On August 28th, 2017 I arrived at Lafayette, IN to have LiquidSpring’s plant install their suspension system on my new motor home. I have a 2017 Tiffin Allegro Open Road, 34 foot V10 gas motor home. I had already put more than 8,000 miles on the coach before getting their suspension and wanted better handling and a better ride. The motor home had Sumo Springs. Both the front and rear sway bars had been changed to an aftermarket stiffer product. But there was still much room for improvement.
Since the installation at their plant we have put over 3,500 miles on the coach.
Let’s start with the ride. No other way to put it but “smooth”. Those bone jarring joints in the concrete pavement that repeat every 12 feet are dampened to 20% of what they used to be. When a road like that comes up, my wife says she will just go ride in the back of the coach until we get past this area. And when you hit a bump that used to have the rear leaf springs cycle through 3 or 4 oscillations, up and down, this suspension may do 1 and settle back to a smooth ride. The new ride is dramatic.
Now, the sway of the coach, either in the wind or when you exit the road to a drive that has a deep gutter, is “controlled” by the LiquidSpring suspension. The gutter sway where the rear wheels are going through a depression at different times would previously send the coach rocking back and forth several times. Not now. You can feel the suspension take the first motion and control the reaction back to almost nothing and then it is gone. Really a controlled dampening.
In the wind, you have the ability to put the control unit in the “Sport” mode for the maximum stiffening of your suspension. No illusion, the wind is going to affect you if it is broadside. But this “Sport” mode stiffens the coach so that gives you a safer feel and less rocking/swaying when there are gusts or going past tree lines. You are still driving a mobile billboard but you feel more in control and safer.
One of my first responses to the customer representative back at the plant after experiencing the improvement to our coach’s ride was, “when will you have this available for the front suspension”?
This is a really good product that does what they say it will do.
Terry & Cindy Morris
FMCA # F462905