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Old 06-20-2011, 06:00 PM   #1
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2004 39' discovery fleetwood drifts badly in cross winds. If anybody else has these problems, please let me know what you do to solve them. I have to slow to 40 mph . Do not feel safe on major fwys.
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Is it gasser or diesel? Air suspension? Check shocks, with the age of the rig they may need replacing, Consider a steering stabilizer. Make sure correct tire pressure.
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Old 06-22-2011, 12:56 PM   #3
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2004 39' discovery fleetwood drifts badly in cross winds. If anybody else has these problems, please let me know what you do to solve them. I have to slow to 40 mph . Do not feel safe on major fwys.
Help!
i'm a newb myself but was having same issue. after researching on this site and others, i dumped $800 into a Blue Ox TruCenter and it was worth every penny. went from white knuckly, clenched toe, full stress driving to sit back, relax, one-hand-possible driving in very similar winds. Hurt to drop an unexpected chunk but in the short time i've had it it's already paid for itself in reduced stress levels. good luck.
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Check out the SteerSafe website. Really a good stabilizing system and fairly inexpensive. And it works like a charm!!
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Check out the SteerSafe website. Really a good stabilizing system and fairly inexpensive. And it works like a charm!!
I second that but add a rear stabilizer too and it should fix your problems.
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If you experiment with different speeds, you will find one that minimizes the effect of the wind. It could be faster or slower that the 40MPH you felt comfortable with. I have been driving across SD with a heavy cross wind and I had the best stabilization at 67MPH.
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