Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-10-2013, 10:06 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
new purchase 30 ft trek

Just picked up my new used 2007 trek in Tampa Fl and drove it home to Miami Fl. The unit was terrible on the road at 50 to 65 mph. It swayed, wandered and darted . Any suggestions on suspension changes would be appreciated
__________________

__________________
stanstuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 03-11-2013, 12:16 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,910
The very first thing i would do is determine the weight of the RV and then set the tire pressures to what the tire maker chart recommends.
Over inflated tires will cause problems like you are experiencing as well as a rough ride.
__________________

__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 01:43 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
vsheetz's Avatar


 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Ford Super Duty Owner
Join Date: Jun 2012
Location: SoCal
Posts: 11,802
Great forum dedicated to Trek's - HUGE amount of tribal knowledge.
http://www.nwtfc.com/forum/
__________________
Vince and Susan
2011 Tiffin Phaeton 40QTH (Cummins ISC/Freightliner)
Flat towing a modified 2005 Jeep (Rubicon Wrangler)
Previously a 2002 Fleetwood Pace Arrow 37A and a 1995 Safari Trek 2830.
vsheetz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 04:59 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
new purchase

Quote:
Originally Posted by Arch Hoagland View Post
The very first thing i would do is determine the weight of the RV and then set the tire pressures to what the tire maker chart recommends.
Over inflated tires will cause problems like you are experiencing as well as a rough ride.
The dealer (LAZY DAYS) had just installed 6 new Michelins on the coach . I will check the tires today.
__________________
stanstuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2013, 12:15 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Arch Hoagland's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Workhorse Chassis Owner
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Clovis, CA, USA
Posts: 5,910
Michelin Americas Truck Tires XRV Page
Michelins pressure chart.

Use the Load and Pressure tab.
__________________
2004 Monaco La Palma 36DBD, W22, 8.1, 7.1 MPG
2000 LEXUS RX300 FWD 22MPG 4020 LBS
Arch Hoagland is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 06:04 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 11
installed blue ox rear and front track bar along wit blue ox trucenter . Had front aligned and found the toe was about 20 degrees off. Had coach weighed and frt axel was 6400 lbs ,rear was 12180 lbs. I called Michelin and was told to set pressure at 110lbs all the way around. COACH GETS NEW KONI SHOCKS NEXT WEEK. I am a newbe to rv's and would appreciate any comments good or bad.
__________________
stanstuf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 09:32 PM   #7
Senior Member
 
rlyons's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: USA
Posts: 182
Quote:
Originally Posted by stanstuf View Post
installed blue ox rear and front track bar along wit blue ox trucenter . Had front aligned and found the toe was about 20 degrees off. Had coach weighed and frt axel was 6400 lbs ,rear was 12180 lbs. I called Michelin and was told to set pressure at 110lbs all the way around. COACH GETS NEW KONI SHOCKS NEXT WEEK. I am a newbe to rv's and would appreciate any comments good or bad.
Toe is set by inches, not degrees. Caster and Camber is measured in degrees. Caster will for sure cause wander problems.
__________________

__________________
Roy & Sabine Lyons
98 Itasca 35' Class A Gas with Banks Powerpack
98 Honda CRV Toad
rlyons is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
purchase



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 07:03 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.