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Old 03-28-2009, 04:50 PM   #15
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Brian, do let us know how it handles after you check everything out.

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I'll do that. Thanks all for your help.

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Steering Update

I weighed the coach both for the steering axle and rear - couldn't weigh side to side, and adjusted the tire pressure and steering is much better. We are leaving in 4 weeks on a 6500 mile trip with the kids and dogs, I'll let you know if that was the answer.
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I just bought a F53 chassis Itasca and also noted the tendency to dance around in the lane, maybe wagging as the primary movement. But it is so subjective I am not sure whether it's me (overly concerned) or the rig.

I also noted a lot of play in the steering wheel, which gives at least a feeling that the vehicle is flopping around.

Any objective way to test whether the motion is excessive besides "doesn't feel stable?"
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Typically you measure steering wheel free play - how far can you turn the steering wheel (in inches) before the tires actually move - even the slightest - from one side to the other. A quick check is to wiggle the steering wheel when parked from side to side without putting any pressure on it at the left/right "stops" or initial resistance points. The total arc distance in inches is a rough free play measure. Confirm that the tires move (slightest wiggle) when you actually apply pressure at these steering wheel "stop/resistance" points. Make sure you apply enough steering wheel force to initiate tire wiggle to measure the stop points. Should be a spec for your chassis available. Probably in the 2-3inch range - you need to get this spec from the chassis maker.
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I had the exact same problem with my CC Allure 470 but I have to admit it was solved when I set the tire pressure at 100 psi, no problems since but I do check the tire pressure more often

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