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Old 07-26-2015, 09:43 AM   #29
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My 20ft definitey has much smaller wheel wells than my 28ft

20ft originally had 16.5" wheels (29.5" diameter including tires), now changed to 16". I have 225/75r16 tires installed and they fit the wheel wells (29.3" diameter) but I tired 235/85r16 tires (31.7" diameter) and even though they are still 16" they rubbed the rear side of the wheel well (when under load). I have a set of 19.5" wheels (33.6" diameter with tires) on the 28ft and they would not even fit within the wheel well of the 20ft so couldn't be fitted.

Maybe this is specific to my 20ft as it has a new frame (supposed using the original as a pattern) and also the wheel sits closer to the rear side of the well.


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Old 08-15-2015, 06:19 PM   #30
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Quick update...

Vacation was coming soon and it was crazy rush for me, so I had no time to do anything myself. I could not find the right coil springs for my front end so I decided to go with the mechanic's suggestion: air bags.

Job was over and done on the second day of my vacation. Result... Better, stiffer, about 1/2 inch higher (he told me it would lift the front end, 1/2 inch is not what I call lift) so the wheel is still rubbing (much, much less but still). It was just enough to take it out to my in laws' cottage ( 240 miles roundtrip ) and make the kids happy (Dad too).

Off topic:
Driving around shopping for a mechanic: 32L/100km (7.3 MPG)
Trip 50% flat at 60 MPH and 50% hilly at 45-60 MPH: 25,8L/100km (9.1 MPG)

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Old 10-14-2015, 02:31 PM   #31
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Fall update1- I should have trusted my guts... Air bags were not the right fix. The left side (lowest side) blew up. So back to square one. I found another shop (45 min. away). They were also back from vacation and had work backed up for 5 weeks worth. He did not have time to work on my MH but after hearing my case, took it in for inspection. His conclusion:''I can fix this, done it before, but it's gonna cost you and you'll have to wait until work clears out. Or, I can sell you the parts and you can do it yourself.'' I bought 1400$ worth of suspension and steering parts.2- I finaly had a couple of hours for myself on monday and decided to start working on ''Le Boyouss''. Now I remember why I wanted to have the job done and not do it myself like in the old days. I started with the left side. I got the coil spring and ball joint out and I am having a very hard time getting the new ball joint back in even with the ball joint press.I will keep you posted

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