Originally Posted by kentdavido
I'm taking the rig out Saturday and getting him weighed and get the correct pressure in the tires . I am leaning towards having Sumos airless springs installed for the stability. I have not been able to talk to Forest River yet, I just wish that they would make all of these adjustments in the chassis to offset their loads.
Not to defend Forest River but they could adjust the tire pressures and install different sway bars and sumo springs. And then depending on what the end user loads his or hers coach with, it would be way off again. A few others have showed that not every one carries the same loads. They other thing would be some people would say that now the coach rides to hard.
I have found that on our coach that I still have to lower the air pressure on the front and rear tires to what is recommended by Goodyear for the weights on our axles. The recommended pressures from ford is based on being loaded at full capacity or the axles and springs.
I also found that I like the sumo springs on the front axle along with the CHF on both axles. It might have firmed up the ride some but it took the bounce and dipping out of the ride. Others have said it made it ride to hard for there liking. All in all I would prefer a firmer ride with control over a soft ride that porpoises or floats going down the road.
This was a problem we always faced when building fire and emergency equipment. Same Ford or custom truck chassis and totally different rides and handling between two similar trucks. Good luck adjusting it to what you find best and enjoy. I am still adjusting and enjoying as we go.