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Old 04-25-2015, 08:48 PM   #11
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OK - not what it says in manual though. Did he say lifting by frame or by axle?
If you are lifting to work on the rear axle then Jack it under the axle.
If you try to lift the axle off the ground using the frame then you could damage the suspension components.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:09 PM   #12
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Another thing to keep in mind is you have to check the air often. They do lose air over time and sometimes faster than you expect. I air mine up about once a week. I just recently installed an onboard compressor for the airbags with the control switch and gauge in the cab. . A pain in the neck (and lower) job to install but worth it.
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Old 04-25-2015, 09:33 PM   #13
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Air bags can be filled anywhere from 5 to 100psi. The only way to determine "half way" would be to check air pressure. How much air to use is totally up to you. The goal is to keep the right attitude of the MH (front end slightly down from rear end). More air will give a stiffer ride which can be very helpful in dealing with crosswinds. I would start at 60-65 psi and see how you like it. With a heavy load on the rear, you might add a little more. Just make sure when adding air that you use very short bursts. It takes very little air to fill the bag.


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Thanks for the recommendation. Do you use air compressor or bicycle pump?
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Old 04-26-2015, 06:11 AM   #14
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I use a small tire inflator (like for bicycles) for the air bags just because I am afraid of filling them too fast with my air compressor. If you are careful and use short bursts, I'm sure either would be fine.


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Old 04-26-2015, 11:40 AM   #15
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I picked the Goodyear brand air compressor at Walmart on-line and it works great I keep it stored on the RV it small enough to do the work...
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Old 04-26-2015, 04:52 PM   #16
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If you are lifting to work on the rear axle then Jack it under the axle.
If you try to lift the axle off the ground using the frame then you could damage the suspension components.
Hey Ford,you know we are talking about motorhome not trailer. thats why manual states to dump air from air bags before lifting from frame.
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Old 04-26-2015, 05:16 PM   #17
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Hey Ford,you know we are talking about motorhome not trailer. thats why manual states to dump air from air bags before lifting from frame.
Hey if you want to lift a MH rear axle off the ground using the frame go for it.

I have a question, if something gets broken when you do that, who pays?

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Hey if you want to lift a MH rear axle off the ground using the frame go for it.

I have a question, if something gets broken when you do that, who pays?

Where do you think the auto levers are attached, the frame, and a lot of people lift their wheels off ground using them, I don't !!!All I was stating is that the manual states to dump air from air bags if lifting from frame. I have a question for you, when you take your car/truck into repair shop and they lift it using a frame contact hoist what is the difference?
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Where do you think the auto levers are attached, the frame, and a lot of people lift their wheels off ground using them, I don't !!!All I was stating is that the manual states to dump air from air bags if lifting from frame. I have a question for you, when you take your car/truck into repair shop and they lift it using a frame contact hoist what is the difference?
When the tire are rotated at Discount tires they use floor jacks under the axles.
The rest of the truck gets serviced over a pit so the tires never leave the ground.
On top of that my Ford DOES NOT have air suspension on it.

Good luck with the air suspension....
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When the tire are rotated at Discount tires they use floor jacks under the axles.:
Maybe at the particular Discount tire you use, but, there are more than one Discount tire that use frame lifts. Not too many pits left in modern shops.
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