I have an issue I’m hoping to get some advice for. I purchased my first motor home, a 2003 Monaco Diplomat, a year ago. We have taken several trips and have added about 8000 miles to the scant 39500 that were on the odometer when we bought it. The eight air bags provided a smooth comfortable ride. However, a couple of days ago on our way home to Nashville from Gulf Shores, that changed rather suddenly. About 20 miles south of town, I noticed a change. The ride and the sound of the tires on the road seemed to be changing gradually. I convinced myself that the new pavement that they have recently laid down was the cause. However, a few minutes later we hit some wavy pavement which almost sent us airborne. Thankfully everyone was buckled in, or we would have had some injuries. As we carefully made our way the rest of the way home, we realized we were feeling every little bump. We concluded that the weird “feel” 20 miles out was probably a valve malfunctioning and the bags deflating and that was why the wavy pavement had such an effect on the coach. Sure enough, when we got stopped, a quick inspection revealed all 4 bags in the front were deflated. The rear bags were fine. I was riding so low my steps couldn’t make it all the way out.
Unless the bags were damaged when we violently hit the wavy pavement, I think they’ll be ok if I can get air back into them. Is there a valve on this rig that controls all four front bags? Difficult to replace? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!