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Old 03-10-2006, 06:46 AM   #1
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We are considering a 38J purchase in the next 6 months.
RV Consumer Group gave the 38J a low rating for handling caracteristics. A 66 as compared to 75-80 for Newmars.
Has anybody upgraded the suspension on the 38J Model or noticed any difficulties with the drive characteristics?
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Old 03-10-2006, 06:46 AM   #2
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We are considering a 38J purchase in the next 6 months.
RV Consumer Group gave the 38J a low rating for handling caracteristics. A 66 as compared to 75-80 for Newmars.
Has anybody upgraded the suspension on the 38J Model or noticed any difficulties with the drive characteristics?
Thank you,
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Old 03-10-2006, 07:01 AM   #3
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Barry,you might post your question over HERE on the Workhorse Chassis Forum as well....There are lots of knowledgeable folks over there that may have some infor for you....
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Old 03-10-2006, 10:04 AM   #4
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I have a Suncruiser 38R on the W24 chassis. No handling problems and no addons needed. The 38R is 2 inches longer than the 38J and the wheelbase is the same.

The RV Consumer Group does nothing more than calculate the wheelbase to length and determines handling characteristics from that ratio.

No one at RV Consumers Group has ever driven the 38J on the W24 Workhorse.

The Workhorse W24 is a great chassis. Buy the 38J, you won't regret it.

I suggest taking a 38J for a thorugh test drive.
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Old 03-10-2006, 01:05 PM   #5
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We went from a 02 39ft Chieftain on the W22 to an 05 Adventurer 38J on the W24. We have had it for a year and a half and love. Handles great. Have made no suspension modifications.
When we first purchased it, the recommended tire pressure was 95 front, 90 rear. Winnebago did some recalculating along with Michenlin and it is now recommended 105 front, 95 rear. After adjusting the tire pressure, I noticed an improvement in the ride.
Recommend getting one
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Old 03-11-2006, 07:20 AM   #6
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We have a new 06 Suncruiser 38J, and LOVE it!!! This is our second weekend outing with it since picking it up in January.

I have to say it is different from our 04 Sightseer 35N, but in a good way. The ride and handling is much better. I did transfer the Henderson rear trac-bar over to this one.

I would highly recommend is floorplan and chassis.
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Old 03-11-2006, 10:50 AM   #7
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I wouldn't waste my money or put any weight in anything that RV Consumer Group puts out....This person doesn't even drive any of the units he tests. How can you tell people you "rate" units when you don't drive them or don't even GO IN THEM? It's a waste of money...but hey....it's YOUR money...

It's all speculation, and NOT fact...

I've heard nothing but good reports on the 38J...
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