Originally Posted by ohau8622
We just ordered ours and expected delivery of May. I would like to hear from those that own one what you think of it and experiences. Really, what can we look forward to with our new purchase.
We bought a 30.1 in December and have been happy with the floor plan and find it very comfortable. The 30.3 looks like virtually the same plan except the bedroom is a mirror image of ours.
Ours was a bit loose on the highway and got downright nerve wracking on windy days or when being passed by large trucks. My wife likes to drive ours, and had a hard time holding it in her lane. On uneven pavement the top would start rocking side to side or the tail would start wagging causing the steering wheel to start sawing back and forth. When it did both at once we'd both yell "We're gonna die!" OK. That last sentence was not completely true, and I'm kidding about the severity, of course
But ours needed work.
I have performed the Cheap Handling Fix (CHF)
. Click the link and read to your heart's content. Good news for me is that it's free. Great news is that for us it was a huge help. I now drive confidently with one hand even among truck traffic and can more confidently negotiate crooked, bumpy roads without the rocking motion that off-camber bumps used to set up.
I've also bought a Blue Ox Trac Bar
and hope to get it installed today -- weather permitting. I think I would be OK with the RV as it stands with the CHF completed, but it's still gets a tad of tailwag, and I want to get it as right as I can for my wife to drive when I'm not along.
Next step MIGHT be a steering stabilizer. I'm not settled on which one exactly, but the Roadmaster Reflex
is a strong contender. However, I feel that if I can get the tailwag under control this won't be necessary.
Anyway, go to the Ford Motorhome Chassis
forum, and you can read all you want to know about your chassis.
One more thing, and I'll let someone else talk. Our grill had to be replaced, and Thor is doing that under warranty. Our factory grill emitted a very high pitched and loud, shrill whistle at highway speeds. Or, my wife said it did; I couldn't here it.
But other people could, and Thor acknowledged that it was an issue. Maybe yours will come with the replacement grill.