpoising"? If so, compare wheelbase to the length of your coach and see whether it's 50%.

2% less would be a probably rougher ride, and 2% higher would smooth things out. It doesn't take much to change ride dynamics, from what I've read.
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Old 10-01-2014, 06:17 PM   #6
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On the newer units with the Valid Air Ride System your bag pressure and height are adjustable like the tag dump below 10 MPH. This allows you to raise the coach when parking to avoid hitting bottom. Once you reach 10-12 MPH the system goes automatically to ride height.
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Question,

Is it possible to adjust the air bag pressure to compensate for ride quality?

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Actually, no. The system is already looking after that for you. The ride height valve allows air into the air bag until the air bag has reached the correct ride height as per the setting adjustment on the ride height valve. If the air bag is supporting very little weight, then very little pressure will be needed to raise the air bag to the correct height. If the air bag is supporting a great deal of weight, then a great deal more pressure will be needed to raise the air bag to the correct height.

First thing I would check is tire pressure. Weigh the coach, find out what tire pressure you should use to carry the weight.

Five pounds too much air pressure in our front tires can change our coach from a nice riding machine into a very rough rider.

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