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Old 02-24-2015, 03:26 PM   #1
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How to move weight towards front axle

Hi, I am the new owner of "never used yet" 2013 Winnebago 26HE.
I drove it 200 miles and found the suspension harsh.

I read that for better driveability (smoothness), it is best to saturate the front axel capacity. With passengers and all, my estimated weight is 5850 on a 6500lbs axel.

I still lack 650lbs: What about installing a byke rack for two up front? I have seen Class C with such, but never a Class A. Can that be safely installed? Any cons?
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hi, i am the new owner of "never used yet" 2013 winnebago 26he.
I drove it 200 miles and found the suspension harsh.

I read that for better driveability (smoothness), it is best to saturate the front axel capacity. With passengers and all, my estimated weight is 5850 on a 6500lbs axel.

I still lack 650lbs: What about installing a byke rack for two up front? I have seen class c with such, but never a class a. Can that be safely installed? Any cons?
best ting to do to that coach is sumo's followed by bilstien shocks,
followed by banks,... Followed by 22.5 wheels
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Have you set your tire pressure to your measured weight? It seems at the weight you stated you can reduce the pressure down from maximum allowed.
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best ting to do to that coach is sumo's followed by bilstien shocks,
It already has Bilstein!
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Have you set your tire pressure to your measured weight? It seems at the weight you stated you can reduce the pressure down from maximum allowed.
They were at 100 when i bought it and still are. From what I read, 78 Front and 80 Rear should do it.
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best ting to do to that coach is sumo's followed by bilstien shocks,
followed by banks,... Followed by 22.5 wheels

Didn't you just almost double the purchase price?
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Do not 'estimate' the weight.
Go to the scales.
Then use the tire manufacturer chart to set your air pressure.

This is your starting point in determining ride.
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But what about the byke right mounted in front of the rig?
Or any other idea to put some more weight on the front axel?

By the way, that Pure White 26HE looks awesome!
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But what about the byke right mounted in front of the rig?
Or any other idea to put some more weight on the front axel?

By the way, that Pure White 26HE looks awesome!
You are looking for a cure for problem that may not exist once you get weighed and tires adjusted properly.
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but what about the byke right mounted in front of the rig?
Or any other idea to put some more weight on the front axel?

By the way, that pure white 26he looks awesome!
thanks , i loved that motorhome... Best i've had
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they were at 100 when i bought it and still are. From what i read, 78 front and 80 rear should do it.
you will get alot of sway from that low, that and it will track road grooves

go down 5 lbs at a time till ill affect...
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It already has Bilstein!
IF THEY ARE YELLOW THEY ARE NOT THE GOOD ONES




I RAN MINE WITH NO SHOCKS... WITH THE SUMOS..RODE GOOD
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hi, i am the new owner of "never used yet" 2013 winnebago 26he.
I drove it 200 miles and found the suspension harsh.

I read that for better driveability (smoothness), it is best to saturate the front axel capacity. With passengers and all, my estimated weight is 5850 on a 6500lbs axel.

I still lack 650lbs: What about installing a byke rack for two up front? I have seen class c with such, but never a class a. Can that be safely installed? Any cons?
how did you estimate weight??
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First thing is to get the tire pressures set by weight. This is a must.

You may find the ride and handling change / improve with the amount of fresh water on board.
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