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Old 04-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #1
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steering issue 2007 safari trek

I just purchased a 2007 safari trec with 35000 miles logged in. NEW TIRES ALL AROUND ,NEW BRAKES COMPLETE .NEW HOUSE BATTERIES ,NEW TV SATELITTE, NEW FRONT WINDSHIELD ,COACH IS IN EXCELLENT SHAPE EXCEPT FOR WHITE KNUCKEL DRIVING.Just installed blue ox true center and tiger trac anti sway bar .Coach is spongie an wants to follow every rut in the road .Any suggestions would be welcome.

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #2
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I've found over the years driving different RV's and so many different company trucks that sometimes even though the tires are new they catch every groove in the surface. Also I'm a firm believer that things drive/steer better when the back is level or slightly higher than the front. Worn out shocks can be issue also allowing it to sway which in turn causes it to move around. It would not hurt to take it to a Alignment shop and check all components. Tire pressure can affect steering also if set too low. Hope this helps. !

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Old 04-26-2013, 09:31 PM   #3
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Stan, do you know what shocks are on it? What color is the shock bottom cylinder and what color is the top dust shield?
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Old 04-26-2013, 11:58 PM   #4
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In July I had one of my rear dual tires blow. My old Goodyear tires were 7.5 years old. I found a new set of Bridgestone tires with a manufacturing date of April 2012. My new tires were around 3 to 4 months old when installed on my rig. I noticed a big handling change with the new tires. My RV tracked with every rut in the road and the bow wave of a passing truck almost pushed me off the road. I put on a steering stabilizer and a rear trac bar. My front end already had a front trac bar. It helped some but my RV was still somewhat more difficult to drive then it was with my old tires.

In November we left Washington State and headed south for warmer weather. The last time my RV tracked badly was as we approached Tucson, AZ. As we headed home in the spring my RV was driving better and better. By the time we reached Redding, CA my RV was driving better than it ever has.

I posted my story on line and some have said that they have experienced something similar with new tires. Apparently, in my case, my tires needed to age, or needed miles to break them in, or perhaps both.

I am now very happy with the handling characteristics of my RV. It has never driven better.

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Old 04-27-2013, 12:11 AM   #5
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Which chassis?

And here is a great forum dedicated to Safari Trek's - folks there know everything about Trek's and are super helpful. TREK Tracks
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Old 06-03-2013, 06:58 PM   #6
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Smile Finially problem solved

Just came home from alignment shop .Added 1 degree to caster on right and left front wheel.Reset the toe in more positive from total of 6 degrees neg. Now have 6 oclock one handed driving at 65mph. The previous add on equipment on the way to solve the problem are Blueox,rear trac bar,front trac bar and truecenter.It was pricey but driving is now a pleasure compared to before . Oh yes , I changed the shocks to KONI.I'm a happy camper now.

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