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Old 08-16-2022, 08:15 AM   #1
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99 Navigator 43 feet with tag. does anyone know what controls ride height One side in back is 1 1/2 inches higher than the other side Thanks
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Old 08-16-2022, 10:27 AM   #2
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If your coach is on a Freightliner chassis, it has three ride height valves. One for the front and one on each side for the rear. The rear ones should be located near the rear air bags on the inside of the frame. They are a sensitive adjustment and a slip of the lever could cause the coach to drop suddenly, so adjustments and should only be made by someone aware of the risks. I think Spartan also uses three valves. My Powerglide chassis has a valve at all four corners. In any case, they all have one on each side at the rear.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:44 PM   #3
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99 Navigator 43 feet with tag. does anyone know what controls ride height One side in back is 1 1/2 inches higher than the other side Thanks
If all the valving and system is working properly, your ride is controlled by the ride height adjusters. They're metal rods that attach to the axle and then to the ride height valve. You shorten or lengthen the rod (they're adjustable) to change the ride height.

Most coaches come with three ride height valves depending on your chassis. Either two on the front and one on the rear or vice a versa. It's adjusted like a tripod. Typically, you set the single one first and then the other two. Before they can be set, you need to know the ride height specs for your coach. Improperly adjusted ride height REALLY effects the way the coach handles. (It has a lot to do with weight transfer.)

Typically, the ride height is measured from a point on the frame to axle. My 2005 Monaco Diplomat measured the distance between the upper and lower air bag plate. You may need to find someone on here with a similar coach to get the correct specs, unless you have the Owner's Manual. Monaco used to put the info in the Manual.

Check your coach, you may have had one of the ride height adjustment rods come off.

****CAUTION****
Do not attempt to adjust your ride height unless you know how and are comfortable doing so. Moving the ride height rods can cause the coach to SUDDENLY drop and crush you.
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Do you have a copy of the owners manual, if you do there is a good description on the ride height, the measurements for front and back, and instructions on how to adjust.
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There are times when one should bite the bullet and pay a pro. One of my best friends crawled under his coach to attempt a leveling jack repair and ended up losing his life. I'm gunshy about crawling under mine.
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There are times when one should bite the bullet and pay a pro. One of my best friends crawled under his coach to attempt a leveling jack repair and ended up losing his life. I'm gunshy about crawling under mine.
How awful and sorry for you. Have heard this story often sadly. Don and others are correct of warning of the dangers involved.
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