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Old 09-20-2015, 09:31 PM   #1
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Ride Rite Airbags + Big Foot Levelers

We are newbies and now have a 2012 Forester 3011DS with Ride Rite air bags and Big Foot Levelers. I have heard that you are supposed to dump the air from your air bags before using the leveling system, but someone posted elsewhere that it only applies to Class A RVs, such as a diesel pusher. Can someone please explain? Thanks!
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Old 09-20-2015, 09:35 PM   #2
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Would like to know the answers also.
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Old 09-20-2015, 11:11 PM   #3
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No you don't do that do not bleed air off airbags diesel coaches has air suspension so you bleed the air so you don't have to extend levelers so high would almost be to high for some people to get to that lower step when you start diesel you let it build air and you can see your gauge if not your tires can scrape fenders on incline or bumps or turning complete different system. Most have there own compressor system with air hose and all. Mine pumped to 150psi i didn't move coach until it had built up to 100psi and would be increasing as I was moving
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No you don't do that do not bleed air off airbags diesel coaches has air suspension so you bleed the air so you don't have to extend levelers so high would almost be to high for some people to get to that lower step when you start diesel you let it build air and you can see your gauge if not your tires can scrape fenders on incline or bumps or turning complete different system. Most have there own compressor system with air hose and all. Mine pumped to 150psi i didn't move coach until it had built up to 100psi and would be increasing as I was moving
Boso, I also have a 2014 3050S with Rite Ride bags. It sounds lke you have a air pump in your system. Is it FOE on 2015's. If not what kind is it and where did you get the pump system from?
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:13 AM   #5
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I don't have a pump other than a 12v manual. My bags leak so I'm constantly trying to keep the right amount of air in them have a larger compressor at home both 150 psi wish I had the auto air that some of the guys are running
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Old 09-21-2015, 12:33 AM   #6
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Smile Ride Rite Air lose

I to have the same problem and use a pump at home. A onboard pump would be nicer though. Will keep in touch incase I come up with a less expensive system to install on board.
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Old 09-21-2015, 01:05 PM   #7
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checking pressure when stabilizers up

i learned yesterday not to check the pressure in the ride-rite until off stabilizers. Just in case other newbies like me are making the same mistake.
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Old 09-21-2015, 03:58 PM   #8
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We are newbies and now have a 2012 Forester 3011DS with Ride Rite air bags and Big Foot Levelers. I have heard that you are supposed to dump the air from your air bags before using the leveling system, but someone posted elsewhere that it only applies to Class A RVs, such as a diesel pusher. Can someone please explain? Thanks!
According to Air Rite owners manual:
If it is necessary to lift the vehicle by the frame, first release the air pressure from the air springs. This will allow the air springs to extend to their maximum length without being damaged. The uninflated air springs are capable of supporting the weight of the axle when the vehicle is lifted by the frame. After servicing of the vehicle is complete, lower the vehicle
to the ground and reinflate the air helper springs to the desired pressure.
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Old 09-21-2015, 09:41 PM   #9
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I have a 3170 Sunseeker and I never dump the air in my airbags. Just me!!


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Old 09-21-2015, 09:53 PM   #10
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Air bags

Just wondering how you would dump the air in your bags other than mashing your valve stem or have you modified your system in some way and yes to dump the air would only be ignorance anyway and I don't mean that in a mean way
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