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Old 01-31-2013, 10:26 AM   #1
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My 2001 diplomat 38A is now parked for 10 days. The air pressure went from 114 pounds to 60psi. The jacks are retracted. Is this much drop in pressure normal in 10 days? Should I be searching for a leak?
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That is a good bit of air...in theory they should not loose any air...so you might want to look and see what is going on...a little soap in water with a spray bottle will help detect leaks...or get it to your chassis manufacturer...
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Old 01-31-2013, 11:22 AM   #3
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Thanks. That what I thought
Both tanks are down which might mean the air release valve may have a leak. I'll check that first.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:10 PM   #4
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My 2001 diplomat 38A is now parked for 10 days. The air pressure went from 114 pounds to 60psi. The jacks are retracted. Is this much drop in pressure normal in 10 days? Should I be searching for a leak?
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Some loose more, it's pretty hard to find all the leaks, our Dynasty will loose more than that and I have been under the coach with spray soap more than once. You can try to find the leak but it's so small I don't think you will.
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Old 01-31-2013, 02:57 PM   #5
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I spoke to my MH coach. Said 60 pound loss in 10 days isn't bad. They are very hard leaks to find. He said he's worked on rigs that lose all there pressure in a night. They are hard to find even that bad. So I'm leaving it alone and keep an eye on it.
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Agree - leave it alone. I had a 2001 Diplomat and it lost air over several days as you are experiencing. Monaco told me his was not unusual and If I was going to be parked for a few days I would dump air anyway.

Once I left my air hose plugged into the utility receptical in the front left bay and I lost air in the back (if memory is still working) in an hour until I looked around and saw what I had done as I tried to figure out why I was losing air so fast.
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Thanks Libero

This is my first MH. still learning.
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Mine did that when it was new and did not get any better or worse for the 5 years I owned the Diplomat. It was a great coach.
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Old 01-31-2013, 04:35 PM   #9
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Hi Libero

I bought my 2001 diplomat 38A on May 2012. We left the day after we got it on a 1000 mile trip. Then a month later went on a 5 month trip. It's a great MH. no problems. Changed all the fluids and filters twice so far on the motor, generator and transmission. I had no maintenance records, so I wanted to clean everything out. It runs like a champ. I'm leaving in April for the western Usa. I'll be gone 8 months. I am very confident the MH will do fine. It is a great motorhome.
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