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Old 03-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #1
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To Tag or Not to Tag......in Snow Anyway!

Just had 26" of snow. Leaving in AM. Road to highway is only two blocks and clear except for a bit of slush w/some compacted snow (perhaps 2-3" deep). Have a Class A, 42' diesel coach w/tag axle. What is best: leave tag DOWN to balance weight on rear of coach or, RAISE tag to place all weight on drive axle? It's a private road, only one lane (barely) and getting stuck will not boad well for my otherwise friendly neighbors. Your suggetstions would be deeply appreciated.

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Old 03-21-2011, 06:59 PM   #2
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If the road is not level and you are moving slowly you are more likely to loose traction with the tag down. My brother is a tour bus driver and says he always raises the tag in snow, under any circumstances to put more weight on the drive tires.


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Old 03-21-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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How fast do you intend to drive? Your tag will come down automatically once you reach a certain speed, I think it is 10MPH
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Old 03-21-2011, 07:18 PM   #4
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Thanks guys. Sounds like it might be best to raise the tag. Speed will not exceed 5 miles an hour or so. Just need to get to the highway which is close by. Appreciate the help!
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