Hello everyone. New Member to the forum and RVing.
I have been restoring a 1985 Vouge 37' RV for the past two years. Things are coming together and we have begun camping close to home while I work out more issues.
The Vouge has a 8.2L Detroit Diesel pusher engine and a Allison transmission.
Here is my question:
When going up hills, placing a load on the engine, I expirience a "shaking" in the steering wheel. I am trying to locate where that is coming from and am now wondering if it could not bad engine mounts. Here is more info:
1. I dont think it has to do with the wheels or front end as it only shakes when engine is under load.
2. The steering is hydraulic and the lines are 37' long. I thought it could be possible that this was the cause, but have examined pump (ok), and plenty of fluid. I thought maybe the overpressure valve in the pump could be oscillating. Also fan runs off hydraulic.
3. My girl friend did say last time that she could feel the shaking under her feet. Thats why I thought it could be related to the engine.
I attached some pics of the RV and one of the engine mounts. The rubber of the mount is pretty squished. Also under normal load I really dont feel any noticable engine vibration.
These mounts look flimsy to me. Any recommendations?
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