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Looking for some first-hand experience/technical advice on improving drivability on my new motor home. We have a brand new, 2018 Thor Four Winds 24F, Class C motor home (25 foot length) on a 2017 Ford e350 chassis that still has paper tags! (I just sold an older 38' diesel pusher and purchased this unit new within the past month.) The old DP had me spoiled on how it handled on the interstate - no 18 wheeler push-pull when they blow past and very little wind issues of any kind. Now I fully understand the e350 chassis will never match the DP with its air ride and massive weight differential and spartan chassis, but I would like to see what steps I can take to improve the ride stability, drivability and driver effort requirement on the e350 with a shorter rv. I've put about 1500 or so miles on the new unit and the 18 wheeler blow-by is rather intense! I have done some research (googling and in other groups) and here's what I've come up with: 1. Check 4-corner weight and rebalance after loading up 2. Get a "road loaded" front end alignment after rebalancing 3. Consider installing aftermarket front and rear sway bars. Anyone have any experience with any/some/all of the above or have other suggestions? I think the first two items - rebalancing and re-aligning make sense, but I'm not very familiar with sway bars. Any input/advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks! TJP
Buying accessible motor home or Trailer with tow vehicle made for 27" wide electric wheelchair need Ricon or Braun lift to enter independly use rollin shower vehicle Truck or conversion van 3/4-1ton with accessible lifts Also son buying trailer& truck 30'or less 3/4 or 1ton doxie@@startmail.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Hello one and all! So very happy and excited to be here, thank you for the site. So a long story short is this:(ok not so short) Married for 25 years,2 grown sons,business owners. We started camping together 30 years ago in a tent,so fast forward to today.... We landed a nice job and my wife said"We should get a motorhome" and I said perhaps that is the way to go for some quality alone time in nature to enjoy each other again.Almost like we started dating all over again and this was the shot in the arm needed to re stoke the flames of love and get the fire going! Started looking locally and found a 1990 27' A class Coachmen on a P30 chassis 47k miles 454 3 speed. He was asking best offer so i put $900.00 on the table being as the roof needed completely rebuilt/replaced. SOLD so all summer long I refurbished the whole inside, top to bottom thank goodness we had great weather for that. New carpeting with padding, new interior 2 tone paint job, new laminate flooring in the bathroom, new epoxy coatings on the shower,sink,kitchen counter top,table,bedside tables. new toilet ,blinds,painted the appliances,seats new bead board ceiling insulated roof with 1/4 AC plywood, new vents new GPS head unit etc. Lot of general maintenance done to the truck end of things as well. I and very handy( flip homes for fun and a living) and did all the work myself with my wife's help of course . We took it out in September for a 200 mile run and it ran great, everything worked fine, it does not have a generator but we get by just fine without one.we spent 3 days boondocking and it was fun as hell! Just the total silence alone is priceless, and combine that with beautiful mountainous terrain and you got yourself a win/win/win etc. So the second trip was a week ago to the Adirondacks 4 days total 1000 mile round trip(cost us $.40/mile) and again it was well worth the work/time/cash it took to get to see our great country, all in a bit of class and conveniences of home. Perfect weather and the leaves were almost peaking. Now we both agree that this is not "real camping in a tent" but we also agree that those days just may behind us and we are fine with heat,running water,ref,working indoor plumbing That's my story and I am sticking to it ! See you all on the road or in the woods. CHEERS RV'ers