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Old 03-24-2017, 10:40 PM   #1
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Loose steering?

Have an 07 Tropical 33 on Roadmaster chassis and seem to have to chase the steering. Have about 2-3 inches swing before I get positive steering response. Is the norm? Have new Toyo tires and 30k miles on chassis.
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It's not normal, wheel should show steering response with no play. It could be caused by worn steering components, steering box, or connections in between. Someone needs to move the steering wheel back and forth while you get eyes on the linkage underneath. You may be able to spot the loose connection or it might require a truck garage to repair.
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Yup, not correct behavior.
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Have an 07 Tropical 33 on Roadmaster chassis and seem to have to chase the steering. Have about 2-3 inches swing before I get positive steering response. Is the norm? Have new Toyo tires and 30k miles on chassis.


I'm not familiar with your vehicle, however I would suggest the normal culprit is something called a rag joint in the steering column. While eliminating a memory steering issue on my TV I learned about this:

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rag_joint
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