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LX and LXI (Unique Issues) If you have a unique issue with your LX or LXI model coach and it can't be answered in one of the other forums here, then this is where you can list it, WITH THE EXCEPTION OF THOSE ISSUES INVOLVED WITH ANY LAWSUIT.....list your LX and LXI Parts here too.

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What would you like to know?
I have been studying the steering tag for a few years.
Hi Randy,

Our LXi seems to porpoise more than it should. I have replaced the shocks with new ones and that has helped but I am trying to learn more about the system. I noticed that my Tag Axle seems to hav too much pressure from what I’ve learned here. My Tag shows 85-90 psi. The book says the range should be 40-70 lbs. I was hoping the pictures might help me find the valve to adjust the tag pressure down to 65-70. From what I’ve read on WOG, I think the valve is on the frame on the curb side. Is it aft of the tag axle on the frame? What does the valve look like?
Thanks for the clarification.
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Hi Randy,

Our LXi seems to porpoise more than it should. I have replaced the shocks with new ones and that has helped but I am trying to learn more about the system. I noticed that my Tag Axle seems to hav too much pressure from what I’ve learned here. My Tag shows 85-90 psi. The book says the range should be 40-70 lbs. I was hoping the pictures might help me find the valve to adjust the tag pressure down to 65-70. From what I’ve read on WOG, I think the valve is on the frame on the curb side. Is it aft of the tag axle on the frame? What does the valve look like?
Thanks for the clarification.
Randy B

The steering axle does not cause porpoising.
The tag pressure your seeing seems to be normal for coachs with the steering tag.
Some coachs don't have a way to regulate the air pressure to the bags.
Mine does,but several others i have looked over do not,or we have not found the regulator yet (highly possible)
You say you changed shocks,what shocks did you buy?
I have found the Koni FSD to not work on a wanderlodge.


Does your axle steer?
Or was it welded in place?
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From what i see,there was 3 different versions of the steering tag,with the 2001 and newer being the last version.
They were considerably different.
Lots of little things,here and there.


But,like i said,if its the bouncing your trying to fix the tag axle is not the problem.
Your shock choice is important,what shocks did you use?
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my tag axle pressure regulator is in front of tag axle - high up by floor on passenger side mine was at 85 on dash gauge i lowered it to 70 on gauge helped some with porpoising,, still not where i would like it to be
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my tag axle pressure regulator is in front of tag axle - high up by floor on passenger side mine was at 85 on dash gauge i lowered it to 70 on gauge helped some with porpoising,, still not where i would like it to be
Mike does not have a steering axle,just saying.
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so randy do you know what my plan vanilla tag should run for pressure??
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so randy do you know what my plan vanilla tag should run for pressure??

My opinion will be based on your air bag part numbers.
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For some reason the air bag sizes were changed from the WB's to the LXI's.
The LXIs have smaller bags,requiring more air pressure.
I put the WB bags on my LXI,and the BMC front bags on the front.
My coach does not bounce at all.
I also added some shocks and some other things.
Some interesting changes were made on the lxi suspension,my mods have improved my coach alot.
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My LX is lighter than an LXI but I too have improved the ride 10x with my mods.

My first thought on the air bags is this.
You need to temporarily install a pressure gauge in the air bag circuits (3 of them as tag already has one) and air the coach up and see what the pressure is at ride height.
Firestone has a prefered operating pressure range. Don't quote me on the numbers but I seem to remember 60-70 PSI???? If you are out of range, then and only then would I consider changing the diameter of the bags to get that pressure back in range. Once you know the current pressure and the current diameter the math is pretty simple to determine the diameter required to achieve the target pressure.

Step one: build a gauge with a tee fitting to temporarily tee into the air bag line.
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I had them installed last year when we were at USA Luxury Coach (formally Parliament now US Coach). They installed Koni’s one set was gold the other red. I’ll check the models when I get back to the coach. Mine had the steerable tag but I had a pre-buy done by Parliament, John Martin. I was brand new to Wanderlodge and he said they had problems with the steerable tag and they recommended that I allow them to align the coach ( all wheels) and then weld the tag axle to improve the safety and reduce the problems. He told me some stories on the problems they had. So I followed their advice and had them welded.
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