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Old 02-10-2019
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got pics?
Maybe you should call Raineys or Josams and see if they have an in house road service guy that can could take a look.
I think you need professional eyes on this issue.
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Thanks for the info, guys. I have to leave The Villages tomorrow morning. Can't stay here too long or they'll chase me out with an army of golf carts and electric scooters!

I already had an appointment setup for tomorrow down in Clearwater at the former Parliament (can't remember their new name) for an unrelated issue. However, I'm rethinking whether I should go there since I'm not sure they're setup to handle this type of problem. I think I'll call Parliament, Josams and Raneys in the morning to see what they each have to say. I don't want to have to drive the coach any farther than is necessary.

I was reading Dave Stokes' thread about the broken welds on his tag axle. It has some good pictures. I'll try to get a better look underneath to see if I can spot anything unusual.
If the tire/wheel is leaning you have something "unusual".
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No pics yet. I haven't figured out a safe way to get underneath to get a good look at it. I loaded the bays with everything except a good pair of jack stands.
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Wow sounds like it could be very serious and glad you put something here!
In the absence of pictures put a bubble level vertical on each side and see what the angle of each side is. Draw a picture too for the tech with your measurements. Check the drive wheels too for reference. Be careful or you might actually learn something!

Best of luck and if you need another contact try ABC bus in Winter Garder, they deal in Vanhool busses but might be able to refer you in the right direction if the others suggestions (which are probably better) don’t pan out.
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Go buy a selfie stick for your camera. Then just slide "camera on a stick" under there and take a mess of pics.
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Also, I am in Beverly Hills FL. Less than an hour from you. If you come here we can get under it and see what is going on. I likely can't fix it, but we can sure enough inspect it.
I have parking and a 50 amp plug.

I would not drive it any further than absolutely needed, but I am throwing that option out there. We are leaving on the 19th so ......
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No pics yet. I haven't figured out a safe way to get underneath to get a good look at it. I loaded the bays with everything except a good pair of jack stands.
Kevin you might try airing up the bus to ride height and then block up under the rear leveling jacks. If the auxiliary air system lets go it will settle on the blocks and won't come down any lower. You should be able to wiggle underneath to see the tag axle then. I do this all the time on my '96 WB with ample room unless I need to go forward of the tag axle, but I realize BB dropped the '97 WB engine 6" and that might preclude you from doing this, I don't know. But its a safe option if you can and you won't have to drive prior to inspection.
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Rear leveling jacks must be fully retracted, too.
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No luck finding a mobile mechanic so far. Still waiting to hear back from Raney's.


I'll take a look at the blocking option, Andy. But I'm not sure there's enough room for me to squeeze myself under the tag axle at ride height. It would be tight.
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No luck finding a mobile mechanic so far. Still waiting to hear back from Raney's.


I'll take a look at the blocking option, Andy. But I'm not sure there's enough room for me to squeeze myself under the tag axle at ride height. It would be tight.

Can you take a picture of the leaning tire and post? Let us see what you see.
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