Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-27-2013, 01:24 PM   #1
Senior Member
Peacekeeper6's Avatar
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 295
Is it safe to drive with a blown airbag ?

1995 Fleetwood Flair, front-engine gasser, 454 c.i., P30 chassis.

So one of my checks prior to taking a trip is checking pressure on my suspension airbags, which look very similar to this:

I inflated my passenger-side airbag to the recommended 75 psi. Then, I inflated my driver-side airbag to the same pressure, but when I disconnected the airhose, I heard a hissing sound.

Yup, I got a BAD leak.

I really don't have time to fix it, and I have a trip scheduled in a week. The CG isn't that far, about 60 miles of smooth highway.

So my question is: Is it a good safe to drive my rig in this condition, and would it harm any other suspension components ??

Thanks in advance.
Lou & Cheri - Pilot & Copilot
Aly & Susi - Miniature Schnauzer Navigator & Bombadier
1995 Fleetwood Flair 27 - CG-1 Bomber
Peacekeeper6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free! RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-27-2013, 01:39 PM   #2
Junior Member
Join Date: Jul 2010
Posts: 27
Blown air bag

That distance won't matter, you used to see them all the time leaning to one side. I'd let some out of the other side myself, did that on my P30 years ago.
You do not have take the front end apart to replace it, cut the bottom out with a hole saw, clean the edges, wrap the new bag tightly and tie with string, put the dish soap to it and push it up thru the hole. Did both of mine that way 20 years ago.
Leland1950 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 05:25 PM   #3
Senior Member
Cougarkid's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Overland Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: Mid-Missouri
Posts: 850
Check the fittings and hoses first, they are easy to replace. As stated, not too bad to repace. Hardest part on ours was getting the old one out. Vice grips and pliers finally did the job!

We bought a new set and just replaced the one. Now we have a replacement waiting for the other side.
Mike and Carla
1998 42' Overland Larado Diesel Pusher
On the road - here and there - Full Timing
Cougarkid is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2013, 05:30 PM   #4
Senior Member
Steve N Sal's Avatar
Newmar Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 5,684
As already mentioned I would let some air out of the other bag first. Take your time and you should be OK.
Steve & Sally / Hudson Our Little Pom / Heidi, Houston & HiTee Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:08 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.