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Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #15
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Well, I certainly didn't intend to spend that much money on all these fixes, however when I took it to a very well know shop in the San Francisco bay area, they told me that these fixes were they only way I would ever be able to solve my problems. They even told me that they had contacted the manufacture and they confirmed these fixes were the only way. Tires and shocks were needed regardless of my handling issues, so I guess I spent about $2K on the other items. I just hoped for more improvement and I'm frustrated. The thing is not that bad, but it sure does wander and the steering just seems so very loose. Again, my RV is a 2004 36' Fleetwood Southwind with only 31K miles and I sure wouldn't have thought that the steering would be that loose.
I'm going on a trip tomorrow and I'm going to try letting some air out of the front tires and see what that does. They are at 100psi now and was thinking of taking them down to about 85?
Btw, I don't think you are a SA, I'm just trying to get some answers to this dilemma. Thanks for your comments.
BBJdaddy: PLEASE! don't just arbitraily lower your TP..that MAY just lead to a blow out. My advice was to get it weighed to set the correct pressure. Then, use the tire makers pressure chart to determine what is correct. Without actual "as traveled" loaded weight NOBODY can tell you what is safe, but I think the 100psi MAY be a little too harsh...I just would not want you to drop down and then have a problem.

IF fixing the TP does not help, then talk to a competent heavy truck alignment shop about increasing the castor angle. They will probably warn you about creating excessive shoulder wear, but many WCC owners who have had their's adjusted swear by the improved tracking it caused. Do a search in the Workhorse forum for "castor angle" to find the threads on this subject.

Safe travels!
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You don't need any "Add-On's" You only need a good alignment. Both front and rear axels aligned to the frame by a company that specializes in truck/bus alignment. Have had 2 coaches done and the difference is amazing
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