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Old 08-04-2013, 04:59 PM   #11
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In visiting the factory, I got the impression that each worker did things the way HE wanted to do it; in other words there was no "official" checklist or inspection done until the very end.

Therefore if worker A filled the cracks on coach ONE and worker B filled the cracks on coach TWO, there was no guarantee that they would be done the same. Same if you were having a "sticks and bricks" house built by a contractor.

I'd guess you were just unlucky enough to get a worker that wasn't quite as conscientious as he could have been or hell, maybe his can of foam just went empty!!

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Boowho. How do you like the tire /airbag upgrade? Got mine done last week and haven't driven it much yet. What's your thoughts.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:44 PM   #12
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On my coach they foamed some gaps but not others. I think I got worker B that ran out of foam and said "screw it - it's almost quitting time and my buds are already at the bar".
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:16 PM   #13
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Boowho. How do you like the tire /airbag upgrade? Got mine done last week and haven't driven it much yet. What's your thoughts.
Well, it's better than nothing, but I'm still either very close to, or actually overweight in the back. I did gain 1500 lbs on the front axle which is very good. I'm going to run it over a CAT scale as soon as I move it again (This coming Saturday).

The coach drives no differently, but I was VERY happy with the way it handled before the upgrade. It MAY ride just a tiny bit better.

I gained three years on my tire life, but it cost me about $800 in diesel to get to Elkhart. I wouldn't have gone that way if I hadn't needed to do so. I rarely get East of the Rockies.

My wheel covers fit a LOT better (side benefit), but they forgot to re-program the FL computer for the larger tires. So now my odometer, speedometer, etc are off by about 5% (in my favor). I will get this taken care of next time I'm near a FL dealer.

How about your thoughts???

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On my coach they foamed some gaps but not others. I think I got worker B that ran out of foam and said "screw it - it's almost quitting time and my buds are already at the bar".
HA!!! So true with a lot of workers these days


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Well, it's better than nothing, but I'm still either very close to, or actually overweight in the back. I did gain 1500 lbs on the front axle which is very good. I'm going to run it over a CAT scale as soon as I move it again (This coming Saturday).

The coach drives no differently, but I was VERY happy with the way it handled before the upgrade. It MAY ride just a tiny bit better.

I gained three years on my tire life, but it cost me about $800 in diesel to get to Elkhart. I wouldn't have gone that way if I hadn't needed to do so. I rarely get East of the Rockies.

My wheel covers fit a LOT better (side benefit), but they forgot to re-program the FL computer for the larger tires. So now my odometer, speedometer, etc are off by about 5% (in my favor). I will get this taken care of next time I'm near a FL dealer.

How about your thoughts???

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Seems like a difference in handling. Less body roll on corners and less feel of impact on road bumps ect. They sure do fill out the wheel wells a bunch. Another side note it raised the ride height a bit so my rear mud flap sits a bit higher. Now it doesn't rub as much. So far I'm pleased with the change.
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