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Old 08-16-2015, 07:56 AM   #1
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Join Date: May 2011
Location: Boucherville, QC, Canada
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The almost perfect ride.

A few days ago, we've completed a 1600 miles trip on the east coast. We had a mix of flat road, decent hills and the weather was somewhat windy.

We drove roughly 3 days doing 520+ miles per day. This was my first long trip with this RV since I bought it last september. I've done many camping trips (3 -4 days) but most of the time within 100 miles.

I have invested quite a bit of money on the handling side of the house from day 1 has my reading on this forum scrared me a bit when I bought my first Class A RV (F53).

The modifications;

- Firestone Air bags on each corners (double air bags for the rear axle)
- 20 lbs in fronts / 45 lbs in rear
- Koni's FSD shocks
- Safe T Plus
- BlueOx Rear track bar
- Centramatic wheel Balancers
- Most importantly, proper tire pressure on all 6 wheels (Monitoring with Eez-Tire T515) (92 lbs front / 95 rear @ cold temperature)

All I can say is the handling is superb! Most of my journey was driving with on hand @ 65 MPH...

The only time I had 2 hands on the steering was in construction zone in narrow lanes or 1 lane only with Jersey Barriers.

I've done the trip with a friend who just bought a brand new Georgetown 329 bone stock and we where communicating with walkie talkie and we have exchange rigs for 100 miles to try each other coach.

Am I glad to have spent that kind of money! Now I understand what there is so much discussion about handling and CHF for our F53.

Keep in mind that I haven't done the CHF since my link bars are curved on a 24,000lbs chassis and didn't came around to extend these inks yet. I have bought a spare set to eventually do it but don't know if it will make a difference with my current setup.

Driving my friend RV was very different and not a relaxing experience.

For all of you who are debating, don't! Do it! Now I understand why my neighbor never likes to go very far with his RV... but he was very happy to show off his porcelain tiles and outside entertainment systems that both cost more then all my modifications.

The fun starts when I leave my driveway, not when I reach the campground.

It's not a diesel pusher but it's a very nice, comfortable and safe ride.
2015 Georgetown XL 350TS FireMist | Firestone Ride Rite 4 corners air bags | Koniís FSD Shocks | Safe T Plus | BlueOx Rear Track| 5 Star Tuned | Centramatic's Wheel Balancers | Best handling Georgetown XL Bare None !!!
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