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Vogue Featherlite 1999 Coach with tag axle air valve leak

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The above coach has an audible air leak on the right rear side between the main rear axle and the tag axle. Air pressure in the pneumatic system only goes up to around 90 psi due to this leakage. A possible fix has been suggested by a local RV Repair Business to replace valve, B1960X8, which is no longer available.  A possible valve might be available in 3 weeks or so.  

Does anyone have experience with this issue?  Does anyone know of a replacement for the identified valve and where it might be purchased? 

Does anyone know how one would access this valve to remove and replace?

Another symptom associated with this issue includes a tag axle that will not raise.  Not sure this is part of the air valve leak or another problem altogether.  The coach is located in Santa Fe, NM where a stop was made during a bucket list trip to the grand canyon. 

We need help and so far are told that this valve might be available in about 3 weeks, so be patient.  Big if involved and no other solutions are being offered like can the valve air line be capped and just let the tag axle remain down as a temporary fix until the trip is over?

Please help. 

Thanks

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Welcome to the FMCA Forum !

Not really  up to speed on this coach, but did find this link. it offers some contact information.    A reprint by Family Motor Coaching  April 1994

http://www.hittheroadrv.com/images/Ebay 2414 Vogue Prima Vista/Vouge.pdf      

By any chance do you know who's chassis was used to build the coach on? The air system plumbing was in stalled by the chassis builder.

Chassis serial numbers often hep locating parts.

Rich.

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Welcome to the forum!:rolleyes:

Is this a leveling valve? If so, I have taken leveling valves to a local truck parts counter with the valve in hand and had very good luck finding a replacement, many styles available so best to take the valve with you, or snap several pictures and record the size and style of the arm.

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36 minutes ago, DickandLois said:

can the valve air line be capped and just let the tag axle remain down as a temporary fix until the trip is over? Please help.  Thanks

If this valve is used for lifting purposes only, then capping should not be a problem, if it is a leveling valve, it does need to be repaired. If the unit will only build to 90 psi it must be a teriffic leak. I have found many fittings at Lowes, just look at the copper 1/4 inch caps and couplings, they come with a brass sleeve to put inside plastic tube so that the ferrule will tighten and hold pressure.

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