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Old 09-16-2017, 06:20 PM   #15
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Rear air bag issues on Leprecuan

After having issue with my rear air bags maintaining air pressure I decided to have a automatic compressor system installed. It was bit expensive $370.00. I do enjoy the peace of mind that I don't have worry about bottoming out before I even get out of my neighborhood.

When we installed it we left the factory fill lines installed in case of compressor failure.

It took two 60+ mile trips to the dealer with no action they took being effective.

Good luck to you all. We do love our coach however.
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Old 09-17-2017, 11:56 AM   #16
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What a great idea! How about a make & model for your new compressor? And some description of where it's installed?
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Old 09-18-2017, 04:41 PM   #17
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I had two Firestone Ride-Rite air bags for the rear suspension only. One of the bags as I discovered was leaking. The dealer kept telling me it was tubing leaks and they had repaired them. Not so!!

I decided there had to be a better way to deal with all this. After three visits to the dealer, a 65 mile one-way trip. I spoke with a local tire dealer and we concluded in the long run a upgrade of the system to an auto compressor arrangement would the best method all round.

The system installed is an Air Lift 72000. The installed compressor is in the rear of the coach, out of sight. It is a fully automatic system with a wireless handheld remote. Airlift has a web-site with the installation instructions and a review of system operations.

We decided to go with the Air Lift system as the Firestone compressor is noted to have issue and is not very reliable. That is per my tire shop.

My system has preset pressure setpoints and automatically attends to system requirements the instant I turn the ignition on.

Hope all this helps with your issues.
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Old 09-19-2017, 08:23 AM   #18
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Installed the Air Lift system on mine also. Makes it easy to get up and go,just check the gauges(dont have the wireless) and the Tst 507 tire pressure monitor
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Old 01-04-2018, 08:30 PM   #19
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I have Firestone Ride-Rite and the Airlift 72000 as well - just did my first trip with the compressor (500 mi round trip) and it was great! Aired up just as it should to 70lbs (my choice) and stayed throughout the ride. Definitely the way to go!
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