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Old 02-22-2013, 09:10 AM   #11
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Gotta love the "spit" fix. Only thing better would be to use WD-40 around the valve before you spit on it, then seal the whole mess with some duck tape wrapped in twist ties while wiping silicone off your fingers!
It isn't a "fix", it is how I test my valve stems for leaking.
How do you test yours?
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:12 AM   #12
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you are correct, I suppose I really wasn't looking for the cause just opinion as to how long others go without adding air. As long as I have a warranty and live less than 2 miles from the dealer,its not really my problem, just did not want to bother them if air loss every 7 to 10 days is normal.
Really, the air bag shouldn't leak at all.
If you have to add after a week, there is definitely an issue.
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Old 02-22-2013, 09:50 AM   #13
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Any more the industry is going to "push lock" style air fitting vs the old tried and true nut and ferrell crimp style.
Imo these the push lock fittings are quick easy and inexpensive.
I like using the when I can.

But they also tend to leak more and have more issues then the old style.

If the plastic air line wasn't cut straight or cut with a side cutters the line may have never fully seated in the fitting causing a leak.
Better yet if its a 90 degree swivel fitting the swivel may be leaking.

All this may have been for not but I'm guessing you have push lock fittings and its a good chance you'll find your leak there.

Most air bag company's use these fittings.

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Old 02-22-2013, 09:52 AM   #14
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:52 AM   #15
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on a trail air pin box there are no air lines, just a fitting on top to add air directly to the bag.
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Old 02-23-2013, 09:56 AM   #16
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on a trail air pin box there are no air lines, just a fitting on top to add air directly to the bag.
Sounds like Schrader valve or bag then.
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on a trail air pin box there are no air lines, just a fitting on top to add air directly to the bag.
I wonder if the OP checked the air valve for a leak yet?
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no have not, just dropped it off at dealer called lippert got a reference number and said check it. since it never held air longer than 10 days since I picked it up last july I figured its not my problem. I was only wondering what others have experienced with air loss on the trail air, do not really care what is causing it as long as its under warranty.
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Bob, but WE care, because we're all not under warranty, and it would be nice to know of any weak points in the Trail Air.

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Old 02-25-2013, 02:30 PM   #20
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well I will let you all know what they find as it appears that lippert thinks it should hold air longer than 10 days or they would not have issued a claim number.
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