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Old 07-09-2012, 09:13 PM   #29
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I am sold on the tag axle as well. Previous unit was a 32' DP Bounder and in our area we can get up to 60 MPH winds. On a good day it felt windy driving this unit. On a windy day it was downright scary and I dreaded the approach of a semi. Current unit is 37' gasser Bounder with the tag and the wind does not have a lot of effect on it. Maybe noticeable and requiring a little correction but certainly not lunging around like the 32'. You can bet my next unit will have a tag as well.

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Old 07-09-2012, 09:24 PM   #30
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Barlow46 checked out your link and saw some very familiar images. After a particularly windy day in Southern Alberta you can see up to a half a dozen semis lying on their sides in the ditch.

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Old 07-10-2012, 10:32 AM   #31
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Before you trade your coach, use "search" and read many posts discussing Track Bars (Panhard Bars).

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I have a 2000 Tradewinds. I have only one complaint - it is almost impossible to handle in strong crosswinds. I had a steering stabilizer installed which helped a lot, but did not correct the problem. I still cannot drive much more than 50 - 55 mph,, but 55 is pushing it. I'll be struggling along and get passed by other Class As.

So, the beast will be replaced. Which Class A handles the best, or at least can be controlled in strong crosswinds?
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Old 07-16-2012, 08:27 PM   #32
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We have a 1996 36ft. Monaco Windsor with "air tabs" we added a couple of years ago . It is extremely stable in crosswinds (even in the Southern Alberta breezes!!!) and when meeting Semi Trailer units on 2 lane roads. Just google air tabs and their web site provides all data you require to order sufficient numbers. I can't believe more units have not been outfitted as they DO work as advertised.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:06 PM   #33
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As mentioned, many rv's can be improved immensely with after market products. I finally bit the bullet and bought sway bars for front and rear. I already had the front end aligned, added a safe-t-plus steering stabilizer and built an electric trim for it so I can compensate for cross winds or crowns. Also adjust the ride height which is getting the air pressure in the bags at the correct level helped. It now tracks like a go cart. Passing trucks don't budge me at all now. Before it would wear me out trying to keep it in my lane on a calm day. Oh and some have spent over $100 each for shocks. I have the stock ones. With less than 15K miles and the current great ride I plan on running them till they wear out.
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Old 07-16-2012, 10:17 PM   #34
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Our coach can handle any crosswinds with the jacks down and awnings in.

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