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Old 05-28-2014, 10:09 PM   #1
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Mor/Ryde. IS

We're sitting in the coach up on jacks as I write this . Coach is inside the service bays at the plant, new suspension is hung and Sergio is part way through the Kodiak brake install.
Can't say enough good things about the people here and the products they make. Everyone is knowledgeable, dedicated to what they do and can't do enough for you. I can't wait to tow the rig with the new suspension.

Col John and Sam just left, I'm waiting to talk to them later tonight to see what their thoughts are. I know his impressions are the same as mine - super people.

Only have my iPad with me for now, will post pictures when I get back next week. So far from everyone I've talked to, I think it will be the best money spent on the rig.
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Old 05-28-2014, 10:28 PM   #2
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Just curious, but how expensive is the Moride/Kodiac costing? Please let us know your impressions after the install.
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Old 05-29-2014, 01:22 AM   #3
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I'm interested as well.
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Old 05-29-2014, 06:46 AM   #4
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Don't have the time this summer, but it definitely something we are considering in the future.
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Old 05-29-2014, 07:28 AM   #5
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I was quoted $3,000 for 7k using my existing disc brakes.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:29 AM   #6
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Update on the IS

Left Mor/Ryde this afternoon. Took Sergio two full days to do the Disc brakes and the IS. For those of you that asked, it was $6100.00 installed for the 8k axles, Timken bearings, and Kodiak Disc Brakes.

My thoughts so far after about 250 miles today:

1. Best money I have spent on the coach. Braking is incredible and the ride from the coach and truck is unbelievably better. Going over railroad tracks and coming off bridge joints on the interstates is a non - event. When you go over tracks, you don't even feel it in the truck.

2. Overall ride with the coach on is now better than the truck alone. Except when pulling away from a stop or climbing a hill and the truck downshifts, you really have to remember and remind yourself that the coach is back there.

3. They found one of my spring hangers on the old suspension was cracked. Trailer seemed to tow fine but it was going to be a matter of time till I had a problem big time.

4. Stuff doesn't move around much. All of the things in the bathroom cabinet that used to fall over didn't and all of the glasses and stuff in the kitchen didn't either

Bottom line - if I ever replace the RW, the next coach will have this system before I take delivery. When we were at Mor/Ryde there were 6 DRV Mobile Suites there to have the alignment done. DRV puts the IS on at the factory

Hope this helps
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Vaughan - thanks for the update.
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Old 05-30-2014, 12:21 PM   #8
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Update on the IS

Left Mor/Ryde this afternoon. Took Sergio two full days to do the Disc brakes and the IS. For those of you that asked, it was $6100.00 installed for the 8k axles, Timken bearings, and Kodiak Disc Brakes.

My thoughts so far after about 250 miles today:

1. Best money I have spent on the coach. Braking is incredible and the ride from the coach and truck is unbelievably better. Going over railroad tracks and coming off bridge joints on the interstates is a non - event. When you go over tracks, you don't even feel it in the truck.

2. Overall ride with the coach on is now better than the truck alone. Except when pulling away from a stop or climbing a hill and the truck downshifts, you really have to remember and remind yourself that the coach is back there.

3. They found one of my spring hangers on the old suspension was cracked. Trailer seemed to tow fine but it was going to be a matter of time till I had a problem big time.

4. Stuff doesn't move around much. All of the things in the bathroom cabinet that used to fall over didn't and all of the glasses and stuff in the kitchen didn't either

Bottom line - if I ever replace the RW, the next coach will have this system before I take delivery. When we were at Mor/Ryde there were 6 DRV Mobile Suites there to have the alignment done. DRV puts the IS on at the factory

Hope this helps
Vaughn,

This is great information. Thanks for the update.

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Thanks Vaughan!

Heads up to everyone to check those spring hangers regularly. Lippert has just not figured out how to hang a spring yet. Plagued Keystone, and doesn't look like Redwood is immune either.
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Vaughn,
Glad that everything went well. It’s really to bad that Redwood would not offer this as a option. We’re going back to have the first year check done on our's on our way to the rally. ZERO troubles with our’s and there only 4 grease fitting to do. It was the BEST THING we did to our’s! Have you talked to John & Sam to see how they like theirs? I’ve always said I’ve taken a 7.0 Rolling Earthquake and with the MoR/ryde IS REDUCED it to a 3.0 aftershock. What did you think of the trains? LOL
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