Sleeper air bag leak

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  1. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

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    Over the last few days a real small hole developed in the air bag below the sleeper is there anyway to patch it temporarily so my air compression doesn't go PSHHHH every 3 min?
     
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  3. uncleal13

    uncleal13 Road Train Member

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    No. Would have to be patched from the inside for it to hold.
     
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  4. Kolorado

    Kolorado Medium Load Member

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    I ran overnight hope the guy I parked next to don't get pissed I know it's annoying
     
  5. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    Can try tire repair kit with cord ...i had once used it on drive axle air bag ...lasted half year
     
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  6. baha

    baha Road Train Member

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    To change out the air bag behind sleeper, it is a easy job go to a truck parts store, like truck pro, or any one that's close they will have both air bags and the shock that will fix it for years to come and way cheaper than going to dealer, you can unhook the air bag rod and fill them with air till there up all the way and put a jack under it to hold it as you take the two top bolts off and air line off, and pull the bags out with no trouble and put the new air bags on with no trouble and put the nuts on both then air lines, and put rod on ride hi valve, start up eng. till you get some air in the
    air bags, then let the jack down slow, the put new shock on, and start up truck to build air and ck bag hi. if you need to adj. them with rod you took off to rase it up but it should be set at right hi.
     
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  7. Rideandrepair

    Rideandrepair Road Train Member

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    You can disconnect it in the meanwhile, probably a quick connect, or just cut it at the bag and fold the air line over, tape it up. Your air bags will be empty. Will ride rough. But you’ll be legal.
     
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  8. MTN Boomer

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    Buy several, they will not last very long.
     
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