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Old 02-12-2018, 03:47 PM   #1
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Can the 2008 Mandalay Coach Mandalay 43A lift it's tag axle? I don't own the coach but considering purchasing this coach. In order to fit into our RV parking spot, I'm concerned that it will not be able to maneuver well enough to make the turn if the tag wont lift.
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Old 02-13-2018, 06:22 PM   #2
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Found out that it does. When it doubt RTM.
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Old 02-18-2018, 01:36 PM   #3
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No, it doesn't lift, it just "unweights" the tag by releasing the air pressure from the tag's airbags. (That exact model was my previous coach.) The tag tires will scrub slightly, but generally not a problem. The one place it was a problem for me was a dip in our driveway where the drive wheels would be off the ground briefly while passing over. I learned to keep my momentum up.

Some other brands reportedly do lift their tags, via a different mechanism.
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Not familiar with airbags, I assumed if deflated the tag would lift. Thanks for clearing that up.
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Was yours tan by chance? Itd be funny if the one Im looking at purchasing was yours.
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Ours was kind of a sunset combination, tan/gold/red I think. I don't remember what they called it. We traded it at Motor Home Specialist in Texas in September 2013. It was a good coach, but we wanted some newer features (all electric, residential fridge, stacked washer/dryer, etc.).
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Four ways a tag works.
Stays on the ground with full weight on it.
Letting the air out of the suspension like the Mandaly.
Steering tag.
Liftable tag.
Personally the liftable is my preference since it lifts the tag tires completely off the ground. And yes, it's whatI have.
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I also have the 2008 43A and everyone is correct, only releases the air on the tag, no lift. I've bented it around in some pretty tight spots. If you can drive it, go a large parking lot and test the turning to see if it will fit in your spot
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