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Old 01-06-2015, 08:38 PM   #1
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Country Coach Affinity Height clearance

Can anyone tell me if it is possible to lower the coach height by about 1 to 1.5 inches in order to get through a lower garage door?
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You can deflate the air bags and lower the coach 6 to 8". The coach should not be driven at any speed as the drivetrain is severely out of alignment. I think the book says something like no more than 5MPH
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You can deflate the air bags and lower the coach 6 to 8". The coach should not be driven at any speed as the drivetrain is severely out of alignment. I think the book says something like no more than 5MPH
Wow! That is nice - I would only have to drive it the length of the garage (45') at most. It is only my garage door that needs the clearance. My Essex fits, but that is 12' 8" as opposed to 12' 10".
Thanks for your input!
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We used to deflate the truck's tires to be able to enter a low clearance parking ramp and pickup the container from a garbage compactor.

That plus your airbags might do the trick. But it is hard on the rubber.
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You may have to hold the deflate button down while you move it or else they may start reinflating. You could also pull the fuse to the leveling system after you deflated the air bags.
Be sure and check you height in the deflated mode before you drive in.
Good luck and happy parking
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We used to deflate the truck's tires to be able to enter a low clearance parking ramp and pickup the container from a garbage compactor.

That plus your airbags might do the trick. But it is hard on the rubber.
You are right that would be hard on the tires not to mention that hassle of doing it and worrying whether it did stay low enough. It is only less than two inches, I'll do a permanent fix when the weather warms up. I was worried IF I did get the coach how would I get it in my garage in the interim. Thanks for the advice!
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You may have to hold the deflate button down while you move it or else they may start reinflating. You could also pull the fuse to the leveling system after you deflated the air bags.
Be sure and check you height in the deflated mode before you drive in.
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Good idea! I was wondering how was it going to stay down while the engine is running. I'll definitely have to experiment with it before I do it. Thanks for your thoughts.
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Watch as you put it in gear. Some systems start to inflate as soon as you do.
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Good idea! I was wondering how was it going to stay down while the engine is running. I'll definitely have to experiment with it before I do it. Thanks for your thoughts.
Forgot to mention that you will have to hold the button down to keep the bags from inflating when you put the coach in gear. Sorry
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Be sure to make a plackard to place on steering wheel when parjed
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Be sure to make a plackard to place on steering wheel when parked
Thanks, but do you think I should level it and let the bags inflate after the coach is in the garage - I do have room inside the garage?
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Thanks, but do you think I should level it and let the bags inflate after the coach is in the garage - I do have room inside the garage?
I would let go the button and let the coach come back to ride height and shut the motor down. You could level it if you want but assuming your floor is level, I wouldn't bother
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I would let go the button and let the coach come back to ride height and shut the motor down. You could level it if you want but assuming your floor is level, I wouldn't bother
Don: Thanks, I appreciate that!
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