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Old 03-03-2005, 09:11 PM   #1
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I am looking at a 1998 Winnebago Chieftain 275 diesel that I am thinking about buying but it is 2" to tall to go into my RV port. I would like to know if I can let the air out of the bags and move into to port. And how do I keep it from pumping the bags up when I start it?
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I am looking at a 1998 Winnebago Chieftain 275 diesel that I am thinking about buying but it is 2" to tall to go into my RV port. I would like to know if I can let the air out of the bags and move into to port. And how do I keep it from pumping the bags up when I start it?
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Old 03-04-2005, 01:19 PM   #3
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Redrover, don't feel like you're being ignored. It's just that the air bag systems are different from year to year even from the same supplier. Many do inflate automatically on start up, or the first time you apply the brakes, etc. Some, like mine, require pushing a button to inflate the bags.

Hopefully, you'll get input from someone that owns one like yours...
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Old 03-04-2005, 05:36 PM   #4
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Where is that button? Mine just inflate (I think??)
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Walt,
If I don't "dump" the bags, they inflate on startup. Actually, they never seem to leak down - they just stay inflated.

However, once the "dump" button on the HWH panel is pushed, they won't inflate until I push the "store" button.
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Tom,
On my 2002 Horizon they will inflate with the store button or by stepping on the brake pedal.
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3huskies, I think there were a few changes on the '04 panel. Do you have a "rabbit" button? I don't have such a critter on mine. My brakes don't cause inflation - don't know if that's a change or if mine are just not working right. There's no mention of the brakes in my manual, just the "store" button.
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Most of the HWH systems fill once you hit the store button. If you need to sneak out you could raise the jacks with the front and aft buttons, then tiptoe out of the garage and hit the store button once you are clear of the garage.

But, I'd be careful because you have overhead door openers, lights, and "stuff" hanging inside the garage. Depending upon your ceiling height you could be in for a surprise if you press the store button when inside the garage.

I also assume that you have physically measured the coach for it's overall height. Sales literature and factory specs are pretty much useless when measuring height. You need to find the highest point on your coach (ladder, satellite dome, etc) and then measure down from there.
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Thanks everyone for your reply I think!
This unit does have the rabbit what does that do?
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The rabbit fills the air bags.
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