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Old 07-09-2013, 03:39 PM   #1
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Leans a Bit to the Right

Noticed our 07 Dolphin seems to lean a bit to the right on the road, when viewed from behind. Is this normal?

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Old 07-09-2013, 03:45 PM   #2
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Roads are crowned in the center and some will make your coach seem like it is leaning.

Does it lean if you are on a perfectly flat parking lot?

Weak leaf springs can cause the problem.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:05 PM   #3
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I'd start by making sure tires are inflated to proper psi. Get MH weighed, preferably by each 'corner' if possible. If you don't find right side heavier than left, then parked on dead flat parking lot, measure from ground to frame on each side. If you find a lean after all that, then you might need springs rebuilt.

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Old 07-09-2013, 04:48 PM   #4
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Tires are all equally inflated. Still leans on a flat road, not much but I notice it. I suspected the suspension is a bit weak on that side. Maybe It's heavier due to the sink, stove, double door fridge, bath sink and bedroom TV on that side. Also maybe due to use of the entrance on that side. Others have told me a slight lean to the right is normal, but still seems odd to me.
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Old 07-09-2013, 06:51 PM   #5
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If the tilt is a bother, I would look at adding a leaf to my springs on that side. I suppose you have checked the loading in your Bay Compartments. If not, you might want to do a little shifting of load from one side to the other. On a previous coach we owned, it appeared that there was a slight tilt when viewing from the rear. What it turned out to be was the hitch was welded on crooked from Winniebago during manufacture. I had to find a level parking lot and did some measuring as previously suggested.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:12 PM   #6
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Hate to say it this way, but we had a "lean" also along with some sloppy driving/handling...we took our Pacifica in for a front end alignment and they found numerous loose bolts and and the front end was totally out of wack...now the lean is gone and the bus drives like a 30,000 lb sports coach....just my 2 cents worth.
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Old 07-15-2013, 01:26 PM   #7
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To correct my MH's lean to the right, i suggested to the DW to lose a couple of pounds. I'll be driving again in a couple of weeks but will have a permanent limp.

Serious now, my right front spring is weaker although it has been replaced by the PO. I load the first bay on that side very lightly seems to help.
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Our 97 always seemed to lean to me also. I added Firestone bladders to my rear suspension, mild psi, but can adjust any lean... left to right or fore to aft. I have a tag, but usually am towing a Wrangler or a enclosed trailer, so, nice to have ability to level after tongue weight added. No harsher ride quality either
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Originally Posted by Arch Hoagland View Post
Roads are crowned in the center and some will make your coach seem like it is leaning.
Here in WA we quit building roads with "crowns" in then about 40 years ago. Now we build them with a slope. Much easier to build and less math involved.
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There are shim kits available for some chassis. This was covered in a recent thread.
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It depends on what (and how much) I've been drinking in regard to if mine looks like it leans or not...
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My wife drives most of the time and also sleeps portside, so mine is level most of the tim . . . OW! STOP THAT!
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Let's try to stick with the OP's topic guys.


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