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Old 04-26-2014, 09:25 AM   #15
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Thanks all! It's a 2002 Tiffin Allegro. I'm working on picture uploads. Seems my file size is too big. We are planning to head to Black Hills SD, Yellowstone WY, then down to Estes Park, CO for our maiden voyage. Very excited family here!
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I have to say after spending thousands of dollars on motorhome front end improvements it still doesn't handle much better on interstate highway. When cars pass me it pushes me around like a toy truck.

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Old 06-05-2014, 07:27 PM   #20
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What "improvements" did you have done? I purchased a (new to us) 2007 Allegro Open Road and installed the "Steer Safe", which eliminated 70 - 85% of the issue I had with steering wander. Another thing I did was to check the tire pressure; the prior owner had 60 psi in the rear inners and 70 psi in the outers. When I increased the pressure to to a more realistic 85 - 90 that also improved the ride.

Less than a month before I traded in our class C, I put 6 new Firestone tires on (had I known I was going to trade up, I wouldn't have bought the tires). Just that change made the rig more stable and gave a better overall ride. As a former ASE tech and current Platinum ICAR and Chief Master Technician, I've learned small things often make the difference. I encourage you to find someone looking to solve your problem and not increase their bottom line.

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Old 06-06-2014, 03:17 AM   #22
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I had Super Steer bell cranks added, Koni shocks all around, Safe T Plus return to center added, new front springs(after I weighed front axle), new Firestone tires all around, alignment.
There is an original steering damper that could used replaced but at this point I dont know if it will make any difference.
I'm going to call Tiffin service dept tomorrow and get advice.
I'm not looking forward to driving this thing anywhere and our vacation starts the 14th.
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I'm wondering, seems like all of the improvements were on the front of the coach. One thing to consider is whether or not your issues are due to the rear of the coach "wagging." Because there is such a large surface area due to the size of the coach, vehicles passing from your rear or front will push the air as they move through it. This moving air wave then pushes the side of your coach causing the rear end overhang to move in the opposite direction. Then, you have to compensate by turning the steering wheel in the opposite direction until the air wave movement is overcome and now the coach wants to move in the opposite direction, which means... yeah; now you have to turn the steering wheel in the opposite direction. I believe one of your posts mentioned problems when passed by cars. You might want to investigate this as a possible cause of you problems. There are several trac bars that will help if that's the cause of you problem. Keep us posted!
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I echo the others congratulations and welcome to the forum and wish you many fun, safe and trouble free journeys.....
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I contacted Tiffin Motorhomes Workhorse group and discussed my problem. I sent pictures of both the new Safe T Plus steering stabilizer and the existing Bilstein steering damper. After review of my pictures, the chassis group insisted that the Bilstein steering stabilizer is NOT OEM and that it must have been added after production. I removed the Bilstein steering stabilizer and performed a test drive with the Safe T Plus system only and had major handling improvement. I could actually drive with one hand which was before an impossibility. I sent Workhorse group my test results and thanked them for discussing my problem within their entire shop for great insight of my rig.

Thanks to all of you here that have assisted also along the way. I hope it will help someone in the future resolve their steering problem.
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Hello all,
I hope I am posting properly! My husband, Jim, me (Ramona) and our 6 yr old
Royal Standard male "poodle" "Friday," have just purchased our first motor home.
2001 Gulf Stream Sun Voyager M-8329-Ford-Gas. 32ft. 46k miles.
It's still being detailed, before pick up hopefully this Friday.
Anyone else out there with this same rig with anything to share would be great!
A nail biting financial decision. Hoping it all works out to our advantage, looking forward to great adventuring! Ramona, Visalia CA.
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