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Old 08-09-2013, 07:10 PM   #11
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Coot, I 've been following this mod... very nice job. How did you determine the size of the shock ?
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Old 08-09-2013, 07:24 PM   #12
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Thank you for your responses. I really like the layout. I hope we make a decision soon! I'm ready to go!!
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Coot, I 've been following this mod... very nice job. How did you determine the size of the shock ?
Calculated the total travel of the spindle and looked thru Monroe's spec list for a shock with at least 2x the spindle travel. Made the mounts to insure the shock was in the center of the travel when spindle was in the neutral position. I ended up with the SensaTrak 5989.
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Calculated the total travel of the spindle and looked thru Monroe's spec list for a shock with at least 2x the spindle travel. Made the mounts to insure the shock was in the center of the travel when spindle was in the neutral position. I ended up with the SensaTrak 5989.
Thanks for the info. MR.Coot
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We have had ours since last October. Love the floorplan. Its perfect for the two of us. Pro's: rear kitchen, dont have to look over dining area to see TV. Laztboy recliners. Plenty f storage inside and out. Good size bathroom. Have used the couch bed with air matress and its pretty comfortable. The windows in the diamond package are great looking and functional. Storage under the couch. For a 28 footer, there is still plenty of room to have company over on a rainy day without feeling too crowded. Storage near the entertainment area for games, DVD's and liquor. Laundry shoot under the bathroom sink.
Con's: The grill cooks pretty slow, but you can drink three beers while waiting for everything to cook. The 2013's dont have very much storage for towels in the bathroom.

We usually trade our camper in every 3-5 years. We may end up keeping this one a little longer.
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Wow you have covered everything! Thanks for the great response.
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Have you seen the 8528IKWS with the island kitchen? We love our unit and there is SO much room for family and company.
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Have you seen the 8528IKWS with the island kitchen? We love our unit and there is SO much room for family and company.
We have seen just pictures. My husband does like that floor plan too. We are just concerned about not going over the tow weight for a half ton

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