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Old 05-18-2016, 11:46 AM   #1
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Toad is pushing motorhome rear in turns?

OK, finally got to tow the CRV with the ReadyBrute setup. Went to Fredericksburg from N. Texas on a 2 lane highway. I get this unsettling feeling of over steering when decelerating/braking in turns.

I come to a turn, put in the prescribed amount of steering wheel input for said turn, then it seems like the rearend is pushed to the outside of the turn and I have to take out a little of the steering input(kinda like turning into a skid) to maintain the proper turning arc.

I think the car is pushing the rear to the outside of the turn. Tow bar is level. I this normal? If I'm accelerating, I don't get the push.

Downhill turns are when it shows up the most. Is my brake cable to loose?

I will eventually be adding a rear track bar, but not before out trip to California.
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Old 05-18-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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Is your steering wheel unlocked.
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Old 05-18-2016, 01:10 PM   #3
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Your steering wheel is most likely locked and you are putting quite a wear on the toads front tires.
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Your steering wheel is most likely locked and you are putting quite a wear on the toads front tires.

X2....please review you owners manual again and follow the sequence for gear shifting. When you're done, double check the steering for proper movement side to side.

With the key in the ignition, the steering wheel should rotate about 90 degrees.
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Tie a white rag to the top dead center of the steering wheel. When you make a turn you should see the rag move in the rear camera.
It's a good check to make sure the toad steering wheel is not locked.
If the wheel is not locked you should check the rear suspension to the MH.
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I would also check that toad brake system. A CRV may be light, but it has enough weight that it can indeed be felt on a motorhome that size.

And maybe you are decelerating rapidly? Ease into those stopping turns a bit more.
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Sorry for the delay, yes, the steering is unlocked. In fact I used the sock on the steering wheel. I had seen that suggestion months ago. Great idea.

My brake cable droops about 3 inches when stationary. I think I may tighten that up a bit as the instructions say 2 inches.
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Just curious, What Brake Cable? Is that how your toad brake works, or are we talking about the breakaway cable?
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Sounds like the toad is pushing the MH. Could be due to the MH out braking the toad.

I suggest setting the brakes up a bit on the toad to see if it reduces the push when braking.

Not sure what to do while decelerating other than to slow up sooner while you are traveling in a straight line and then applying power while making the turn. Or use the brakes while turning if the brake adjustment on the toad helped solve the issue.
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Sorry for the delay, yes, the steering is unlocked. In fact I used the sock on the steering wheel. I had seen that suggestion months ago. Great idea.

My brake cable droops about 3 inches when stationary. I think I may tighten that up a bit as the instructions say 2 inches.
My brake cable droops about 2 inches. If you installed the LED light on the RV instrument panel for the brake, you can see when the brakes are being applied.
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Without a brake there should've no push from the toad.
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My brake cable droops about 2 inches. If you installed the LED light on the RV instrument panel for the brake, you can see when the brakes are being applied.
I don't have the LED system. Hey, maybe I should tie a sock to the brake cable eye too.

Will readjust the cable to 2 inches.
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Yep, tighten the cable up- but not too much. First time I set ours up I had the cable too tight and was able to lock up the wheels on our toad when I braked strongly. I gave it a little slack and it's been good ever since.
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I suggest adding a turnbuckle to the cable. It makes it a lot easier to find tune the ReadyBrake.
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