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Old 07-09-2019
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Default Tag Axle or maybe an airbag issue

So we were driving down Michigan 31 south from Frankfort to St.Joseph and the tag started to wobbly. We pulled over and it looks like where the right tag airbag bracket is no longer attached to the axle. Does this need to be welded back on? Is it ok to drive 15 miles back to town with the tag dumped?
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I would not drive it.
I can't really tell from the pics where the weld is broken,but just think of the damage that could happen if the axle breaks free.
Or,find a mobile welding shop that can fix it on site,a heavy truck road service guy or?
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I would not drive it.
I can't really tell from the pics where the weld is broken,but just think of the damage that could happen if the axle breaks free.
Or,find a mobile welding shop that can fix it on site,a heavy truck road service guy or?
How about pulling the tires off of the tag axle for the 15 mile trip?
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How about pulling the tires off of the tag axle for the 15 mile trip?

As long as the bumper does not drag that would work.
Will the drive bags support the coach with the tag air dumper?
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Liftable tag or not?
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As long as the bumper does not drag that would work.
Will the drive bags support the coach with the tag air dumper?
Moh?
Liftable tag or not?
It's a dump tag. Looks like the swing arm welds came undone. I have not weighed my coach yet so I am unsure. Would getting some heavy straps to pull it up be helpful?

We just got to a weld shop in our car to talk to them and show them pics.
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It's a dump tag. Looks like the swing arm welds came undone. I have not weighed my coach yet so I am unsure. Would getting some heavy straps to pull it up be helpful?

We just got to a weld shop in our car to talk to them and show them pics.
I would chain it up,strap it up,maybe.
i would have to be on site to say yes or no.
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Talked to the weld shop and they said they can do it. Now just wondering if I should just call CoachNet or if I could just strap it up and limp it the 15 miles.
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Talked to the weld shop and they said they can do it. Now just wondering if I should just call CoachNet or if I could just strap it up and limp it the 15 miles.
Why wouldn't you call CoachNet? Seems the safest thing to do in my opinion.
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I agree with Jim. If you have Coachnet, use them. If it's on a landall there's no chance of that axle falling and doing big damage
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We made it to a campground a couple miles away. There is a welder that says he can fix it tomorrow. Fingers crossed that things will go smoothly from here. Thank you all for your help and advice. This is one reason we got a Bluebird for this community and the knowledge. Also, these are awesome buses and I want to keep them on the road.
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