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Old 06-18-2011, 07:25 PM   #43
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Well Buki, we all appreate your opinion, and you just keep on going down the road like you are if you are happy that way. As the another poster said the handleing went south after new tires, and alignment. He posted a question, looking suggestions thats all.

Oh yea, when you are blocking up the highway, wobbleing and weaving down the road please stay in the right lane. That way you will be out of my way when I go around you with a fine handling F/T motorhome.
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Old 06-19-2011, 11:54 AM   #44
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Well Buki, we all appreate your opinion, and you just keep on going down the road like you are if you are happy that way. As the another poster said the handleing went south after new tires, and alignment. He posted a question, looking suggestions thats all.

Oh yea, when you are blocking up the highway, wobbleing and weaving down the road please stay in the right lane. That way you will be out of my way when I go around you with a fine handling F/T motorhome.
While I take exception to some of what Buki said, at least he did not presume to speak for me, as you did with the "we all appreate" statement.

I realize that this post adds nothing whatsoever to the discussion, just like yours huh?

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Old 06-19-2011, 12:10 PM   #45
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OK, guys, lets not go off on a tangent here. Sometimes it takes a new comer a little time to get familiar with the friendly personality of the forum.
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Old 06-19-2011, 12:45 PM   #46
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My first thought is tires. I have over the years only had one set of tires that would not work. Dealer replaced two of them with no change. And then put Michelins on and no more problems. I suspect that is your problem
Before I would change a thing or add a thing; ( if you didn't have a problem before you changed tires) the very first thing I would do is go back to the tire dealer an asked to put the same tires back on your motorhome.
When you start changing everything you are beating a dead horse.
I once bought a new set of tires drove all the way to Califonia (2500 miles) bouncing all the way; had them balanced twice, that didn't work, bought a new set of the original tires and the problem was gone
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I'll see if I can slide the generator over a few inches...
Well I hope you get er fixed> Hum I thought the generator was in the middle
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While I take exception to some of what Buki said, at least he did not presume to speak for me, as you did with the "we all appreate" statement.

I realize that this post adds nothing whatsoever to the discussion, just like yours huh?

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You are absoutely correct ED
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Old 06-20-2011, 09:55 AM   #49
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Sorry, I've only had Super Gas and Super Pro cars, so low '9's is not very fast I guess, but, the dynamics of a dragster under full acceleration has nothing whatsoever to with a Motorhome. I have had both, my neighbours currently have both, and I know a few or so folks who have had both. Totally different dynamic(s) and the OP should probably continiue to focus on getting his Motorhome to behave like a Motorhome, not a race car? If any of my coaches don't go down the road straight, at 65 MPH with one hand on the wheel and a smile on my face, something is wrong, period.
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I think someone sniffed wwwwwaaaaaaaaaaaaayyyyyyyyyyyyyyy toooooooooo
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Quick update ... our brand new 2011 AC Revolution never did "steer" quite right for me ... it drifted to the right and understeered ... fought with Fleetwood and Spartan ... they had it aligned by an 'old guy' who really knows his stuff (said affectionately, he really is terrific) ... got it perfect in his opinion, even switche front wheels to be sure ... I still wasn't happy and he 'blamed' Spartan, complete with an explanation a bit over my head quite frankly ... just got my Coach back with a new steering gear box provided and installed by Spartan ... what a difference! Don't ever overlook worn, loose, broken, or defective parts in your steering geometry 'stuff', even if it's new.
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Well, the tire shop revisited the alignment, switched tire positions, and threw some magic fairy dust on it. Tire shop said they would put om Michelin's at the cost difference between them and the Toyo's if I didn't like the ride. I test drove it 50 miles, and then hooked up the car trailer and towed another 50 miles. Seems about 96% better. Not really as rock solid smooth as before changing tires, but pretty good. Having read several good reports on the Toyos, I'm not sure what to do. I don't buy the myth that Michelin's are the only good motorhome tire, as espoused by some here.
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Well I am on my first major trip with my new MIchelin tires. They replaced my GY G670s and believe me they are smooth as glass, quiet with no wander or pull. A lot better than my Goodyear tires
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I will make these observations:

I have had cars where the alignment was within spec but handling was clearly not, Turns out the spec has a range, I will make up an example. -.1 to -.2 Or 3-5

Well, if all the alignment factors are at the edge of spec (IE. -.1 and 3 in the example above) then bad things can happen. Everything is spec, but all one side of spec.

The other: You said lowering tire pressure helped. I'd have thought the opposite.

Tire pressure needs to be set by load, Weight the rig loaded and inflate per tire company pressure chart, Many stores either blow it up to a "Fixed" pressure or to the max on the sidewall.. or to the sticker if they can find it.

All 3 all but guaranteed to be WRONG for your rig.
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