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Old 12-06-2019, 06:36 PM   #15
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Powered double axles are called "twin screw".
In some regions of the US & Canada.. Yes..
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I always thought the definition of a tag axle was that it just tags along. Meaning, not a drive axle.
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Have a tag axle on motor home, and will never buy anything without it, better control and less side swing with cross wind,
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On motorhomes, there are Five types of tag axles. I have the fixed type that dumps (actually reduces the bag pressure) to reduce the load for turning or backing up to reduce scuffing. A second fixed type will actually lift the tag tires off of the ground to eliminate scuffing. A third type has "Passive Steering". The tag tires will steer only because they are being forced in the opposite direction that the MH is turning. The fourth type is "Active Steering". This one is connected with the drivers steering wheel. If you turn the steering wheel to the right, the tag wheels will turn to the left helping to swing the rear of the coach. The fifth type used on Gas motorhomes. Its suspension can be a rubber spring that just carries weight and does lift or steer.
All five types will carry more load and add to the stability of the MH in adverse wind conditions. They also help smooth out the ride.
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Also adds another set of brakes.

Yeap, but that's part of the extra weight carrying capacity. If you add weight, you need more braking to handle it along with more suspension and more tires.
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