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Old 12-29-2018, 11:02 PM   #1
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Palazzo front end too low

Has anyone with a palazzo figured out a solution to the low front end? I find it a pain to drive around and around until I find a suitable drive entry that won't drag the nose. any air bag mods to lift front? I like the under 12ft height but I think the front end could have been designed better for more clearance.
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Have you measured to make sure your ride height is indeed correct? I had one side leveling rod off, made a huge difference also with tire alignment.

You could rig something for a temporary raise on the leveling arms. Itís mechanical so I think you would need like a dual position actuator. You would not want to run in inflated mode, but good for entrance ramps.

Really I have not had as much problem dragging as I feared once the height was fixed, but a mod to give a temporary lift seems plausible.
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Have you measured to make sure your ride height is indeed correct? I had one side leveling rod off, made a huge difference also with tire alignment.

You could rig something for a temporary raise on the leveling arms. Itís mechanical so I think you would need like a dual position actuator. You would not want to run in inflated mode, but good for entrance ramps.

Really I have not had as much problem dragging as I feared once the height was fixed, but a mod to give a temporary lift seems plausible.
Thanks. I will check. Mine rides great. No pull. Looks completely level although I haven't measured side to side. The design is such that the front cap is really low to the ground. When I look at other brands, they have much more clearance on the approach angle. They are also 12.5 to 13.5 feet high!!!! Which height I do not want.
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Yes, the Palazzo nose is lower than many. Angled approaches have eliminated most rubs. It has not been bad.

I looked at the leveling arms. You could adjust the height up, but would have to realign the front and have unknown driving characteristics. A temporary override still seems the way to go here. Something that would temporarily shorten the arms would raise the coach. Not sure how much lift the bags have left in them though. Fairly easy to disconnect arm and give it a manual try though. Will pull out the Freightliner manual and see if the valve gives any mod options.

Would be interested as well to know if anyone had attempted any crazy solution here as well.
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Has anyone with a palazzo figured out a solution to the low front end? I find it a pain to drive around and around until I find a suitable drive entry that won't drag the nose. any air bag mods to lift front? I like the under 12ft height but I think the front end could have been designed better for more clearance.
I read a thread on irv2 about a company in southern California that would install a button on the dash that would temporarily inflate the front airbags to the maximum giving you a couple inches of extra height.
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in 2016 i modified my 2016 palazzo 33.2 to "rise" an additional 3.5/4 inches using a set of 4 Firgelli Linear Actuators to lift up the factory air bag "forks" to max.
i have a toggle switch mounted next to the "factory" air switch. i simply start up, flip switch, drive forward or backwards. As soon as i am clear to go, flip switch to down and go. If i forget, the air bags will bleed down to normal height in a mile or so. Saved my Palazzo front end more than once. Cost about $1000 when i installed them but now parts are less than 450$ US. Unit in storage now can send pix and info later in spring 2019. Have had freightliner service inspect my setup and they have had no problems. Have installed for 25000+ miles with no problems. Also installed roadmaster rss bar and supersteer mcu's.
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Thanks!

" Also installed roadmaster rss bar and supersteer mcu's."

Please post photos of the lifts with details and would also greatly appreciate photos and opinions on the above. Thanks so much!
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in 2016 i modified my 2016 palazzo 33.2 to "rise" an additional 3.5/4 inches using a set of 4 Firgelli Linear Actuators to lift up the factory air bag "forks" to max.
i have a toggle switch mounted next to the "factory" air switch. i simply start up, flip switch, drive forward or backwards. As soon as i am clear to go, flip switch to down and go. If i forget, the air bags will bleed down to normal height in a mile or so. Saved my Palazzo front end more than once. Cost about $1000 when i installed them but now parts are less than 450$ US. Unit in storage now can send pix and info later in spring 2019. Have had freightliner service inspect my setup and they have had no problems. Have installed for 25000+ miles with no problems. Also installed roadmaster rss bar and supersteer mcu's.
Very interested in more details on this. Does a dealer need to install? is it a DIY project? Would love pics!
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We installed heavy duty Trailer roller wheels to the front frame
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Very interested in more details on this. Does a dealer need to install? is it a DIY project? Would love pics!
Please give part numbers of actuators and pictures.

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We installed heavy duty Trailer roller wheels to the front frame
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I sent you a link for the trailer wheels in previous post. We had to add three extra mounting plates to get the right height. You can purchase wheels per the length of your Rig. We mounted to the front frame.
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