We've been frequenting several dealers for the last few months while shopping. Looked at new and used. CW was the only place where we observed used units with obvious defects, units not cleaned inside or out, and even personal property and food inside some. The way some of them looked we wondered if they were not repo's or estate sales.
At other places the used units were at least emptied out and reasonably clean.
Well, if I counted right that's 6 positives out of 15 experiences.
Some people have an excellent result, so maybe it is the quality of the installation or their particular circumstances.
I think that's too much uncertainty in the outcome to earn my business.
I want to thank everyone who replied. Hopefully this thread will help others considering this upgrade.
Hello, all. This week we take delivery of a new coach. Most of the posts I have seen in threads about clear bras for the front are negative. But of course we all know that happy people post less! So, this is an attempt to poll those who've used it and gauge the level of satisfaction.
For context, we will be travelling about 15k miles per year on average. We're based in Florida (aka love bug country). We go west every year where we seem to catch more gravel on the front than we do in the east. And Alaska highway is in the cards in a year or two. The quote I have is $1400, so maybe I should just invest that money and repaint the front cap in 5 years.
Thanks for your feedback!
Thanks, John for that detailed answer. You can always count on this place to find some great information. Good point about the change in offset- I had not considered that. IIRC that gives about 3" more track width, which should help with stability too?
Buzz, what kind of lead time are you seeing on those Ricksons? Seems to be a lot of reports commenting on that. I called several times today and could not get them on the phone...
Hi, guys. I know this is about the ten thousandth tire thread, but I would really like to hear from those who've been there and done that, so I don't make an expensive mistake. I want to do this project from the ground up literally, starting with tire selection. This spring I plan to move to a TC. Candidates in the lead are the AF 990, Lance 950S or 992. I'm expecting 4000 - 4500 depending on options wet and loaded based on my reading.
I also will be towing my Jeep. Flat probably, but I want the option to use a trailer, so at least 500# tongue weight capacity as well.
Truck is a 2011 Ram 3500 SRW, crew, diesel. On the scale, 3020# on the rear. I'm calling it 3200 with passenger. I like this truck, and would prefer to keep it. And I would prefer to stay with AT tires for preserving some off-road capability. But if it's not capable, I'll do what I need to, whether it's 19.5's or a new truck.
So if I do the math, I come up with 8200 on the rear. That leads me to discard any of the 17" tires. Toyo 18" can get me to 4080 per tire, but that would have me right at the max. Looks to me like the solution is go to 265/70/19.5, which have plenty of options over 5000 per tire.
Am I on target, or am I missing something?
Thanks in advance.