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Old 06-22-2009, 12:17 PM   #1
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WRV's solution to handling on 34 model

I have previously posted about how I cured the handling problems on my 2002 34 coach. I had heard that WRV had added about 700 lbs to the front end of the 34's at some point in time after '02. This is only an issue on the 34's due to the "less than great" length to wheel base ratio. All of the other Alpines have a much better ratio than most other coaches. I just had a chance to look under a later 34 that has the weights, and took a few photos. As you can see there are a total of 12 steel bars mounted across the frame, in 3 packs.



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Old 06-24-2009, 12:09 AM   #2
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Dale, do you have any idea about how this coach 'weighs' front axle, rear axle and total?

I have not crawled under mine yet but appreciate your photos and update.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:25 AM   #3
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This was for information only. I would have no problem with the small amount of weight added. (in relation to the total coach weight) I think that this was a good option for making the coach better handling.
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Old 06-24-2009, 12:52 AM   #4
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Dale, thanks. I see your point. The larger fuel tanks in later 34s help, as well.
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