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Old 04-04-2013, 10:15 AM   #1
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Ride Height adjusting Help 07 RR8R Diplomat

I have searched the forum and called Monaco and only have a sheet and description for an 06 RR8R which looks different than what I have. The instructions show an adjusting lock nut easly reached on the 06 model but on mine (see photo) the air exaust and supply is blocking access. The correct ride height for the 07 RR8R is 8 1/4 front and 9 1/4 rear as per Monaco. If this is not the ride height adjustment please let me know and I will go have a couple of beers....or I will do it anyway.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
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That looks like the right rear valve and you will have one on the left and just one up front. Take a look at your front one first and you may get a better visual.

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Now that said. On my rear ones they were so far off I had to move the connecting rod at the bottom attachment up or down. I don't remember which way but they were far to low and the adjustment did not have enough room.

I have an 08 HR and the valves look pretty close. I have a picture and will find some links on previous posts. Or do your own search on YC1 as the user and Ride Height as the search criteria. The instructions I got had something to do with loostening the nut on the face of the valve, readjusting, then using a pin to recenter the valve. No such thing on my valves. Basically all you do on mine is loosten adjusting nut on the face of the valve, move the valve until you get the height you want and tighten it down. If you run out of travel adjust the rod at the far end where it attaches to the axel.
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Old 04-04-2013, 10:48 AM   #3
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I had the RH adjusted a few years back and have been dragging the tail ever since. I took it in for an alignment last fall and had the RH done again, huge difference, it seem that the spec they used the first time wasn't for my coach. The front was about 1/2" high and the rear was almost a full inch low. Having driven it to California and back and around the east coast since I havn't drug the tail once. Also it now tracks down the road in an almost scary fashion, no mean fete since it has 100k on it! Getting the RH right is really important to the longivity of your U-joints.
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Having been through this on my TW make sure the ride height is measured at the
correct place, the way the factory states for your model and year unit.
I had two different truck shops do it the wrong way and the third time I provided
instruction so it was done right.
That little lesson cost me a few hundred dollars.
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From the pic's it appears the adjustment is done on the control rod where it attaches
to the axle.
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I have searched the forum and called Monaco and only have a sheet and description for an 06 RR8R which looks different than what I have. The instructions show an adjusting lock nut easly reached on the 06 model but on mine (see photo) the air exaust and supply is blocking access. The correct ride height for the 07 RR8R is 8 1/4 front and 9 1/4 rear as per Monaco. If this is not the ride height adjustment please let me know and I will go have a couple of beers....or I will do it anyway.
Yours ain't that old.
Can't you just call tech support for the proper specs. for your unit? I called Spartan for my '99 Dream and they rattled off the spec's. and procedure right over the phone. On mine the ride height is measured center to center of the shock eyes for the fronts. The rear is from the bottom of the frame rail to the center line of the drive axle. Because of the pinion angle the housing will be tilted, so........For the rear axle center line you measure to the front weld seam and and the same on the rear weld seam of the axle housing. Subtract the two measurements and divide by two to get the difference.
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Are these helpful? I have other years charts for anyone needing them.
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Yours ain't that old.
Can't you just call tech support for the proper specs. for your unit? I called Spartan for my '99 Dream and they rattled off the spec's. and procedure right over the phone. On mine the ride height is measured center to center of the shock eyes for the fronts. The rear is from the bottom of the frame rail to the center line of the drive axle. Because of the pinion angle the housing will be tilted, so........For the rear axle center line you measure to the front weld seam and and the same on the rear weld seam of the axle housing. Subtract the two measurements and divide by two to get the difference.
I called Monaco and they gave me the ride height for the 2007 as 8 1/4 front and 9 1/4 rear.
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Are these helpful? I have other years charts for anyone needing them.
Thanks for your help I appriciate it.
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Just to followup, I adjusted my ride height to Monaco specs and it was easy. The only instruction sheet that I found was for a 2006 Monaco and when I looked at my ride height controls they were different. I found out what Haldex model they were and all went well.
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http://www.irv2.com/forums/search.php?searchid=4229907
Take a look at some of these and you may glean more information.
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Take a look at some of these and you may glean more information.
I tried the link but it did not open.
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