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Old 04-24-2013, 07:10 PM   #1
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Shocks or the way it is

Took my 2006 Thor Hurricane out of storage last week.A great ride except twice during those 5 days it scared the crap out of me when I hit a couple of small potholes at the same time.The whole coach shook like crazy,never been so out of control,taking my foot off the gas and saying a prayer,glad no car was close enough for a problem.Flagg rv ,the place I bought it says"that's normal".Will new shocks help?The steering stabilizer leaked out its oil during storage.The other shocks look kind of worn.If I hit one pothole it isn't bad.Two potholes is a different story.

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Old 04-24-2013, 10:10 PM   #2
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If the back of the RV will bounce and continue bouncing when you push down on the rig, then your shocks are bad.
Don't know what brand steering stabilizer you have.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:50 PM   #3
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In 2006, I think it was still a Four Winds product...the acquistion was still a ways off.

You don't say what chassis you have, and that might be useful info.
But, if your steering stabilizer has leaked out the contents, than that is a good sign that the shocks could use some attension.

Need more info to make an educated recommendation, but I don't think "that's normal" is the right answer.

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Old 04-25-2013, 12:38 AM   #4
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If it acts like the front end is shaking apart, and you step on the brake & it doesn't seem to help till the coach slows way down, its probably front shocks. Had a 4WD that did that, friend has a 40 feeter that did it, cure was shocks in both cases.

BTW, the dealer who told you that was normal, were his pants on fire? If they ain't burning now, they sure will after he drops one of those stupid one liners on his Maker. I guess dealers don't mind going to hell; they don't want to go to heaven and miss all their buddies.
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I think you nailed it when you stated the oil leaked out of your steering stabilizer. I would look into replacing it.
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You have already identified the problem with the steering stabilizer oil leak. You should have also felt the steering wheel wanting to pull loose from your hands.

Install a new horizontal steering stabilizer shock absorber and forget about the all the other shock absorbers unless you have one that shows an actual leak.

Check the adjustable steering stops on the front wheels in both full right and left turns to be sure the stops are adjusted to contact the front axle before the steering stabilizer runs out of travel and ruins your new replacement.
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Went to a reputable,100yr old suspension repair garage yesterday.Arcand in Boston.I was a few degrees off on the alignment.Going to replace my leaking steering stabilizer.The worst news was that I have tire rot on all my tires.9000k miles on my Hurricane,which means a lot of sitting causing the problem.Funny how the inspection guy didn't pick up on it.Must be because the dealership and the inspection place must know each other.When I saw what it was going to cost,I immediately called the dealerships Head honcho..I told him" we can either work together on this or I'll be doing some legal work with the attorney general.Massachusetts has some protection for consumers,if a buyer isn't informed of a serious defect on a vehicle that makes it a hazard to drive".He said he'll pay 50% I took it and will deal with the remainder later.Got Continental tires 150$ more than the Chinese tire which looked like an off road tire.The tread looked nothing like an rv tire.The continental has 100 psi.Now waiting for my check.Bus drives like a Cadillac,tho I never drove one to know,gotta be like this.Feelin a lot safer too.

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