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Old 12-30-2016, 09:25 PM   #1
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Hello, new member here! First time RV owner at 58 years old. Purchased a very nice 2000 Damon Challenger 31,000 miles P32 chassis with a 7.4 Vortec. First trip out the drivers side from caliper locked up and got hot enough to catch fire! $1400 later second trip went a little better. The handling is a little scary in the wind and truck traffic. Now trying to decide the best way to reasonably upgrade.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:12 PM   #2
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Yikes! What a horrible first experience. Bu it sounds like you are still enjoying your RV. Welcome aboard. I updated my rear anti-sway bar and got a marked improvement in handling, especially in the wind. Another idea is the Safety-Plus. Make sure to wave if you see me.
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Old 12-30-2016, 10:29 PM   #3
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Congratulations on your new coach!!! Personally I like the Workhorse chassis, wish GM hadn't quit making them. Ask questions, bet someone will be able to answer. Welcome to the forum!
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:08 PM   #4
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There was a recall on Workhorse chassis brakes. Check to see if yours done.
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Old 12-31-2016, 01:58 PM   #5
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There was a recall on Workhorse chassis brakes. Check to see if yours done.
Yeah, I saw that on their website. I typed in my VIN and it came back as not affected. So I guess it's all on me. Thanks for the tip though.
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