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Old 07-22-2005, 07:19 PM   #1
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What would be the downside of this setup ?
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Old 07-22-2005, 08:58 PM   #2
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.....4 extra tires and wheels -2X extra tracton at a flip of a switch -more weight carrying capacity-resale should be more-less cost for a HDTV-could be converted to single axel instead whereas an upgrade is next to impossible at a reasonable price-better stopping 8 tires on road instead of 4......never tried a jacknife situation to test recovery....hope I never do. could use deck behind cab to carry a toad or bikes or Atv's with out extension....I'm too lazy and cheap to pay for a cut down anyway.....geofkaye
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Old 07-22-2005, 09:11 PM   #3
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What would be the downside of this setup ?
A rougher ride, even w/air susp. due to 40K# capacity when more than 20K is RARELY needed for any RV. But it's your choice, and your truck.
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....I don't notice the ruffer/stiffer ride at all...'course I have a tag and not a 5th wheel....compaired to the rest of my vehicles my Volvo 610 rides better than a Eclass Mercedes Benz and certainally better than a BMW that my friends own.....I drove a Corvett to Florida and had to have help getting out of the dam thing.....Volvo rides better than my couch......Larry Zeigler was rite when he said "they ride better than a Caddy"....gotta give him credit for that!.....geofkaye
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Old 07-23-2005, 06:31 AM   #5
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You guys need to look into super singles........this is the wave of the future.
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Old 07-23-2005, 03:04 PM   #6
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You guys need to look into super singles........this is the wave of the future.
.....until one goes flat. Then what? Yer stuck, 'cuz there's no dual to carry you outta there!
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Michelin guarantees a tire to you in one hour or service call is free...............If you loose a tire on a conversion you are screwed anyhow, and not in a good way. Besides, when is the last time you had a flat on a drive tire? I remember twenty-five years ago, "I don't want one of those peanut spares, they'll never work. I want a full size spare" Full size spares..........another idea that got outdated.
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Old 07-23-2005, 09:16 PM   #8
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What would be the downside of this setup ?
As a wannabe and not yet an owner, that is frequently a question I ask myself.
Is it worth the Onezman's convention to drop the tandem and then build the coach or just stretch the frame and leave the twin screw?
Many on this site will argue (from experience) that even with a single pair of drive wheels it is nearly impossible to exceed GVWC.
With my young family in our motorhome, we can bring a lot wherever we go. I might take that challenge to overload a single axle conversion with a tow.
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Old 07-23-2005, 10:08 PM   #9
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....unless yourkids are bigtime rock collectors you are not too likely to overload the rear-front maybe but not the rear. You have to consider the front load also-as removing the cenr axel will affect theeight distrubution.....GET AN EXPERT to hepl with that decision...no guesssing or opinions here....overloadedfront axel will make for an interesting ride and steering as well as braking......geofkaye
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Old 07-24-2005, 10:15 PM   #10
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You guys need to look into super singles........this is the wave of the future.
See they rate it now for 75mph .... cool

so that leaves me with just two more problems :

Did not find a Peterbilt Rim
and there are no 24.5 regular height super singles

twinscrew,

we singled out because that makes it easier to register as a motorhome in AZ.
In CA you can drive a 40 feet singled out Rv with your regular car license, a twinscrew over 40' needs non commercial class A

both I was told by the local DMV/MVD ... I will soon find out how true the AZ part is
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