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David J. Rotelle
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« on: August 18, 2015, 09:15:34 am »

Before and after pictures of tile backsplash and Super Springs.
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« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2016, 04:52:11 am »

I like the the back splash. It adds a touch of class.  nod
Are those the sumo springs?

Ron
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« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2016, 10:35:07 am »

Hi David,

Our 2007 2350 built on a 2007 E350, has the rear end sag when loaded up for a trip, primarily from the 42 gallons of water sitting directly above the rear bumper.  If you wouldn't mind elaborating, I'd like to know three influences from your Super Springs.  Your information would help me in determining if the Super Springs are right for us.

1) How much height was gained at the rear bumper?
Our rig when empty, cannot tolerate much additional height for the a/c unit on the roof would not clear our garage door.

2) I assume the handling while driving was affected.  Could you describe the differences?

3) I also assume the rear suspension was made stiffer?  Do things inside the rig jolt around more since you added the Super Springs?

Again, I would appreciate your inputs in these areas.

Ron
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Ron & Irene Dittmer, 2007 Model 2350 Without A Slideout
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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2016, 12:16:36 am »

Thank You Dave for the detailed report.  This is something for me to keep in-mind if one day I want to address the sag when our rig is all loaded up.

I should have asked this next question earlier.....Do the Super Springs resist the sagging even after you load up your PC with water and all the rest, or do you still get noticeable sagging action that just starts at a higher point?  If so, how much sag-resistance compared to no Super Springs.

I realize I am asked some very specific questions that could be leaving you speechless.  It's not like you have nothing better to do in life than to have taken measurements before and after, loaded and unloaded.  But if you've had any recollections via observations, that is all I hope for.

Thanks!
Ron
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2016, 07:56:42 pm »

Ron, have you considered the air bags that can be installed between the rear springs and frame? I had them on a Dynamax Isata and also a Born free. I liked them, only put about 35 pounds of air in them but it raised the the rear about 1- 1 1/2" , and seemed to stabilize it a little in the corners. The nice feature is that you can add more air which will raise the rear further however that also stiffens the ride. In your case you could leave the air out when you got home and you would not have a clearance problem going into your garage. Costs a lot less than new springs .
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« Reply #5 on: November 24, 2016, 08:48:00 pm »

David,

Was that Smart Tile you used in your remodeling of the kitchen backsplash? We're you able to get the dark top trim through them?
Ordered our 2552 two weeks ago, now the wait. sad

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« Reply #6 on: November 25, 2016, 09:59:27 am »

Hello Bill,

I purchased the tile at Lowes but I'm not sure anymore what brand it would have been?

Enclosed are a few pictures of the tile in our 2910.

I know how it feels to wait for your new coach but I can assure you it will be well worth the wait!

Congratulations,
Dave
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« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 10:03:53 am »

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« Reply #8 on: November 25, 2016, 10:32:02 am »

Nice job and great look! How did you attach the tile to the wall?
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« Reply #9 on: November 25, 2016, 11:18:20 am »

I used a heavy duty tile adhesive, if I remember correctly the roll was 12" wide and resembles 3-M heavy duty two sided tape.
I used traditional grout on the joints and matching latex calk where the tile meets the counter and wall.
 
We currently have 15,000 miles on our Cruiser and there are no visible cracks in the grout joints or tile.

I'm not a professional contractor...........actually I'm a Cheese maker Smile

I think it looks good but the job is not perfect and I would not want to tell you it will never crack, it will be interesting to see how it holds up after years of use?

Dave
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