Originally Posted by RikR
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.
Rik & Konnie
Milo the Travel Kat
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.