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How many miles? Two words... KING PINS....or Idler arm? Even my 2001 has sensitive steering and if I'm not paying attention the big girl wanders. Please keep in mind I'm very new to this...But have worked on old trucks forever...
Tried greasing it?
We're the new guys you see at Campground......
2001 Four Winds/ Thor P32 Hurricane 8.1L 31k miles
Some other things come onto play. Years ago on our first trip out with our 88 32' Gulfstream we were pulling a 10" trailer with two big motorcycles and more in it. The rear axle is further forward on these units than most, the extra weight of the trailer made the front end light and we had several wheel shake/ shimmy incidents. I couldn't find anything mechanical wrong with the chassis and was going to go the stabilizer route. On our next big trip we did not take the trailer and bikes and the problem went away. Not long after that we sold the bikes and towed a Suzuki Samurai and had no problems either. We now have a battery bank (4x12volts or 8x6volts) in the open space between the bumper and radiator and don't even think about it anymore.
Richard "PONY", Virginia & Cleo "Cleopatra" the Cat..Restored 1988 Gulfstream HiRise 32' HiPo 460, 1974 Harley 74. Fulltimers since 2005.