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 on: April 21, 2018, 08:18:25 pm 
Started by ron.dittmer - Last post by ron.dittmer
Bud, Thanks for your experience with the gold Koni-FSD.  So few people have them so the input I seek is rare.  For a true comparison, I wish I could drive my rig with the Koni-FSD and then the Bilstein.  I was hoping to communicate with someone who had experience with both.

I found the Bilsteins for sale at Tire Rack for $83 each front or rear, and free shipping.  The best deal I found with the Koni-FSD is twice the price.  Being the money misers Irene and I are, and all the endorsements of the heavy duty Bilsteins along with my own endorsement for Bilsteins on my old Toyota chassis motor home, I am having a hard time to convince myself the Koni-FSD is worth an additional $300+.  If only I knew for certain that we would notice a significant improvement going FSD.  Adding that it doesn't help reading of a few people who were actually very dissatisfied with their Koni-FSDs.

I asked the same question on another forum HERE where the overwhelming majority of people had heavy duty Bilstein shocks and loved them.

Cropduster, I do plan to change the shocks myself.  It shouldn't be too hard to remove the old ones given the over-all lack of corrosion on our rig.  I do know what that left-front shock entails, but thanks for the reminder.

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 on: April 21, 2018, 02:42:37 pm 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by The McDucks
I took a test drive today in a 3100 with liquid springs at the Hershey show last September. Cornering and overall handling was pretty good for a big truck.  The complexity of the system concerned me some. The Liquid Springs sales guy said the rig would still be drivable if the hydraulics failed, but youd have zero suspension travel, and so would definitely be in limp-in mode.
I ended up gettin the somewhat smaller 2552 with the standard Ford E450 suspension. I did add the Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer, mainly in case of a front tire blow-out on the interstate. Im quite satisfied with its handling, and glad I didnt get the Liquid Springs. Maybe for a bigger 3100 it would be justified.

 63 
 on: April 21, 2018, 12:42:02 pm 
Started by JDimitriadis - Last post by JHoecker
Very little info on warranty other than a spiffy video on line. I may elect something from Good Sam after one year.

 64 
 on: April 21, 2018, 11:24:09 am 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by jam4travel
Have any members had the liquid springs installed on their Phoenix Cruiser?

If yes, in your opinion are they worth the money?

Thanks In Advance

John

 65 
 on: April 21, 2018, 11:07:12 am 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by swiftboot
While attempting to fill the fresh tank, I had the selector on "tank", but no water was flowing.  I moved the selector half way between tank and  normal and water began filling.  In this position the onboard water pump would not pickup the water.  Only after fully selecting "normal" the pump ran water as......well....normal.  Its not a problem as I have water now but curious if any one else had this happen.  It could indicate  the valves are not lining up correctly and trouble is on the horizon.
Larry

 66 
 on: April 21, 2018, 11:02:33 am 
Started by RVCamping - Last post by Two Hams in a Can
From Fandj's post of April 5, 2018   https://www.marketwatch.com/video/from-bust-to-boomtown-life-in-a-comeback-city/7CDC0F9B-7767-4D0F-9627-7F07FF1936CA.html

 67 
 on: April 21, 2018, 10:21:33 am 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by ron.dittmer
Hi Barry,

I have heard of that but that has not been my personal experience in the applications I have used it in.  Not just in those two places in our PC, but I also use Vasoline at home on the "O"-ring seal on our whole house bell jar filter.  If I don't apply the Vasoline on the "O"-ring, I struggle hard to loosen the plastic bell jar when it is time to replace the cartridge.  So far so good doing that since 1988.

But everyone needs to feel right with their decision to use it or not.  If you don't feel right using Vasoline, then don't.  I am just sharing an option that works for me.

Ron Dittmer

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 on: April 21, 2018, 09:03:48 am 
Started by Funseekers - Last post by Barry-Sue
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I read long ago, a good grease for potable water valves is uncontaminated Vaseline.  It does not last forever though.  I use it on the drain valve of my fresh water tank and also the shower head water cut-off button.

Ron, be careful with the use of Vaseline, since it is a petroleum it can breakdown o-rings (those made from rubber or plastic) and make them dry out and crack prematurely. 

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 on: April 21, 2018, 05:13:52 am 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by 2 Frazzled
We probably would have bought the green also. As a side note, the sales rep at the time seriously pushed the black and grey to the point of giving me a hard time about choosing the bronze and tan color scheme... Which we chose and love. We get a lot of compliments on it.

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 on: April 20, 2018, 10:06:45 pm 
Started by jam4travel - Last post by ron.dittmer
I do have to say one good thing about our color choice.  It surely hides the dirt well.  rolling on the floor
Our rig was a total mess when I took this picture, but it doesn't stand out much.  The back wall looks clean but it was horrible.

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