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David J. Rotelle

Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« on: August 18, 2015, 08:15:34 am »
Before and after pictures of tile backsplash and Super Springs.
« Last Edit: August 19, 2015, 09:18:01 am by David J. Rotelle »

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Sarz272000

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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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
« Last Edit: February 13, 2016, 10:37:19 am by ron.dittmer »
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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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. :beg

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David Rotelle

Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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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David Rotelle

Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« Reply #7 on: November 25, 2016, 10:03:53 am »
Tile

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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« 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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Re: Before and after pictures tile and super sprigs
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2017, 07:41:58 pm »
Ok guys and gals... I went with the "real" ceramic for the backsplash.   Maybe an overkill, but it is REAL...  OK? 

As far as raising the REAR... I went with the Firestone (recommended from other RV sites), AIR BAGS.   Ok?  Lots of positive and negative stuff about Air Bags, but hey... Nothing is perfect. They work, and yes the ride is a bit harsher. But again... this is a TRUCK we are driving. Not a SUV. (although it seems like one and I need to remember this, while driving). But seriously folks... the air bag does give you the flexibility to adjust to what you want. I personally like it.  My 2 cents worth..... 
Your Word our Lord is a light to my feet and a lantern to my path...  Ps 119