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Old 02-08-2010, 09:09 AM   #1
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Cool tag axle adjustment

Has anyone had experience in adjusting the pressure in the tag axel? I recently had a 6 corner weigh done by Weigh-it in Phoenix area. Guy has portable scales and comes to you, gives you a very complete spec sheet with findings and goes over recommended changes and tire pressures for the recorded weights.

In my case I need to put a little more weight on the tag thus taking some weight off the drives & increasing the front slightly. I have followed tag axel adjustment instructuions Monaco provided as an addendum for the 2001 Executive & Dynasty models. I have a 2002 Signature and believed the same instructons would apply.

The instructions are fairly straight forward and I followed them to the letter. Essentially unlock and adjust the regulator pressure setting, and perform a stabilization procedure by raising and lowering the tag to lock in the new setting.

The problem I experience is that the pressure I set and lock in does not in fact "lock in" to where I have set it. Instead it continues to rise. I adjusted it to 44 PSI (normal creep of about 2 PSI is expected so if you want to end up at 44 you start at 42). In my case, setting at 42 (hoping to end at 44) I ultimatey end at close to 50 PSI. I played with various starting points but still not able to finish at the desired 44PSI.

Any help or insight welcomed.
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Old 02-09-2010, 01:50 AM   #2
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whiskers...Have you called Monaco Tech Support on this one? It is something that you may have to do in order to get an idea of where to look...

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:50 AM   #3
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You probably need a new air pressure regulator on the tax axle. Maybe that is why it was off during the original weighing session.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:04 AM   #4
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Sounds like a bad regulator, it should hold the set point. The regulator can probably be rebuilt.
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Old 02-10-2010, 07:59 AM   #5
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Thanks to all. Did speak with Monaco and they also suggested it might be a faulty regulator. My only hesitation is that the regulator does seem to hold a constant pressure once stabilized. I just can't seem to get it to my target PSI. I'll play with it some more and if the issue persists I'll get it changed. Cheers.
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