Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class C Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-05-2016, 03:59 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Steering -2016 Jayco Redhawk

Hubby and I just purchased a 2016 Jayco RedHawk 26xd with a Ford E450 engine and chassis. This is our very first RV of any kind! Steering seems really loose unlike late model vehicles. Constantly have to move steering wheel to go straight. Is this normal for this type of vehicle or is something wrong? Thanks for any help and advice!
__________________

__________________
Annie1955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-05-2016, 04:49 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 120
Having too little front end +caster will manifest itself as "loose steering" (and wandering) at highway speeds. Ford ships these E series cutaways with the caster set at +3.5 Degrees which is OK for city driving BUT you need to have at least +5.5 degrees of caster for highway driving.


Here is a link to my experience, circa 2010.


E350/E450 Handling Problems are caused by too little + CASTER
__________________

__________________
Harvard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2016, 06:31 PM   #3
Junior Member
 
Jayco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2016
Posts: 4
Where would this be adjusted then? The RV dealership or a Ford dealership? Is this Castor adjustment related to alignment?
__________________
Annie1955 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-05-2016, 06:53 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2013
Posts: 120
Quote:
Originally Posted by Annie1955 View Post
Where would this be adjusted then? The RV dealership or a Ford dealership? Is this Castor adjustment related to alignment?
Setting the caster is part of an alignment. Best to use an independent truck alignment shop for aligning the E series. Definitely not an RV shop and a Ford shop will just want to leave it at 3.5 Degrees.

Adjusting the caster involves changing out the concentric bushings that anchor the top of the upper ball joint and replacing them with adjustable concentrics such as Ingalls 59400s. A good alignment shop will know all about this topic.

By the way, according to the members of the Jayco forum, Jayco will typically cover the costs of this first alignment.
__________________
Harvard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 06:11 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
nosticks's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Hiawassee, Ga.
Posts: 591
Just a good alignment shop, one familiar with the need to increase caster on the Ford E series chassis.
__________________
2017 Thor Freedom Elite 29fe
nosticks is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2016, 07:56 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
The Logans's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2015
Location: West Virginia
Posts: 140
Hi, and welcome!

We had the same issue... The first step was to get the tire pressure right. What worked best for the 26XD was 70 pounds in the front, and 80 pounds in the rear (and we keep 80 pounds in the spare).

If you need an alignment, a truck tire place is the best place to go. Send Jayco the receipt, and they'll reimburse you for the alignment.
__________________

__________________
Dear Wife and me, in our
2018 Jayco Alante 31v
5 fur babies
The Logans is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
jayco, steering



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Jayco 26XD Redhawk in the Future? Comments.. RinconTreks Jayco Owner's Forum 22 07-13-2016 03:09 PM
New 2016 Jayco Redhawk 26XD owner with questions kybob New Member Check-In 5 04-28-2016 08:39 PM
2014 Jayco Redhawk Owners debtech Jayco Owner's Forum 3 10-07-2014 11:16 PM
Jayco redhawk 29xk rtriple777 Class C Motorhome Discussions 2 07-30-2014 07:42 PM
2014 31ft jayco redhawk sidelinemhs Jayco Owner's Forum 1 02-16-2014 06:38 PM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.