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Old 10-15-2021, 01:44 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Flair - Low Front End

Hello! I am new to the RV life, I recently purchased a 1997 Fleetwood Flair. Currently going through all the odds and ends to fix up and repair anything that I need to and noticed that the front end sits very low. It has an Air Lift 1000 air spring kit, one side is punctured that I will be replacing however the other side will hold air. Even with the proper PSI and inflated the good side it does not seem to lift that side up and it is still sitting very low. Is this normal? Or should I be looking into something else being the problem (like new springs)? I had driven it about a mile to a gas station to get some LP and I could hear it rubbing.
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Hello! I am new to the RV life, I recently purchased a 1997 Fleetwood Flair. Currently going through all the odds and ends to fix up and repair anything that I need to and noticed that the front end sits very low. It has an Air Lift 1000 air spring kit, one side is punctured that I will be replacing however the other side will hold air. Even with the proper PSI and inflated the good side it does not seem to lift that side up and it is still sitting very low. Is this normal? Or should I be looking into something else being the problem (like new springs)? I had driven it about a mile to a gas station to get some LP and I could hear it rubbing.
How much pressure did you use. The airbags are rated up to 100 psi. If you brought it to our shop, we would advise installing the new bag. Check the hight. If it came up to height, no problem. I would not worry about it if inflating the airbags to max of 100 psi brought it up to the right height. If it was still low at max pressure, then I would go to plan B.
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buy new springs from henderson spring. i got a pair for my front end on a 1998 winnebago adventurer. i didnt need the air bags after that.
it made a large difference in handling and ride.
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From your post, one can assume that your coach is on a Chevy P30 chassis. If so, then Henderson Lineup has the front springs you need. While your doing front end work, check the bell crank on the left side. It was nominal at best when new. Henderson has that fix also.https://www.hendersonslineup.com/

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The natural stance of the P32 chassis coach often has the front end appearing low even when everything is in spec. Having said that the Super Steer no airbag springs can improve the ride on these coaches considerably, plus you don't have to deal with failed front helper airbags every 20,000 miles or so.
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