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Old 04-21-2017, 08:44 PM   #1
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DX3 Air Bag Mod

I finally got the parts gathered up and found the time to do my air bag mod. I did a manual 3 valve system on each side so I will have complete control up and down. I know this setup isn't for everyone but this is going to suit my needs well and in my trial run today it worked great. The use of this system is only for lowering or raising the rig at campground, boondocking, getting in and out of off road riding areas ect it is not going to be used driving down the highway. The original height control system is still in place and works as designed.

I installed the valves in the first storage compartment on each side behind the rear wheels. Looks like the pictures are sideways, sorry don't know how to fix that.
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Old 04-22-2017, 07:44 AM   #2
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Nice and clean, good installation
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:33 AM   #3
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Very nice work! Still figuring out what I want to do but this should definitely work as you explained.
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Old 07-06-2017, 02:51 AM   #4
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Webefine, how much higher can you lift the backend when you use the manual mode?
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Old 07-06-2017, 06:43 AM   #5
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I never really measured it (but I will), a honest guess would be 3" to 4" at the hitch. Now I do not use it while driving on the highway just for maneuvering off road or tight areas.
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Old 07-06-2017, 08:08 AM   #6
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Just for clarity :
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Especially like that it appears all your valve handles are set up so that gravity and vibration can only return the system to normal operation. Elegant design.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:12 AM   #7
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That would be perfect. There are a few places where we dry camp that the last .3 miles is sketchy and and extra 3-4" would make a big difference.
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Old 07-06-2017, 09:16 AM   #8
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Note to self...track serial number, void any and all warranties.

"Hey, my fridge isn't working I need to get..." "Nope, denied" I think that air adjustment created uneven centrifugal force that made the fridge system malfunction.
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Bclemens are you saying that by adding air bags or change it voids warranty?
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Ummm, no, I was just joking.

I assumed the use of "uneven centrifugal force causing the fridge to malfunction" was a giveaway, but just to be safe...I was not saying it voided the warranty.

Actually there is a federal law on the books that prohibits you from voiding warranty for areas NOT affected by a modification. So adding a hitch, can't void the AC warranty. Now, could he void the airbag warranty? Sure...but only if its determined that the modification somehow affected the air bags in a bad way. But it seems to me they know what they're doing and aren't concerned about that as they could fix anything they might inadvertently mess up anyway.
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