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Old 10-10-2016, 07:07 AM   #1
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Dumping air bags for height clearance

I have a 1997 Country Coach Affinity that I need to get into a build that has a door height of 12 foot. I have a satellite dish on top of my coach that makes it 12 foot 4 inch's. If I dump my air bags I would be able to drive straight into the building. Would this harm the coach in anyway if I would do this? I might have to turn just a small amount if at all.

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some coaches have a O'**** valve. If you leave the valve in the dump position, it will auto rise once you release park brake and roll. Prevent mayor damage from drivers forgetting to raise the air-bags.
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You have a couple of options. 1st is have some one hold the dump button in while you drive in (if there's enough room after you dump), the other is to dump the air bags and pull the fuse for the system and drive in that way. When you dump all the air your rear mudflap will drag and make noise. I don't know what other impacts driving in this position would have. But if you hear any horrible unfriendly noises stop.
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You have a couple of options. 1st is have some one hold the dump button in while you drive in (if there's enough room after you dump), the other is to dump the air bags and pull the fuse for the system and drive in that way. When you dump all the air your rear mudflap will drag and make noise. I don't know what other impacts driving in this position would have. But if you hear any horrible unfriendly noises stop.
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If you have HWH leveling ..it may be as easy as using that system...to keep the coach from going to travel....
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Pumper covered it. If you do drive the coach with the air dumped, keep the speed under 5MPH because the driveshaft is seriously out of line and you could damage the U-joints
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If you get it into the garage, back out carefully!!
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One way or another it sounds like you may be getting rid of your satellite dish soon.


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