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Old 10-06-2010, 10:07 AM   #1
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Help:Coach "bottoms-out"

2008 CC Tribute 260. Recently started "bottoming-out" when driving over medium dips in roads...like those in transition areas before/after bridges on highways..or in road construction areas. Really slams the coach. Seems like the ceiling/cabinets will fall off!! Coach rides great/straight when on smooth road. Thinking it may be a ride-height issue? Maybe the system that adjusts the air-bags while driving may be malfunctioning?? Now in Loveland, CO trying to figure tis out!
Any suggestions are apreciated.

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Old 10-06-2010, 11:20 AM   #2
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Get under it and look...

Cycle your leveler, set to level then back to drive.

Next fire up the engine and see if it rises, if no movement then you may have issue with the controls for the air springs.

Next, measure from the ground to the wheel well on all 4 corners, the opposite sides should be the same, both front should be same and the rears should be the same.

If this is all well, then shut down the engine and slide under the coach, check each shock absorber, there are some foks who have had the mounts break off due to an over-reaching suspension travel.

The shock slows down the action a little, a broken shock mount combined with a not correct air spring adjustment would give this kind of action.

Others here can give closer measurements to confirm if your ride height is close, you may be riding a little too low as well.

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Old 10-09-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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Ride-Height adjustment

I found an exceptionaly good RV Technician in Loveland Colorado at Stan's Auto (and RV) Service (877-667-6852) by the name of Tim Reindle. Tim is very knowledgable on RV suspension systems. He expertly inspected my CC suspension system and quickly identified a sway bar that was not tightened adequately, adjusted the ride height by 1/2 inch, and corrected my tire pressures. The coach rides considerably better now with no "bottoming-out". I recommend Tim for any RV problems/concerns.
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