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Old 01-04-2014, 10:05 AM   #1
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Air bags

We were coming back from being out in our 2013 Berk 36ft last weekend and the air bags did not air up. The gauges showed to be full, we pulled off and noticed pretty quick something was wrong. We stopped in a parking lot, put the jacks back down, then back up,started it and it aired up just fine. Is this normal? We are only a year into having it, so I'm still new to all the things that can happen.

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Old 01-04-2014, 10:14 AM   #2
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There are a bunch of threads on here about that issue and different ways to prevent it. My method to avoid this from happening is as follows.

1. Start coach and wait until I hear the air discharge.
2. Turn on the leveling system power and wait 5 seconds for ignition on alarm to turn off.
3. Retract all.
4. Once all retracted, turn power off.
5. Go out side and wait until air discharge and then do final walk around coach and ensure coach is at proper height and space between tires and fender wells.

Hope this helps!!!!


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Old 01-04-2014, 10:16 AM   #3
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Yes, this is normal. I usually hit the retract all button for the jacks twice. I hit the button once and wait until the jacks are retracted and then hit the button again. I then watch to make sure the coach raises up. I pick a spot out one of the side windows and watch to see the coach rise. Just takes an extra minute or two to ensure that the air bags are full.

oops- jtn8 typed faster than me again today. I guess he just has nimbler fingers!!
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #4
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We do the same as Jason, usually have about 4" between top of tire and wheel well when air is fully up on air bags
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Old 01-05-2014, 08:32 AM   #5
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Thx for all the answers, we will sure try that next time we are out.
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