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Old 10-30-2015, 03:22 PM   #1
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I have a 2008 Monica Neptune when driving down the road around 60 to 65 miles a hour it seems like i am always correcting the steering. The front tire pressures are 105 psi and the back are 95psi. The front tires are wearing evenly. I was thinking maybe the steering box needs tighting or maybe a alinement. Does anybody now what the problem could be.

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Old 10-30-2015, 07:32 PM   #2
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I have a 2008 Monica Neptune when driving down the road around 60 to 65 miles a hour it seems like i am always correcting the steering. The front tire pressures are 105 psi and the back are 95psi. The front tires are wearing evenly. I was thinking maybe the steering box needs tighting or maybe a alinement. Does anybody now what the problem could be.

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Lots of things could be in play The first thing you need to do is get your rig weighed on all four corners. Then get the inflation chart from your tire brand and set your psi accordingly There is no one size fits all as we learned very quickly Tire dealer set us at 110 all the way around and the coach drove and rode horrible.. Once we got to Henderson Lineup in Oregon and were weighed we lowered the fronts down to 95. Our backs ride at 110

Ours also need the steering box adjusted. We added a steering stabilizer as well but the icing on the cake was changing out our shocks to Bilsteins.
Initially I never drove over 62, usually holding it at 55. Now I have to set the cruise to keep it there or I find myself rolling at 70. Ron freaks out when that happens...
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Old 10-31-2015, 06:21 AM   #3
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Go to the Monaco forums below and find "Steering box play - Sheppard M100 shim or swap for a TRW?" After reading the 1038 entries you shouldn't have additional questions on this subject...
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AS Hal said go the Owners forums / Monaco
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Wandering, sway bars, alignment, ride height, oh my!!

Steering Box Play- Sheppard M100 SHIM or Swap for a TRW ?
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:28 PM   #5
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The bell crank probably has too much play in it. this happens because the original has had a lot use and the original the manufacturer installed was not the best. There are after market, high end bell cranks that will take all the steering play out.

try this link. SuperSteer Bell Crank - Freightliner XC Magnum RV Chassis
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Usually these chassis are designed for a long life, something like a million miles. How many miles on your MH? If you have less than 100,000 miles I doubt mechanical parts are worn out, if it has been properly maintained.
For me, if I watch the road right in front of the MH, I'm constantly correcting the steering/sawing on the steering wheel. If I look at least a couple blocks ahead when driving on interstates, the steering wheel stays steady for the most part, and I'm not constantly making adjustments.
Then again, your front tire alignment/toe-in may be out of specs., have you had it aligned recently? Tires will still wear evenly if other adjustments are correct, but the MH will wander or suddenly veer, depending on amount our of adjustment. How long since you've had it re-aligned or checked?
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