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Old 02-23-2011, 03:22 PM   #1
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Independent Front Suspension?

I believe that Country Coach offered the first coaches with independent front suspension starting with the 2000 models. Those of you who OWN Country Coach rigs, how much difference is there between the independent vs the fixed axle suspension. We (wife and I) are getting fairly close to pulling the trigger on a used Country Coach, and I wonder if I should hold out for, and pay the extra money for a 2000 vs a good used 1999 Coach? I would appreciate your opinions.

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Old 02-23-2011, 05:24 PM   #2
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It can make all the difference in the world...especially if you have a front tire blowout.

When our front tire went (see An RV Life | Full Timing at last for details) the wife was driving, we were at highway speeds and other than the noise from the blowout couldn't really tell the difference between the tire going and driving onto the shoulder...didn't pull the steering wheel enough to be a problem.

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Old 03-04-2011, 05:45 PM   #3
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Herbie - When I was looking to buy a Country Coach a couple of years ago I did not drive one that I though drove poorly. This included a great looking 1989 40' with a solid front axil. I also drove a 1996 Magna 36' the I thought drove extremely well. I prefer the way mine drives to any of the other ones I tested and that is why I bought it. But over all I found CC coaches to drive consistently well. The only motor home that was in the same class with Country Coach in ride and drive I thought was Alpine. I really liked the way a 2003 40' center door drove. Like a big car. We tested several other Alpines and all of them drove well.

I don't know if this helps. If you are in my area - S CA - please stop by and you can drive or ride in my coach.
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Old 03-05-2011, 09:36 AM   #4
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My wife and I started out with a 2003 Fleetwood revolution. It had a freightliner chassis and a solid front axle. It was a nice coach but my wife got sick every trip from the sway. We started looking at others and heard that country coach had the independent front suspension and that they would not sway compared to the solid axles. We ended up with a 40' 2006 Country Coach Inspire and she has not been sick from driving since!
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Independent front also turns a fair bit sharper, which will help turning radius and maneuverability in lots etc. Seems like the front end of my 2003 Lexa is going almost straight sideways when at full lock.
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We have a lot of people in our Country Coach club with the solid front axle CC's and they are totally happy with it. I would look for a coach that will make you happy and buy it. You can make yourself sick wondering about solid axle vs independent. With the prices they are nowdays, you can probably find an independent for the same $$ as a straight.

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