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Old 07-13-2012, 11:11 PM   #15
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Disregard everything you have been told so far. The problem is not your unit. It is the road which was never designed to make your life better. It was designed to accommodate thousands of vehicles from semis to smartcars day after day.
Your choice is to live in the real world or spend thousands of dollars to help you find the perfect world. There is no perfect world. it is what it is.
Ive been here a long, long time. I go with the flow. If you can find a tempered glass highway devoid of ruts and tracks let me know. if not, make sure your white knuckles dont get in my way hen i blow by you in miami at 75 plus.

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Old 07-14-2012, 07:48 AM   #16
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I disagree with buki. Our new 2011 Winnie 35P F53 didn't drive like I thought it should when I purchased it. Not really bad but not acceptable. I added a TruCenter to the front, a rear track bar, and had the front end aligned. It now drives very, very close to the way our 2010 Dodge 2500 did when pulling our fifth wheel. We drove in hard cross winds in the Texas Panhandle and through New Mexico without a problem. I don't regret a penny of what we spent on our MH to get it's handling good!

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Old 07-14-2012, 08:23 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by buki View Post
make sure your white knuckles dont get in my way hen i blow by you in miami at 75 plus.

We're going to take advice from someone who thinks 75+mph is a safe speed for a top heavy, box on wheels?

Hate to break it to you buki but the unit you drive has a huge impact on how easy the drive is and upgrades can go a long way toward improving the experience.

When looking at coaches we did a huge amount of research, including looking at all types of coaches finally settling on a DP with a 252" wheel base and an overall length of 37' for a ratio of 0.567. When passing an oncoming semi who's pulling doubles on a 2 lane road, both of us doing 55-60, we feel a twitch and that's it. Friends with gas units and longer overhangs have had great experiences with add on components and they are well documented on the forums. The only reason we went DP is our location, we start at 7200' and go up from there.

The above post is just my experience/opinion which is worth exactly what you paid for it.

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