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Old 02-24-2015, 06:33 PM   #29
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Huuum...? silver & blue? what part number?

These numbers are taken from Winnebago official specs. The numbers in italic are rough estimation.
go weigh it .. you'll save time and know...
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Tire pressure ought to be a science, but it's mostly beer talk; because we all have our opinions that don't mean squat until the rubber meets the road.

What others have said is true. Reduce by 5 lbs at a time if you can't get to a scales.
Don't worry about your weight from the book as much as how the ride feels. Try 20-mile trips over the same roads in order to see what you like...and what your coach likes.
Thanks for the advise... I may change my mind about the byke rack altogether.
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Front tracbar

If anyone knows, Is there a front tracbar on the 26HE?
I took this shot from underneath my rig.
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Old 02-24-2015, 06:46 PM   #33
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If anyone knows, Is there a front tracbar on the 26HE?
I took this shot from underneath my rig.
that's it.... you don't need any bars... watch the videos...

with my trailer hooked on, truckers would try to take the wind off my rig to make it sway....I'd llet them pass..... them pass them back up... I'd get so far ahead off them they couldn't reach me with a cb

the thing would jump right up to 85 and cruise
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Thanks bamaboy

This thread reminds me of the time I got the new lawn mower and it died after a few cuts. Diagnosed the heck out of it and got nowhere except for lots of tools on the ground and pulled my shoulder from trying to start it, until DW came out of the house (bringing my 3rd beer) and asked, " Is there any gas in the tank?".

Simple fixes. Some times we tend to complicate dirt.
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This thread reminds me of the time I got the new lawn mower and it died after a few cuts. Diagnosed the heck out of it and got nowhere except for lots of tools on the ground and pulled my shoulder from trying to start it, until DW came out of the house (bringing my 3rd beer) and asked, " Is there any gas in the tank?".

Simple fixes. Some times we tend to complicate dirt.
let me see if I can explain this little motorhome...
did you watch any of the videos...baddest motorhome on the road,,,

here's the deal... it only has 158'' wheel base... any little thing cause them to sway... ford puts super stiff valved shocks to stop the sway...
the next thing is the tires..if you try to soften the ride with tire pressure ... you get tire bounce and sideway flex.... dangerous.....

see there ... it's that easy... fix whats wrong first... the shocks...
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Huuum...? silver & blue? what part number?

These numbers are taken from Winnebago official specs. The numbers in italic are rough estimation.
Bilstein has come out with new MH shocks that are silver with a blue top. Supposed to be much improved over the yellow ones.

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Bilstein has come out with new MH shocks that are silver with a blue top. Supposed to be much improved over the yellow ones.

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thanks Buddy, I was try'n to find the numbers
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Thanks for all the input.

To resume what's been said about MH in general AND about my 26HE in particular:

- It is futile to try to re-balance the rig by shifting weight to the front axel.
- The chassis is not stable as it is, even with the OEM front tracbar and swaybar
- Air spings / Sumo springs would increase stability (in my opinion, it adds firmess to the ride but most likely reduce seat comfort... unless shocks and springs are replaced by softer ones)

So here's my plan:

- It is imperative to find the best compromise for tire pressure, starting high and decreasing by 5psi steps down to where I find most confort without sacrifying stability and security
- I will do the McKinley Cheap Handling Fix, in front first
- I have to find the most suitable shocks for MY rig. Problem is, the more information I gather, the more confused I get
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Thanks for all the input.

To resume what's been said about MH in general AND about my 26HE in particular:

- It is futile to try to re-balance the rig by shifting weight to the front axel.
- The chassis is not stable as it is, even with the OEM front tracbar and swaybar
- Air spings / Sumo springs would increase stability (in my opinion, it adds firmess to the ride but most likely reduce seat comfort... unless shocks and springs are replaced by softer ones)

So here's my plan:

- It is imperative to find the best compromise for tire pressure, starting high and decreasing by 5psi steps down to where I find most confort without sacrifying stability and security
- I will do the McKinley Cheap Handling Fix, in front first
- I have to find the most suitable shocks for MY rig. Problem is, the more information I gather, the more confused I get
IMO, the first order of business is to load the rig (cargo, water, gasoline, and people) and get it properly 4-corner weighed. Once you know the actual weights, you can proceed with the tire inflation adjustment.
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Thanks for all the input.

To resume what's been said about MH in general AND about my 26HE in particular:

- It is futile to try to re-balance the rig by shifting weight to the front axel.
- The chassis is not stable as it is, even with the OEM front tracbar and swaybar
- Air spings / Sumo springs would increase stability (in my opinion, it adds firmess to the ride but most likely reduce seat comfort... unless shocks and springs are replaced by softer ones)

So here's my plan:

- It is imperative to find the best compromise for tire pressure, starting high and decreasing by 5psi steps down to where I find most confort without sacrifying stability and security
- I will do the McKinley Cheap Handling Fix, in front first
- I have to find the most suitable shocks for MY rig. Problem is, the more information I gather, the more confused I get
watch my videos and see the difference...in all the videos I am holding the camera..so 1 hand driving at 65/70 mph...

I ve had your motor home... just putting the sumos on front will fix the problem...sumos work better than air bags because of the up travel resistance.. so they stop body roll... air bags cause it...


I took the time to try different shocks... I even ran with out them ... with just the sumo's ... the sumos make a softer ride...lessen the fatigue of driving...
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The part I find unbelievable is that someone thinks it is ok to drive a motorhome down a highway one handed with a camera in their face and talk about safety .
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