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Old 02-19-2015, 12:15 PM   #29
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heres the same trailer, being pulled by a cat c7350hp /850 torque..

I would have guessed that the 350 hp/860 ft-lbs C-7 diesel would have done better than that. Are you sure that you had it floored the whole way up the grade? You started at the same speed as the V-10 at the bottom of the grade? hhmmm..interesting...

I guess the only answer is to supercharge the V-10 and then upgrade the transmission and rear end!

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still waiting for an ok from freightliner,.. seems they have the engineers involved to see what the hp and torgue can safely be flashed to..

I want it to be done by freightliner as to not void the warranty or blow the trans....

in short... I want the honey, but don't wann get stung...if freightliner won't/can't d it... I won't touch it
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:26 AM   #31
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well... on with the thread...

we bought our 33d excursion from Findley RV in vegas...
the paint was horrible... over spray, stains, scratches...

soo... findley pretty sure out of there pocket sent a crew out to the house to do a complete machine buff and detail
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heres the after...I know it's a bias opinion... but... aint she purdy
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one of the new problems is the trailer.. it's a 24' box triple axel...

looks like socks on a rooster hooked to this coach
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so I ordered a new black triple axel 22'r... that should open up the gates for a new coach with options like bigger power if needed...

here's me ...I wanna get there... I know how to relax... its at my destination
with my wife and a cold one... ...not being stuck behind a big wheeler go'n 20 mph up a hill cause I can't get out and pass.... if I wanna smell the roses I buy my wife some perfume.....comes with benefits...
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so I ordered a new black triple axel 22'r... that should open up the gates for a new coach with options like bigger power if needed...

here's me ...I wanna get there... I know how to relax... its at my destination
with my wife and a cold one... ...not being stuck behind a big wheeler go'n 20 mph up a hill cause I can't get out and pass.... if I wanna smell the roses I buy my wife some perfume.....comes with benefits...
Lookin' good, man...lookin' good!
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That really shined up nice! Is that assist handle lighted?
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That really shined up nice! Is that assist handle lighted?
yes sir... thanks
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well... on with the thread...

we bought our 33d excursion from Findley RV in vegas...
the paint was horrible... over spray, stains, scratches...

soo... findley pretty sure out of there pocket sent a crew out to the house to do a complete machine buff and detail
Yea, I still need to get my detailed. When I picked it up it was a bright sunny day. The swirls in the paint stood out like crazy. I looked at the guy and said I am not a super particular person, but I'm not accepting that. They put a crew on it and buffed/waxed it for a couple of hours. Better, but not great. Need to find a good detailing company here in Orlando. Looks like the going rate is about $10/foot.
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also,.. befor the tire swap, I had all kinds of squeaky rattles coming from every where...gone..

heres the specs on the two tire sizes
If you don't mind my asking, how much did those tires go for? I see new tires in my future
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headed towards Utah... long up hill ride...

I definitely feel the blow by when cars and trucks go past me in my Excursion 35C. I noticed in your video you hardly corrected. You think that's because of the big trailer you're pulling? I'd think a trailer would make blow by worse, but I've never hauled anything like that on my MH.
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I definitely feel the blow by when cars and trucks go past me in my Excursion 35C. I noticed in your video you hardly corrected. You think that's because of the big trailer you're pulling? I'd think a trailer would make blow by worse, but I've never hauled anything like that on my MH.
you seem like a polite nice guy, so heres some pointers...

most RV sway problems are driver error...I've been driv'n horrible handling
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first thing... when a truck goes by the first thing that happens is tire side wall flex...the more tire pressure the less flex... also the more tire pressure
the less they are affected by tracking a road groove

next is suspension side flex... lets the front or rear or both move to the side..

the thing is... if the steering was locked down... all affected would return and the coach would continue down the road straight....

heres where the error comes in... over correcting and sawing the wheel back and forth...this exaggerates the situation.. each over correction is multiplied and soon puts the coach near out of control

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place your hands at the 9 and the 3 on a clock....
use your arms as steering stablizers ... I like to use the armrests on the seat as supports...and lock both arms..


we did this test.... I had only one hand on the wheel... when the truck went buy lots of sway and took some doing to calm it back down what happened was the movement of my hand was as if I was on ice and corrected.....tooo much... un like ice the coach will return back to straigt on its own

when you try to turn right.. use your right to resist... and same for turning left... use your left to resist.... this will help you not to turn the wheel..
most times you don't even have to correct as you seen in my video....
you just wait for your heart to slide back down out of your throut and and keep cruising
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just got back from about 500 more miles of cruisine and boondock camping....

we went on a bumpy 20 mile road... some ... well most off the time we were at 7mph... so about 5 1/2 hours of bumps.....


our tail pipe came loose at the muffler and almost slid all the way out...

if it would have and hook'd on the roadway... OMG

so.... I was planning to adios the huge tip anyways so this made me address it sooner......

where the tail pipe slides in the muffler... ti wasn't slid in enough and the clamp was doing nothing
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