Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 03-18-2018, 01:37 PM   #1
C8dnLegacy
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seabrook Island, SC
Posts: 36
Upgrades to my Legacy

Following our Dec / January trip from South Carolina to Tucson. AZ - we decided the coach really is perfect for our kind of travel and rather than upgrade to a larger, more expensive coach we would just make a few upgrades on the Legacy before we head out for our next trip to the Northwest Pacific and Canadian Rockies.

1. Replaced the wheels with Alcoa aluminum rims (have been wanting to do that since I as it on this forum 2 years ago). Love the look, and happy to get rid of the sims and the chore of trying to get air into the front tires.

2. Added Roadmaster sway bar - while the coach handled easily without, I thought it was a good safety enhancement. We did run into some tough winds last year in western Texas and New Mexico - handled fine, but I was tired after driving all day. Noticeable improvement in regular driving - time will tell how it is in the wind.

3. Replaced the air conditioners which were both shot. Replaced with Dometic Blizzards (15,000 BTU). Quieter and more power.

4. Last effort to get Atwood water heater going. Blower was shot - fighting with Dometic / FR for warranty coverage as they had committed to. Would have replaced with Truma, but was happy to not spend he money if warranty would cover it. Well see if this works. It has been our only major complaint with the coach - it has not really worked reliably since we bought the coach.

23,000 miles on this coach, another 10,000 planned by end of July. Will likely replace the sofa sometime this year. Front seats are peeling as well, which we hear is a common problem, so we will reupholster in the fall.

Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_0044.jpg
Views:	149
Size:	416.8 KB
ID:	165525Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_5947.jpg
Views:	148
Size:	335.1 KB
ID:	165526
__________________

__________________
2015 Legacy SR300 340KP
2015 Jeep Wrangler
cgpalmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-25-2018, 07:58 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
TKN 516's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Location: North Carolina
Posts: 121
Upgrades

Looks good!!
Sounds like a nice trip planned heading west.
Post some pics.

Have fun and safe travels!
__________________

__________________
Tim & Nicole
2018 Legacy 38C
2015 Jeep Rubicon TOAD
TKN 516 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-06-2018, 04:08 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Posts: 126
Upgrades we did to our 2017:

1. Added Directv
2. Ran line to bedroom so we could have reciever for DTV in bedroom.
3. Added switch in kitchen to turn on water pump, LOVE THAT!
4. Added BlueOx TruCenter

Considering on adding solar to keep the house batteries lively.
linchat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-24-2018, 01:51 PM   #4
C8dnLegacy
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seabrook Island, SC
Posts: 36
Quote:
Originally Posted by cgpalmer View Post
Following our Dec / January trip from South Carolina to Tucson. AZ - we decided the coach really is perfect for our kind of travel and rather than upgrade to a larger, more expensive coach we would just make a few upgrades on the Legacy before we head out for our next trip to the Northwest Pacific and Canadian Rockies.

1. Replaced the wheels with Alcoa aluminum rims (have been wanting to do that since I as it on this forum 2 years ago). Love the look, and happy to get rid of the sims and the chore of trying to get air into the front tires.

2. Added Roadmaster sway bar - while the coach handled easily without, I thought it was a good safety enhancement. We did run into some tough winds last year in western Texas and New Mexico - handled fine, but I was tired after driving all day. Noticeable improvement in regular driving - time will tell how it is in the wind.

3. Replaced the air conditioners which were both shot. Replaced with Dometic Blizzards (15,000 BTU). Quieter and more power.

4. Last effort to get Atwood water heater going. Blower was shot - fighting with Dometic / FR for warranty coverage as they had committed to. Would have replaced with Truma, but was happy to not spend he money if warranty would cover it. Well see if this works. It has been our only major complaint with the coach - it has not really worked reliably since we bought the coach.

23,000 miles on this coach, another 10,000 planned by end of July. Will likely replace the sofa sometime this year. Front seats are peeling as well, which we hear is a common problem, so we will reupholster in the fall.

Attachment 165525Attachment 165526


Update - 2700 miles into our summer trip. Charleston, SC to West Yellowstone, MT. Water heater has worked well without any issues

Roadmaster anti-sway bar was a good addition. We hit really strong crosswinds coming across the National Grasslands in South Dakota and coach was steady without much effort on my part. Biggest thing though is the ride is just a lot nicer and the coach handles bumps and rough roads much better.

I am happy with our choice not to trade in the coach for something bigger. The size of the Legacy has allowed us to get into some state parks that we never would have fit with anything over 40 . We seem to have all 5he power we need to cruise along at 70-75 mph. Gas mileage suffers at higher speeds, but at 65 Im still getting 10 mpg fully loaded.
__________________
2015 Legacy SR300 340KP
2015 Jeep Wrangler
cgpalmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-29-2018, 06:10 PM   #5
western NC mountains!
 
formerFR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2017
Location: western NC mountains!
Posts: 1,140
keep up the good work, as many 'diesel' owners on these forums tend to 'frown' on us Legacy and Palazzo and Pace Arrow owners as saying that it's 'impossible' that we get those kind of fuel mileage numbers, and we somehow don't know what we're talking about.... oh well, it sucks to get only 6, so I'll keep my 12!

enjoy! : )

p.s. you're right on about the 'length' of the coach being your best friend when it comes to maneuvering into/thru state and national park campgrounds, and small rv parks, as the shorter wheel base gives this compact diesel platform a big chance to stay places others would have issues with. : )
__________________

The Turners
'14 Thor Palazzo 33.3 diesel
KingTailgater2 Dish, 200w/10amps mobile SOLAR
85,000+mi, US, Alaska, Canada, western NC for now : )
formerFR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2018, 02:30 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
Blacknchromehd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Posts: 275
Wheels VS Hub Caps

Can you tell me where you got the wheels and what kind of cost did you deal with. Did you do the inside rears or just the outside?
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	13606800_10208365795535785_1068834871554391261_n.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	78.0 KB
ID:	187434   Click image for larger version

Name:	21200731_10212156894190882_2908635328485572406_o.jpg
Views:	41
Size:	194.1 KB
ID:	187435   Click image for larger version

Name:	31172184_10214050344525957_4521460386309865472_n.jpg
Views:	36
Size:	89.4 KB
ID:	187436  
Blacknchromehd is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-24-2018, 05:02 PM   #7
C8dnLegacy
 
Join Date: Feb 2015
Location: Seabrook Island, SC
Posts: 36
I bought them through a local truck tire place. Just did the outer rims on the back. $2,000 for 4 rims. About another $380 for the hub and install kits.
__________________

__________________
2015 Legacy SR300 340KP
2015 Jeep Wrangler
cgpalmer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
upgrade

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Forest River, Inc. or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:58 PM.