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Old 03-25-2013, 09:36 AM   #1
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Aspire Corner Weight Solutions?

I've read elsewhere in IRV2 that the Aspire is about 1000# heavy on the battery side.

Motorhome engineers tend to be more system integrators than researchers. They're probably not going to just jump on-board with a developing technology unless it is proven in other applications and cost-benefit analysis matches what customers demand.

I assume that my new Aspire is going to be heavy on the battery side of the coach. One way Entegra COULD eliminate that problem would be to replace lead/acid flooded cell technology with Lithium Ion storage technology. It would not be without cost, however, because the battery is more expensive. Of course, if you factor in Entegra and Spartan Chassis having to pony up for bigger tires and a more expensive front axle (their current solution), then the cost-benefit becomes more reasonable. Even so, I don't look for that to happen in the immediate future. I would however, volunteer to be a test vehicle if Entegra wanted to explore that solution. Lazy Days is a dealer that could effect that change as they are a dealer for Lithionics Battery.

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I am having my ride heights changed (per a Spartan recommendation) in an attempt to mitigate this problem. Changing the drive axle to lessen the overall weight on the nose, and changing the left and right front heights to lessen the side to side imbalance. Spartan does will not estimate how much change this will accomplish, so I will have the individual wheels weighed again at the rally in Wyoming (or before if I can find a convenient spot to do so) . I'll post the results.
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I am having my ride heights changed (per a Spartan recommendation) in an attempt to mitigate this problem. Changing the drive axle to lessen the overall weight on the nose, and changing the left and right front heights to lessen the side to side imbalance. Spartan does will not estimate how much change this will accomplish, so I will have the individual wheels weighed again at the rally in Wyoming (or before if I can find a convenient spot to do so) . I'll post the results.
Stew, The Escapees park in Congress AZ has a guy who does 4 corner weighs. SmartWeigh_Default
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