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RE: 1998 Safari Sahara

Yes, the front axle on that coach/chassis is VERY light-- with the 30' being the worse. They did not do a good job with weight distribution. Even the generator is all the way in BACK! We had a 35' Sahara with leaf spring suspension and it was quite manageable. Leaf spring models at this age are probably preferable to torsilastic suspension coaches. And, indeed, adding "ballast" to the front end was a well-known answer to improve handling/tracking.
wolfe10 09/23/17 07:45pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrig won't work on Gas (was AC)

Yup, igniter or PC board. You say you adjusted the igniter gap. Did you set it to specs?
wolfe10 09/23/17 02:14pm Tech Issues
RE: Sumos or Sway bar

In terms of aftermarket suspension additions, actually, I would start with a rear track bar/panhard rod.
wolfe10 09/23/17 08:18am Class A Motorhomes
RE: 12 volt to 120 volt ground

Were it me, I would just use a magnet to locate the nearest chassis member and run a new ground wire to it. Should be one within a foot or two.
wolfe10 09/22/17 12:46pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Tire pressures and my air compressor

Got to ask why not just tap your air brake system for air most likely provides 150 psi and should be easy to tap the supply tank. No, most DP air systems cut out around 120 PSI. Yes, that should be adequate for most coaches, but certainly not if 120 PSI or above is needed.
wolfe10 09/22/17 12:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: 31 Concorde Lifeline. Tax & Shipping. A Good Buy?

but it is a 12V deep cycle. I learned in this very forum that they don't exist. 6 volt, 6 volt, 6 volt, 6 volt all the way. :s bumpy ABSOLUTELY, 12 VDC deep cycle batteries exist. They are just rare compared with 6 VDC/golf cart batteries. Our sailboat uses two Lifeline 4D 12 VDC AGM batteries.
wolfe10 09/21/17 02:46pm Tech Issues
RE: CUMMINS 5.9 ISB TURBO DIESEL

Do you have a boost gauge or something like a ScanGauge D or for more $$ Silverleaf so you KNOW what is happening? If not, a very good idea.
wolfe10 09/21/17 02:43pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Recycling

GM, You need to identify what is making the noise. Go to the outside refrigerator access door and see if you can find the culprit. Really hard for us to be able to tell you how long it will last until we know what is/may be failing.
wolfe10 09/20/17 07:44pm Tech Issues
RE: Refrig won't work on Gas (was AC)

Have you done the annual "burner area tune-up"? If not, start there!
wolfe10 09/20/17 07:41pm Tech Issues
RE: Tire pressures and my air compressor

Kind of shocked that you have to carry that much pressure. What tires and what wheel/axle weights???
wolfe10 09/20/17 07:34pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Refrigerator Recycling

Please tell exactly what is "recycling": 1. Do you loose 12 VDC to the whole refrigerator (panel dark). 2. Fan behind the refrigerator cycling. 3. Heat source (propane or 120 VAC) turning on/off/on. 4. Other.
wolfe10 09/20/17 03:04pm Tech Issues
RE: Opinions on this MH for sale

The point for the OP is that if you find one with complete service records that has been properly maintained, it is worth MORE than NADA retail. Don't hesitate to pay it! And if properly maintained and stored under cover/indoors add even more. And, if not, it is NOT worth more than NADA retail.
wolfe10 09/18/17 07:59pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Opinions on this MH for sale

Correct. Most Americans treat their RV's like automobiles-- put fuel in and use. Most have no comprehension of the complexity of what they own and most really don't care. Yes, that based on the many, many mechanical inspections I have done on coaches over the last two decades. Finding one with complete maintenance records is a very rare occurrence. And, even then, they often have glaring omissions. Easy to find 15 year old DP's with no change or service of air dryer, regular automobile coolant in the cooling system, etc. For every DP that is worn out, probably 20 times that number die from neglect.
wolfe10 09/18/17 06:47pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Shocks

Please see your other post on the same subject: https://forums.goodsamclub.com/index.cfm/fuseaction/thread/tid/29425162.cfm
wolfe10 09/18/17 02:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Favorite Class A RV That is not over the top

You are in San Antonio. Stop by PPL in New Braunfels and then in Houston. Spend a couple of yours (without a salesman hassling you) looking at over 100 coaches. You are doing a couple of things: 1. Figuring out what floorplan works best for you. 2. Figuring out how you would rank quality. That way, posting "how would you compare coach X with coach Y" should elicit a lot better fact-based opinions than just a "what brand is best". 3. A distant third, see if any of the coaches are in the kind of condition that would warrant your interest in that specific coach.
wolfe10 09/18/17 01:16pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement shocks

Got a PM from Coffee Grinder. Will post that information here for everyone: 2017 - 5900 miles. I expected it to ride rougher than a diesel but would like to improve it if possible So, we are dealing with a new chassis/coach. First question: have you weighed it (individual wheel positions best/axles next best) and set tire pressure according to tire manufacturer's recommendation for that weight? If you are 20 PSI over-inflated, there is no aftermarket device that will give you a smooth ride. If the front axle is underloaded (lower percent of GAWR on it than the rear axle) move any weight you can forward. A leaf spring that is well-underloaded WILL give a stiff ride. Next upgrade I would consider would be to replace shocks with Koni FSD's. Yes, they are expensive, but both (yes both) give a softer ride and better handling. That is what two sets of valves in a shock do for you.
wolfe10 09/16/17 09:30am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Replacement shocks

What year is your F53? What condition are the sway bar bushings in? How many miles on the coach/shocks?
wolfe10 09/15/17 08:05pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: air filter cleaner

Please tell us what chassis/coach you have. Advice for a 9 liter Cummins is irrelevant if you have a Ford V10.
wolfe10 09/15/17 08:03pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: ABS wiring

From the length of the wire from the sensor you should be able to easily find the connection. Pretty easy to pull and install. As I recall, only takes a pair of pliers.
wolfe10 09/15/17 08:02pm Class A Motorhomes
RE: Workhorse with J72 APB

Big difference between a W and P-- easy to tell: W has solid front axle P has IFS And, absolutely the W is a much better choice.
wolfe10 09/14/17 07:15am Class A Motorhomes
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