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jthibodeau89
Reg. Sep 2014
Posted 2014-09-05 6:11 AM (#160649)
Subject: Sundowner factory air ride


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Location: Gallatin, TN
Does anyone have information on the OEM air ride system from Sundowner? I purchased a factory fitting/plumbing kit with the intention to convert our 8012 and am looking for a system schematic. Did SD use the the Dexter Airflex axles? I will use one of the kits I purchased to set up auto height assist bags on my truck, and the other on the trailer. Both kits have dual height valves. I have researched general systems and have a basic understanding of air suspension system design, but the SD kit has a couple extra pilot valves in addition to the Haldex height valves. IT\t appears that SD used the height valve to control a pilot valve to the axle bags. A SD system schematic would really help.Thank youJon
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RTSmith
Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2014-09-05 7:52 AM (#160650 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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You may be able to get some help from the factory. 800-654-3879. Have your last 6 of VIN to get any details on your trailer. Sundowner has used several different air ride systems through the years, so I don't suppose there is one schematic available.
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jthibodeau89
Reg. Sep 2014
Posted 2014-09-05 5:45 PM (#160666 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Thank you for the reply. My trailer is a 2000, but I don't know the year of the fitting kit I picked up. The air tank has a proof date of 2008. Being an Engineer and fabricator I plan to build the system I was just wondering about the logic they use for the air supply. I have already emailed the factory with no reply.
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RTSmith
Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2014-09-06 8:14 AM (#160667 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Back in that era, we saw Kelderman, Unique, and STI systems on the new Sundowners with air ride through our shop. My guess would be it was plumbed based on the plan from the suspension manufacturer. I would think you may get more data from that route.
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jthibodeau89
Reg. Sep 2014
Posted 2014-09-06 9:22 AM (#160669 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Thank you. Were you referring to the 2008 year of the air kits?

I will check the packlist in the fitting kits to see if I can identify the source. I have already reviewed information on all 3 of those sources, and will look at their schematics again. The pilot valves may have something to do with the manual dump valve setup included in the kits.
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AJHume
Reg. Apr 2020
Posted 2020-05-02 2:35 PM (#173071 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Has anyone seen one of these valves before?
Sundowner say 2005 was STI. STI says it's not there valve.

So, I'm taking a shot in the dark

Thanks
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AJHume
Reg. Apr 2020
Posted 2020-05-02 2:35 PM (#173072 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Has anyone seen one of these valves before?
Sundowner say 2005 was STI. STI says it's not there valve.

So, I'm taking a shot in the dark

Thanks



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RTSmith
Reg. Nov 2003
Posted 2020-05-04 6:30 AM (#173073 - in reply to #160649)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Sorry. No help here. 
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hosspuller
Reg. Oct 2003
Posted 2020-05-06 8:57 PM (#173080 - in reply to #173072)
Subject: RE: Sundowner factory air ride


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Is the problem the broken fitting or has the valve failed ?

If only the fitting, the broken piece can be removed and a new fitting installed.
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