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Old 07-14-2021, 09:00 AM   #1
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Left-side fully inflates in Travel Mode (Valid unit)

We have air-only inflation on '08 Camelot 40PDQ, with the Valid system.


Started to take the coach out to refuel yesterday, and noticed that it went to full-inflate only on the left side when the TRAVEL button is pushed. Right side inflated normally.

If I dump all air, it stays down. If I manually level it or put it in AUTO, it behaves normally. If I air-down the left side and then put it back in TRAVEL, it will slowly start creeping up to full again.

Please school me about this issue. Having never messed with the leveling system to this extent, is this what everyone is talking about regarding the '6-pak' modules? And/or what next?


This is the last system on the coach that I haven't had the 'opportunity' to work on. I've been under, above, in/out, fixed, adjusted, replaced, repaired, cleaned, etc, every single other moving (and non-moving) thing on it, and this looks like this completes the 'set'.


Thanks much!
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Any slope to the ground you are parked on ?
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I don't have Valid but I think it's probably a link ( rod ) to the left travel
valve. Could be a bad valve. On my coach that would be under the left rear. Look underneath behind the rear wheels with a flashlight.
It's like you have 2 systems, travel, and leveling, they use the same air bags. That's why your leveling can still work.

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Rustytools,

You have 3 leveling valves, 2 at rear axle and 1 up front. The one at the rear, on the high (left) side it acting up. Might be loose linkage, or possibly the valve is failing. Those valves are only activated when the coach is in 'travel' mode, not 'auto' mode.

I'd look at those before I'd suspect the 6 packs.

Here's what they look like. You can get them at any truck supply shop, but it might just be the linkage that came loose.
https://www.amazon.com/Haldex-900540...01925094&psc=1

Use precautions working on them. Get the coach up on blocks and use caution as you'll be letting the air out of the suspension when you move the linkage or replace the valve.
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AZ RV Expert just did a You Tube video on a 2008 Beaver Marquis with a similar issue. The coach went full height on the left side while being transported to Phoenix. He had to fly out and try to repair it enough to get it back.
I think Bill is correct. The left rear ride height valve is not bleeding off like it should.
Time to make some blocks from 2 X 10 boards stacked on top of each other so you can crawl under there safely.
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Thanks a lot, guys! Especially the video. Makes me feel a lot better about where to look and what to do when I find it. I always think the worst.



Now to find the time to get under there and check things out.


Will let y'all know what I find.
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I'm going bonkers here, and need a bit more guidance. I finally crawled under the coach and the 2 photos are what I found. No label that I could see (without removing one yet), but the little square in the middle says "SUSP".

I'd ordered the Haldex valve (90054007) but it doesn't look at all like my valves. Are they supposed to be plug-and-play? Didn't find my valves in their catalog.

No response to my email to the REV folks, so I called Lazy Dayz in FL (had good luck with them before) and they said the valves were Hadley 10119860 (old number was 01808104). But again, my valves didn't look like those or like else in the Hadley catalog, either.

Now that I've gotten myself totally confused over the valves, I got to wondering which side/valve is really bad, the one that lifts about 4-5" in TRAVEL or the one that stays lower? I never really paid attention as to how high the coach lifts in TRAVEL mode, so I don't know which side to believe. I've read a lot of discussion about ride-height, but can't find the specs in my manual.

And, are the valve functions (for lack of a better word) overridden when the coach is put in MANUAL and lifted? Is that why the issue only shows up when in TRAVEL?
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These are the specs for my coach.

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Absolutely, after installing a new ride height valve, or even if you suspect a problem recheck RIDE HEIGHT.
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Timaz - Thanks!
Where did you find the height specs for your coach? Your numbers look close to what I see, but haven't found the exact ones for my year/coach and it seems like they change from year to year.
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Someone had posted them on here.

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Timaz - Thanks!
Where did you find the height specs for your coach? Your numbers look close to what I see, but haven't found the exact ones for my year/coach and it seems like they change from year to year.
Wrong measurement for your chassis!

You need to be looking for between 8 1/2" to 8 3/4" between plates.
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Me or Tim?
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That would be you.

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