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Old 06-10-2010, 12:09 PM   #15
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We moved up from a 31' Class "C". to a 29' Class "A". Both FLeetwoods. It is night and day differance, Class "A" lots better in wind and trucks passing and meeting. Enjoy your new rig!!!
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Old 06-10-2010, 12:36 PM   #16
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With a 51% wheelbase I don't see how you can't get blown around, even in 10-15 mph winds.

Maybe you should visit RV Ratings for motorhomes, fifth wheels, trailers, toy haulers. for their input.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:05 PM   #17
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We moved up from a 31' Class "C". to a 29' Class "A". Both FLeetwoods. It is night and day differance, Class "A" lots better in wind and trucks passing and meeting. Enjoy your new rig!!!
Well, I will find out in the morning when I finally pick it up. Not a clue, is your rig is on a 22,000 lb chassis with 208" wheelbase (if it is a ford)? If so, That would make it handle better.
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Old 06-10-2010, 01:20 PM   #18
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I agree with the suggestion re tire pressure and alignment with one caravat.. There are two pressures all but guaranteed to be WRONG for your motor home

One is written or typed on a sticker somewhere inside the rig (That might be OK if the rig is empty) the other is molded into the tire (That is the proper pressure ONLY if the tire is carrying the maximum load.. Read the FULL sentence, not just "xxx PSI maximum"

The proper pressure is found by clicking here RV Safety, Merritt Island, Florida and or by getting the 4 corner weights on your rig and going to the tire manufacturer's web site and finding the inflation chart for your tire.

NOTE: The folks at the link will send someone out with scales to do that for you, they will also have the tire maker's charts handy to hand you. They do a bunch of other stuff too.. About the same price as running over a scale twice to get the corner weights.
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There is a small truck stop close to me with weight scales. I'll go get it weighed. They said it is $9 to weigh. That is cheap. I've never done this so I hope they explain how to weigh it.
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The CO DOT will let you use their roadside scales for FREE

(If they are not busy)
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Old 06-11-2010, 05:51 AM   #21
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Jtroop, just so you know going to the truck stop ( AKA travel plaza, as it called today, lol) the scales weight the rigs by each axle, such as steers then the drives and of course the total weight, as a trucker this would of included the trailer ( tandoms) weight to, for each adjustment that was made and going back on the scales it would again cost, but it would be cheaper then the 1st time, however in your case I don't think you will be going back twice.
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Old 06-11-2010, 11:42 AM   #22
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Well, I will find out in the morning when I finally pick it up. Not a clue, is your rig is on a 22,000 lb chassis with 208" wheelbase (if it is a ford)? If so, That would make it handle better.
Yes, it is a Ford and those are the specs.
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A longer wheelbase would have been preferable. JMHO.
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Old 06-11-2010, 02:12 PM   #24
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i've got a 33 on a 22000# f53, with 22.5 tires and 208 wheelbase, and it rides great, and trucks don't really bother it much at all. unit weighs 18k without my junk.

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Drove it 100 miles today. There is a little side to side push with some wind. Not to bad but I'll probably be looking for an add on to help with it.
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i really don't think you can get rid of having a little bit of side push, after all it is a large box, and i think you'll get it with any large rig. the rig we have now is 15" taller then our old 32 georgie boy, and i'm happy with it after 15k miles. on a side not, we came close to buying the fleetwood fiesta lx in '08, which seemed to be a nice rig, maybe close to yours.
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I've been reading through some of the owner manuals. The Ford documentation states it has a front trac bar. I guess that is good. ONe less thing I have to get. Maybe a Safe T Plus bar would help some? I hear you billyb, though I think it has some room for improvement.
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my opinion is that the front end doesn't need anymore help. i think the only way would be to install a rear trac bar, because that is where the sway would be coming from because the front is already has been taken care of.
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