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Posted: 12/31/18 04:37pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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Thanks for all the ideas and suggestions. I've located the leak in the door seal as it appears something got caught and cut the seal near the top of the door. It's possible it just a weathered split but it appears to be a slice across the whole seal. I'm going to try a rubber patch and see if that works. Meanwhile, I've clamped off the hose that feeds the seal and the coach appears to be holding air. That said, I haven't driven it yet so I may have other issues. I'll have the parking brake checked when I have the front tank replaced. I've seen how fast the coach drops when losing air and I don't have the equipment to properly block the chassis, so I don't go underneath it anymore.....Thanks again to everyone and I hope everyone has a safe and enjoyable New Years celebration....Dennis


An easy way to check for the parking brake is to build up the air shut the engine off put chocks or blocks in front and rear of wheels release the park brake and just walk around and listen. You will hear the air leak from outside without going under.


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Thank you for posting the latest outcome. Please have a safe and happy new year!

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An easy way to check for the parking brake is to build up the air shut the engine off put chocks or blocks in front and rear of wheels release the park brake and just walk around and listen. You will hear the air leak from outside without going under.


I'll try that tomorrow after charging my hearing aid batteries. [emoticon] Thanks for the tip....Dennis


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Dennis , These guys have made seals for me if you do not find one.

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An easy way to check for the parking brake is to build up the air shut the engine off put chocks or blocks in front and rear of wheels release the park brake and just walk around and listen. You will hear the air leak from outside without going under.


Tried that this morning but couldn't hear any air leaking, even with the hearing aids fully charged. Since I will be having the air tank replaced, I'll just let the mechanic find out what's going on. They are two weeks out so I'll rest this post and update once I've gotten the coach back.....Dennis

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If anyone is subscribed to this thread, I've got an appointment on January 25th to have the coach diagnosed. If it's a parking brake diaphram, they have those in stock and/or get them locally. The air tank is still available from REV at a cost of almost $1300 and an 8 week lead time..[emoticon] I'll post more as info becomes available. Thanks....Dennis

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Dennis, if it were me, I would take the tank to a welding shop and get it repaired at a much lower price, and within a week. Just sayin.


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Thanks for the up-date. As suggested, I think I would consider welding the tank too. Best of luck [emoticon]

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Dennis, I would measure up the tank and available space and try any major truck distributor. Air tanks are air tanks and maybe I'm wrong but $1300 sounds a little high. Good luck, Don.

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I would also get an after market tank. they do come in all sizes, But I would not weld the old tank. the interior condition is a big unknown.


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