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Old 12-16-2006, 03:27 PM   #1
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My wife Shelly and I purchased in September a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35'. We have a Workhorse W24 Chassis. The coach has 2700 miles and has a mind of its own, when it comes to steering. It wanders almost constantly regardless of weather conditions (wind). Our dealer where we purchased the coach recommended that we install Safe-T-Plus, which we did. It hardly made any difference at all. We also have play in the steering - it's not positive at all. In dealing with my local Winnebago Dealer, their knowledge has not impressed me in the least. I lack confidence in their ability. I know there are a lot of after market suspension products for the W20 & W22 chassis. I don't seem to find much for the W24 chassis. Where do I go from here? It's very disheartening to have a new coach that can wear you out after only an hours worth of driving and a local dealer who you don't necessarily trust nor has the ability to fix the problem. Any information, suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks! LCM
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My wife Shelly and I purchased in September a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35'. We have a Workhorse W24 Chassis. The coach has 2700 miles and has a mind of its own, when it comes to steering. It wanders almost constantly regardless of weather conditions (wind). Our dealer where we purchased the coach recommended that we install Safe-T-Plus, which we did. It hardly made any difference at all. We also have play in the steering - it's not positive at all. In dealing with my local Winnebago Dealer, their knowledge has not impressed me in the least. I lack confidence in their ability. I know there are a lot of after market suspension products for the W20 & W22 chassis. I don't seem to find much for the W24 chassis. Where do I go from here? It's very disheartening to have a new coach that can wear you out after only an hours worth of driving and a local dealer who you don't necessarily trust nor has the ability to fix the problem. Any information, suggestions or ideas would be appreciated. Thanks! LCM
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Old 12-16-2006, 03:33 PM   #3
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The first thing I'd do is get it weighed, each corner if possible. If not at least get a front and rear axel weight. Make sure your weight is distributed as evenly as possible. Next, I'd find a good truck / motorhome frame and alignment shop and get the front end aligned. Then take it out and drive it and chalk up a few hundred miles if possible. I'd also take a moment to read "Driver's suspension modifications" at the top of this forum. That will give you some good ideas to the different fixes available for specific problems. I'm thinking the front end alignment will take care of most of your problems. The W-24 is supposed to have all the the W-20 & W-22 problems solved right from Workhorse.

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Old 12-16-2006, 03:49 PM   #4
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Jack - thanks for your quick response. I have taken the coach in for a front end alignment at a truck alignment shop here in my area (Cape Coral FL) but I have not had it weighed. Right now, my wife and I are carrying very little additional weight in the coach. Like I said it's relatively new and we haven't had the time to fill it up yet with stuff. Also we are not towing either. Larry
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by LCM:
My wife Shelly and I purchased in September a 2006 Winnebago Adventurer 35'. We have a Workhorse W24 Chassis. The coach has 2700 miles and has a mind of its own, when it comes to steering. It wanders almost constantly regardless of weather conditions (wind). </div></BLOCKQUOTE>LCM, We have seen recently that caster shims have made an improvement in the way the W24 handles. The caster is changed from 3 degrees to 5 degrees and owners report a significant improvement. You may want to pursue this with your dealer.

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Old 12-17-2006, 06:04 AM   #6
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Old 12-17-2006, 06:31 AM   #7
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105 on front - 95 on rear

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Pressure in front sounds kinda high I've been running 90-95 in fronts and rears with FAW=7600#.RAW=14250 loaded to go plus toad at 4250. I probably could go done a bit closer to 90.
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I would call rvsef they do 4 corner weighing ,than buy a good tire gauge , one than can be recalibrated if necc. Meyers tire equipment has them, than set tire presures to your weight and see what happens,before you weigh it fill the fuel tank ,I/4 tank of water full propane, put everthing tyu will normaly carry, get air pressure specs to weight from tire maker , Good luck
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Like everyone has said get it weight with the understanding that the compartments will have to be loaded to balance the load, drivers side to passenger side.
Most coaches these days are heavier on the pass side so put more weight on drivers side. Pass side would have refer,gen,house batts and maybe slide. The sticker by your drivers seat will tell you what your front axel weight limit should be, load the front axel up near that limit your front end will track alot better that way, if you have to much weight to the rear it will take tires in front footprint away so they will not track correctly.

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