Air bag strategies

Submitted: Monday, May 04, 2009 at 15:55
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Need advice about strategies for the use of air bags.

Should I apply pressure before load or

Should I apply load and then pressure.

Thanks in advance

Alan
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Reply By: HGMonaro - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 16:00

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 16:00
Pump them up before applying the load. That's what the instructions for mine (polyairs) recommened.
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Reply By: Member - Ian H (NSW) - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 17:01

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 17:01
Hi alan,
The idea is to measure the height of the vehicle at some known point at the back, then pump the bags to 30 psi. Load the vehicle then drop the pressure till the vehicle is back to the original height.
Hope this helps, Cheers.
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Reply By: Axel [ the real one ] - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 18:53

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 18:53
Instructions for polyairs -red and firestone coilrites -blue are similar , have vehicle unloaded and on a level surface , take note of distance of top of rear guards in relation to tire [ gap ] pump up bags , red polyairs upto 30 psi , blue coilrites upto 100psi , load vehicle / hitch up trailer ,, release air from bags until vehicle is back to level ,,
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Reply By: Serendipity of Mandurah (WA) - Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:00

Monday, May 04, 2009 at 19:00
I think the reason the instructions say to pump up first and then load and then let the air out is to make it easier on your pump. If you have a decent pump it should not matter.

I load a slide on camper and find it easier to let all the air out - back under the camper and then pump it up to pick up the load. The reverse when unloading - put the legs down and then let the air out so the tray drops a few inches so I can easily drive out.

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Follow Up By: wicket - Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 12:24

Tuesday, May 05, 2009 at 12:24
don't need much of a pump for mine as a bicycle pump is easily up to the task
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