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Old 06-02-2015, 05:23 PM   #1
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Drove a MH for the first time!

I have a 2007 Damon Challenger reserved for Independence Day weekend. Last Sunday I went to get a basic orientation and test drive with the owner. The MH was easier to drive and more maneuverable than I had imagined. The DW and I can't wait to get going. Being first timers, we will get a good idea if this is something we would like to continue to do after that holiday weekend adventure.
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I have been pulling TT's for many years and drove my first class A MH home yesterday. I bought it 170 miles to my home. I have driven 25 foot moving vans pulling cars and this MH was as smooth as anything I have driven that size.

Enjoy!
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Old 06-02-2015, 06:26 PM   #3
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Yeah .... you'll be hooked for certain .... we always stay in one spot too long as we're both itching to hit the road ... it tis a blast indeed !!!! #justsayin
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Driving 09 Newmar Ventana. First mh. Many years pulling fifth wheel. Love the coach having trouble getting use to squirrely steering. Not hard to steer just needs constant attention to keep centered in lane. Any suggestions?
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Driving 09 Newmar Ventana. First mh. Many years pulling fifth wheel. Love the coach having trouble getting use to squirrely steering. Not hard to steer just needs constant attention to keep centered in lane. Any suggestions?
Saf-T-Plus will cure that for sure. Takes about 15 min to install and probably another 15 min of adjustment once you start. Probably best $400 you will spend.

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Driving 09 Newmar Ventana. First mh. Many years pulling fifth wheel. Love the coach having trouble getting use to squirrely steering. Not hard to steer just needs constant attention to keep centered in lane. Any suggestions?
Your 09 should have adjustable Comfort Drive. Your symptoms sound like my 07 MADP which was the earliest version and is not adjustable. There simply is no tension on the steering wheel and is takes a lot of getting used to. You might try decreasing the gain on the CD and see if that helps. I wish I had that option.
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Thanks. I have tried different setting but not feeling much difference. May need more time in each setting for computer to adjust to my driving. I'm assuming lower setting are less sensitive and higher greatest.
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Thanks. I have tried different setting but not feeling much difference. May need more time in each setting for computer to adjust to my driving. I'm assuming lower setting are less sensitive and higher greatest.

Check your tire pressures. Not sure on ur weights but I dropped mine from dealer prep at 110. To 95 psi all around. Made night & day difference.

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Thanks. I have tried different setting but not feeling much difference. May need more time in each setting for computer to adjust to my driving. I'm assuming lower setting are less sensitive and higher greatest.

The higher the number the "tighter" the wheel feels.
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Weigh the rig and adjust front tire pressures to Manufacturer charts for the weight being supported.

If already done, disregard this response.
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Also check for alignment. A "tow-out" condition will make any vehicle tend to wander around. Could be like a night and day difference.


Just a thought.


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