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Old 09-08-2015, 06:52 AM   #1
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Question like living on a boat the rocking motion in a Class A

2014 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31A - gas motorhome

Our new tiffin open road feels like we're living on a boat sometimes.

The rocking motion when one of us moves around the motorhome is ridiculous.

We had suma springs installed and that helped with driving.

What else can we do or is this just something Class A owners just live with?
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:10 AM   #2
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Install some hydraulic lifts for lifting your MH partially off the springs and leveling it. They also make mechanically operated lifts for the same purpose.


Sorry I haven't got any better photos but here's picture of my front hydraulic lifts taken last May when I was replacing my engine. I also have two lifts in the rear of the coach.





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Are you talking about rocking while parked or on the road?
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Old 09-08-2015, 07:22 AM   #4
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Question rocking motion while parked and leveled

I'm talking about while we're leveled and parked.

Whenever anyone walks around and I'm sitting down I can feel the RV rocking.

living life fulltime in an RV.

Is my tiffin allegro open road bulid too top heavy??
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I'm talking about while we're leveled and parked.

Whenever anyone walks around and I'm sitting down I can feel the RV rocking.

living life fulltime in an RV.
As mentioned above, you need to get some of the weight off the tires and springs somehow. TT's and 5th wheel use stabilizer jack and other methods, but it is arguable harder with the motorhome due to their weight. Mechanical leveling jacks or similar are need to support some of the weight of the unit to prevent the springs and tires from doing their normal job. Since the jack have to work on such a heavy chassis, they are not cheap. Also, these jack do a good job of retarding um and down motion, but not so good on side to side, so you can't remove all of the motion that way.

Good Luck, I am sure more suggestions will be coming henceforth.
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Are you using your HWH system to level the coach? Next time you park, activate the Autolevel switch and let it level. When it is done, check outside to make sure your pads are all on the ground.

Have another RVer walk around in your coach and see if they think there is too much movement. Peoples perception of movement can vary greatly. You might think it moves and another person will think it is rock steady.
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Old 09-08-2015, 03:23 PM   #7
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I thought recent Allegros came with the HWH hydraulic levelers, which should also help stabilize it when parked. Are you using yours? If you have them, you shouldn't need to install additional hydraulic jacks. It's strange . . .. from our looking at many manufacturers over the last few years, we thought Tiffin Allegro was the most stable compared to others.
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Well, every thing is relative. On our 36ft Discovery we have PowerGear levelers. I lift the front first and then the rear, and then level side to side. Most times we do not feel any sway in the coach. However, from time to time, yes, we do. Not much, but some.
Seems to happen when we have to extend the jacks to a greater extend to get the coach level. Never have we lifted the rears off the ground, sometimes the fronts. Just one of those things!!!
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Use auto level first. Then run each jack for a second or two to take more weight off the coach suspension. If the ground is soft use ground pads.
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