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Old 12-29-2013, 10:56 AM   #1
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have been rc owner for several years ,could not get on to this site until today .own 1998 holiday ramblret endeavor desisel have a question a bout caster angle as rv does hunt or wander some what . I am experienced onseveral issues wirth class a rv from ford to desil all HR brands john
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Old 12-29-2013, 11:57 AM   #3
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One item that can cause wandering is excessive tire pressure.

Have you weighed your rig and set the tire pressure according to the manufacturers specifications?
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Old 12-29-2013, 12:06 PM   #5
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Cooper tires:
Driving on tires with improper inflation pressure is dangerous.
  • Under inflation causes excessive heat build-up and internal structural damage.
  • Over inflation makes it more likely for tires to be cut, punctured or broken by sudden impact.
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Disadvantages of Underinflation
An underinflated tire can't maintain its shape and becomes flatter than intended while in contact with the road. If a vehicle’s tires are underinflated by only 6 psi it could lead to tire failure. Additionally, the tire’s tread life could be reduced by as much as 25%. Lower inflation pressure will allow the tire to deflect (bend) more as it rolls. This will build up internal heat, increase rolling resistance and cause a reduction in fuel economy of up to 5%. You would experience a significant loss of steering precision and cornering stability. While 6 psi doesn’t seem excessively low, remember, it usually represents about 20% of the tire’s recommended pressure.
Disadvantages of Overinflation
An overinflated tire is stiff and unyielding and the size of its footprint in contact with the road is reduced. If a vehicle's tires are overinflated by 6 psi, they could be damaged more easily when running over potholes or debris in the road. Higher inflated tires cannot isolate road irregularities well, causing them to ride harsher. However, higher inflation pressures usually provide an improvement in steering response and cornering stability up to a point. This is why participants who use street tires in autocrosses, track events and road races run higher than normal inflation pressures. The pressure must be checked with a quality air gauge as the inflation pressure cannot be accurately estimated through visual inspection.

Might not hurt to have your alignment checked also John.
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tire pr is religiously maintained at std day conditions jd,
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hoping to hear of some onehaving had caster set recebtly
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