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FC (Forward Control Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your FC model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it.......List your FC Parts here too.

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Old 07-16-2016
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it will be a narrow pit if you want to put down the jacks.
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While in Maryland a few tears ago we blew the left front bag. It was caused by an engine rear main seal leak. The bags don't like any petroleum products on them.
This happened on a Saturday and we drove around all weekend on no bags which in Maryland isn't too bad as the roads are very smooth, unlike where I live in Northeastern PA. I had the bag replaced at the freightliner shop in Salisbury, MD.
I had the rear main seal repaired when the transmission was rebuilt, but the same airbag sprung a leak two years later. Don't know if the freightliner shop messed up, but I replaced that one myself at home and it's been fine.
Gardner, I have been considering making a pit myself. Do you still have one? Would it be possible to send me a picture of yours? I would like to make it so I can access most things underneath but still put down the jacks.
I used Randy's pit, but he has since sold that property. A few others have built pits, however, and they may chime in with specs.
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While in Maryland a few tears ago we blew the left front bag. It was caused by an engine rear main seal leak. The bags don't like any petroleum products on them.
This happened on a Saturday and we drove around all weekend on no bags which in Maryland isn't too bad as the roads are very smooth, unlike where I live in Northeastern PA. I had the bag replaced at the freightliner shop in Salisbury, MD.
I had the rear main seal repaired when the transmission was rebuilt, but the same airbag sprung a leak two years later. Don't know if the freightliner shop messed up, but I replaced that one myself at home and it's been fine.
Gardner, I have been considering making a pit myself. Do you still have one? Would it be possible to send me a picture of yours? I would like to make it so I can access most things underneath but still put down the jacks.
Wanderlodge owners love pits, some info here,

http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ead.php?t=8734
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Talk about regurgitating old posts :-)
I have to submit that i need to ask using this thread as i cannot find and pictures anywhere else about suspension of wanderlodges' in this era, or the underneath come to that.
Is No 1 the sump? it looks like where the sump should be, which means wheres the gearbox which i thought should be at No3.
Do these suspension setups have no springs other than just the bags and the panhard rod?
Is the rear axle similar in setup?
Its been a long time i know but the WOG has never been far from me in fact i have the beautiful 'Just Wandering' as my screenshot
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looks like Air bags front, could have rear springs, or four more air bags in the rear,
Model year is important
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looks like Air bags front, could have rear springs, or four more air bags in the rear,
Model year is important
Year is going to be important i imagine but as i dont have a real one......, i just love the 77 ones but i also love the one in my screenshot but cant remember the year :-)
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Hi Geordie,

The one in your screenshot is a 1984 FC35RB. She has air bags on all 4 corners.

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#1 is the transmission pan I think. that is a standard 4 bag system so I would guess the rear suspension would be the same.
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Thank you gents
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#1 is a 1983 FC35 SB named $IXTEEN TON$. used to be mine. Note the small air cylinder. When active it changes the position of the height valve rod to raise the front when trying to put pads (boards) under the jacks. The pic was taken during the front air bag replacement I did on Randy's old pit a looong time ago
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