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I found this air valve manifold ontop of the generator control box in the genny compartment. I haven't followed to see where it goes to but I figured with all the knowledge here on the WOG, it would be an easy one for you guys. The suspected valve in question is circled in red. I had talked to Mr.Putz and he thinks it maybe the slide out actuator air valve manifold. There are some wires (ring terminals) along with the manifold that are secured right to the genny control box cover screws. Where does this manifold live, cuz this obviously isn't right.

As I'm typing this I feel like I should of just followed the air lines to see where they go, but like anything with this Lodge on wheels so far, it probably ventures to some unknown location up, under, over and thru someplace before reaching its final destination. Plus been real busy with a lot of other higher pressing issues at the time being.

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Whatever it is,its easy to get too!
I think Putz is right.
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That looks like the step accuator, if my memory is correct.
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Whatever it is,its easy to get too!
I think Putz is right.


Well I guess I will have to find its permanent home some day.
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That looks like the step accuator, if my memory is correct.
ahh yes, I think your right Peter. I believe I remember the previous owner messing with this to get the air step to come down. There was a lot of info when I went down to see this BB last year (1st BB I've owned and looked at for that matter)
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On my '83 the step actuator and the actuator for the generator ram look the same. Should be obvious from where the air lines go.
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On my '83 the step actuator and the actuator for the generator ram look the same. Should be obvious from where the air lines go.
Alright boys it looks like I’m going to go divin’ under the Bird!!
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Be careful under going there when it is up on the air bags with the suspension raised. Back when I had my FC 35 I could fit anywhere under the bus when the suspension was lowered.....EXCEPT under the generator and steps. I never went under the generator for anything. I was always sliding on the ground with no creeper. (Not the easiest but safer) I only used the creeper when the bus was drove up on blocks and not the jack's.
The extra inches of the creeper was enough extra height to get in a tight squeeze if the bus lowered with me under it.

I tested this when I first got my FC to give me an idea where i could and could go incase I ever needed to get under it in an emergency on the road. I helped me many times. Broken shift cable, broken leveling valve, stuck generator air cylinder, bad u-joint.

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