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Old 01-15-2009
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Default Steerable rear axle

I thought I had a problem with my rear steerable axle. When I would back up and then pull forward the rears wheels would not straighten up and would skid for about 20 feet until they would roll again. I found out today that i need to wait 5 seconds before moving to alow time for the axle to shift back into place. I thought this info might help someone.
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I'd like to ask those with steer tags if they have experienced any strange noises when backing up. Yesterday while testing out a unit my wife (who was inside the coach) noticed a strange noise while the coach was being backed up. I didn't hear this as I was in the tow car at the time.
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Rob,I suggest that you need to hear this noise yourself before you "fix" the problem.
Remember the story I told you about the "feedback" in the trailer at an RV park?
The electrical feedback?
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I don't know how much truth there is to this tale, but I've been led to believe that the most of the steerable tags have been disconnected and welded to act as a normal (non-steerable) tag.

Supposedly, some would try to steer themselves and other aberrant behaviors.

I am *NOT* an expert on this and only relaying what I have been told by others with (used to be) steerable tags.
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The steerable tag is way cool... if you can get it to work. The best person I know of who as thoroughly debugged his is Dick Warren. Another person who has success is Charlie Vaughn. I know Dick Warren isolated the problem to the locking pin and had a new one made with a proper taper. I can get his number if you'd like to speak with him.
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I have Dicks number,hes down in Clearwater this week.
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If you choose to give Dick a call. Tell him I said hello, and ask him about removing the steer axle anti-sway bar.
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Default Steerable rear axle

I had a lot of trouble with my steerable axle not locking in and steering the wrong way. When it works it is great but I decided it was not worth the risk after it about made me wreck. I was going about 2o to 25 mph and the rear axle turned and caused the coach to crab walk. if there had been someone beside me it might have caused me to hit them. I never heard and noises coming from the rear. Tim with Suncoast RV fixed it so it will not unlock. If someone comes up with a 100% true fix I would love to enable it again.


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We now know what the noise was. It was the backup beeper. Sue had never heard one before so being an unfamiliar sound she brought it to my attention.
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