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Old 05-27-2012, 11:11 AM   #1
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we have just purchased a 2005 Phaeton 40 ft motorhome and are having trouble getting the ride better it rides very rough we just put a new set of Michelin tires on it 2 weeks ago and it rides worse have had tires balanced twice and still no better still have a bad shake in the middle part of coach could it be the drive shaft has anyone ever had to have it worked on for that the shake in it is very bad
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Old 05-27-2012, 12:27 PM   #2
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If it was ever towed, they might have not marked the drive shaft. It's suppose to go back in the same orientation when it was manufactured.

As far as the rough ride, how do your shocks look? I don't know about your chassis but many manufacturers used very cheap shocks there for a while. Probably still do.
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Old 05-27-2012, 03:32 PM   #3
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What kind of tire pressure are you running...very high equals hard ride.
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Old 05-27-2012, 07:06 PM   #4
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Br sure your air ride/dump switch is activated for ride...sounds too simple. That thing should ride like a cloud!
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Old 05-27-2012, 08:34 PM   #5
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Sounds like it could be a drive shaft problem. Could be it wasn't greased regularly and a u-joint is starting to fail. I would have it checked before going to far.
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I'd like to help as I owned a Allegro Bus (2005) for 7 years. However, I refuse to try to read/interrupt a posting where it's too much trouble for the writer to use any PUNCTUATION!
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I'm with you Johnnyringo. Takes all kinds. Anyway, my opinion. First you need to get the coach weighted after it is "normally" loaded for a trip. Four-corner weighing is best but if you can't do that, go to a truck stop and use the cat scales. Get front axle, back axle and full coach weights. This will give you the proper tire pressures to use which is very important to ride. Tire dealers usually put in the max pressure - keep that in mind. Next an alignment would be in order in my opinion. Go to an alignment shop that does big trucks. Ours was out of alignment and the tire pressures were set at max when we got ours. Shake and shimmy and hard to keep on the road. These two things made a huge difference in ours. If that doesn't correct it then take it to have the drive shaft looked at.
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I'd like to help as I owned a Allegro Bus (2005) for 7 years. However, I refuse to try to read/interrupt a posting where it's too much trouble for the writer to use any PUNCTUATION!
But yet you did interrupt this posting. Did you by chance mean to say interpret?
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I sure am glad that I'm not perfect. I would rather help than find fault with the person needing help. Hope I used enough periods and commas or comas ,what ever I mean to satisfy all. Jim
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I'd like to help as I owned a Allegro Bus (2005) for 7 years. However, I refuse to try to read/interrupt a posting where it's too much trouble for the writer to use any PUNCTUATION!
Not sure how punctuation will help diagnose or fix his problem, I believe he is having an issue with his Motor Home.
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I sure am glad that I'm not perfect. I would rather help than find fault with the person needing help. Hope I used enough periods and commas or comas ,what ever I mean to satisfy all. Jim
Agreed, my wife laughs at my grammar. Try posting in a political forum, you want grammar police... wow.
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Sad part is that this was his first post and he has probably been scared off from asking questions, maybe from the forum completely, by one jerk.
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