Originally Posted by egwilly
Thanks John58.....can you tell me a little more about the suspension mods you made to the front and rear? Which air bags did you go with?
Also wondering if you tow with your rig. I will be towing a Jeep Wrangler soon. Our Leprechaun does not have the bags.
I had installed new Hellwig front and rear sway bars got rid of the Ford stock ones and it handles much better and then installed a Safe-T-Plus Steering Stabilizer and now goes straight as an arrow when the big rigs fly by.
I had them also install the Firestone Ride-Rite Air suspension from etrailer, they installed the air pump and put the gauges in up the driver seat so now I can the air pressure and if necessary I can adjust the air pressure easier without having to drag the air pump out when I stop.
I also have a Tire pressure system to monitor the tire pressure and temperature. I went with the TST 507 flow through so I wouldn't have to remove them to air up the tires if needed.
I did a 5 Star Tune also and the engine runs a lot smoother and a little more power when towing with my 17 Equinox attached. The shift points seem a little more pronounced. We are considering buying a Jeep Wrangler to tow, it seems everyone I talk with says they are easier to tow than our Equinox. I get tired of having to switch off or pull fuses.
We did have an electrical issue but went to the company rally this summer and they fixed it at no cost. The people there are great and friendly. You should check out their web site and email them about the rally next summer. They will also fix any issue you may have at the factory, of course for a price, but they do have a place on site where you can park and stay in your RV. Don't know the time frame or service prices but just ask.
Hope this all helps, have fun and enjoy your Leprechaun...