Originally Posted by alparmmer
We just made it back home and it was a near perfect trip...an 18 wheeler idiot ran us off the road. I can't figure it out, but he had to be intoxicated or way too tired. Three lane highway, 65 mph, we were in the far right, he came through the middle lane and pushed us right off. Thank God it was a big shoulder and managed to move out of the way. I honked the entire time and he didn't even flinch. I have to admit that the horn in our coaches suck. I'm going to have to install an air horn or something as loud as the 18 wheeler boys.
We love our coach, but there are some things we need to modify.
-Need some sort of lumbar support
-Dim the radio for night time driving
-Dim the lights on the switches
-Bypass the electric front shade so it drops down a little bit more
-Get longer front sway bar links (anyone know where to get them?)
-Don't like how the black tank valve hits the panel and it's hard to push it back in
-Figure out what's causing a tick tick tick...not sure if coming from the engine or the front left side of the coach
-Figure out how to make a better latch for the two front side sliding windows...that stupid little butterfly locking thing is pretty bad.
-Not happy with the rearview camera...it just looks down and it has zero wide angle...I like the one in my truck where you can see the bumper and also what's behind you.
-Need a brighter outside light for the awning area...the yellow light is worthless
-Figure out how to make the dash/center console more solid...you can actually grab the lower left end of the center console and move it back and forth like a cheap plastic toy...also the top of the center console is very saggy...I installed a GPS there and the thing shakes like crazy
I'm sure there are a few more. I'll post as I go.
Hey Al (can I call you Al?)...since we have the exact same coach I'll share my impressions as well -
Lumbar support - we use small Relax-The-Back pillows and they work well
Louder horn - that's kinda funny, but I think the only time I've used the horn was to tap on it to say goodbye when leaving the neighborhood on a trip
Dim the radio lights - I haven't poked around on this yet, but I'm thinking there may be a setting on the radio menu itself for that. If I find it I'll let you know
Electric front shade - I guess I'm tall enough that if the sun is right on the horizon, the shade *just* drops low enough. I sometimes raise the driver seat to compensate if necessary
The Tick-tick-tick - hmmmm, haven't experienced that one yet. Knock on wood.
Front sliding window latch - these are the same that I've seen on many other coaches. Nothing special but they seem to work ok for us.
Brighter light for patio - we actually love the amber light because it does not attract bugs. It's an easy fix to replace the amber lense with a clear one - you'll get more light, and you'll get WAY more bugs, right at the door. If you need more light, I would suggest installing an LED strip under the awning or using a lantern away from your door.
Center console loose and saggy - Hmmm, ours isn't saggy in the least, nor is it bouncy. I leave my cell phone laying in the center and it doesn't move at all. You might be able to reinforce from underneath, between the carpet and the bottom of the molding to help dampen any vibration.
We have a punch list of things to address as well and I'll get around to posting sometime soon.