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Title: Air lift bags for a Class A 1996 Challenger by damon
Post by: Wayno2 on November 06, 2017, 08:07:42 AM
What is a good air bag system for the front of my 96 Challenger 30ft Rv. It has one blown bag .
Title: Re: Air lift bags for a Class A 1996 Challenger by damon
Post by: majicchuck on November 06, 2017, 01:45:52 PM
For my old 1993 Fleetwood Bounder 31K I had Firestone Air bags installed. I also had the air compressor system installed. You have to keep an eye on the bags. They tend to lose air after a few days. My the onboard compressor only provided air to the rear bags. So I had to manually put air in the fronts.

I ordered from (http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/suspension-air-bags).

Chuck
Title: Re: Air lift bags for a Class A 1996 Challenger by damon
Post by: Gary RV_Wizard on November 06, 2017, 01:48:59 PM
I'm guessing you have the Chevrolet P30 chassis, which has a combo of coil springs and air bags for the front suspension?  You want a replacement designed for that suspension. Firestone makes one and is probably as good as any:
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/firestone-4100-coil-rite-air-bag-kit-chevy-p30-1963-1999 (http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/firestone-4100-coil-rite-air-bag-kit-chevy-p30-1963-1999)

You can find them at several sources, including Amazon & Ebay.

Air Lift is another brand but I've not seen any reports from folks who installed it.
https://www.suspensionconnection.com/81560-p30-chevy.html
Title: Re: Air lift bags for a Class A 1996 Challenger by damon
Post by: Charlie 5320 on November 06, 2017, 03:42:15 PM
I've used Air Lift in two previous P32 chassis coachs, no problems with either one. They ARE hard to put in though. Make sure they are warm when you try to roll them up. I used a vacuum pump and some zip ties to keep them in shape till you get them through the hole. The second set was a piece of cake after I learned what I had to do.   

There are videos on line to show what you have to do. Having a vacuum pump just made it easier for me.