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RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

Added the Sumo Springs and SteerSafe. Made a huge difference. I recommend the SteerSafe for any motor-home. The Sumo Springs really tightened up the rear end of the MH; but it also made it ride a little rougher. It doesn't float like before. Much less left right twist when while turning sharply. It drives much more like my Excursion. I drove it about 20 miles on the interstate and was passed by a few trucks. I probably won't use it again until March when I take it to Florida for Spring break.
jspringator 01/29/16 12:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Spring Break Suggestions

We're going to Tomoka State Park near Ormond Beach. 5 degrees or so warmer for an average high than the Panhandle.
jspringator 01/26/16 07:54pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Excursion dies upon abrupt stop.

Turns out it was low line pressure in the transmission. A filter and flush with synthetic and it's good as new. The first clue was cold weather onset.
jspringator 01/14/16 05:04am Tow Vehicles
RE: Louisville - Bridge detour?

The new bridge is open, but there will still be delays. http://kyinbridges.com/i-65-south-traffic-shifts-to-lincoln-bridge/
jspringator 01/06/16 04:58pm Roads and Routes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

SumoSprings ordered, SteerSafe ordered. Coming home it was a lot better with the lower rear air pressure, but there was room for improvement. I got better at managing the wind push. It did best when I rocked the wheel left and right quickly like the old truckers used to do. I think I am over correcting when I get the wind push, and the SteerSafe should help with that. The SumoSprings should help it stay straight up and down with less tilt left and right. This MH is much faster than the Excursion towing the Jayco. It wants to run 70, but I keep trying to keep it under 65.
jspringator 01/04/16 03:21pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

65 psi front 60 rear really helped. Either an air bag, sumosprings, or Timbren for the rear. Steer Safe when I get home. I've got an appointment with a spring shop tomorrow. I've got a clicking right under the floor of the driver's seat that sometimes seems to be coming from the steering and sometimes seems like it's coming from the suspension. If I'm lucky the steering box is loose and all my problems will be solved!
jspringator 12/28/15 05:37pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

You need a rear TRACK BAR. I have a Blue Ox Tiger Track track bar.
jspringator 12/28/15 10:10am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

I don't know how to measure the side to side weight per axle. The truck stops I've been going to don't give you that option. I'm going to try to put some weight behind the axle on the passenger side to compensate for the weight of the generator on the other side, but it won't be of much consequence. My water tanks are empty. How do you measure the rear height? Top of pumpkin to frame? That should be at least 2 3/4 inches IIRC. I'll measure that today. I had 70 psi in the rear, I guess because of the warmer temps here. I lowered it to 60 psi in conformance with the build sheet from Workhorse. I'm guessing this will make a big difference.
jspringator 12/28/15 10:08am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

I'm looking at the Michelin tire inflation tables (because they are the only one with 65 PSI information) and my load is very light for 65 PSI. My front weight is 2320 per tire. The weight allowable per tire is 2,755, or difference of 435 pounds. If you consider that the difference between 65 psi and 75 psi is 285 pounds, I am overinflated by 15 psi The rear is even more stark. The weight of each dual on my coach is 4,070 pounds. The allowable weight per dual is 5,240, or a difference of 1080 pounds. The difference between 65psi and 75 psi is 285 pounds. I'm similarly over inflated at this weight too. What if I reduced my pressure to from 65 psi to 55 psi? I would still have a significant margin for error. Of course. I would need to reweigh the coach frequently, but my margin of error at those numbers is so great I can't imagine there would be a problem.
jspringator 12/27/15 09:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

I had it to my mechanic and he said the front end was tight. So did the alignment guy. My rear springs definitely do not have a good arch.
jspringator 12/27/15 05:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

Front: 4,640 Rear: 8140 Plate tire pressure is 65 PSI front and rear. Tire size 225/70/19.5, LR F. From what I see, I'm way under weight for this pressure. As I understand it, I shouldn't use lower than plate pressure, but the build sheet from Workhorse does spec 60 psi in the rear. Might lowering it to 60 psi in the rear help? I have a stock rear sway bar with new polyurethane bushings. I have a Davis Trac bar (rear) made by Roadmaster. I looked at the rear springs, and they don't have an arch to them, whatever that means. I think I'm going to get a set of Sumo Springs and see where that leaves me. If there is an improvement, then I can order new springs and get them installed when I get home, and keep the Sumo Springs. If that doesn't help, look at a Steer Safe. I'm guessing I will end up with one eventually.
jspringator 12/27/15 03:42pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

Just a few miles from my campsite here in Hillsborough River State Park I saw a guy with exactly the same motorhome as mine. He was talking about how much he loved the handling on his. As far as I could tell, the only thing he had that I didn't was a Steer Safe. I've got a feeling my rear springs have a sag. I'm going to measure the clearance between the top of the pumpkin and the frame later today. Since I just bought it, I don't know what it has hauled. I'm not ready to give up. I just bought it. The water tank is empty. It is in the rear of the coach. Maybe I should fill it.
jspringator 12/27/15 09:54am Class A Motorhomes
Wind push P-32; Sumo Springs or Super Springs?

I've installed new Bilsteins, Trac Bar, SS bell cranks and arms, Roadmaster Reflex steering stabilizer, SS front springs, Timbren front stabilizers, and polyurethane bushings on front and rear sway bars and alignment to Henderson recommendations.. With the exception of the new bushings, the rear is stock. I'm getting a SEVERE wind push from passing traffic. It seems to be worse at lower speeds (60) than (65-70). Of course that could be because I'm getting passed less and the speed differential is less when I am passed. When driving with no traffic, the setup is perfect, but the wind from passing vehicles destabilize the rear making the rig hard to handle. It looks like I have 2 options to stiffen up the rear; Sumo Springs and Super Springs helper springs. It looks like helwig makes a helper spring that is roughly equivalent to the Super Spring helper springs. I can't find an upgraded sway bar. Does anyone have any experience with this issue on a short wheelbase P-32? I'm in the Tampa area for the holidays and would like to get the device installed for the return trip.
jspringator 12/27/15 08:43am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Excursion dies upon abrupt stop.

After going around and around with BluDriver, I was finally able to run a full system scan. It shows a U1262 code. I'm guessing chafed wire coming off the engine. It stalls when first put in reverse and abrupt stop.
jspringator 12/17/15 03:31pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Need RV park with cable New Years Eve

I was traveling last year when Ky was playing in the NCAA. The game was cable only, so I had to check into a Motel 2 nights.
jspringator 12/16/15 03:19pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Let me know what you guys think of this travel plan

Be sure and bring plenty of food if traveling Christmas day. All the fast food joints are closed. Truck stops are open for fuel.
jspringator 12/16/15 03:16pm Beginning RVing
Excursion dies upon abrupt stop.

My V10 X dies sometimes upon an abrupt stop, or right after shifting into reverse. It doesn't do it every time, but a couple of times a day. It doesn't die when slowly decelerating up to a stop light. Any ideas?
jspringator 12/09/15 08:15pm Tow Vehicles
RE: Key West campgrounds

I really enjoyed Geiger Key. Restaurant on site. http://www.geigerkeymarina.com/home
jspringator 12/08/15 05:35pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: How to liquefy pills...?

It may not help the OP, but may help someone else. I put a generous dolop of peanut butter on my index finger, stick a pill in it, open his mouth and stick it all on the roof of his mouth, and hold his chin up until he swallows. He looks forward to his daily Prozac now!
jspringator 12/08/15 04:52pm RV Pet Stop
RE: alignment machine for Workhorse P32

I found a place in Lexington that can do it. Bee Line alignment. Guy really seemed to know what he was talking about.
jspringator 12/01/15 12:33pm Class A Motorhomes
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