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Old 12-23-2004, 10:03 AM   #1
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We have started to look at diesel puller MH for RV use only. I have a medical question since I have a numbness problem with my feet, do you have any problems when starting these rigs?

We test drove ( 10 miles) a 32 footer and I was a little heavy on the brakes. It is something that I would hope to adapt to air brakes.

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Old 12-23-2004, 04:04 PM   #2
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Ken, all of our Columbia motorhomes have been very easy to stop, easy brake application. What chassis did you test drive? The hardest, or most brake pedal required, that I have driven was a Sterling.

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Old 12-24-2004, 02:14 PM   #3
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My 95 FLD had a very very heavy pedal, took a few trips to get use to it, but like anything you get use to it and it was no problem.

2012 Showhauler 28'6" Motorhome on a Columbia w/ 450 Mercedes.
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Old 12-25-2004, 04:17 PM   #4
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I test drove a COLUMBIA CHASSIS 450MBE engine. and Haulmark conversion. 32 footer. This is the firts that we both approved.
I need lots of info about these rigs before I start learning with ownership


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