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 on: November 21, 2014, 05:15:06 pm 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by David J. Rotelle
I can see why you would think it would make the ride stiffer. I did a lot of research before we installed them on our Born Free primarily on the Born Free leaping lions forum.
I first tried having the leaf springs re arched and that did not improve the ride, I also stopped by MorRyde and had them look at our Born Free and they said their system would have been difficult to install on our coach. So we decided to try the Super Springs after we discovered Born Free started installing them on all their coaches in 2012 to improve their ride.
Born Free's are notorious for riding rough, I know we have owned three.
I would not want to be the one to tell you to put them on your coach but we do like ours.

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 on: November 21, 2014, 10:49:25 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by ron.dittmer
Looking at them, I am surprised you say they made your ride smoother.  I would have thought the opposite would be true.

I am considering Sulastic Shackles for the rear axle to soften our ride.  Model SA-06HDD HERE works with all year cut-away Ford E350 & E450 chassis.  But at near $400 to find out if they are effective, it has me a bit gun shy.  I also wonder if they increase, maintain, or decrease the rear end height.  They do seem to offer a logical and simple approach in softening the ride.  I'll have to keep an eye open for a better price, making it worth the risk of disappointing results.

Sulastic Shackle SA-06HDD


I found this picture comparing the Sulastic to the stock shackle for another vehicle.  Sulastic offers a cushy hinge action.
Concerning is the distance between the mounts being less on Sulastic than the stock resulting in a lower rear end.
And there is no weight yet on the Sulastic.

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 on: November 21, 2014, 10:05:31 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Ron,

www.sdtrucksprings.com

If you decide to put them on make sure you jack the frame up plenty high, this allows the rear wheels to hang down enough to get the clearance you need. We used two large C clamps which took a bit of elbow grease, fortunately there is plenty of room to work under there.
Over all it went pretty well with three dairy farmers wrenching on it.  Smile

Dave

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 on: November 21, 2014, 09:33:23 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by ron.dittmer
David,

Could you post the link to the Super Springs you have?  I am not certain we could utilize them for our rig might not clear the garage door afterward, but still am curious.

Ron

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 on: November 21, 2014, 08:50:26 am 
Started by Doneworking - Last post by Doneworking
We have now owned the 2350 for a little over a year and have made several trips in it, two were over 1500 miles round trip.  Occasionally, someone on this forum will report spoting another PC.  Since we seldom see other PCs, I ask this question:  does anyone have any idea how many PCs are out there?  Has PC ever released to the public their production unit numbers?   It is so seldom we spot a fellow traveler in a Phoenix Cruiser, I just wonder about these numbers.

Paul

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 on: November 21, 2014, 07:16:04 am 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by David J. Rotelle
The back end of our 2351 was an inch or so lower than the front end until I installed super spring leaf springs. Now the back end is a bit higher than the front end and the ride is noticeably smoother. Also the coach looks better with the rear end raised.
 We had removed the air bags on our previous coach (Born Free 24rb) and replaced them with super springs to help with the jarring over bumps in the road.

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 on: November 21, 2014, 06:32:14 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by David J. Rotelle
Good Morning Tom,

If you have time while your here give me a call when you plan on visiting, I would be glad to give you a tour and explain how we make our Cheese.

Dave
484-798-5348 cell


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 on: November 20, 2014, 11:07:38 pm 
Started by randallandchris - Last post by RheaNL
We have the 2100 and did many of the after market corrections--air bags on rear axle, heavy duty shocks, sway bars, etc. and it greatly improved the handling and tail drag (due to rear water tank and holding tanks). Even if we couldn't improve the handling, with the shorter length we can travel many roads and park in many places that larger rigs cannot. For us, the trade off is worth it.

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 on: November 20, 2014, 05:18:48 pm 
Started by tech - Last post by RheaNL
We have the 2100 and struggled with that. Covers for that length RV were not wide enough so went with the smallest we could that would fit. Our first cover was too big in length and height.  Took a lot of creative nipping and tucking and still it drug on the ground and froze in snow melt (at 9,200 in the Rockies) doing damage when we wanted it out in April. We were also concerned about potential damage from rubbing in the high winds. That did not happen and we were able to mend the damage and use it a few more winters. This fall (2014) we purchased one for a 22 foot travel trailer from Camping World ($296 total). Seems very well made and fits like a glove with the use of one additional tie above the windshield/below the bull nose and we were good to go. Problem with a stock motorhome cover on a PC is our units are narrower and shorter in height than most motorhomes. Whereas the travel trailer is closer to our height and width. Won't know the whole story until we go to remove the cover but at this moment am very happy.

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 on: November 20, 2014, 07:59:37 am 
Started by David J. Rotelle - Last post by TomHanlon
We will be staying at Flory's campground in Ronks, Pa for the Thanksgiving weekend and look forward to visiting September Farms for lunch on Friday and hopefully seeing cheese being made.  Smile

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