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 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 2012 RB

 Post subject: 2012 RB
Posted: Sun Feb 12, 2017 3:37 pm 

Replies: 0
Views: 1322


Just added a listing for our 2012 RB in the "Coaches for Sale Section", if you know of someone looking for a great used Born Free I'd appreciate the referral.
Thanks
Rich

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Water Pump problem

 Post subject: Re: Water Pump problem
Posted: Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:48 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 6937


Check to see if the pump is vibrating against the back wall of the pump area. I slipped a piece of flooring material between the pump and the wall and noise went away.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Rotel RV

 Post subject: Re: Rotel RV
Posted: Tue Sep 01, 2015 10:19 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 3350


We saw this Rotel bus or one like it in a campground near Zion NP a few years ago. The bus has a slide-out kitchen/BQ with 24-30 bus type seats ahead of the sleeping area. They were having a great time.

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Shocks on 24 ft RB

 Post subject: Shocks on 24 ft RB
Posted: Fri Aug 28, 2015 8:54 am 

Replies: 3
Views: 2697


If I was to replace the front and rear shocks on my 2012 24RB what would this group recommend? What has been your experience?
Thanks,
Rich

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: WOW, Born Free is coming out with Mercedes Sprinter Chassis

Posted: Thu Aug 27, 2015 8:27 am 

Replies: 20
Views: 13143


We looked at the Sprinter chassis competition but not enough "payload" for us. We many times haul a total of eight friends or family on short trips and need the CCC of the E-450. The BF design is heavy-duty and is probably why we experience minimal squeaks, rattles and leaks. I would like ...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Input for coach absent of Spare tire

Posted: Tue Aug 18, 2015 4:06 pm 

Replies: 65
Views: 41224


A very interesting thread. I have carried an inflated tire/rim on the roof of my BF for years and have never had to use it. Tire sits on the back right corner of the roof and is strapped down. I would like to have that weight further forward but can't find a good place on the roof. I try to minimize...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: pulling jeeps

 Post subject: Re: pulling jeeps
Posted: Wed Jun 17, 2015 11:39 am 

Replies: 17
Views: 10754


I have a Wrangler Sport with automatic transmission that I've pulled on two trips using the Blue Ox system. The E450 with v-10 will handle this tow vehicle but you can expect a noticeable drop in speed when you hit a long or steep grade. You will also find that during a strong crosswind it will take...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: ALASKA-My Thoughts

 Post subject: ALASKA-My Thoughts
Posted: Mon Jan 05, 2015 11:34 am 

Replies: 7
Views: 4656


Following are some random thoughts on visiting Alaska. Your Born Free unit is the ideal way to see this great state. You can drive it anywhere without worrying about pulling a towed vehicle all those miles. You are self-contained and can stop anywhere you want (you will find many motor homes overnig...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Mountain Driving in the Rockies

Posted: Mon Oct 13, 2014 8:52 am 

Replies: 18
Views: 9712


I think Bill is correct relating to octane and the fact that 85 has the same energy content as higher octanes. An ethanol blend would have somewhat lower BTU content. We've done a lot of mountain driving with the V-10 and you just have to accept that it's not a diesel and that you will be slower and...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tread Separation

Posted: Fri Dec 20, 2013 1:08 pm 

Replies: 26
Views: 15080


I just returned from my tire shop with 6 new Michelins. I appreciate the earlier posts on this subject in that I had not been contacted by Born Free or Michelin. My date codes were all 2011 production. It's my understanding that the date code is only on one sidewall so if you can't find it it's prob...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Tire pressure on the door sticker or the tire?

Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2013 11:07 am 

Replies: 10
Views: 7452


I weighed my 24'RB in 2012 and the results were posted "Weights on 24' RB" on 4/26/2012. Tire pressure makes a great difference in ride and handling. From my experience don't run any higher pressures than the charts call for (see Bill Hemme's excellent earlier post). I recently had seven people, a l...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Generator Exhaust Noise and Smell

Posted: Mon May 20, 2013 3:32 pm 

Replies: 3
Views: 2633


We are doing more no-hookup over nighting and are using our generator more and more. To me, it's noisy and produces a lot of fumes and CO2. Has anybody had experience with a secondary muffler/exhaust system like the Gen-turi? Getting ready to head for Alaska on July 5. Anybody else got Alaska on the...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier

 Post subject: Hitch Mount Cargo Carrier
Posted: Thu Apr 18, 2013 3:37 pm 

Replies: 2
Views: 2002


I'm considering the purchase of an aluminum cargo carrier for the 2" receiver on my 24'RB. The 24' RB doesn't have as much rear "overhang" as some BF models but I'm still concerned about the carrier "bottoming out" on driveways, dips, etc. I can minimize the exposure to damage by approaching these t...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: Spare Tire on the Roof

Posted: Tue Mar 05, 2013 12:07 pm 

Replies: 37
Views: 26896


Right now I'm carrying a mounted spare on the roof of my 24'RB but have thought about moving it to a front mount. When my coach is fully loaded and/or pulling a boat I'm slightly overloaded on the rear axle and I notice more steering "wander". Getting the heavy tire/rim off the rear axle should impr...

 Forum: General and Technical Information, Questions, and Responses   Topic: 24RB Dry Weight

Posted: Fri Feb 08, 2013 12:21 pm 

Replies: 10
Views: 6073


mockturtle:
I weighed my 2012 24' RB basically empty and "fully" loaded and posted the results on this forum on 4/26/2012. You might want to do a search for that post.
Rich Flaugh
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