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Old 08-20-2016, 11:59 PM   #1
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Smile 2016 Bay Star 3124- handling?

This is the first motorhome I've had. I read about handling issues with all kind of motorhomes. This being my first, I think ts ok. I relax and sometimes a little push f a big rig goes by me unexpectedly, but doesn't freak me out. I'm having a steering stabilizer added when I get back from the trip I'm gong on next week. Just for safety in case of a blowout.
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Old 08-21-2016, 09:43 AM   #2
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I have same MH, a year older. I installed a rear track bar over past winter which greatly reduced the push from passing trucks. Another family we camp with that has same chassis installed a steering stabilizer recently. Waiting to see how he likes it before I decide. Also adjusted air pressures downward after weighing it and using Michelin chart. This helped improve ride.
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Old 08-21-2016, 06:48 PM   #3
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I have a truck scale near my house. I'm going to weigh the fron axel and rear tonight. I can't do each wheel because their scales are not set up that way. No room on sides of scales. Since the Michelin chart is for each axel end, I'll just decide by two. Right now I have them all at 94 psi when temp is cool in the morning. What are you running yours at?
We are all loaded with 1/3 tank water and full tank of gas. Leaving tomorrow for an extended trip up north. Hope to get to Montana.
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My frt axle weighed 7,000 and rear axle weighed 13,000. I have same issue as your other post this morning that the air pressure for the weight on the Michelin chart seems too low. I'm running 85 psi on my fronts and 90 on my rears. It's still below the sticker which says 100 psi for fronts and rears.
Safe travels. We are also leaving today for an Army COE CG about an hour north of home.
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Old 08-22-2016, 07:45 PM   #5
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Just put a Safety steer plus on our 2015 BayStar 3401 but haven't tried it out to any degree yet. Headed to Wyoming in 3 days, I'll keep you updated. I'm running 95 psi front and back.


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I had been running 90# as per the manufacturers plate in my Bay Star 3103. Then I took it in for an oil change at a Ford Commercial service shop and it came back with 100# in all the tires. Today I lowered them all down to 95# to see if I can tell a difference. I did this mostly because I discovered my compressor will only go to 90# and I had a couple a few pounds low. Need to purchase a new portable compressor.
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I have mine at 90 right now. We are starting day 2 of our trip. Noticed the rain grooves in Modesto area were making rig squirly, bit I am full load now and towing a light car for the first time I. May move them back to 95 and see how that works out.
Had an emergency evasive action yesterday. A logging truck was passing me and all of a sudden he moved over on me.those big forks on his trailer almost took ouT my mirror and front bumper. I had to pull hard right. Off on the rumble strip and emergency lane. Scared the crap out of me. My rig handled it pretty good. Yikes!
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Most noticeable improvement will be with a rear stabilization bar for the coach posted weight.
If the tires have the proper tire inflation you should never have a blow out on front tires or rear. The rear tires will have a lower tire inflation than front because front tires need to track properly.
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