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Old 05-29-2011, 11:16 PM   #29
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When we were test driving coaches a couple of years ago by far those with tags were the most stable at freeway speeds. We bought a coach with a tag and our lifts. I just flip it to auto when I want to lift and under 14 mph it comes up. Excellent turning radius with tag up.

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Old 05-29-2011, 11:37 PM   #30
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Thumbs up on the tag axle. Love mine. When I see another MH without one and it has 12' or more of "body" behind the single axle, I know it must be a pain to drive. I also like the fact that if you get a rear blowout the tag will help the other tires. Mine doesn't have the lift option but I've never felt I needed it.
...........Times 2, would not be without it ever, the ride is unbelieavable. Good luck and travel safe,
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Old 05-30-2011, 12:46 AM   #31
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We just bought a Tour 42 QD, so we're new to the tag axle. It seems like it's always windy when we're on the road. I'm anxious to see how well it handles crosswinds. It doesn't sound like I'll be disappointed at all.

We started RVing with a 40' diesel and it was a handful in the wind. Our second coach was a Winnie 40TD, which was a lot better. Winds still required some correction, but it wasn't the white knuckle experience of the first one.

We're upgrading to the 42QD for the improved floor plan and amenities. I didn't really consider the tag as a factor until I drove it. The first time I stepped on the brake pedal was a real shocker. It didn't take much pressure to make a normal stop. I had to ease off the brake pedal...very nice. I chose a test route over an older section of freeway with broken pavement. The ride seemed a lot smoother. I'm looking forward to our first trip to see how it drives over time and how well it handles in the wind.
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Old 05-30-2011, 08:20 PM   #32
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One thing worth noting about a tag, it's federal law that coaches 42 feet or longer have to have one.

Our knight, classed as a 40 footer, but actually measuring 41', 4" does not have a tag axle.
Tags in coaches below the 42' limit are very very rare. They add a LOT of expense, the manufacturers don't use them unless they have too.

I have seen many country coach tag axles BELOW 40'
Just do a ggogle search and you will find many for sale
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Old 06-01-2011, 04:22 PM   #33
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I have never driven a coach without a tag, but I can tell you that the only way I have noticed cross winds is by seeing a flag or tree bent over by the wind, including gusts. Passing semi trucks has no noticeable impact either. Doesn't hurt that it is a heavy pig!
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Old 06-07-2011, 03:56 PM   #34
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Does anyone know if a Monaco Roadmaster 10 airbag chassis has tag axle lift height adjustment?

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Yes Steve it does. If the MH is on a level surface and in Travel Mode then when you lift the tag you should be able to rotate the wheels. There are two chains, one on each side, covered in plastic. You can tighten up on these chains to raise the tag further. You can see the plastic covered chains if you look in just forward of the tag axle tire. If your ride heigh adjustment is off then the tag will not pull up correctly so you should also check your height adjustment.
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Thanks Mike

I've been trying to get an answear to this question for some time. I noticed the chains like you said and they are covered in plastic. So I can cut off the plastic covering the next link, and rebolt. The tag currently lifts and just clears the pavement, unfortunately when going around corners or backing one of the tags feels like its chattering without enough clearance.

Any down side to lifting the tag 1 1/2 inches higher?

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I know of no problems in lifting the tag one link. as long as those chains are slack when in drive position everything is OK. But again, if the MH is not adjusted correctly in ride height the tag tires will touch. My recommendation is before you adjust the tag you park the MH on a level surface and dump the air out of the bags then go back to "travel Mode" on the air bags and check that you have 9" between the air bag upper and lower metal end plates. If your rear is at 8 3/4 or lower then the tag tires will drag.
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Thanks again Mike I will do that, one more question once the coach is level, will different weight loads effect air bag height or said another, way will the air bags adjust dynamically to maintain level unlike tires, where the pressure is fixed?

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The MH has three height control valves that both keep the MH level in Travel Mode regardless of weight and are used to adjust the height of the MH when only in the Travel Mode. These do not adjust the leveling of the MH if parked and using the air leveling mode.
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went from a 35' Southwind to a 40' Monaco Dynasty tag. All the difference in the world. The tag and weight of the motorhome makes it so stable.
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Does anyone know if a Phaeton 42 footer running on a Spartan chassis has a way of lifting the tag???

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Does anyone know if a Phaeton 42 footer running on a Spartan chassis has a way of lifting the tag???

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you can relief the pressure on the tag...as air pressure is what applies force to the axle. But as far as lifting it off the ground none of the tags do that any longer. There is a manual switch to operate that feature, or when you engage reverse it will auto dump the air.
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