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Old 05-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #1
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I just returned from a round trip to Washington DC snd back and it seemed that the motorhome rode horribly. More then normal porpoiseing it seemed and a lot more jarring when we hit the big bumps.
For the life of me I can't figure out what could have changed. I did remove 78 lbs of extra stuff in the storage bays that we didn't need but its hard for me to believe that amount of weight would cause such a dramatic difference in ride. Had the tires inflated to the same pressure that I always keep them at also.
I don't know,maybe the rodes we traveled were just that bad as we have never went this route before but it was all interstate. I-64, I-79, I-68 and I-270 on the way and I-66, I-81, I-64, on the way back.
Ride height seems to be okay although I didn't get measure it but by apperance the motorhome seems to be setting as it should. I checked the shocks also eventhough they are new. ( within the last year)
Really has me perplexed and would like to hear anyone's idea's on what could have changed.
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:29 PM   #2
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Good evening,
I just returned from a round trip to Washington DC snd back and it seemed that the motorhome rode horribly. More then normal porpoiseing it seemed and a lot more jarring when we hit the big bumps.
For the life of me I can't figure out what could have changed. I did remove 78 lbs of extra stuff in the storage bays that we didn't need but its hard for me to believe that amount of weight would cause such a dramatic difference in ride. Had the tires inflated to the same pressure that I always keep them at also.
I don't know,maybe the rodes we traveled were just that bad as we have never went this route before but it was all interstate. I-64, I-79, I-68 and I-270 on the way and I-66, I-81, I-64, on the way back.
Ride height seems to be okay although I didn't get measure it but by apperance the motorhome seems to be setting as it should. I checked the shocks also eventhough they are new. ( within the last year)
Really has me perplexed and would like to hear anyone's idea's on what could have changed.
Thanks,
Letsgoagain
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Old 05-28-2008, 04:41 PM   #3
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It could be with the reduced weight and tires at same pressure they are now to inflated for the new weight your carrying. May have to get reweight and use new tire pressures. Also balance your load. If all the weight removed is on one side could cause handling issues.
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Old 05-28-2008, 05:13 PM   #4
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A lost wheel weight, bad/broken shock(s) not enought air in the bags are my top three choices.
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Old 05-28-2008, 08:43 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">More then normal porpoiseing it seemed and a lot more jarring when we hit the big bumps </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Lost wheel weight might cause a miserable ride, but I don't think it would do the above. I have to agree with Gary on the shocks and airbags.

Please let us know when you get it run down.
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