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Old 10-15-2019, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default '97 Rialta RC, very low to the ground

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My Rialta has 215 tires all the way around, so changing tires won't help.

I can raise the back end up by increasing air in the rear air bags, but the front is still very low. The way it is, there is no way I would ever be able to go over a speed bump.

Are they all this way? I cannot believe they left the factory this way. There is maybe 3" between the bottom of the exhaust pipe (at the front of the RV) and the ground.

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Old 10-20-2019, 10:47 PM   #2
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No, your Rialta should be about 6"-7" off the ground. You may have broken springs or bad shocks on the front. Remove one front tire and inspect for these conditions.

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Old 10-20-2019, 11:17 PM   #3
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Thank you! Monday,it's due to go to the only shop in town that services VW's. I'll ask him to check this.
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You may have a suspension problem if your Rialta is only three inches off the ground, but be sure your mechanic is aware that the front elevation can be changed by adjusting the front torsion bars. There is some good information about it here: https://www.gowesty.com/files/EV-LIF...evel%20Kit.pdf . You can ignore everything that GoWesty says about the rear suspension and their lift kit, since your Rialta is only a Eurovan in the front. The rear was built by Winnebago.
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Old 10-25-2019, 09:41 AM   #5
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Hi.
There is maybe 3" between the bottom of the exhaust pipe (at the front of the RV) and the ground.
Thanks!
This could be due to an incorrect installation of the exhaust pipe.
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