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Old 05-27-2015, 10:59 AM   #1
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Lesson from Inaugural Trip

Took our RB out for first time last weekend. Had a great time and no big problems with our Legacy. Here are a few things I learned. The rear toilet uses a lot more water than the one in the half bath. I reduced the amount of water filling the bowl and will see how it goes. More significantly, when getting ready to depart, I raised the levelers and then when out to make sure they were all up. I then noticed that the muffler was only 1/2 inch above the concrete curb across the back of the pad. If I had been 6 in more to the right, the rebar holding the curb in place would have punched a hole in the muffler. I am very lucky not to have crushed my muffler. Now I know I need to account for the RV lowering upon dumping the air when parking to make sure it won't settle down on something. While I should have known this, it wasn't a problem with our previous RV and I didn't think about it when parking on the pad. Now it is written in my checklist. Hope this will prevent ruining a trip for anyone not used to air suspension like me.
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Old 05-27-2015, 12:58 PM   #2
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Took our RB out for first time last weekend. Had a great time and no big problems with our Legacy. Here are a few things I learned. The rear toilet uses a lot more water than the one in the half bath. I reduced the amount of water filling the bowl and will see how it goes. More significantly, when getting ready to depart, I raised the levelers and then when out to make sure they were all up. I then noticed that the muffler was only 1/2 inch above the concrete curb across the back of the pad. If I had been 6 in more to the right, the rebar holding the curb in place would have punched a hole in the muffler. I am very lucky not to have crushed my muffler. Now I know I need to account for the RV lowering upon dumping the air when parking to make sure it won't settle down on something. While I should have known this, it wasn't a problem with our previous RV and I didn't think about it when parking on the pad. Now it is written in my checklist. Hope this will prevent ruining a trip for anyone not used to air suspension like me.
Always lots to learn with every new rig. Good call on the muffler clearance, I will have to be aware of that as well. I have a habit of dumping air before even exiting the coach. I might want to cool my jets and do a little walk around first. Glad all went well.
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Old 05-27-2015, 01:08 PM   #3
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I then noticed that the muffler was only 1/2 inch above the concrete curb across the back of the pad. If I had been 6 in more to the right, the rebar holding the curb in place would have punched a hole in the muffler. I am very lucky not to have crushed my muffler. Now I know I need to account for the RV lowering upon dumping the air when parking to make sure it won't settle down on something.
Thanks for the tip.
I"ll have to start watching for that also.
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