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Old 04-23-2016, 01:49 PM   #1
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Twice my motorhome has reacted to rough terrain and a sharp turn with the sensation that my front wheels are falling off, with my rig shaking. When I come to a stop and pull forward, it straightens itself out.
This has been over a year of owning my 207 Holiday Rambler SKT40. Any one heard of this happening?
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If your coach has IFS, Independent Front Suspension, it's time to have the ball joints checked .
Had similar issue with a car ; and the upper ball joints were worn out.
The bump would allow the joint to come out of it's worn cavity then the wobble would continue until it fell back in.
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Could be shocks, or tie rod ends or any number of things. Get to a quality front end shop. Lots of guesswork without knowing what chassis and suspension we are talking about.

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We have a RR8R Roadmaster Chassis....just had all 8 shocks replaced prior to winter in Florida.
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We have a RR8R Roadmaster Chassis....just had all 8 shocks replaced prior to winter in Florida.
Were the shocks replaced in an attempt to correct the wobble issue ?
Front end parts inspected and alignment done?
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Twice my motorhome has reacted to rough terrain and a sharp turn with the sensation that my front wheels are falling off, with my rig shaking. When I come to a stop and pull forward, it straightens itself out.

This has been over a year of owning my 207 Holiday Rambler SKT40. Any one heard of this happening?

You are describing what sound like its 'death wobble'. A violent front end shaking that starts by hitting a bump or similar. Continues until speed is considerable reduced or you come to a stop. Then it's ok - until the next bump starts the oscillation again.

This problem is most common to straight axle front ends. A worn or damaged suspension or steering component is the culprit. Could be bushings, track bar, tie rod ends, steering bell crank, etc. A good front end shop will be able to fix it.
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No Ride was not as good as I thought it should be. Front end was checked by the shop that put the shocks on but did not have an Aliment done.

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Denmar11 .
You can take a moment and set up a signature line.
By clicking the " Quick links " drop box under your welcome message, then "Edit Signature " type in your coach info , then click "save " at the bottom of the page , your coach info will automatically appear below a line on your posts, as mine does below this one , and you won't have to type it in with every question.
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It may be that the steering stops are not set right and when you make a sharp turn the tire is making contact with something in the wheel well. I would look closely at the inside of the tires to see if there are any marks on them. , or when you are looking under the coach have someone turn the steering wheel as hard as they can. Sometimes the power steering will growl or react when it reaches the end on a sharp turn. Check your power steering oil,
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