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Old 10-07-2009, 09:27 PM   #1
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VERY BOUNCY RIDE ,HELP !

Hi all ,

We have a 91 Int. 24ft shorty .

The ride is very bounncy and we have been told to change leaf springs , get air shocks , or take a few leaf pins out .

Could you suggest something please ?
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Old 10-07-2009, 09:49 PM   #2
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how much room behind driver
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Old 10-07-2009, 10:09 PM   #3
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Re: VERY BOUNCY RIDE ,HELP !

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Hi all ,

We have a 91 Int. 24ft shorty .

The ride is very bounncy and we have been told to change leaf springs , get air shocks , or take a few leaf pins out .

Could you suggest something please ?

you could always add a jacuzzi! Extra weight seems to help a lot with ride quality.

sorry, i don't have any useful solutions.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:27 PM   #4
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:29 PM   #5
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Having trouble replying. sorry.
I am reading replys and thanks a lot but my puter is messing up really bad . I can read ok but reply takes a few tries.
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Old 10-08-2009, 05:39 PM   #6
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Re: VERY BOUNCY RIDE ,HELP !

The fuel line is still being replaced and we will siphel out tank good as we can .Now we just have a can of diesel on the engine to ove it around the yard . it cranks right up so we know its the fuel line or tank . I just hope their isn't a filter inside tank.

We have went about 10,000 miles with the bounce and the short trips are ok, nut after awhile it gets to you .Like riding a racking hose for hours, not a hard ride but a rocking one .
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Old 10-08-2009, 10:19 PM   #7
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Re: VERY BOUNCY RIDE ,HELP !

What Smitty said.

If you are running around in a hollow tube that you plan to fill up later, don't do anything now! But if If you've done your conversion, the bus is in final configuration, your tanks are full, and it's still not as heavy as a few dozen school children, modifications like softening the springs could be in order.

I once drove a small rack truck for a hardware, electrical and plumbing store. When it was empty the ride was murder, but throw 1000-2000 lbs of merchandise in the back and it handled like a sports car.
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Old 10-11-2009, 06:29 PM   #8
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Re: VERY BOUNCY RIDE ,HELP !

, Hi Yall,

Thanks for the info . I will try adding more stuff and maybe getting someone to take a leaf off 'someday' .

We want to put some cabinets over the windows and add a small sink,holding tank plus dry it in .

Right now we just have 2 good size cabinets over wheelwells , toilet,black water tank , double bed ,2 captain chairs , small fold out table .

Mosts supplies we got at a camper junkyard in N.Florida .He has gotten more exspensive though .

Found out the captain chairs bounce more than the bus drive seat . They more fluff the bigger the bounce. So now I'm bout ready to take the springs out of the captain chairs .

Thanks again for the help
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Yup! It's true! Can't know how it's gonna ride with all the weight in it until you put weight in it and try it then.

I have an old truck that drives so hard it HURTS going over bumps, but put 2000 or 3000 pounds on it and it's like driving a car.
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