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Old 10-21-2012, 11:23 PM   #1
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Sunseeker Firestone ride rite help

We just purchased a Sunseeker 3170DS and love it. I was wondering if anyone could tell me how the factory installed Firestone ride rite air suspension works. Is it automatic or do I do something to make adjustments? I know nothing about theses things. Please help mr with what you can. Thanks.
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Old 10-21-2012, 11:25 PM   #2
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:28 AM   #3
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You shouldn't have to do anything...unless you want to. They are manual. Fill nozzle is in the storage box behind the axle (one on each side). They can go from 5 PSI to 100 PSI.
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Old 10-22-2012, 11:01 AM   #4
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If it had a compressor built in you would have 2 gauges on your dash to monitor them.

Like stated, you should have 2 valve stems mounted on each side inside the closest storage compartment. I have never had a set that stayed exactly where you set them, so yes you should check them.

Make sure they have at least 5 to 10 pounds of air or else you will risk damaging them. You can make further adjustments as needed. If the rear of your rv is sagging you may want to bump them up to 20 or 30 psi. Just remember the more air you put in, the rougher your ride. I pull an enclosed trailer and I run mine at 60 psi. When driving in strong cross winds it does help with handling if you air them up to 50-60 psi.
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Old 10-22-2012, 06:54 PM   #5
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I have the same floorplan in a Forester, mine ride great when camper is loaded at 60Psi
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:15 PM   #6
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Thanks for the help so far! Are you supposed to inflate one side more than another if your load is not balanced?
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Old 10-22-2012, 10:42 PM   #7
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You can adjust them side to side how ever you like. I have a compressor that I carry in a compartment so if I'm going to be driving in a cross wind for hours on end I can air one side or the other up to help compensate.
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Old 10-24-2012, 08:37 PM   #8
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Exactly as the previous poster stated. Individually based on conditions and loading.
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Old 10-25-2012, 09:26 PM   #9
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Like one of those jump starter packs with an air compressor? Or more heavy duty air compressed?
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Old 10-26-2012, 10:02 AM   #10
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They are pretty small air bladders...so they fill up quick.
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