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Old 03-31-2015, 06:30 PM   #15
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Count me in on the lowboy plan. This is why we pay the (very small) amount of money each year, precisely for situations like this. The amount of damage that could happen otherwise is pretty high.

But if you can't do that, is there a fuse/relay that CC used to "force lower" the tag above 15mph? Maybe you could pull that and limp it along. Obviously you know how overloaded you might be on the drive axle -- but if you keep speeds way down you stand a good chance of being okay.

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Old 03-31-2015, 06:57 PM   #16
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Excuse my ignorance - Do they use air pressure to hold the axle up or force it down - i.e thinking disconnect the air line or plug the air line to get you down the road for that 60 miles.
1 had thought of that, so far i do not know where that cut out would be, I have been told most are tied into the transmission.
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Excuse my ignorance - Do they use air pressure to hold the axle up or force it down - i.e thinking disconnect the air line or plug the air line to get you down the road for that 60 miles.
i could plug the air line at the upper bag (there are 2 , and the axle is a stub type ) bag is under a lot of pressure and if i drained all the air i would not be able to get back under the coach. Then , I am not sure my HWH will let me to drop that much air, especially at the tag. Its possible the balance between the two bags full if air could help hold it all together. I still have half the weld around the stub axle. The tire is missing most tread but holding air, it should hold up for 60 miles.
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Count me in on the lowboy plan. This is why we pay the (very small) amount of money each year, precisely for situations like this. The amount of damage that could happen otherwise is pretty high.

But if you can't do that, is there a fuse/relay that CC used to "force lower" the tag above 15mph? Maybe you could pull that and limp it along. Obviously you know how overloaded you might be on the drive axle -- but if you keep speeds way down you stand a good chance of being okay.

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Thanks guys! I never thought of the insurance policy...will look into that now. It would be a big haul ,45' coach on a stretch detach lowboy that weights 50,000 will need to be permitted for over weight...but thats their problem , If I have coverage. Still looking for parts, Ridewell says its a bad ID no. Got to find the fix before anyone will try it . Maybe tomorrow.....
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well guys , i made it to the shop....62 miles on a wobbling tire that has no tread left....; will leave it here for a month or more while they fab a new tag axel.
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OK, Glad you made it over there without doing any further damage.

Hopefully they can get it squared away for you.
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Waiter had a good idea. Reduce the downward air pressure on the tag axle reducing the stress and drive carefully in.
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Been to the UP (Copper Harbor) a couple of years ago visiting a logger friend - I had a airline problem and had to have a mechanic drive out to Copper Harbor....while your waiting for your coach - enjoy the beautiful country up there.
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Suggest that while you get the repairs made you file a complaint with NHTSA as axles should never fail. So this might be a safety issue.
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Been to the UP (Copper Harbor) a couple of years ago visiting a logger friend - I had a airline problem and had to have a mechanic drive out to Copper Harbor....while your waiting for your coach - enjoy the beautiful country up there.
Ya, wonderful part of the world for sure. We always go to Copper Harbor in July for my birthday,.nice RV park at Lake Fanny Hoe.......remote , always will be. Even cell phones won,t work there on the shore of the largest body of fresh water in the world. ( by volume ). It's about 4 hour drive from my place in Marquette........on our way home, been ouT since Dec. 1st, sure do miss the north woods ,hope the last two feet of snow in my driveway gets plowed before. We arrive !
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We stayed at Fanny Hoe - We had to go to the top of the mountain to call the mechanic. We visited Gene and Sherry.....they have a summer home up there and he is a birds eye maple logger. They are from Marquette also. Good luck on the last of your travels.
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Count me in on the lowboy plan. This is why we pay the (very small) amount of money each year, precisely for situations like this. The amount of damage that could happen otherwise is pretty high.

But if you can't do that, is there a fuse/relay that CC used to "force lower" the tag above 15mph? Maybe you could pull that and limp it along. Obviously you know how overloaded you might be on the drive axle -- but if you keep speeds way down you stand a good chance of being okay.

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I called Good Sam , they told me I had a pre- existing condition ! Their insurance is worthless.....read the fine print.
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I don't think NHTSB can help as CC went bankrupt.

Ridewell can blame it on the design not their axle.
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I called Good Sam , they told me I had a pre- existing condition ! Their insurance is worthless.....read the fine print.
Call back and get a different service rep. How does anyone know it is pre-existing until it is looked at by a professional.
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