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Old 02-08-2007, 02:03 PM   #1
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When walking back to the idling coach the other day, I noticed the driver's side to be lower than the passenger side (front axle only). On level ground, it measures to be a difference of 1.25".

Does anybody have specs for ride height, and specifically where to measure for that height? (i.e. bottom of frame to the top of axle or between top and bottom bag seats)

Any tricks in setting the height?

Our coach is a 2000 36 FDS.

Thanks!

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When walking back to the idling coach the other day, I noticed the driver's side to be lower than the passenger side (front axle only). On level ground, it measures to be a difference of 1.25".

Does anybody have specs for ride height, and specifically where to measure for that height? (i.e. bottom of frame to the top of axle or between top and bottom bag seats)

Any tricks in setting the height?

Our coach is a 2000 36 FDS.

Thanks!

Jeff.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:03 PM   #3
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Hi Jeff,

I just purchased a 2000 36FDS. The dealer I purchased mine from discovered the front ride height controls were plumbed in such a way that it was impossible to adjust the front independently of each other. They re-plumbed it so it is correct now. They discovered this problem because it was leaning to the side when they received the coach. I wonder if yours has the same problem.

The information I received from WRV says that the front Axle distance is 10 5/16" between the top of the axle and the bottom of the frame rail where the air bag is attached. They say to adjust the driver's side 1/8" lower to compensate for the road crown.

The rear is 7 1/2" between the bottom of the frame rail and the weld on the front side of the axle.
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Old 02-08-2007, 03:20 PM   #4
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Jeff,

I have adjusted my ride height and improved straight line driving.
I think your 2000 is the same as our 2002?

Front and read suspensions are made by Neway Anchorlok and now owned by Holland.

Front 10.31" model AS-120
Rear - 10.5" model AD-200

Measurements are taken from bottom of coach frame to bottom of airbag.
The coach MUST be an unladen condition. To do this I parked on a flat level surface. Then lift the front tires barely off the ground supported only by the center of the front axel. I accomplish this by using the HWH front jacks to lift the front tires off the ground. Then using 2X4 or such to build cribbing high enough to support only the center of the axel. Then let the jacks down just far enough that all the weight is resting on the wood cribbing and jacks and tires about " off the ground.

Now any natural twist in the frame or badly adjusted bag will not influence the height of the airbags. First adjust the rear bags and then the front.

Air pressure must be maintained above 70 PSI (I do this by using by home compressor and pressurizing the coach at the service air fitting in the maintenance compartment)

The air bag air valves use a " nut to secure an adjustable arm. (the arms are flat steel with an oval hole secured by a stud with nut)
The valves have a built in time delay feature, therefore, several seconds may elapse before there is airflow.

I do have the manuals.

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