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Old 04-29-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
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Help with ride & stability

I just bought a 1998 Hurricane 34h. I drove from Louisiana to Texas & back. We have terrible roads and the bone jarring ride messed up the connection somewhere & disabled my instrument lights and all outside running lights where I was unable to drive it at night. There's got to be something I can do to smooth out the ride & steering stability. Any advice on suspension/shocks, tires, & steering stabilizers would be greatly appreciated! I can't take another trip like that!

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Old 04-29-2014, 09:53 AM   #2
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Very first step would be to get the coaches weight, 4 corner if possible, and confirm the correct tire pressure from the tire makers inflation charts.
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Old 04-29-2014, 10:24 AM   #3
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Getting the weight and then determine what air pressure you need to have. If you are running at the minimum safe pressure that is all you can expect from the tires. More info on your coach is needed to help further.
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Went to the scale but was only able to weigh each axle. 5800 up front & 10060 in back. That is with just about all our stuff we'll carry plus 1/3 water, 2/3 grey water, 2/3 black water, & 1/2 tank fuel. Tires are old, but are G647 RSS 19.5. All tires are at 85 lbs as stated on tires. Trying to find a Goodyear table to see how much weight they support at lower pressures. I figure 2900 lbs each front and 2515 lbs for each rear. I've been told I'll sacrifice tire wear for ride comfort. I would gladly do anything to stop the bone jarring ride. Gonna look up my vin # to see if it will tell me what chassis I have.
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Just figured I have an F53 chassis.
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The cheap handling fix and Koni shocks will solve a lot of your problems.
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Old 05-07-2014, 08:01 AM   #7
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I added the Roadmaster reflex steering stabilizer and rear sway bar. Helped stability quite a bit as well as road manners. However, you are still driving a box into the wind!
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(See the Cheap Handling Fix here at the forum under "Ford")

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