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Old 10-03-2015, 10:32 AM   #11
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We had a very similar PDI (pre-delivery Inspection) with our purchase, different dealer....individual did not know anything specific to the Sunseeker, just general RV knowledge.

We now travel with a rear rack with motorcycle & bicyles, so 450-500 lbs, I routinely keep Air ride at 75-80 lbs of pressure.


Another thread on Air Ride ---> We found using a bike pump is the best way of inflating & checking the air pressure

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Old 10-04-2015, 07:35 AM   #12
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I have a mini compressor that has a pressure adjustment valve.For instance if you want 50 lbs,you set the adjustment knob to the 50 lb setting and that's as high as it gets
This really works well for the air ride
I'm not sure anyone mentioned this but you could damage these bags if you blast them with high pressure from a large air compressor
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I have a mini compressor that has a pressure adjustment valve.For instance if you want 50 lbs,you set the adjustment knob to the 50 lb setting and that's as high as it gets
This really works well for the air ride
I'm not sure anyone mentioned this but you could damage these bags if you blast them with high pressure from a large air compressor
What is the make of your compressor and where did you get it?
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Great input from you folks. I probably would not have realized there was a problem (just a poor ride compared to my 40' Country Coach Intrigue) had the rear leveling jacks had not been scraping every time I left the highway. They were only about 4 inches off the ground.

Since we will soon be going south on I-5 through Washington, Oregon & California (yuk) I will probably try the 75 psi since 8 zillion trucks will be blowing us all over the road. I am also towing a full size Toyota Tundra truck loaded with stuff.
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Thanks for the suggestion I am new, very helpful.


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What is the make of your compressor and where did you get it?
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It's an older unit I got second hand and when I get home (work trip) I'll tell you the make.
It's small and portable but a little on the heavy side so it stays at home and we use it for a garage compressor
On the road I have one of the lightweight rechargeable 12 volt units with the built in spot light
I got that one at Tractor Supply
Unfortunately the travel unit is not adjustable
I'll get the brand of that one also
Sorry I know that's not much help
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I have an extra Onboard air compressor for airbags that you can set the pressure you want by just pressing the button. It comes with a gauge to tell you what pressure is in the bags. It might work for your springs. It will inflate to 150#.
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It seems like I have to find a compromise regarding how much to fill the air bags on my 2860DS. Too little is not good for reasons mentioned in the first post, but I find too much does help the handling, but seems like the motor home bangs and rattles a lot more going over every little bump in the road. Lately I've been doing 50# as a compromise.
And yes, they do leak so need to be checked before every trip.
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I have a 2860DS with Firestone rear airbags and the wireless on board compressor from Airlift. If you want to be able to figure out the best pressure for different conditions, you need to be able to adjust while driving. I find I change the pressure when the road conditions change. Works great.
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