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Old 08-31-2023, 10:39 AM   #1
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New Guy to this Forum stuff… with 2020 Navion

Hi All !
Bought this 2020 Navion with 7000 or so miles on it, because the 84 yearyoung owner was Covid shutdown from taking his gal to Alaska. So he ordered up a baddass Porsche, heard of deal from friend, was on a plane next day to Jackson WY. Way enjoyed the September trip home to PNW. Now, at 16,500 miles, Mrs. and I are having fun rolling off to bluegrass festivals and more ! Were boat folks for decades but ‘swallowed The Anchor’ and took to rubber tires a’ rolling up the pike ( :
Since buying this, I’ve :
Replaced not one, but two step motors
New NAPA lead acid house batts ( suck, going the AGM way soon, I think )
Added Sumo Spring Bump Stops, fat Rear Hellwig sway bar, rear Konis. A great improvement, added all at same time so not sure which helped most but really a noticeable good thing, wayyy easier to drive. Still looking to raise rear end two inches tho. Not sure to go with adding blocks under springs or a helper add, definitely NOT going with airbags, ‘been that, done there’ with another RV.
Last trip out, had a scare when we returned home, a dead-flat RR outer
( fortunately dually ) tire. I’d put up a pic of what the road hazard item was that was embedded within, if I could figure out just how to do that …. Crazy item, tire store people had never seen the likes ! So, TPSs will be soon. Also, not pleased with Continentals dry cracking between the treads already, so I’m going Michelin next.
Well, that’s my/our story thus far.
Cheers,
Mr. & Mrs. Danjuan~~~~
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Old 08-31-2023, 12:17 PM   #2
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Difference in a boat and an RV?
The boat is a hole in the water where you put your wallet and the RV is a hole in the wallet where you put your water!

Cracks in tires that new? Might want to check the dates on them in case somebody did a switch? Most of us will go with replacing after six years as mileage on Rv is not the main problem.
And blowouts on RV are much bigger issues! TPMS definite!
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