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Old 04-25-2019, 11:11 AM   #15
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Several comments mention adjusting the drive height. I assume this is done by either Spartan or Freightliner... But is this an adjustment that individuals can do. I have not researched it, nor do I think I would want to do so, unless it was an emergency. I plan to take it our Rig to a local Spartan service center next month before we make a 2 month trip, and have a complete annual service complete.

But if I ever needed to do something while traveling, It would be nice to know what I can do. I am scheduled for Spartan chassis training in Nov!!

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Old 04-25-2019, 03:06 PM   #16
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Using your weights you have 750 lbs left in the front and 600 lbs left in the rear. A little more in the rear because the tag will take some of the weight. The Tag is under by 5950 lbs so when you look at totals you have a lot of capacity left but that is not reality.

IMHO Newmar cut it too close as they built a coach that is legal but in practicable terms may be over weight under the right conditions.

If I had to guess your stuff and two people will not be over weight but rather close to the limit. If you and the wife weigh 350 lbs do you really thing your stuff would weigh 400 lbs? and that is if all that weight is over the front axle.
Your stuff can weigh up to about 1000 lbs if distributed carefully.

How much heavy stuff are you going to store below?

Regarding drive height. You can change the CG in the rear by adjusting the drive height for the Tag. It will affect the front but not by much.

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Old 04-25-2019, 03:12 PM   #17
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Originally Posted by Jim_L View Post
Itís like a table with a short leg. Weight is shifted from corner to corner. This is what I suspected in that the LF and RR are significantly higher. By lowering the LF height, the weight will shift off of the LF and RR to the RF and LR and as such distribute a little more even across the fronts. Still think itís a height issue, especially now.
Thanks for the explanation, that does make some sense. Will have the ride height checked out and post follow up findings. It does seem like a lot of DS owners are heavy on the LF though.
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Old 04-29-2019, 04:50 AM   #18
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As original poster:
Ride height was checked at Cummins Coach Care in January prior to Cat Scale weight and ride height was to Spartan specs.
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When this came out last month, I was paranoid as I hadn't checked my weights in over a year. I had the chance yesterday to weigh front vs. back at a moving company scale before I dropped it off for service, as if there was any adjustments to be made, I wanted tthem to be made prior to our extended summer excursion.

Front - 17440 Back - 25620

Now I don't have have to worry about all that extra wine I wanted to load up for our trip.

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