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Old 01-16-2016, 12:37 AM   #31
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HI jesse. I am curious what TPMS system you bought and why this product.
Also, interested in your towing equipment for your Cr-v since we also own a 07 crv and haven't yet started to tow.

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Old 01-22-2016, 12:08 PM   #32
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Well, the coach is into the dealer for all of the pre-delivery minor stuff getting fixed. They weighed the front axle for me and WOW! is it under loaded, only 5200 lbs, and I don't see a way to increase the weight by very much, just our combined weight of 300 lbs, bringing it to 5500, still 1500 under rated load, and much less that the suggested 6700 for optimum suspension performance. The Kelderman system will replace the front springs with custom ones for your coach weight as well as air bags but it is almost $3000, way more than I can spend at the moment. I have ordered a Safe-T-Steer Plus for the front to address the 'wandering' issue as well as blowout safety but that won't help the harsh ride, only more weight in the front will do that.
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Old 01-22-2016, 12:25 PM   #33
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HI jesse. I am curious what TPMS system you bought and why this product.
Also, interested in your towing equipment for your Cr-v since we also own a 07 crv and haven't yet started to tow.

Mike
Hi Mike, I bought the InnoTechRV system TPMS as it was recommended by a fellow RV'er who is on a 6 month cross country trip. He reported that it worked very well, did not need a booster, was cordless between 2-3 week charges, fit in his pocket, and was fully programmable for both pressure and temp. I have used it for about 1200 miles so far and like it very much as it is small and doesn't take up much room on the side control pedestal.
As for our 2006 CR-V we have towed it over 12,000 miles so far without issue. I use a complete BlueOX system, base plate, tow bar and Patriot braking system. As long as you run the CR-V in 'D' with the handbrake on for 2 minutes then shift to neutral and turn the key to 'ACC" you can safely tow it for 500 miles without issue. Rather than having to remove the brake light fuse every time I installed a switch with led on the dash to interrupt that circuit (be aware the trans will not shift out of park if that circuit is un-powered) I did this because my old coach did not have power to the tow connector to keep the toad's battery charged, which the new coach will. The CR-V tows very well and is not very heavy, I will say the V10 tows it much better than the 454 V8 did.
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Old 01-22-2016, 02:24 PM   #34
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thanks for the info Jesse. we hope to head to Arizona this year.
haven't decided if we will tow. if so, your info is very helpful...

thanks again.

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p.s. since I am in Fremont and you are in Sacramento, maybe we can meet
this year...
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Old 01-22-2016, 06:29 PM   #35
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thanks for the info Jesse. we hope to head to Arizona this year.
haven't decided if we will tow. if so, your info is very helpful...

thanks again.

Mike

p.s. since I am in Fremont and you are in Sacramento, maybe we can meet
this year...
We are heading down to Barrago Hot Springs for a few days starting Feb 12 (after we get back from Maui) then on to Yuma,AZ to meet up with friends on the 17th for some Boondocking fun for 2 weeks. We do go to the Coast a lot in the summer, Ft Bragg and the area north of there. Be nice to meet up sometime.
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Old 01-22-2016, 09:10 PM   #36
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I guess it all depends on to whom you are speaking. Next time email Bill Isley at Jayco Customer service at motorizedservice@jayco.com He is knowledgeable, patient with questions, and very helpful.
Hi JesseS. I sent an email to Jayco Customer service as you suggested. The return email I received back was surprising. He stated "The 2016 Alante has the JRide system minus the front and rear sway bars. This information has been verified by production."

The information may be a non-issue to you, but I thought you might want to know.
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Well, I have weighed and balanced the coach, and lowered the tire pressure to 75# (we travel light), added the rear track bar (the ford chassis comes with a front track bar) and the safety-plus steering stabilizer. This has improved the ride about 100%, next up is the Koni FSD shocks to replace the Bilstein 1.63 mono shocks that are under sized for the coach IMHO, and install Centramatic wheel balancer's. I have the feeling I will never get it perfect due to the bad overhang ratio on this chassis. There is a 2 foot extension on this frame, not sure if Ford did it or Jayco, but due to that the ratio is slightly under 50%, which from what I can find out is BAD, not safe to drive. With a 157" wheel base, and an overall length of 332" (157/332*100=47.3%) but a good 18" of the front is just air behind the cap so that puts it right at 50%, still not good by any stretch. This coach needs a shorter overhang or a longer wheel base. This is the main reason why the F53 chassis handles so badly. We can pour money into it to make it better but it will never be great. Only way to make it ride perfect is to plunk down $4K and put a complete Kedelman air ride suspension on and get rid of the leaf springs. But it is much better and I expect more improvement with the Koni's.
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Hi JesseS. I sent an email to Jayco Customer service as you suggested. The return email I received back was surprising. He stated "The 2016 Alante has the JRide system minus the front and rear sway bars. This information has been verified by production."

The information may be a non-issue to you, but I thought you might want to know.
That is very strange, the brochure, as well as the Mark 1 eyeball (mine) shows both front and rear anti-sway bars on my coach, I know that as a fact as I had to slide the track bar bracket under it for mounting to the differential.
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Old 06-02-2016, 11:54 PM   #39
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New Alante Owner

We just picked up our 31V from the dealer this evening. My husband and I have been looking to upgrade to a class A from our class C for a few years now. We have looked and looked and looked at many class A units. We had a check list of criteria that the unit needed to have. We picked the Alante basically because it checked off more boxes for the best price. The furniture is pretty comfortable (we haven't slept in the bed yet though). The cabinetry seems very solid. It has quite a bit of interior storage and a LOT of outside storage.

Only time will tell about the service and warranty but we are happy with our local dealer.

Moving from a Class C to a Class A was a big move. I am very excited to take it on our first weekend trip tomorrow. It really has a lot of cute little things that we really like about it and we are pretty particular people - lol. More to come after we use it a few times.
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Hello there! Congratulations on your new Alante 31V. Your post could have been written word by word by my husband and I.....except we moved up from a TT. We picked up our Alante 31V on 3/31. So far we've gone on 3 short trips and absolutely love it. We've had just a few minor items adjusted/repaired by our dealer but nothing big. Our dealer has been great. We also added an inside handrail, which the Alante does not come with, to assist exiting the unit. Our best upgrade yet! We are so very happy with our purchase. My husband got ton's of outside storage and large tanks for boon docking. I got a huge kitchen counter top, more pantry, drawer and closet space than I can fill.
Hope you guys enjoy your new Alante as much as we have ours so far. :-)
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