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Old 02-01-2014, 01:28 PM   #1
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Tail Dragging When Backing Uphill

I have a Newmar diesel pusher and have a problem with the tail dragging when backing into my driveway. Does anyone know if there is a way to temporarily raise the air bag ride height to overcome this problem?
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How about letting the air out of the front tires?
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How about letting the air out of the front tires?
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Old 02-01-2014, 01:59 PM   #4
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put large ball bearings on rear jacks and extend, works good
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I have a Newmar diesel pusher and have a problem with the tail dragging when backing into my driveway. Does anyone know if there is a way to temporarily raise the air bag ride height to overcome this problem?
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Hello Rick and welcome, there is no way to raise the air suspension without making a adjustment to the air ride adjusting rod underneath by the rear axle, and then I would not want to air it up much more than at normal ride height as you just might blow a bag due to over pressuring them.
The only thing that you can do and that would be the least expensive would make some planks to lay down(6-8') under your rear tires to clear the driveway grade change, or change the approaching slope of your driveway..........
Some Coach's use to have big wheel casters that would swivel around mounted on the rear corners to help with this problem, might be something to look into......
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There are aftermarket casters you can buy to help with this issue. I had some attached to the hitch receiver of my last rig.

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RangerRick, just a simple question? Have you taken your coach to the appropriate chassis care center, ie: Spartan or FCCC and had the ride height measured and corrected if necessary? It's not expensive. I have this checked yearly with my maintenance schedule.
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Here is what you are looking forhttp://www.haldex.com/Documents/hbsn...eight_2-09.pdf
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If that is to much trouble you can do what I did Dynamax XV steep driveway RV casters - YouTube
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Thanks for the ideas. The dual ride height control valve sounds like the ticket. I will give it a try,
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If you have an airbag leveling system and no jacks there's a way you can do it. But if you have jacks I haven't got a clue except taking off your hitch that goes into the receiver. Let me know if you have the airbag leveling system and I lay it out.
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Detailed discussion about driveway approach & departure angles in the Jayco/Entegra section, pg3

iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Jayco Owner's Forum > Entegra Owner's Forum Cornerstone Departure Angle
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Sometimes a little more clearance can be gained by backing in at an angle. Once the first rear wheel starts up the hill, you can begin the turn to get the coach lined up with the driveway. I have to do this at my home when I back our coach in the driveway. If I back it in straight, it will scrape. Backing in at an angle works and I don't scrape anything.
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I have a steep angle of egress where my driveway meets the street. I had two heavy duty casters welded to the lowest part of the rear frame.

It still rubs but now it also "rolls" through the angle. I've been doing this for several years now and it works fine.
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