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Old 07-02-2015, 07:37 PM   #11
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I learned about the air bags on my Berkshire the same as you. My procedure which has yet to fail me is 1) start engine 2) allow both air systems to reach 125 psi 3) hit power button on jacks 4) hit retract all 5) wait for system to indicate all jacks have stowed 6) visually verify all jacks are up 7) drive away.

I agree driving 85 mph is very dangerous. As conceptumator stated 64 mph and 1700 rpm is optimum for fuel economy not to mention a much safer speed.
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Old 07-06-2015, 11:19 AM   #12
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My speed is governed by my toad. 65 maximum speed for no more than 6 hours with running the engine in forward and reverse for 5 minutes to circulate tranny oil.
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Old 07-08-2015, 06:48 PM   #13
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Our ride home from SC to VA was wonderful. 85 down the interstate and never felt a bump.


Not to be a jerk but as you have seen with the air bags every thing on these MH's doesn't always work as expected especially with a new rig. If you had a blowout at 85 you and your family would be a news item for one night. Please rethink your driving. Driving a 40000 lb.motor home that fast is not safe.
Sorry I was typing on my phone and didn't catch my mistake. We were on INTERSTATE 85...not going 85. A notoriously bumpy interstate. Thanks for the concern but we kept it at 65 mph
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Old 07-08-2015, 08:58 PM   #14
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Sorry I was typing on my phone and didn't catch my mistake. We were on INTERSTATE 85...not going 85. A notoriously bumpy interstate. Thanks for the concern but we kept it at 65 mph

That really makes me feel better. It's not really my business but it was a concern.
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That really makes me feel better. It's not really my business but it was a concern.
No worries I would have said the same thing!
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Old 07-27-2015, 12:59 PM   #16
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Ok. Sort of on topic speaking of jacks. In what order was everyone with a charleston told to set up?
Level first an put out slides or slides first?
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Always level first. Slide out and door is closed and no body is moving or walking in the motorhome. When the motorhome is leveled, we open the slide out.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:18 PM   #18
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How do you know the airbags are at 125?
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:39 PM   #19
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Mike I check visual the top of the tire space to the fenders.
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Old 08-26-2015, 10:42 PM   #20
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I check my rock guard --it drags the ground when air bags are down. Can also tell by your step.

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