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Old 12-04-2014, 08:50 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by RikR View Post
We just purchased a new Excursion 33D - the smallest diesel we have ever owned. After about 1,000 miles we are sorely disappointed in the handling and ride comfort.


So today I had to take it in for some warranty and I filled the water and diesel tanks and I swore it rode and tracked much..MUCH better.
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Rik, I too have the 33D and agree. BUT - what I found I was doing was "over driving" it - making too many minor corrections instead of letting the rig drive itself (which it does VERY nicely). I found that once I relaxed that I simply had a very lively, responsive vehicle instead of a stodgy bus/tank.

Now that we've pretty much moved into the rig I too have noticed it has mellowed quite a bit. Sort of like the difference between a young colt and a seasoned trail horse.

At the end of a long drive I sort of appreciate the stodgy but there is something to be said of taking the "colt" into some of the passes in the Rockies.


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Old 12-04-2014, 02:27 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by RodgerS View Post
I would bite the big one and make an appointment with a high end suspension service like Hendersons, rather than plug and play trying to solve your issue. Of course, this might mean a long trip, but their evaluation is free of charge last time I heard, and is comprehensive in nature. I'm not a big advocate of plug and play on suspensions, but obviously some rvers have had a lot of success with plug and play.
The RPA (Road Performance Assessment) is about $200 at Henderson's Lineup in Grants Pass, Oregon. Check out the coupon on their website. Well worth the cost for the assessment. The website has lots of good information including a full explanation and video of what the RPA includes. These folks are experts and handling and suspension issues. We took our class A there in May and had a several upgrades and additions done to the suspension. Not inexpensive, but well worth it in my opinion. The rig now handles much more comfortably and more importantly, more safely than before.


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Old 12-04-2014, 05:08 PM   #17
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Have someone drive alongside doen the freeway to watch for something moving.

Worn king pin or ball joint will do this and often the guy on the ground just cannot push hard enough to make it move.

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