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Old 06-20-2014, 07:55 AM   #1
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Air Bag pressure when parked at campsite

Does anyone with a Sunseeker/Forester release the
air in the rear bags? Then when traveling again
increase the pressure on the road.

or do you just leave them as is?

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Old 06-20-2014, 07:58 AM   #2
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I leave mine alone. I do recheck to make certain the pressure is alike between port and starboard bags.
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Old 06-20-2014, 08:00 AM   #3
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well we are getting some rocking in the rig,
that is why asked. I have added jacks
but don't want to raise the to high.

I'm going to recheck the air pressure
the dealer placed in the bags today.

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Old 06-20-2014, 08:15 AM   #4
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The bags are more for driving suspension - not so much for parked "stabilizing". Even when using the stabilizing jacks, you are still have some weight on the axle suspension so some rocking is normal. If you took all the weight of the coach off the axle (not suggested) you will still likely have some motion due to 1) cushion effect of the hydraulic and the ground 2) the narrow footprint spread of the hydraulic jacks.

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Old 06-20-2014, 09:10 PM   #5
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thanks for your input
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Old 06-25-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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does anyone release the air bag pressure when
parked? If so does it cut down on therockking?

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Old 06-25-2014, 11:04 AM   #7
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I have tried mine with the air dumped out and did not see a difference so I just leave them alone set at 60 psi and prefer to have my sunseeker sitting a bought a 1/2 bubble off level before leveling with jacks. Another thought I had to stop the movement would be to increase the pressure in the air bags to 90 to 100 psi witch would stiffen suspension but that will also change level and I have not taken the time to try it yet.
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Old 06-25-2014, 11:35 AM   #8
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I agree, less air in the bag - more bounce since you are depending more on the suspension springs to support the weight.
The stabilizers are the key to reducing movement of the coach. They won't completely eliminate it but reduce the amount of weight resting on the chassis suspension system.
It you want to completely stop the rocking you will need to block the coach on cinder blocks like it is done for mobile homes.
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Old 06-25-2014, 05:43 PM   #9
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guys I don't have your jacks, I have installed 2 scissor
jacks in the rear, close to the bumper. We still
have a rock/roll when walking in the rig. thinking
about installing scissors in the front.

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Old 06-25-2014, 06:25 PM   #10
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I totally forgot that but if you can air the bags up fully you should get rid of any movement caused by the suspension at least in the rear and i think you are right front scissor jacks would be help full also.
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