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RayChez

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Posted: 04/23/12 08:17pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hands down American coaches are the best constructed coaches I have seen. Eagle and Heritage are both real good coaches. They both have the Liberty chassis which is second to none. Wish I could afford a new Eagle.


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Thank you all for your responses. W

Could someone help with what is the best way to determine if he front axle will have an overweight issue?

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Stuart

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Eric,

First, Don't you mean if equipped with a 14.6K front axle, it may have a front axle weight issue and not 15.6K?

It should be noted that American Coach has done some reengineering on the weight distribution on their coaches. One item that really improved the front axle issue with American Coach was moving the fuel tank further back on the chassis, more evenly distributing the weight. In fact, we own a 2012 American Coach with a 14.6K front axle and weighing the coach fully loaded, it has remaining front axle capacity of 1080 lbs and overall capacity remaining of 6860 lbs.

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Thank you all for your responses. W

Could someone help with what is the best way to determine if he front axle will have an overweight issue?

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Stuart


If it has the 15.6k front axle it will probably be over weight also it should have the 315 front tires on it.
Of course the only sure way is to put it on the scales.
On the 2011 models holding tanks and the fuel tank were moved further to the rear taking the load off the front axle plus it has a 16.6 axle, I have plenty of margin on mine.
I had a 2010 43ft Allegro Bus and it was nose heavy also and only had 295 front tires, had to run max tire pressure not a good thing.

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L Bligh

You may be correct it might have been a 14.6 in 2008. My 2011 Tradition has a 16.6 now though. My factory weigh in was 6800 on the left front and 6770 on the right front Plenty of room to spare, and yes moving the tanks makes a big difference.
How ya liking the new Rev?

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stuartvt wrote:

Thank you all for your responses. W

Could someone help with what is the best way to determine if he front axle will have an overweight issue?

Thanks,

Stuart


If it has the 15.6k front axle it will probably be over weight also it should have the 315 front tires on it.
Of course the only sure way is to put it on the scales.
On the 2011 models holding tanks and the fuel tank were moved further to the rear taking the load off the front axle plus it has a 16.6 axle, I have plenty of margin on mine.
I had a 2010 43ft Allegro Bus and it was nose heavy also and only had 295 front tires, had to run max tire pressure not a good thing.

Eric

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Posted: 04/24/12 07:37pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RayChez wrote:

Hands down American coaches are the best constructed coaches I have seen. Eagle and Heritage are both real good coaches. They both have the Liberty chassis which is second to none. Wish I could afford a new Eagle.


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Eric,

We love the new Revolution. We have had a couple of delivery issues, but I can safely say that I have NEVER experienced (having owned five motorhomes) better factory service to get the issues resolved.

Safe travels.

Larry

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You may be correct it might have been a 14.6 in 2008. My 2011 Tradition has a 16.6 now though. My factory weigh in was 6800 on the left front and 6770 on the right front Plenty of room to spare, and yes moving the tanks makes a big difference.
How ya liking the new Rev?

Eric


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Larry that is great, I have been very impressed when I call in about a question about something. I get my questions answered by the first person and then I get an email with the blue print of what I was asking about without even asking for one.

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The only thing our coach shares with your list is that it is an American Coach product.

I can only tell you that American Coach treats me like I just bought a new Heritage when I call. Extraordinary customer service.

Ditto for Spartan when I have called.

Looks like you have an excellent short-list....have fun in making your decision!


Dave
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Eric
Have you had any problem with your Silverleaf? We have had ours worked on three times and are still getting false readings. Pretty exasperating when you have to continually stop to see if you have a tire going flat.

And I would second or third the guys recommending American Coach. We have owned 5 coaches and love our 2011 American Tradition.


Jan & Dave
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