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Old 06-24-2014, 09:49 AM   #1
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Garage height problem

Hi,

We have a new to us 2011 390bh. I need to "sneak" it into our garage. Is there a way to drain all of the air bags, and move the coach and its 40' into the garage? I only need about 2.5-3" lower to clear the door.

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Old 06-24-2014, 10:01 AM   #2
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MC,
As far as I know, there is no way to manually drain the airbags. The air bags drain when you put the levelers down and fill when you retract the levelers with the engine running. Don't know what you could do to get those few extra inches you need.
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Old 06-24-2014, 10:26 AM   #3
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I was thinking maybe a dump valve install on the air system? It just needs to move straight in the out?
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:10 PM   #4
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Dump valve is the way to go. A lot of other systems already have it included. You simply hold the button down and it won't allow the coach to air up. I'm afraid if you tried to move your rv by putting jacks down then up when the air is filling, you would quickly reach the height of the garage.
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Old 06-24-2014, 12:39 PM   #5
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Suggestion: when I replaced my Lexington with a Berkshire, I was confronted with a 2.5" height difference in rigs.... Realizing that I couldn't dump the air bags, I came up with another solution - I raised all the rafters 4".... Really a relative simple procedure but did take a weekend and two sons helping... Thank goodness for power tools - nail gun, reciprocating saw, etc.. Now my coach fits with room to spare.....


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Old 06-24-2014, 12:42 PM   #6
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Garahe

Unfortunately raising our garage door is not an option.

The heights on the web differ, does anyone know exactly what their 390 is both inflated and deflated on the bags? In regards to height.

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Old 06-24-2014, 12:48 PM   #7
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Let some air out of the tires?
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OK, don't laugh, lower the floor. Think about it.
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OK, don't laugh, lower the floor. Think about it.
I was gonna suggest the same thing, only just dig out the tire tracks necessary to get in, leave the rest intact.
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I was gonna suggest the same thing, only just dig out the tire tracks necessary to get in, leave the rest intact.
Exactly! Trying to raise the door frame can be nearly impossible in some structures. A little jackhammer and new concrete is common place.
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