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Old 07-04-2016, 09:59 PM   #51
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Originally Posted by vwexpert View Post
That's why I installed the AIR LIFT 72000 Wireless Air Leveling system. The compressor runs for a couple seconds when I start it after sitting a couple weeks. I / it keeps the pressure at 70lbs (or where ever I set it).
Jim, do you ever raise it up going out of driveways?

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:52 AM   #52
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Sage...I never touch it...I try to enter and exit driveways at an angle but if I can't I just let er' drag a bit.

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Old 07-05-2016, 09:54 AM   #53
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I've wondered about this for a while - has anyone put TPMS sensors on the air bag valves?

If you could pick up to extras for cheap on eBay or somewhere it might be interesting to see if they drop while you are driving and if so how quickly.
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Old 07-06-2016, 01:02 PM   #54
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Originally Posted by sgtlm17 View Post
I check the air bags every time I leave for a trip. And they always need air
I checked mine before I left on a recent trip, then 4 days into the trip had to stop and add some more because I felt it swaying a bit more while driving. I think I added about 20 PSI that time. Then checked it a few more times on the 2 week trip and added air each time.

makes a big difference while driving though.
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Old 07-06-2016, 10:36 PM   #55
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They need to recall and fix that problem ..mine is doing the same.
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:06 PM   #56
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check your ride rite air make sure they are at least 70 psi ( located valve stems one is on the wall by the water filter the other is on the wall compartment by the sewer valves . I had a sway problem too and the PSI was at 0 the dealer forgot to put air in them
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Old 07-14-2016, 02:19 PM   #57
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I've wondered about this for a while - has anyone put TPMS sensors on the air bag valves?

If you could pick up to extras for cheap on eBay or somewhere it might be interesting to see if they drop while you are driving and if so how quickly.
I had TST507s on the air bags for a while then bit the bullet and installed Load Commander system with gauge and control up front. Dump my bages to 5# at site
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Old 07-24-2016, 11:14 AM   #58
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Update on scratches.

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Our Forester "Farley" is going in this coming week to Camping World for some warranty issues. We discovered in addition to the scratches on the kitchen solid surface countertop, a long scratch on the dinette top, a scratch on the mirror in the vanity area and multiple scratches on the face of the mjicrowave/convection oven. Don't know who they had doing the interior assembly work at the factory on our unit, but they obviously didn't care what they were doing.
On the last night on our trip home, we pulled into the RV site, put down the Bigfoot levelers, which didn't sound quite right, then started to extend the slide. About halfway out, the kitchen cabinet under the cooktop area started rubbing on the floor step-up area that goes into the bedroom area. Looked like it was going to pull the face off the cabinet, so I stopped and put the slide back in. Retracted the Bigfoots, and tried again...same result. Put the slide back in and spent the night with the slide in and the Bigfoots retracted. A tight squeeze to get around!!
Don't know if anyone else has had this problem?
Working with RVWholesalers, we are now in the process of getting our warranty scratches least partially. Since we didn't discover the scratches on the dinette top and the vanity mirror at our PDI, and cannot get these scratches to show up in photos, FR has denied the claims on those items. We will have to live with them, I guess. On the scratches on the microwave/convection oven door, since we were able to take a picture that showed them, FR is going to send us a complete replacement oven. (Evidently they can't just get the door). We will have to pay the labor to have it switched out, however. We are getting an estimate locally to have the solid surface (Corian) kitchen counter polished out and they will cover that, since it was noted on the PDI.
Once we had the Bigfoot leveling system calibrated, it now works fine. No more binding when moving the slide out.

If you are picking up a new RV, we would strongly recommend that you go over all the surfaces with a fine-tooth comb, before taking delivery. That was our mistake. It seems that when they build these things, the assembly people don't take much care in protecting surfaces. Another thing that I wrongly assumed, was that the Bigfoot levelers would be calibrated from the factory....WRONG! It cost us $77 to have them calibrated and FR denied warranty as they called it a "maintenance item"

Live and learn!

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Old 07-24-2016, 12:48 PM   #59
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I also bought mine from Camping World..they do rush you though so dang quick. I'm sorry for all the trouble. I had to take mine back 1 time for a leak in the roof. Haven't seen any leaks so far. Congratulations your your new RV.. Tony from Ohio.. 2017 Forester 2861DS
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Old 07-24-2016, 07:16 PM   #60
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If you put tpms's on the air bags they will alarm every time you enter or exit the coach and every bump. They are made to alarm with sudden air pressure change. Don't have to ask how I know

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