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Old 05-14-2014, 05:42 AM   #1
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2007 winnebago steering issue

I just brought a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer and when ever I hit bad bumps, big trucks go by or heavy wind the RV wants to go in its own directions. I have to oversteer to correct it. What can the problem be and what solution is available? We love the room and comfort of our Winnebago. We are first time owners.
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I just brought a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer and when ever I hit bad bumps, big trucks go by or heavy wind the RV wants to go in its own directions. I have to oversteer to correct it. What can the problem be and what solution is available? We love the room and comfort of our Winnebago. We are first time owners.
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Not sure what chassis your Winnebago sits on. There are some things you can do to help out with the dreaded all over the road syndrome. Google or search in this site the following: CHF (Cheap Handling Fix), Steer Safe, SafeTPlus, TruCenter, Roadmaster Reflex, Blue Ox TigerTrak. Also, make sure you have the correct tire pressures.
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Old 05-14-2014, 08:17 AM   #3
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I just brought a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer and when ever I hit bad bumps, big trucks go by or heavy wind the RV wants to go in its own directions. I have to oversteer to correct it. What can the problem be and what solution is available? We love the room and comfort of our Winnebago. We are first time owners.
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WELCOME to iRV2.com and the WBGO forum. After you determine which CHASSIS you have, I suggest you look in the respective forum (Ford or Workhorse) here on iRV2. You'll find LOTS of threads on the subject.

Most likely, after air pressure adjustments, your first mod should be a rear trac bar to reduce the "tail wagging the dog" effect, but I suggest much reading before throwing money at the problem. It may be that you just need to get more experience driving these bricks on wheels.

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I just brought a 2007 Winnebago Sightseer and when ever I hit bad bumps, big trucks go by or heavy wind the RV wants to go in its own directions. I have to oversteer to correct it. What can the problem be and what solution is available? We love the room and comfort of our Winnebago. We are first time owners.
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The first two things to do are: weigh the coach and adjust the tire pressures according to the tire manufacturer's load table, then have the front end aligned by a good truck service center.

Do a test run and if there are still problems, I would start with adding a HD anti-sway bar (such as the Roadmaster HD) to the rear end. After each change take it for a road test. If there are still problems you can proceed with additional steps such as a steering stabilizer, etc.

In my experience, the proper tire pressure, front end alignment and the additional heavy duty rear stabilizer gives the biggest bang for the buck in improved handling.
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We had the front aligned, adjusted tire pressure, installed a Blue Ox rear track bar, a TruCenter, and Sumo Springs on all four corners. Drives wonderful now. Did all of the installs myself, which helped a lot on the cost.
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What brand of tires and what is their size?

Next how much does the RV weigh...you have to go to a scale and weigh it.

Tire pressure is very important in handling.
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