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Old 08-10-2015, 06:26 PM   #15
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drive shaft has to be pulled to tow
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Old 08-10-2015, 08:11 PM   #16
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We had to be towed before too. 43 ft. coach. Either the drive shaft has to be disconnected or the rear drive axle on one side has to be pulled. Our tow guy chose the latter, to avoid crawling under the coach.

Coach net does not always send a flat bed. They send the quickest truck. They lifted the front end of our coach too. It is indeed sad to be towed.
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A new entegra does have coachnet
That's what we have also. Our breakdown happened on a Sat afternoon. CoachNet, after finding out if we were OK and in a safe place, was unable to find anyone to tow us on the weekend. They claimed that no one was answering their phones. The tow truck driver said their phones were on 24/7/365. I'm betting (as did the driver) that CoachNet didn't want to pay the extra cost of a weekend callout.
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drive shaft has to be pulled to tow
Actual instructions are to pull an axle and use a blocking plate but it's far easier to pull the driveshaft so that's what they do.
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Our Manuel specifically states to pull the drive shaft
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The rig does have a towbar on it. Usually the delivery driver doesn't tow (and may not be allowed to) anything or at least the ones I've seen and know about.
I have spent a fair amount of time at the Entegra factory. Every Entegra I have seen leaving for delivery on the highway, had a tow bar and the delivery drivers car attached. When my MH was returned from the dealer to the factory, the driver showed up in his car with his tow bar in the trunk.
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Not a good way to be towed. Tiffin always said to get a flat bed. The tow truck driver probably created a lot more damage by bouncing the engine and the rear end etc. Glad it was not my rig. I understand if you have coach-net they will send out semi flat bed rig!
Agreed. Monaco also states that on tag axle coaches to only haul on a low-boy and to NOT use a front end frame or wheel lift due to the stress and forces that are applied to the tag axle when the front end is raised.

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Don't they have to disconnect the driveshaft too?
Yes the driveshaft should be removed OR axles pulled and plated. Generally the driveshaft is pulled due to convenience, time and mess associated with the other option.

Sucks to see this. I hope it isn't anything too major. I sure wouldn't be happy about that temporary light bar hanging off the rear engine bay by bungee cords though, moving around scratching the crap out the paint.

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Has anyone confirmed whether this was Cruisers rig?
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Flat bed towing

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Not a good way to be towed. Tiffin always said to get a flat bed. The tow truck driver probably created a lot more damage by bouncing the engine and the rear end etc. Glad it was not my rig. I understand if you have coach-net they will send out semi flat bed rig!
Within the first 500 miles of our very first trip in our Aspire, we blew the right rear airbag near Columbia, SC. It was a very long, trying experience between CoachNet, Entegra and Spartan. To the topic here, we were not able to have our coach towed by a flat bed tow truck or by a low boy trailer because the total height violated South Carolina statutes. And since the air bag took out the rear suspension, we couldn't be towed by a big rig tow truck either but that's part of the 'rest of the story'.
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Has anyone confirmed whether this was Cruisers rig?
It is not Cruzers rig. You can tell by looking at the windows on the front slideout.
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I have spent a fair amount of time at the Entegra factory. Every Entegra I have seen leaving for delivery on the highway, had a tow bar and the delivery drivers car attached. When my MH was returned from the dealer to the factory, the driver showed up in his car with his tow bar in the trunk.
OK, that's different than what I've seen and heard of.
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Maybe other manufacture fly their deliver drivers home first class.
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Maybe other manufacture fly their deliver drivers home first class.
No, the ones I talked to had to provide their own transportation back, right down to the taxi ride to the airport.

Any word yet from the owner as to what happened?
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Coach Net sent us a flatbed to tow our 32' Allegro when the drive shaft sensor shut us down. Really strange seeing a Motorhome sitting that high up.
We were well taken care of and we're lucky to be back on the road the next day.
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