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Old 03-08-2013, 05:43 PM   #15
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Tag. Smoother ride and better handling.
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:02 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Fiesta48 View Post
Tag= More weight, more rolling resistance, more fuel, more tires, more maintenance, more expense, more to worry about. Benefits too little for me.
I wouldn't worry too much if I was you!
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Old 03-08-2013, 10:17 PM   #17
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I hardly can tell when a big rig over the road truck is passing. I have to look to make sure. The solid locomotive like drive down the highway was what sold me on our current coach. We went a little longer than we wanted to so we would still have two large pass through storage areas.
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Old 03-09-2013, 03:57 AM   #18
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I suspect the chassis itself makes a difference for the non-tag. My coach has IFS and active suspension and until the winds get above 35mph it's literally a fingertip effort to drive it down the road.

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Old 03-09-2013, 07:26 PM   #19
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In evaluating our new MH (yes, we went with a tag), we drove several tag and non-tag coaches. I understand the weight carrying argument, but for us it was all about ride comfort. With the engine weighing about 2,000 lbs and located several feet behind the rear axle, this cantilevered moment arm creates a lot of pitching as you drive along anything that's not a perfectly flat road. It is uncomfortable and also must be constantly loading and unloading the front axle, maybe contributing to the wander and need for lots of steering corrections. With the tag, the ride is a lot smoother and the coach stays where you put it - a lot less fuss, almost like it's running on tracks.
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