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Old 01-11-2017, 12:34 PM   #1
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thinking about removing the dually front wheels and having a set of 50/50 or 60/40 wheels made to replace them. as everybody knows these models are a dance and a half to drive with the narrow front ends. i have already installed stearing upgrades and shock upgrades. when towing its not as bad.
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has anybody already done this swap?
is there a detriment to making this change?
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Old 01-11-2017, 12:41 PM   #2
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Your 2002 P32 chassis should have the wider 82.95" track already. They switched from 69.7" in 2000 if I'm reading things correctly.
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Your 2002 P32 chassis should have the wider 82.95" track already. They switched from 69.7" in 2000 if I'm reading things correctly.
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Old 01-11-2017, 11:29 PM   #4
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thinking about removing the dually front wheels and having a set of 50/50 or 60/40 wheels made to replace them. as everybody knows these models are a dance and a half to drive with the narrow front ends. i have already installed stearing upgrades and shock upgrades. when towing its not as bad.
question is
has anybody already done this swap?
is there a detriment to making this change?
I have an 03 model, i'm pretty sure the same chassis as yours. It's at 27 feet so i realize it isn't going to drive as nice as a big ole 40 foot dp. On the other hand, i think it handles just fine. Runs straight and smooth. As mentioned, it has the wider track front end and is a world of difference compared to the old Chevy P30 i used to drive...

To answer your question, no, i haven't done that swap.
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Just an interesting tidbit that I discovered not too long ago...even in 2001 and 2002 there were still some "narrow-track" front end P32 Motorhomes built with the 8.1L. I believe they were all 14,500 GVWR, so >25' coaches.
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Just an interesting tidbit that I discovered not too long ago...even in 2001 and 2002 there were still some "narrow-track" front end P32 Motorhomes built with the 8.1L. I believe they were all 14,500 GVWR, so >25' coaches.
Very interesting !!
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Just an interesting tidbit that I discovered not too long ago...even in 2001 and 2002 there were still some "narrow-track" front end P32 Motorhomes built with the 8.1L. I believe they were all 14,500 GVWR, so >25' coaches.
That is interesting. Of course it's normally easy to eyeball and tell whether the chassis has the wider track. But if for some reason a person wasn't sure, then i'd bet the gvwr would be the give away. Mine is the 15,000 lb chassis with the wider track.
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That is interesting. Of course it's normally easy to eyeball and tell whether the chassis has the wider track.
When you're driving along the Interstate and a narrow track P series blows your doors off, my first observation is where the heck are the front tires.
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Ah heck, just turn those front dually wheels around so that they stick out instead of in; instant wide-track!!!!!!
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thank you all for the reply's. it is the 8.1 work horse. and it does have the narrow front wheel base. if im not mistaken the wide track was a independent front end, there is enough room behind fenders to actually flip those wheels around lol. when im in the captains chair im almost directly above the wheel. that being said, i was under looking around and thought if i "o" offset or even 60/40 offset a new set of wheels would i be opening my self up to something i dont want to deal with as for steering or bearing issues.
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I would think it would put more strain on the bearings.

If there is room, I suppose you could temporarily turn the wheels around and see if it handles any better. If not then you can forget the whole idea.
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that was my over all concern. thank you.
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I have the same coach. It does indeed have a narrow front track. After buying and installing every internet handling add on available, I have gotten mine to a point it is fun to drive. Front springs to replace airbags, 2 bell cranks, 2 bell crank arms, new poly bushings on swaybars, front and rear, Timbren front, Sumo Springs rear, new Bilstein shocks all around, SteerSafe new Hankook tires, and after all that an alignment. I'm sure I'm forgetting a few things. If I'm not mistaken, they made a kit a few years ago to convert it to a wide track. I'm not sure it makes a handling difference though.

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