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Old 09-15-2010, 11:06 AM   #85
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Originally Posted by JMonroe View Post
Just as an aside. The 'Fleetwood' Revolution, has now been officially brought under the 'American Coach' umbrella. My understanding is, this is 'retroactive'. Any calls to Fleetwood from Revolution owners have been handled by the American division for some time. It was designed by the American engineering group, and is even built on the same line. It has all the features recommended in FormerBoater's post, except the independant front suspesion. Would I have liked IFS, yes. Will I miss it, I doubt it. The only DP I've driven was a beam axle, and I intentionally sought out a very rough section of highway to take it over, at highway speed. I found it very acceptable in its performance; I'm not loosing any sleep over it.

One advantage to a beam axle, it's dirt simple, far fewer bushings and joints to be serviced and eventually needing replacement. The king pin's can last virtually forever, given proper service.

Jay and Peggy,

I am sure your 2011 Revolution LE will ride like a dream.

It is good news that they will be part of the American Coach product line.

My input to Sherri regarding IFS is really about "vintage" older DP's w/o tag axles and the benefit of IFS in a non-tag coach is the stability it gives you when passing/being passed by OTR buses and semi's plus stability in cross winds.

I do not think your Revolution LE will be affected by any of these

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Old 09-15-2010, 06:57 PM   #86
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JMonroe, rough, formerboater: Thank you for ALL the fabulous input. (I am going to try and print this entire thread.) I won't make an "emotional" decision - I have spreadsheets, checklists, etc. that the coach must meet. I DEFINITELY plan on buying used and do NOT want a tag axle (someone else can take the depreciation!) In addition, I will have a mechanic go over the DP from head to toe before anything is purchased.

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