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Old 09-19-2016, 03:41 AM   #1
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Thoughts on upgrades please

I know that many of you have done the MorRyde upgrades, 8k axels, and disc brakes. We have a 2014 38RE. Trying to decide if we do these upgrades will they be recoverable at trade-in or sale time? My wife wants the upgrades and I just don't know about investing that much more money in a 2014 model
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:46 AM   #2
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I would say you won't recover on resale. You might sell faster than the other guy, but overall I'm pretty sure resale prices fall back to basics. We had factory disc brakes and 8k axles, and they did nothing for us on resale over those that didn't.
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Old 09-19-2016, 03:47 AM   #3
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Just like owning a Harley, put all the chrome you want on it, get nothing when you trade it in. Most dealers will not even look at your trade in, all they do is look up wholesale and that's what you get. So, if you enjoy that chrome go for it, but that money is GONE!
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They will help with piece of mind when on the road but you won't get your money back. IS you will do a bit better.

When we buy an RV I have never planned on getting my money back...we just enjoy it for a few years and buy another as life lets us.

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Old 09-19-2016, 03:50 AM   #5
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Thanks guys!
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Old 09-19-2016, 04:55 AM   #6
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At the Rally we just did the following to our 2015 GK.

8k Axles, Center point air suspension, Back up camera, Air Flex pin box, Bronze grease type bushings, Disk Brakes, Goodyear 17.5 "H" tires.
For only one reason we feel safer on the road.
We had all the Lippert stuff was done at Lippert and the tires and Disk brakes with Ron, on site.
Also we did the aluminum stairs, the new dump hose system and their new bed (These 3 were the best $$$$ spent LOL)
But honestly if you go and get your unit weighed you will do these changes. I'm sure. We try really hard to keep the stuff down to a minimum, travel with max. 10 gal of water and when you weigh the unit and your 2 axles are just shy of 13,000, you have 2 - 7k axles and "G" tires. For me that is too close on the tires and axles.

And you know what they paid for them selves on the way home. A young girl literally went through a red light and when realized it STOPPED right in front of me. Truly she was lucky...
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Old 09-19-2016, 05:00 AM   #7
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Just like owning a Harley, put all the chrome you want on it, get nothing when you trade it in. Most dealers will not even look at your trade in, all they do is look up wholesale and that's what you get. So, if you enjoy that chrome go for it, but that money is GONE!
Very true. That is why when I have traded in my Harley's I take everything off before trading in. Although I don't have the upgraded suspension or disc brakes on my present RW, if I was to trade my RW for a new one and had the upgraded suspension, I would seriously consider exchanging suspension system with the new RW
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Ha. You would have to get your axles back and then have mor/ryde cut the IS off your frame.
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Very true. That is why when I have traded in my Harley's I take everything off before trading in. Although I don't have the upgraded suspension or disc brakes on my present RW, if I was to trade my RW for a new one and had the upgraded suspension, I would seriously consider exchanging suspension system with the new RW
I think the better plan would be to work the better suspension in on the the new coach, you're giving one on your trade, get one on the deal for the new one.
Personally I haven't had any major issues with the 7k axles, but mine is probably not as long as yours. Next month I'm having the disc brake upgrade & changing to H rated tires, not because I've had a problem but just due miles & wear & in the past upgraded to the MorRyde heavy shackles with wet bolts. Any change or upgrade is going to be on you & don't expect ANY return on your investment, it's an rv.
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Old 09-20-2016, 12:00 AM   #10
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Decision made on upgrade

Looks like we will be headed to Elkhart in the spring. Talked with the people at MorRyde after finding out nobody in Texas can do the work. Had planned a trip to Virginia and the Smokies so this will just be a slight "detour". Any recommendations for additional work while we are there? Want it to be a one and done trip!! Thanks all!
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