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Old 09-14-2023, 01:55 AM   #1
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Hi all. First time RVíers and we jumped in with both feet to put it mildly. Picked up south of Dallas and drove over three days back to Maryland. Hoping others who are more experienced will indulge a couple of questions:

1) our rv rides like brick - literally. Are there any short term things to improve the ride? Recommendations on upgrading shocks? Anything?

2) we have the built in solar panels. From what Iíve read they are nice to have but arenít going to really be a solid source of power. Maybe some of the house lights and helping recharge batteriesÖ am I incorrect?

Thanks all!

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Old 09-18-2023, 11:34 PM   #2
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Hi all. First time RVíers and we jumped in with both feet to put it mildly. Picked up south of Dallas and drove over three days back to Maryland. Hoping others who are more experienced will indulge a couple of questions:

1) our rv rides like brick - literally. Are there any short term things to improve the ride? Recommendations on upgrading shocks? Anything?

2) we have the built in solar panels. From what Iíve read they are nice to have but arenít going to really be a solid source of power. Maybe some of the house lights and helping recharge batteriesÖ am I incorrect?

Thanks all!

Short term Iíd say get your machine weighed and adjust your tire pressures to the tire manufacturers recommended pressure for your actual weight. The number on your yellow sticker is proper only if your rig weighs its maximum rated GVWR. Yours is probably less. And many dealers over inflate tires - for some reason. My class A tires were all over 100psi when I picked it up. But the Goodyear recommended pressures were about 70! I ran them between 70 and 75. It made a big difference. Some folks replace shocks and add Sumo springs and other things. I donít think they help a whole lot but some folks do. Or you can spend $25,000 on liquid springs that probably really does help. Personally Iíd recommend you just drive it for a while as it is. Most of us just get used to them.
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Old 09-19-2023, 09:09 AM   #3
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Short term Iíd say get your machine weighed and adjust your tire pressures to the tire manufacturers recommended pressure for your actual weight. The number on your yellow sticker is proper only if your rig weighs its maximum rated GVWR. Yours is probably less. And many dealers over inflate tires - for some reason. My class A tires were all over 100psi when I picked it up. But the Goodyear recommended pressures were about 70! I ran them between 70 and 75. It made a big difference. Some folks replace shocks and add Sumo springs and other things. I donít think they help a whole lot but some folks do. Or you can spend $25,000 on liquid springs that probably really does help. Personally Iíd recommend you just drive it for a while as it is. Most of us just get used to them.
Thanks so much for the reply! Yeah itís been a learning experience. The drive back from Texas was like the thing had no shocks on it. I had heard people talk about lowering the tire pressure some and it made a big difference. Iíll definitely try it when I get a chance. Thanks again!
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