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Old 05-04-2020, 10:57 PM   #71
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Here is the update I promised on my 2 week old Dutch Star. Took coach to Freightliner nearest me. That's a two hour drive for me each way. Next day got a call that the "special chassis" person came by and checked finding nothing wrong. I asked if the airbags were deflated before he checked. NO. I asked them to simulate getting our of a park in the morning and lifting the pods then airing the suspension. They claimed that they did that and nothing was wrong. The tag axle alarm was not supposed to go on. Diagnostics charge $500 with no result. I called Customer service for Freightliner and received the same answer. If they could not duplicate your problem you pay dearly. Warranty pays for 1 hour diagnostics if they find the problem. Otherwise you pay $500.
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It’s a racket. You should’ve asked the tech what law school he graduated from.
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Old 05-09-2020, 08:23 PM   #73
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Sorry but a tag doesn't always help in the wind. I have one and I got pushed around pretty good all the way from Utah to Texas and back again. Even thought I was going over a few times. Only able manage it by stomping on brakes when I felt a gusty.
We have driven in 50 mph + cross winds due to a family emergency

Never saw a single MH out there without a tag and did see at least 20 with

No way does the extra axle not add stability unless you had the air shut off

Next time be sure the Tag is loaded
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Old 05-10-2020, 09:26 AM   #74
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Sorry but a tag doesn't always help in the wind. I have one and I got pushed around pretty good all the way from Utah to Texas and back again. Even thought I was going over a few times. Only able manage it by stomping on brakes when I felt a gusty.
Comparing your 1997 Bounder 37J with 16” tires and a absurd amount of rear overhang to a tag DP with a rear engine and 22.5 tires is a waste of ink.
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Thank you Roadwarrior. Certainly appreciate the information.
I'm still going with the tag.
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Anytime your crossing open stretches of road with wind shifting around itís nice to have 50,000 lbs on 3 axles with semi tires on the rig. You still get pushed you just donít fight it as much.
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