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Old 04-23-2014, 05:33 PM   #1
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Air dump question..

When I dump the air on my MH, does it dump the front and the back and.. how many inches should I expect it to go down? thanks!
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Old 04-23-2014, 05:44 PM   #2
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It should dump both ends, on mine the back is slower but not by much. I would guess it lowers you about 3" or so.

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Old 04-24-2014, 01:27 PM   #3
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Keep an eye out under your entry step so you don't drop it onto an immovable object. Mine probably drop around 5" if I go down to minimum air pressure.
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:33 PM   #4
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I have only back Air Springs and zero to about 40 lbs raises me about 2 1/5 inches.
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Old 04-25-2014, 05:42 AM   #5
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My diplomat drops 5 inches down.
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Old 04-27-2014, 09:18 AM   #6
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The air dump on my Windsor dumps all the air from all eight air bags. I have never measured how much it lowers, but I would guess about 4-5 inches.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:12 PM   #7
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You have one mac dump valve in front on the fire wall and two mac dump valves in the rear , probably close to the rear on the frame. Our coach has 7 inch air bags and would think yours would the same when you dump all the air the air bags have a rubber bumper that the coach sits on I would guess it would be around 5 inches down.
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:57 AM   #8
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Mine drops about 6 inches.
The thing you want to watch out for is the steps, when I blow the air it puts the steps in a very tight pinch and has bent the step frame once before I got smart.
Keeping the steps "IN" while you dump doesn't work either, they won't extend with min. air pressure.
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I have only back Air Springs and zero to about 40 lbs raises me about 2 1/5 inches.
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The air dump on my Windsor dumps all the air from all eight air bags. I have never measured how much it lowers, but I would guess about 4-5 inches.
My 2000 Windsor dumps 4 3/4" from ride height. It can move the coach a total of just over 7" from full up to full down. I rarely park it in places where I need that much differential.

I am also wary of the step. I parked one time on a pad with a crown. I had the axles on either side of the crown. By the time I dumped and the step came out, I needed a feeler gauge to measure the height off the ground of the lower step. My Windsor has a mid door.
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My Freightliner chassis also lowers about 3 to 4 inches. Do you dump air before leveling?
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My Freightliner chassis also lowers about 3 to 4 inches. Do you dump air before leveling?
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If you are asking me, sometimes. If I am on a level pad, no built in "porch" then yes, everytime. I will typically dump until one end stops, then let it auto level. If there is a "porch" or grade, then I will look at it closely and determine the amount of dump. I like to drop the step from ride height 1-2" if possible at a minimum. It is so easy, it takes less than 1 minute for all of it.

The Monaco chassis that I have, which is the same as the Dynasty of that year, rides a little rear low. Therefore, it will typically always level the front down if I just push the auto function.
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I drop about 5 inches.
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