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Air bags in a Class A?
« on: May 16, 2018, 05:12:28 PM »
I have an idea to solve the problem of my driveway apron being too steep....so steep that unless I place 2x6's (5 of them) in the gutter, the rear jacks on my coach drag across the sidewalk.  It's kind of a PITA.     Park on the street......retrieve the 2x6's and place them.......curse a little......park the coach.........retrieve the 2x6's......curse a little more........yeah, it gets old.

So, I'm thinking, if I were to install air bags in the rear, with a switch on the dash controlling an air valve, would I be able to "lift" the suspension high enough so that the jacks clear?  (I already have an onboard compressor for the towed braking system).

Anyway, I figure I'm not the first person to need something like this so I'd throw it out there.  Feasible?  Been done before?  Pitfalls?

I'm all ears. :)     Thanks folks!
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Re: Air bags in a Class A?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 05:24:29 PM »
How high do you need to go? The size if the bags needed to lift the weight may not be feasible with your compressor. Depends how big it is. I don't see a problem if you can get enough lift. Just the cost of installing vs laying some boards down would totally be your preference.
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Re: Air bags in a Class A?
« Reply #2 on: May 17, 2018, 10:10:24 AM »
Have you considered so-called "curb ramps"? These are rubber or plastic strips designed to replace your boards. One piece, and can be relatively lightweight. Just do a web search for that term.
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