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Old 04-17-2021, 03:58 AM   #1
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Do you dump air

Do you dump all your air when you park for a few days? I find my air bags lose air unevenly after a few days, thought it might be best just to dump all air and not bother leveling back up till we move. What are your thoughts?
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:39 AM   #2
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What type of levers do you have air or hydraulic?
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:43 AM   #3
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After a walk around inspection with my ears on, I'll shut the old girl down and dump my air and check for moisture, .............just a habit.
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After a walk around inspection with my ears on, I'll shut the old girl down and dump my air and check for moisture, .............just a habit.
If I am just parking and not leveling I just leave the air. I kind of enjoy seeing it take a few days for the coach to slowly settle down. It used to be a short time!
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Old 04-17-2021, 06:33 AM   #5
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Yes.......if the lot is level.

1. Less movement in the coach


2. Less stairs to climb


3. Many cases I will raise my coach all the way before I lower it here at home in it's garage just to exercise it (reason? ..makes me feel warm and fuzzy )


Most cases when parked I lower the coach all the way ..... that said... I dont drain all the air from the system.

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Old 04-17-2021, 07:07 AM   #6
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If we are traveling and just parked a short time I don't dump air but if we are going to be there a while yes, especially if we decide to deploy slides.



One problem with not dumping air and the coach settles unevenly is that it could twist the frame and potentially cause a windshield problem.
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We hadn’t dumped air before because I hadn’t even though about it. For us this usually resulted in the front steps being high enough that my wife added a small extra step for her to get up. This most recent trip I got the idea to dump the air first before using the leveling jacks and even I have to admit it’s much nicer. I’ll be doing that from now on before leveling jacks.

If just parking it? Probably won’t bother but I might.
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I have air leveling only. I pull into the campsite, extend the slideouts, dump all the air to put the entry door step low to the ground, then auto-level.
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Old 04-17-2021, 04:39 PM   #9
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OK, another newbie "Q" from a New Monaco owner==where is the dump valve on a 2008 Camelot?
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I have air leveling only. I pull into the campsite, extend the slideouts, dump all the air to put the entry door step low to the ground, then auto-level.
Exactly how I do mine.
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Old 04-17-2021, 05:53 PM   #11
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No choice with my rig, it automatically dumps the air, then levels automatically. Part of the Active Air programming.
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I'm usually parked just a couple minutes with engine running as I see where tires landed is in not so level spot , See can do better moving a few feet. By that time coach has did some leveling. Dump air until I feel it leaning wrong way and deploy jacks manually, front first and solid or do any front leveling neded, both rears solid and level make solid from there. I usually have enough lumber to make a front step for a slop. I'm pretty sure my Roadmaster chassis has pretty low first step.
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OK, another newbie "Q" from a New Monaco owner==where is the dump valve on a 2008 Camelot?
My dump valve is a button on ther leveling panel. If it isn't there it may not have one?
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Air no hyraulics
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