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Old 04-06-2015, 04:01 PM   #85
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that's a nice set up...roadmaster 8 bag??
Thank you, yes it is.
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I have to agree 100%. We (My wife and I) just got into the RV ownership April 2014. We were not sure we would even like camping in a motor home since we had always tent camped. Getting older we really wanted to move up into a rig we could leave most everything ready to go for weekends and one longer vacation per year. The idea of a bed and some luxury was also appealing. Since cost does factor into our lives, we found a really nice class A Tiffin Allegro we could afford. Since I had only driven a few motor homes, I did not experience a good long drive test. After the purchase I drove it from Nashville to Indiana and it was white knuckle all the way. I immediately found myself working to remedy the lack of engineering focus to the frame/chassis match. After replacing front springs, bell cranks, return to center steering device and Sumo Springs, I finally feel the rig is decent to drive. I may still build a trac bar for the rear after this years trip. Fact is, LVRVLUVR is spot on with his point. These rigs should be better equipped to drive comfortably down the highway since they are "motorhomes", not just homes. Good post!!!
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I have to agree 100%. We (My wife and I) just got into the RV ownership April 2014. We were not sure we would even like camping in a motor home since we had always tent camped. Getting older we really wanted to move up into a rig we could leave most everything ready to go for weekends and one longer vacation per year. The idea of a bed and some luxury was also appealing. Since cost does factor into our lives, we found a really nice class A Tiffin Allegro we could afford. Since I had only driven a few motor homes, I did not experience a good long drive test. After the purchase I drove it from Nashville to Indiana and it was white knuckle all the way. I immediately found myself working to remedy the lack of engineering focus to the frame/chassis match. After replacing front springs, bell cranks, return to center steering device and Sumo Springs, I finally feel the rig is decent to drive. I may still build a trac bar for the rear after this years trip. Fact is, LVRVLUVR is spot on with his point. These rigs should be better equipped to drive comfortably down the highway since they are "motorhomes", not just homes. Good post!!!
I was really surprised... actually, I wasn't that there are responses like
you didn't pay enough for it to work right\

if the shocks I bought from from freightliner were bad refund my not enough money and I will buy different ones that are good,,,
seems reasonable to me
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I was really surprised... actually, I wasn't that there are responses like
you didn't pay enough for it to work right\

if the shocks I bought from from freightliner were bad refund my not enough money and I will buy different ones that are good,,,
seems reasonable to me

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lol I disposed of the stock shocks
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lol I disposed of the stock shocks
Get a good size Yeti cooler and load it up with ice and beer. Put it between the driver and passenger seat to get some weight over that front end. It'll cut down on the Ford drift. :thumbup:

Having the Yeti properly placed - and adding the Yeti slide to your driving routine will get ya where ya want to be. And when ya arrive at the lake - make sure it's in the front when ya drop the boat - over the rear axel when ya pull it out.

You will have to keep the Yeti full at all times, but I think you can handle that.
Just don't take off too fast and send it sliding to the rear. But if you do. Wait till no one is behind you and hit the brakes hard. It'll slide back up front.
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They don't bother to make it right because some of us never complain and we just keep buying the damned things.
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Get a good size Yeti cooler and load it up with ice and beer. Put it between the driver and passenger seat to get some weight over that front end. It'll cut down on the Ford drift.

Having the Yeti properly placed - and adding the Yeti slide to your driving routine will get ya where ya want to be. And when ya arrive at the lake - make sure it's in the front when ya drop the boat - over the rear axel when ya pull it out.

You will have to keep the Yeti full at all times, but I think you can handle that.
Just don't take off too fast and send it sliding to the rear. But if you do. Wait till no one is behind you and hit the brakes hard. It'll slide back up front.
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Get a good size Yeti cooler and load it up with ice and beer. Put it between the driver and passenger seat to get some weight over that front end. It'll cut down on the Ford drift. :thumbup:

Having the Yeti properly placed - and adding the Yeti slide to your driving routine will get ya where ya want to be. And when ya arrive at the lake - make sure it's in the front when ya drop the boat - over the rear axel when ya pull it out.

You will have to keep the Yeti full at all times, but I think you can handle that.
Just don't take off too fast and send it sliding to the rear. But if you do. Wait till no one is behind you and hit the brakes hard. It'll slide back up front.
balist weight??? otta work
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balist weight??? otta work
Yep. But if you're serious about it, it has to be Yeti.
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Already have 2 fat people up front, shouldn't that work?
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Already have 2 fat people up front, shouldn't that work?
Apparently, only if they are full of beer and ice.
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Back to the OP's original question.

The quality you want can be had, but most won't pay for it. Testing in quality, which is what new MH owner do, is cheaper for the manufacturer. It has become the business model of software for sure and people put up with it as the norm. At the lower end of the food chain you can be sure that manufacturers care less about quality than quantity. Even at the higher end where they do, things don't always work as planned.

Unfortunately, $400k doesn't buy what it used to. Process quality is different than product quality and motor home manufacturers likely don't even have people like that on staff. Which is why I buy used. By the time I get a MH manufacturing defects have been corrected and I'm down to normal wear and tear items.
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