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Technical => Other Systems => Topic started by: dmevis on August 25, 2019, 01:00:56 PM

Title: Replacing Air Bags
Post by: dmevis on August 25, 2019, 01:00:56 PM
I have a new-to-me 2007 Winnebago Journey 34H (Freightliner chassis).  A diesel mechanic that looked at it said the front air bags should be replaced.  The back air bags looked much better. Knowing nothing about air bags,the fronts do look pretty bad.  Is it normal to need to replace the air bags on a 12 year old RV?  It has 60K miles and was stored inside, but in high humidity (Houston, TX). 
Title: Re: Replacing Air Bags
Post by: antiqueclockservice on August 27, 2019, 08:06:21 AM

My Alfa has over 90K miles and is two years older....Bags work and look fine.   Are your bags holding air?  No leaks?  Would recommend leaving alone.  If they are cracked, similar to old tires, then replacement might be a good bet.

Title: Re: Replacing Air Bags
Post by: rkenly on September 09, 2019, 03:34:01 PM
I'm not sure what "look bad" means. Are they cracked when fully inflated? Or just dirty?

I just replaced 2 air bags last week. My bag was cracked along the bottom when full of air. So replaced it, and the matching bag on the other side.
They were the original bags on a 20 year old coach. The other bags looked okay, and we're not changed.