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Old 05-01-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Ride Height Question

I have agjusted my ride height a few time since I bought the my Endouver new in 2007. I alway found it a little confusing to get my measurements - for instances the distance from plate to plate on one rear side would be a little different on the front bag vs the rear bag of that wheel position.

After getting what I assumed to be fairly close I would measure the height of the wheel well and go by the look or atttitude of the coach. My two concerns were drive shaft angle in the rear and not being too high in the front which seemed to contribute to more bouncing due to over inflated bags.

I do not feel like I am doing this exactlly right since I am not using the distance from plate to plate as I know most of you on this forum do.

I recently changed shocks to Konis and am happy with the results but I would like the peice of mind knowing that I have gotten as close as possible to spec measurements but am confused about which plate distances to use - in front of the wheel or behind the wheel?

So my question is, at any particulat wheel position do you find that the plate for the front and rear bag are usually diiferent and if so which do you go by.


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Old 05-01-2011, 10:49 PM   #2
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gregk.......In theory, all four set of plates on the front should be the same and the the two sets on each rear should be the same. You can take the measurement at any of the four sets of plates up front and and either of the rear plates on each side.

Adjust the rears first to get the side to side accurate and then adjust the front. Air the coach down and then air up and check again.

I've always been amazed that all that steel is assembled on the front end with multiple joints, yet it all matches up when you measure them. Mine has always measured evenly and so did an 08 Dip that I adjusted. I did do an adjustment on a friend's Cayman R4R chassis and the front was off a 1/4" from side to side. It wasn't enough to be concerned and didn't cause any ride or wear issues.
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