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Old 12-31-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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2014 Aspect Class C Steering

Hello from Tom in Mississippi. Just bought a Winnebago Aspect 30J. Question is how to improve steering so as not to have coach going all over road. It also has big wind rush when 18 Wheelers pass. I pull a 2005 Jeep Wrangler on a Blue Ox Hitch.
We haven't gotten it completely loaded, but driving back from dealer couldn't get it to steer straight wanted to go all over the road.
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It is under warranty. Don't try to do anything yourself, or have a 3rd party work on it... You may give them reason to void warranty. Most likely it was not aligned after all the "rv work"[ box installed], was completed. The chassis itself may not have been aligned when it left "ITS" factory. Tires may be unevenly inflated. Give the dealer a chance to fix the problem.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:38 AM   #3
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Plenty threads on this.
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Old 12-31-2013, 11:44 AM   #4
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Be sure your tire pressures are in accordance with the factory recommended settings. Makes a big difference.
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Old 12-31-2013, 08:33 PM   #5
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Plenty threads on this.
Study up on Positive Caster and the effects of driving with too little.

Check this thread out:

E350/E450 Handling Problems are caused by too little + CASTER
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First thing is to get thee RV weighed loaded fro travel. Make sure neither axle is over loaded. Adjust tire pressures to meet load requirements.

With the RV loaded, take it to an independent truck alignment shop and get the alignment set correctly.

Your next step will be HD Bilstein shocks on all 4 corners and larger anti-roll bars with urethane bushings.

The Ford chassis is prone to bump-steer due to the side to side swaying. The stock shocks and anti-roll bars from Ford are pretty whimpy and do not do the job with a loaded chassis.

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Old 01-01-2014, 02:59 PM   #8
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Check tire pressure.
Inflate rear air bags if equipped.
Are pulling a toad on a dolly. This will lighten up the front end.
trucks and side wind is a problem with all MH's A or C class.
Load more to the front axel.

After market chassis is not always needed.
some roads are rutted. Making handling difficult at times.
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First and foremost - check air pressures and ensure rear airbags are too.

I found that when pulling my Acura TSX on a my tow dolly helped alot.

However, I also took the advice of this forum and went and had my front end checked out and aligned. My 2014 only had 2000 miles on it. And as this forum guessed, the alignment was not in spec. I don't have the settings in front of me that they aligned too. I did take some recommendations from this forum that they(front-end_ mostly agreed with. It does 'seem" to drive better but we haven't gone any where since I had the front-end serviced a few weeks ago. Our next trip is 3 weeks....to New Orleans which will be 300+ miles down the interstate. Will pull the Acura too. Will be most curios to see if some of the sway is held at buy as I suspect it will be.

As also mentioned above, driving on the two lane roads are more difficult than the 4+ lane interstates. It's the nature of the beast.

Hope that helps.
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First thing is to get thee RV weighed loaded fro travel. Make sure neither axle is over loaded. Adjust tire pressures to meet load requirements.

With the RV loaded, take it to an independent truck alignment shop and get the alignment set correctly.

Your next step will be HD Bilstein shocks on all 4 corners and larger anti-roll bars with urethane bushings.

The Ford chassis is prone to bump-steer due to the side to side swaying. The stock shocks and anti-roll bars from Ford are pretty whimpy and do not do the job with a loaded chassis.

Ken
Ken is spot on. We did this to our 2006 Aspect 26A a year after we got it, and it drives like a car now. Seriously, I don't even consider wind a problem. I also keep my air bags inflated and water in the tank for the ballast. You should also pack it like you going on a trip and then take it to a scale and get it weighed. That will help you figure out how much air to put in the bags.
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Tom I really think you need to learn to dive the MH. Before throwing $$ at it.
Also when adding any chassis upgrades. I would do one at a time and see if that does help you. Rather than do a whole bunch at one time.

Everyone's handling will be different. Depending how they load and how and what they tow.
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