Pretty much a novice on RV
Thanks for Links but they haven't provided much to my present problem.
Wife's dream and partially mine was to travel via RV after her retirement (I am a Disabled Veteran and out of paid workforce since 1997). After a number of trips to Area RV dealers, we found the Dutchstar that seemed to be perfect and at right price. Bought in February and picked it up two weeks later. The dealer was to go through and make sure everything was perfect (old RV but only 23,000 miles) and install satellite dish. I fell for the line about how manager, a Veteran, made sure a fellow Veteran got the best deal and service and more so as I was a Disabled Vet.
Had some problems on driving home - windshield wiper didn't work; wouldn't notice had not it been raining, hydraulic jacks went down but couldn't retract, and electrical problems with power distribution. Notified dealer and Service Department said I owed $450 more fore satellite (which I paid). In liking at contract, I signed AS IS and seems this dealer was using this as his reason for not helping with any problems.
With friends, I fixed what I could, and figured rest I would enlist son (Army Mechanic) to help. I rewired; lubed; and replaced all fluids; son found short on hydraulic pump; we drilled wiper arm bushing; and in May, we went on the road. We dingy my Silverado pickup and problem on handling RV in wind and on roads with high gradient or curves. In talking with RVers, all recommended to have air bags installed and most said it is better to have them on all four wheels.
I've read the good and bad and will get 4 installed but have found few in area (western Idaho) that could help me on proper 4-bag installation and manual adjustments for different load and road conditions. I have read that there are systems that keep motor home level and am trying to find same.
Tim McBride - 100% DAV
2004 Fleetwood Pace Arrow