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Old 08-28-2013, 01:07 PM   #1
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Firestone air-ride bags

Any out there have air leakage problems with their Firestone Air-Ride bags on the Ford E450 chassis?
I have a 32' which loses 3-4# in the right side and 7-8# on the left side daily?
Is this normal?
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Old 08-28-2013, 01:58 PM   #2
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Over some time, its normal. Over just a day, no, ours don't do that (Sunseeker with Firestone Ride Rite air bags)
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Old 11-11-2013, 11:40 PM   #3
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Any out there have air leakage problems with their Firestone Air-Ride bags on the Ford E450 chassis?
I have a 32' which loses 3-4# in the right side and 7-8# on the left side daily?
Is this normal?
Have you found a fix for the leaking bags? It may be as simple a tightening the valve core in the Schrader valve or replacing the valve core.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:46 AM   #4
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Have you found a fix for the leaking bags? It may be as simple a tightening the valve core in the Schrader valve or replacing the valve core.
Service replaced an air line. They still lose a little, which I understand it normal.
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Old 11-12-2013, 07:55 AM   #5
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I have them on my Ram. They're usually either very low or empty after I let the truck sit for a while. I just pump them back up when I'm using the truck, and haven't really had an issue with them during use. I'm guessing this is normal.
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Old 11-16-2013, 10:36 PM   #6
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We have a 2014 Sunseeker 3010DS came with BigFoot Jacks and airbags, our leaks after every lift of coach on our campout, need some help thx
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some leakdown is normal. all our work trucks have usually emptied (or nearly so) themselves by monday morning from friday afternoon
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Old 02-02-2014, 10:07 AM   #8
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Just checked the air bags on the Leprechaun yesterday. Held up pretty good in this cold weather. Only went from 70psi to 60psi in 3 months.
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Wow, that's pretty high pressure. I've not liked the ride when running 40 psi; it's bouncing around pretty bad. You want to keep at least 10 psi in them always. I like the ride at 15 psi, and that pressure holds pretty good in my 2007 26' class C.
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Old 04-15-2014, 08:09 PM   #10
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If I put 40psi or less my rear jacks will ground on dips and driveways I have the Bigfoot Jacks they came with my Coach..

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