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Old 09-30-2016, 07:08 AM   #1
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Gillig Frame twist

I'm buying a 97 Country Coach Affinity with a Gillig frame. The owner of the coach said not to go over anything that would make the frame twist because it could pop the tiles in the bathroom or in the kitchen.
Like not making a turn on a street that would angel down on one side and would twist the frame. Is this correct? I would think that driving on any type of an angel road would be fine. I did noticed that when he drove up the driveway on an angel and on a slight slope that the coach made a scraping sound. What would that be and was the owner correct in saying not to turn down angled slopes?

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Old 09-30-2016, 08:30 AM   #2
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I think you will have nothing but problems if indeed the frame is that weak. Tiles coming loose will only be the beginning of the issues you will encounter. There is no way you can avoid irregular road surfaces.

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Old 09-30-2016, 08:57 AM   #3
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I doubt the Gillig chassis is that flexible to pop tiles in the coach.

The scraping sound you heard was probably the rear rock guard (hangs underneath at the back of the coach).

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Not sure why he is saying that, unless he has had an issue. Our Allure is built on the Dynomax chassis which was designed to mimic the Gillig. We are 42' long and have tile from front to back. We've driven over uneven surfaces and none of the tile in the coach has cracked or come loose in 62,000 miles.
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Our coach has 127,000 miles on a Gillig chassis with tile throughout the galley and bathroom and there have been no issues.

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We have put 74,000 miles in 16 years and have yet to pop a tile or any other flooring piece. Something may be wrong with that particular coach?

I did drag the trailer hitch in a 270 degree curve while towing on Hwy 1 below Fort Bragg, Ca. No adverse effects except momentary shock to the driver.

The normal ride height of the CC Magna and Affinity of that era is low which is part of their good looking profile.

These rigs would likely get high centered while using them for off-roading.

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