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bigfootford

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Posted: 06/14/20 10:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Back in 07 we were traveling and seeing all the sights in the Dakotas and saw this camper.
There was a big family and the grandparents. It was the grandparents rig. It was still in perfect condition inside and out.. Incredible. Note that it was built in 1972!

Here is a link to my album. I did not take pictures of the inside.

Take a look at the spring near the rear axle. When making a turn that axle actually will shift to keep the tires from scuffing.. Pretty clever.

https://photos.app.goo.gl/TXBs2r48wibFYaiF9

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Posted: 06/14/20 10:52am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I’ve seen other pictures of TCs with tag axles. I haven’t run across one in person yet.


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Lwiddis

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Posted: 06/14/20 11:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Very interesting.


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Kayteg1

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Posted: 06/14/20 12:17pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Weren't those tag axle campers manufactured in serious numbers 40 years ago?
As much as I admire the size, there is good reason why that might be the last one who is still used.
TT are too cheap and too convenient to go into such hassle.





theoldwizard1

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Posted: 06/14/20 01:24pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I new they existed. I am surprised they went away.

noteven

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Posted: 06/14/20 03:36pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you look at a concrete mixer or dump truck with a “flying tag axle” you will see a similar layout so the tag is self steering.

This layout would be highly practical today with 4WD a reasonable cost and common option in a lighter class pickup vs using 450/4500 - 550/5500’s for enormous campers.

Your unit doesn’t bend in the middle, and your coachwork is riding on pickup/tag suspension vs gently rattling apart bouncing along on trailer running gear.

Kayteg1

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Posted: 06/14/20 04:11pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

The flying tag on concrete truck has like 6 feet of travel, siting on air bag that will release over-pressure.
This tag has potential to have drive axle in the air.
Something has to give. ...

Supercharged111

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Jesus can you imagine if they rolled out a triple slide one of those today?


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Kayteg1

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Supercharged111 wrote:

Jesus can you imagine if they rolled out a triple slide one of those today?


Yeah. The Prevost bus converters would be put out of business.

specta

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Posted: 06/15/20 06:58am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

JMO but i think it looks ridiculous.
Why not just buy a TT?


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