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Old 04-09-2013, 09:07 AM   #1
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Can I lower my LADB?

I am still getting used to my new to me 2000 LADB. Mercy it is tall. I have learned that it may be a bit too tall for its proposed storage spot up north. Can I override the air suspension to get it under the door? I think I need maybe 2 or 3 inches.

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If it's got the same Hadley air suspension as my KGDB, then yes, you can override it. Just push and hold the down arrow on the control panel. You'll probably get at least 2" that way. Just go dead slow when you do. The suspension automatically raises over a certain speed.

I would also recommend a spotter the first couple times you do this, just to make sure you're clearing the door.

If it was me, I'd probably install a wireless webcam pointed at the door opening, with a tablet or laptop on the dash so I could see the camera feed as I went under. But I'm a geek.
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The camera is a good suggestion, I would ask for a volunteer to stand on rear ladder and watch those AC clearances from top of door and maybe a satellite dish.
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I don't know what a LADB is. Most air susp when lowered put the short drive shaft at a steep angle and will cause damage to the u-joints. If this is on a Spartan call them and ask them first.

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A LADP is like a Lincoln, older Newmar top of the line coach.
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I don't know what a LADB is. Most air susp when lowered put the short drive shaft at a steep angle and will cause damage to the u-joints. If this is on a Spartan call them and ask them first.

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Thanks for all the input. It can be lowered few inches and it can be driven in a stright line for very short distances at dead slow speeds - just perfect for slipping the sat dish under the garage opening. Stay tuned. Eventually I am sure either the dish or the door will remind me I forgot to lower the beast.
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