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Old 06-01-2014, 08:04 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by Scott hadley View Post
......reduce highway wander.[I] I find I'm having to do steering corrections very often and it is tiring on a long drive.
Question: How far down the road are you looking as you drive? If you focus too close it is very hard to pick up deviations early. If you focus waaaay out in front you can catch the deviations when very small. Small deviations require small corrections, and this results in smoother ops.

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Old 06-02-2014, 03:09 AM   #16
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That's good advice. I'll try to do that in the future.

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Old 02-15-2016, 06:57 AM   #17
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Scott, I had the same issues when I bought my coach. I had no idea how much the new rear tires cut that wandering down. The old ones were almost 9 year old and while they looked great shape, I couldn't believe the difference in the wandering (squirming). Then just this past March I replaced all the old shocks with new Monroes and that eliminated almost all of what was left of the wandering, and it improved driveability in winds much more than I imagined because the damping effect the new shocks had on the chassis/squirm.

I've had so much improvement with those two and the Cheap Handling Fix, I know you have a workhorse chassis so you don't need that fix, but the tires and shocks made one heck of a difference in riding, squirm, rocking, driveability, etc. I couldn't believe it.

I would maybe put on a steering stabilizer next if I hadn't had so much improvement from these things I've done as well. I wasn't prepared for the incredible difference in sway and rock in the winds that the new shocks afforded. Just got back from a 1700 mile trip to Colorado and talk about a big difference!

Where is this CHF section several RV'rs have suggested? I can't seem to locate it...

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Where is this CHF section several RV'rs have suggested? I can't seem to locate it...

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Old 02-15-2016, 08:22 AM   #19
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New shocks, large improvement. New tires before being weighed, some improvement. After being weighed, much more improvement. Safety-Plus, additional improvement but was bought primarily for blow-out protection. All work was professionally installed. Over all a much easier handling MH now.
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I did CHF on front sway bar (big improvement), then Airtabs on rear edge, (further improvement), then finally Safe-T-Steer (further improvement). At this point I am satisfied with the handling of my 30 foot Class A gasser.

I set the Safe-T-Steer so the coach goes straight with no side wind load on a paved road with normal crown height. As was prior mentioned you adjust the "center" point of the Safe-T-Steer from under the front of the coach when stopped.

Other things that can impact handling:

- make sure your you have your cold tire pressures at or above recommended minimums and the same on both sides.

- get your coach 4-corner weighed and make sure you are not over-weight, and that you don't have any substantial weight difference between passenger and driver sides.

Suggest you start with the weight and tire confirmations, then front CHF, and make incremental changes until you are satisfied with the handling.

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