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 on: September 17, 2014, 09:25:33 pm 
Started by Benny820 - Last post by Carol
Hello Tim,

I am not a very exacting measurerer, but using a yardstick type of contraption I came up with 24 feet 11 inches bumper to bumper, and then the spare tire sticks out a few inches beyond that, above the rear bumper.
I am loving my 2450 and am really happy they came up with the extra foot before I put in my order, as the extra storage space is great.  I do have the ford chassis, and only the passenger seat swivels.  In my layout, that is fine, though, since I have the dinette behind the driver's seat so it would do no good to swivel anyhow.  The extra foot, by the way, is between the axles, making the wheelbase 170 inches, vs. the 158 inches of the 2350.  I have not driven anything else, but it should count for something that I am a novice, and I am finding the handling of the rig to be totally without issue and a lovely ride!


 on: September 17, 2014, 09:23:04 pm 
Started by jas - Last post by jas
The Michelin 215/75 17.5 is only .2 inches larger. Just a higher load cap. Now the tires will not run at the top of the load range
of the 16'  all the time.Still no word from the factory   jas

 on: September 17, 2014, 07:34:33 pm 
Started by Benny820 - Last post by Benny820
Thanks. Carol,    How do you like the 2450?  Do you have the Ford chassis,  I see in the brochure that both front sits in the sprinter turn was wondering if Ford is the same. ThankYou.  Tim

 on: September 17, 2014, 06:38:03 pm 
Started by Benny820 - Last post by Carol
I shall get my measuring tape out after dinner and check!

 on: September 17, 2014, 05:26:31 pm 
Started by frecklestweety - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Location for next year's reunion was announced - Nashville, TN! The club went back to the old method of West (2014 Colorado), central (2015 Tennessee), and east (2016 TBD). So all you east coast owners and soon to be owners should sign up and come out to play with the travel club. The next two years are going to be close to home.

 on: September 17, 2014, 05:18:08 pm 
Started by Bergie - Last post by 2 Frazzled
Ours broke last month and the repair shop was told by Thetford that it was a warranty repair. Our coach is a year and a half old so we were pleasantly surprised but wondered if it is a known problem that they just didn't issue a recall on. In keeping with our not so great luck, the new seals sent with the new part were defective and Phoenix wound up fixing it for us again when we were there.

 on: September 17, 2014, 04:16:28 pm 
Started by Benny820 - Last post by Benny820
Hi.    Does anyone know the actually length of the 2450 model. I know it's supposedly 1 foot longer than the 2350 but in previous threads I see where there is questions on length from what the factory says and real world on some units. HelpThankYou

 on: September 17, 2014, 03:31:51 pm 
Started by jas - Last post by gradygal
There is an article in the July 2014 Family Motor Coach that states "as a last resort, the owner could consult with the chassis manufacturer and ask whether the tires could be replaced with larger tires or tires that have a higher load rating". The title of the article is Weighing your RV.


 on: September 17, 2014, 02:33:08 pm 
Started by jas - Last post by ragoodsp
I need to ask why Ford did not put the larger tires on coming out of the factory?  I would think the manufacturer would want the largest possible GVW for any given chassis... I would worry that perhaps Ford knows for sure how much weight the frame rails, etc can handle and by going to a larger tire you may be asking for trouble?  Just M2C's.   Thanks

 on: September 17, 2014, 01:58:12 pm 
Started by jas - Last post by jas
Yes Sue you are right changing the tires will not change the axel. Ford uses a Dana 70-267 10.75 HD. 9600# is because that is
what the tires is good for on a dual axel. Dana says Dana 70 is good for 10,000# plus a safety factor of ???, but would not say.
With the 17.5 tires the rear axel loaded at 11,000# should be ok  JAS

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