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Old 11-02-2014, 06:59 PM   #1
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Air bag psi

Just bought new 3051S and cannot find info on how much pressure can be applied or recommended for the airbags
Any experience would be helpful
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:05 PM   #2
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I believe the max is 100 psi. I run 60 to 75 depending on towing and how much are in the water tanks.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:09 PM   #3
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Thank you. They came set at 50psi
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:12 PM   #4
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If 50 feels good, leave it. I haven't seen any rules other than over 5 and less than 100.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:17 PM   #5
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I run mine at 65. Feels good for how mine is loaded.


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Old 11-02-2014, 07:51 PM   #6
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There is info on the air bags in the big package of manuals and instructions you should have received with your unit. I usually run 50 -60 psi. You can adjust air pressures different side to side to level the coach if your loading has one side different than the other. However that is rare and maybe the cargo should be moved around first to balance things.

I believe the maximum is 100 psi with a minimum of 5-10 psi. Also there are cautions, one of them being to deflate the bags fully to prevent damage if you lift the coach by the frame to change a rear tire or lift a rear tire via the Big Foot jacks.
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Old 11-02-2014, 07:53 PM   #7
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Airbags should be used to maintain the rear ride height of the truck. Measure your truck from the center of your rear wheel to the top of the fender well when empty and make note. Then when hooked and loaded up, take the same measurement and add air to your bags until you are close to your empty height.

In my case my Ram 3500 rides high empty already so I fill my bags to about an inch lower than empty which is about 50lbs when loaded up.

More people should use airbags especially on half tons with TT's. I cringe every time I see one of those rigs with the back end squatted out and the nose in the air.


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Old 11-02-2014, 07:57 PM   #8
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CBergstrom The principle is the same but the OP is talking about a C-class motorhome not a towable.
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Old 11-02-2014, 08:02 PM   #9
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Sorry I just noticed that. The iPad app makes it hard to notice what group it's in. But you are right about the bags


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Old 11-04-2014, 08:51 AM   #10
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65 psi when not towing 75 psi when towing here


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