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Old 10-10-2017, 08:14 AM   #1
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Air bags!

I have gone ahead and balanced front wheels- they say that I don't have air bags! They say I have shocks but no air bags! On a 2861 Forester I thought we had both?
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:37 AM   #2
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You probably have airbags on the rear, is your rig is so equipped. No airbags will be found on the front.
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Old 10-10-2017, 08:42 AM   #3
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Airbags again

Airbags on the rear is correct but my tire man says the pressure point would be on the outside somewhere! Would you have to crawl under the vehicle to check pressure?
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Old 10-10-2017, 09:02 AM   #4
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Should have Schrader valves in rear storage compartments

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Old 10-10-2017, 11:40 AM   #5
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Not fimilar with the placement of the valves on a Forrester, but on my Lexington there is one valve in each of the rear storage compartments, one for each side.
Pretty sure the Forrester is set up the same way.
A few points concerning the air bag set up...
1. The bags are rated for 100 psi maximum, per side.
2. The bags themselves are small, about the size of a 3 lb. coffee can.
3. It does not take any time at all for a compressor to hit 100 psi in each bag.
maybe 15 seconds or so. When adding air, just "blip" air into the bag, a few
seconds at a time. Very easy to go over the max and blow out a bag.
4. Depending on your rear weight, you may want to start off with 50-60 psi in
each bag. I run 70 psi in ours, and most run around that amount.
5. Don't run the bags empty. Try to keep a minimum of 10-20 psi. Empty
bags will rub upon themselves and wear holes in them.
6. Check the bags weekly when using your rig. They will leak down a bit
over time. Not a cause to worry...just the nature of the bags and fittings.
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Old 10-14-2017, 03:00 AM   #6
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In my Forrester 3011 the valve is in the area where you drain the tanks and in the small storage compartment on the other side of the RV.
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