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Old 05-08-2013, 12:03 AM   #15
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Another thing with a tag is when you cross over a bridge in California it will coat you a little more money.
I know because I have one.
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Old 05-08-2013, 04:10 PM   #16
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What are the advantage (benefits) of a tag axle on a 40' MH. thinking about a Country Coach or similar, does it take more maintenance and does it effect the milage? etc.
If you are debating tag vs no tag, just get the MH with the floor plan you (and the D/W) like. If it's a tag, fine, if not a tag, fine.
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Old 05-08-2013, 09:38 PM   #17
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Drive one with tag and one without. I think you will know which one to try to get.
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Old 05-09-2013, 06:52 AM   #18
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With my Signature at 44k lbs and the Detroit diesel I average 6.2 mpg over a 2000 mile trip pulling the Jeep. My problem is not the extra weight of the tag but the whole weight of a 44' mh with slides and pulling the Jeep.
2011 Newmar Ventanna with tag axles and the 360 HP Cummins - just under and I mean just under 8 mpg . (using econo drive on the Allison )
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I have a 45 beaver, 505 hp cat, pulling jeep....maybe 6
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The ride with a tag axle is significantly better than without the tag. You really have to try a side-by-side comparison to realize the huge difference in ride. You do add weight, which will affect mileage, but not to a humongous degree. Our next Country Coach will have a tag. It will also have double glazed windows, Aqua-hot, heated floor, residential refrigerator and IFS. Unfortunately, to get that we'll also have to get four slides!:(
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The ride with a tag axle is significantly better than without the tag. You really have to try a side-by-side comparison to realize the huge difference in ride. You do add weight, which will affect mileage, but not to a humongous degree. Our next Country Coach will have a tag. It will also have double glazed windows, Aqua-hot, heated floor, residential refrigerator and IFS. Unfortunately, to get that we'll also have to get four slides!:(
Or get a full wall and two on the other side??
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Or get a full wall and two on the other side??
We would love to get a two-slide Country Coach. Unfortunately, two-slide CC coaches fall fr too short in the features we want, and are older than we want.
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I have had motor homes with and without tags and will never buy another one without a tag again. I love the way a tag handles and rides.
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Huge handling difference for the better IMO. Plus added safety of more wheels/tires in rear if any one of them fails. We lost an inner rear tire on a trip without knowing it and luckily discovered it within ten miles of highway driving -- not a second too soon to avoid disaster. We are very happy with and definitely feel better about the added safety of more wheels/tires on our tag.

Drove our Dutch Star 4018 tag on maiden trip 1,300 miles from Nappanee to Florida in February -- it drove like a dream right out of the gate. Noticeably better handling than our prior non-tag Ventana -- which we also loved.

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