[ Show ]
Support VoyForums
[ Shrink ]
VoyForums Announcement: Programming and providing support for this service has been a labor of love since 1997. We are one of the few services online who values our users' privacy, and have never sold your information. We have even fought hard to defend your privacy in legal cases; however, we've done it with almost no financial support -- paying out of pocket to continue providing the service. Due to the issues imposed on us by advertisers, we also stopped hosting most ads on the forums many years ago. We hope you appreciate our efforts.

Show your support by donating any amount. (Note: We are still technically a for-profit company, so your contribution is not tax-deductible.) PayPal Acct: Feedback:

Donate to VoyForums (PayPal):

11 /11/ 19, 7:47pmLogin ] [ Contact Forum Admin ] [ Main index ] [ Post a new message ] [ Search | Check update time | Archives: 1234[5]678 ]
Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]
Date Posted: 11/ 11/ 05, 12:54pm
In reply to: Bob Allwein 's message, "Ride in 80's Wanderlodge" on 11/ 1/ 05, 7:59pm


Later 1980 busses and newer have air ride that should provide a smoother ride than springs. You may choose to update the shocks if they have begun to fail. Be sure that all zerk fitting are lubbed, there are quite a few of them and many lube shops will flake out and only lube the overtly obvious ones. The longer the wheel base should reduce bumps as well. People have reported good results with over sized tires and wheels up front to tame a spring suspension.

Mine road like crap until I finaly lubed the suspension myself. Mine has springs and needs new shock so it is not all that smooth but it does handle well in the mountanes, where an air suspension might handle a bit more spungy. It is a short 31 foot model as well.

Regards, Don

[ Next Thread | Previous Thread | Next Message | Previous Message ]

[> Subject: Re: Ride in 80's Wanderlodge

Phil Corpus
[ Edit | View ]

Date Posted: 11/ 28/ 05, 2:35pm

My wife and I just returned home from Texas where we picked up our 'new' 85PT40. She suffers from lower back pain and becomes uncomfortable within a couple of hours riding in a car.

She manned the copilot seat all the way from Texas to California--one day, I covered almost 700 miles--and was amazed she had no problems. Too bad it's impractical to use our BB to go shopping.

I limited our search to the model years that came standard with air suspension, specifically because of her back problem.


[ Post a Reply to This Message ]

Post a message:
This forum requires an account to post.
[ Create Account ]
[ Login ]
[ Contact Forum Admin ]

Forum timezone: GMT-8
VF Version: 3.00b, ConfDB:
Before posting please read our privacy policy.
VoyForums(tm) is a Free Service from Voyager Info-Systems.
Copyright © 1998-2019 Voyager Info-Systems. All Rights Reserved.