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Old 01-24-2014, 02:02 PM   #1
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Losing air when parked

I have spent vey little time with my coach parked when it wasn't on the jacks. It's been in my driveway for 4-5 days, off jacks, and the front airbags have slowly deflated. Rear appears to have stayed up. Is that normal? We had a cold front go through and the average temperature dropped 20-30 degrees.
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Old 01-24-2014, 02:06 PM   #2
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Mine does the same thing.
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Vance, mine did the same thing when I got the mh. Entegra installed check valves at each position and now it will stay aired up for days. Also Spartan fixed some air leaks and now my air pressure will stay above 65 psi for at least a week. Noel
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I talked to PJ. He said it is normal to lose air over a period of time. He also said Spartan will tell you the airbags can completely deflate in a 24 hour period.

He also recommended when you air up to let it run at fast idle for 2-3 minutes then hit "All Retract," even if you didn't have jacks down, which re-energizes the valves.
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Ours too will deflate over a period of time and we were also told and follow procedure same as TX Bart.
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Old 01-24-2014, 07:32 PM   #6
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He also recommended when you air up to let it run at fast idle for 2-3 minutes then hit "All Retract," even if you didn't have jacks down, which re-energizes the valves.
On my previous Spartan, that was normal procedure. In cold weather I could not air up without recycling the dump valve. The dump valve also seem to get worse with age.

Air line connection do shrink with cold weather and will leak air much faster than in warm weather.
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Our Anthem settles only after reversing. My assumption is the tag dump stays open if you shut down too fast. I put the coach back in drive, then neutral to close the valve and run the idle up to max out the air. Coach will stay aired up for weeks that way. Give it a try to see if it lasts longer.
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most mfgrs will tell you that your system will lose significantly more than it should so that you do not contact them. Loss of significant air over a 24-48 hour period is frequently due to a loose connection on one of the air lines. Check valves can certainly create a challenge when attempting to get air to either the front or back. If you have access to air line connections you can spray a water/dish soap mix to locate the leak.
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He also recommended when you air up to let it run at fast idle for 2-3 minutes then hit "All Retract," even if you didn't have jacks down, which re-energizes the valves.

There certrainly is a lot of valuable information that can be learned from this forum, thanks for posting this.
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soap mix

While looking for leaks on my spartan chassis, I called spartan to discuss the issue and they said to use the kids bubble solution as it works better that a soap/water solution.
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While looking for leaks on my spartan chassis, I called spartan to discuss the issue and they said to use the kids bubble solution as it works better that a soap/water solution.
Thats what I use. $.99 at the Dollar Store. Includes a bubble wand for later use.
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