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 1/8/2004 8:52 AM
 
Checkout my 12-month total rebuild project. 1984 Champion Titan 36' w/tag. Stripped to the frame and rebuilt. Step by step. Check out what you might be driving. From stripped to street in 12-months.[/url]
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 1/8/2004 11:15 AM
 
Your finished product looks great!! Did have 1 question though - - seems like a large % of weight is on driver side. Is that noticeable or ?? Ed N
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 1/8/2004 6:18 PM
 
Clubmaxx - Thanks for the interesting lesson on how an RV should be built. Did you weigh the MH before and after the reconstruction? I'm wondering whether the fixtures you removed offset the additional weight of the improved construction. Now that you know how to build your RV, it shouldn't be difficult to add a slide-out. I know, creeping elegance!! Good luck. - Dave

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 1/12/2004 10:18 PM
 
It seems like more than it really is. When I am empty, there is only a total of 460lbs more on the left side with almost all of it on the rear axles. When I load up to go it is very well balanced. When the pictures were taken I had not yet replaced the Mor-Eyde spring on the left side tag so it sagged about 1-1/2" to the left. It is level now with the new springs. I have also added rear air bags so that if I do get out of wack with weight I can compensate. It drives great. Check out my 12-month total rebuild project!

Check out my 12-month total rebuild project!
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 1/12/2004 10:27 PM
 
Dave,
When I weighed it before I started it was empty of everything but gas. I weighed in at a total 15260. I am now 13470 so I picked up quite a bit of GCC even with the changes in construction. I can load it with everything I need and not come close to the 17500 GVW. I was concerned when I first got it together that I'd be a little top heavy having taken out all the weight capacity under the chassis but it handles very well with the suspension changes. I may yet add a Safe-T Plus or Steer Safe but only to aid in the event of a blowout. My shake down tests were run empty and there were no handling problems even in a wind. Check out my 12-month total rebuild project!

Check out my 12-month total rebuild project!
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 1/27/2004 6:57 PM
 
I just went through all your pictures and I am amazed how well you did this job. My question is how did you treat all that rust which seems to have eaten most of your coach Juergen Happy trails Juergen

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