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Old 05-21-2014, 01:04 PM   #1
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Possible change.

We are considering selling or trading our 2008 Allegro 32LA, Ford and are looking at pushers, maybe 2-3 years old. Since we park our current MH behind our home we are limited to a max of about 36-37 feet in length.

I'm sure the ride will improve with air ride but what we are really trying to improve is how the MH will handle in windy conditions. We've made all the changes to improve the handling, ie, front stabilizer, rear track bar, Koni shocks (big help), not the CHFand have weighed it and had multiple alignments.

So our question is as far as handling how much improvement should we expect by making the possible change? We've read that the ratio of overall length to wheel base is very important and believe 50% was mentioned as the minimum acceptable ratio. We own a Tiffin and favor the RED 33AA but with a 47% ratio we question if it would handle as well as our 32LA with a 56.7 ratio.

We know a tag axle would solve the wandering/cross wind problems but we don't have the space to park it or the money to buy it. We really have enjoyed our Allegro but are just looking for a better handling and smoother ride.

RJ & Evelyn

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Old 05-21-2014, 03:01 PM   #2
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I doubt you'll see any improvement in windy conditions. The coaches you are considering be it gas or diesel powered are not large enough and do not weigh enough for you to notice an increase in handling capabilities.

Smoother ride is most likely a yes. Better handling is most likely a no.
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