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Old 05-17-2007, 11:44 AM   #15
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I have no problem with people upgrading. But just seams some do it because someone else did it. Some do it before they even drive it on a trip. Some think the MH should handle like the family car.

As for driving a long distance. I have driven this W-20 for 15 hrs straight no problem. Only because I needed to get wife home to her hopitalized sister. An 8 hr day is the norm for me.

If I were selling upgrades. I would want as many as possable to do it.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
If I were selling upgrades. I would want as many as possable to do it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

That's like saying "If I were building towbars,I would want as many as possible to install one.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
I have no problem with people upgrading. But just seams some do it because someone else did it. Some do it before they even drive it on a trip. Some think the MH should handle like the family car.

As for driving a long distance. I have driven this W-20 for 15 hrs straight no problem. Only because I needed to get wife home to her hopitalized sister. An 8 hr day is the norm for me.

If I were selling upgrades. I would want as many as possable to do it. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

I don't get this response at all. I did the mods after 3 years of ownership and much research on this site and recomendations from other W-22 owners with the same issues. This is not a compulsive buying disorder! "I" had issues that needed to be resolved with my coach. I thank the "other" knowledgable members on this forum for there advise which led me to mods & services just performed. It was well worth the money I spent to suit "my" driving needs & piece of mind. The difference I experience is night & day. All I wanted to do was express the great satisfaction with the level of service with I received from Champion Frame-Align, Inc and the mods installed to the rest of you who might interested.

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I do have one upgrade that was not needed. It is a TruCenter steering stabilizer. It was not really needed to make the motorhome handle correctly but it sure is nice to have when you are fighting those crosswinds all day. You can reset the center point and driving in crosswinds becomes much easier. It also probably has some safety factor in case of a sudden blowout. I won't recover the cost but it may be a plus at trade-in time for someone else. I also have Koni shocks that were not absolutely needed, but the Bilsteins had a harsh ride and I don't regret replaceing them with Konis. The ride is much softer now but the handling has not changed. I won't recover the cost of the Konis either but I will definitely keep them. Now that I think about it I don't think I have ever purchased a car, truck, motorhome or farm tractor with cost recovery in mind. If I liked them, I bought them.
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Good for you Rudy. If its what you want then thats all that counts. It can be considered an investment in the future of your motorhome and your enjoyment of it. Besides, with the increasing costs of new rigs, a little spent now can save big bucks down the road.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RTZ6885:

This is not a compulsive buying disorder!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Tom N:

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by RTZ6885:
I had the service done at Champion Frame-Align (Authorized Workhorse Facilty} in Elgin, IL. Tel: 847-742-9294 </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

It's always good to hear about good Workhorse service!
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I can not reply on the No Mod Squad post.
I did replace the Kiddy Cart (OEM)steering wheel with the 18" steering wheel.
I did add Steer Safe as I have on every MH I have owned.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by ghamblen:
Seems like some of you have nothing better to do than sitting around nit picking someone else for upgrading their motorhome. He obviously likes the mods he made so leave him alone. If you didn't make any mods to your motorhome then more power to you. Consider yourself lucky. Contary to your believes, some motorhomes do require some mods to make the handling acceptable. I happen to own one of those motorhomes. A passing semi used to pull me a half way into the next lane regardless of what I did. I have driven semis for several years so I think I understand what handling for a big rig is all about. My safety and the safety of others on the road with me means much more then recovering the cost of mods or trade-in value. After the mods I made the motorhome stays in the lane, drives straight as a string and is uneffected by passing semis. I don't care if the mods cost $50 or $5000, the rig is now safe to drive. It's inmaterial whether I recover the cost of the mods, safety comes first. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>
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We like to have discussions around here without getting personal. As was mentioned by one member, I think the original poster was sharing with us what he felt was needed for his rig to make it the way he wanted. Not the way you or I want it but the way he wanted it. So beyond wishing him the best and maybe learning something from what he reported, I believe this post has pretty much outlived it's usefullness and I am closing it down.
I will also say that I have noticed recently some "not so nice' responses to individuals posts and want to remind everyone why you are here at irv2.com. We are not the "other" guys and let's not act like them.
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