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Old 10-13-2014, 06:06 PM   #631
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What is your thoughts on the tag axles for the 32 and 34.5 foot models?

Since they are made the same way that the trailer axles are, their life time is also limited to about 25 years, unless parked for an extended period of time, which then is even less.

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thats what I think about the tag axle. I do believe that improper towing may cause this, since it would put a tremendous amount of weight on those poor little axles.
This is before the mounting brackets were welded. Just imagine it falling apart at 65. But who knows, maybe they would have gone another 100k like that...
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Old 10-13-2014, 10:01 PM   #632
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UMMM Yes Andy I know that.Maybe I wasn't clear, that's why I didn't go for a MH with a tag; the 310 being the largest first gen classic MH without one. I just thought all that extra weight on that tiny diesel would be too much.

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Old 10-14-2014, 04:24 AM   #633
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You have that one right. I looked over my 310's chassis and main floor grid work first, then the mechanicals and electrical, with the interior coming in dead last. The mileage was one of those "yeah maybe" thoughts as turning back mileage on these rigs is super easy.

I just thought the price was low considering I have seen a 95 classic, albeit diesel pusher for sale in excellent condition for $100,000.00++. A 300LE in a recent ad for 65 large with a 28' for 65 large as well (both gassers). Which brings the question....Are the original Classic motorhomes commanding more value than the face lifted Classics 94's 95's

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Well I have a nice 345 that I would strongly consider trading for 94/95 model, If someone is looking to get into the earlier classic. :-)


Seriously the brakes on the tag axel need rebuilding, any leads to the parts for this job?
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Old 10-14-2014, 06:14 AM   #634
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Well I have a nice 345 that I would strongly consider trading for 94/95 model, If someone is looking to get into the earlier classic. :-)


Seriously the brakes on the tag axel need rebuilding, any leads to the parts for this job?
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Richard.

The tag axle brakes are the same as the trailer brakes.

All you need is a pair of 12 inch self adjusting backing plates.

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:01 AM   #635
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Thanks for the info Andy. I'm not with my motorhome right now, so can't look at it. The brakes on my 1989 345. Are discs on the front and drive axels.
Could there still be drum brakes on the tag axel?
Will return to where it is parked in a couple of weeks and report back then.

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Old 10-15-2014, 09:10 AM   #636
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Forgive my ignorance. Can a tag axle on a motor home be lifted like that of a semi or is it always needed for weight distribution?
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:27 PM   #637
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Thanks for the info Andy. I'm not with my motorhome right now, so can't look at it. The brakes on my 1989 345. Are discs on the front and drive axels.
Could there still be drum brakes on the tag axel?
Will return to where it is parked in a couple of weeks and report back then.

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Henschen made the tag axles.

They never made one with disc brakes.

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Listed on Craigslist all across the NE and seems to good to be true, but maybe it has an issue to justify the price. 1989 Airstream Airstream 345 Le Aws
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Old 10-15-2014, 08:32 PM   #640
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I do not see a generator or the space for one. Edit: Looks like the generator compartment is next to the water heater door on the curbside.
Clear coat failing badly, pinstriping bad, some dents and no good awning makes this way way over priced at 28k, but fun to look at


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Forgive my ignorance. Can a tag axle on a motor home be lifted like that of a semi or is it always needed for weight distribution?
Hey Geocamper
I'm not aware of any MH built with a tag axle that can be lifted. That said, I'm sure someone will find one to point out how wrong I am but in normal circumstances, the MH built on the P30 chassis or a typical Ford chassis need the axle down to safely and adequately carry the weight of the coach. In on highway heavy/medium trucks you can find some that are set up to lift for different reasons, not so much in a MH.
Hope that answers your question.
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Hey Geocamper
I'm not aware of any MH built with a tag axle that can be lifted. That said, I'm sure someone will find one to point out how wrong I am but in normal circumstances, the MH built on the P30 chassis or a typical Ford chassis need the axle down to safely and adequately carry the weight of the coach. In on highway heavy/medium trucks you can find some that are set up to lift for different reasons, not so much in a MH.
Hope that answers your question.
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Old 10-16-2014, 09:08 AM   #643
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I attended a Prevost Owners show down in Tampa a couple of years ago and distinctly recall a conversation in which I was told that the tag axle on those coaches could/must be lifted to negotiate a sharp turn, and that a rather annoying alarm would be sounded while the axle was in that lifted mode.
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I bet THAT would be a pricey little system to maintain!


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