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Old 05-31-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
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Your new coach looks great, good luck with it.
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Old 10-11-2005, 01:57 PM   #2
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Bill - what is the distance from the bottom of your storage compartments to the ground?

Have you had any trouble scraping in driveways, etc?
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Old 10-12-2005, 08:26 AM   #3
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I am guessing close to 12". I will try to check that soon.

Nope never drag butt anywhere, though came close on some steep entrys.
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Old 10-12-2005, 09:57 PM   #4
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....how's your fuel mileage with that MB Bill?....been waiting for a road report.....geofkaye
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Old 10-13-2005, 05:29 AM   #5
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It was pretty bad at first, maybe 6.5 mpg, but it has gotten better through the break in period and I am at about 8.5 now with 5700 miles on the OD.

The motor was a real dog when new and has gained power ever since. Even still I will probably have the motor turned up to 330hp/1000tq from the current 300/850 configuration. With that increase I think this setup would be perfect for any RV application, and many of the race guys that don't run major mountain grades all day.

The thing drives awesome! I easily run 70 - 75 all day long towing my jeep behind. Very stable in the wind as well. Love the 6 speed auto, makes back road driving a blast. I do have a weight issue where the drivers side is considerably heavier than the passenger side. With both slides, generator, batteries and the majority of the waste tanks all on the drivers side I am listing over on that side and notice it even more when cornering to the right. I need to get a side to side weight and think I have a possible solution depending how far off it is.

Driver comfort is awesome, leg room is not a issue (I am 5'11") love the big windshield. I thought the 14,600 lb front end would make for a rough ride, but it rides great. Weights are 11,450 front & 18,890 back and that was full fuel, loaded and with a about 70 gallons of water.

Definetly love this truck.
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Old 10-13-2005, 07:42 AM   #6
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... I do have a weight issue where the drivers side is considerably heavier than the passenger side. With both slides, generator, batteries and the majority of the waste tanks all on the drivers side I am listing over on that side and notice it even more when cornering to the right. I need to get a side to side weight and think I have a possible solution depending how far off it is. ...
Very curious, what's the "possible solution" as I'm faced with the same right/left weight balance issue.
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Old 10-13-2005, 08:20 AM   #7
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Hey Alan -

The first thing I need to determine is my side to side weight difference. I did one weigh and I do have my front side to side and I am only 100 lbs heavier on the drivers side which is no big deal. But the rear is my issue. So I am going to add a second air valve in back so each bag is on it's own leveler. Similar to the way pushers are setup. Just don't want to push to much weight to that passenger side front tire.

I will know more when I get a side to side on the rear.
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Old 10-14-2005, 09:48 PM   #8
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Welcome back to the site. missed your informed converstaion. I had a left side bias with my new Showhauler 32. Leaned very noticably to the left. After a quick measurment underneath everything looked to be correct. Drove that way half way back to Alaska until one day I couldn't stand it anymore. After picking a dry spot and ceasuring carefully, I determined that the lower bracket for the leveling valve had been welded 1" lower than the other one onto the rearend housing. So when i varied the adjustment 1/4-1/2", it was nowhere near enought to level the body. The solution is dual leveling valves adjusted correctly. Dave
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.....how could it leave Showhauler with a left side bias?.....don't they do a test ride?......geofkaye
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Old 10-17-2005, 06:50 AM   #10
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Hey Dave,

Thanks for the info, and glad to here that will correct my problem.

Geof, this maybe a new issue?

On another note, do any of you Showhauler owners now what type of screw they use on the exterior? I think it has 7 points and none of the hardware stores around me have anything thing that will fit it.
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