Originally Posted by jondrew
I definitely feel the blow by when cars and trucks go past me in my Excursion 35C. I noticed in your video you hardly corrected. You think that's because of the big trailer you're pulling? I'd think a trailer would make blow by worse, but I've never hauled anything like that on my MH.
you seem like a polite nice guy, so heres some pointers...
most RV sway problems are driver error...I've been driv'n horrible handling
RV about 45 yrs... some of the older 60's and 70's where a hand full'
first thing... when a truck goes by the first thing that happens is tire side wall flex...the more tire pressure the less flex... also the more tire pressure
the less they are affected by tracking a road groove
next is suspension side flex... lets the front or rear or both move to the side..
the thing is... if the steering was locked down... all affected would return and the coach would continue down the road straight....
heres where the error comes in... over correcting and sawing the wheel back and forth...this exaggerates the situation.. each over correction is multiplied and soon puts the coach near out of control
place your hands at the 9 and the 3 on a clock....
use your arms as steering stablizers ... I like to use the armrests on the seat as supports...and lock both arms..
we did this test.... I had only one hand on the wheel... when the truck went buy lots of sway and took some doing to calm it back down what happened was the movement of my hand was as if I was on ice and corrected.....tooo much... un like ice the coach will return back to straigt on its own
when you try to turn right.. use your right to resist... and same for turning left... use your left to resist.... this will help you not to turn the wheel..
most times you don't even have to correct as you seen in my video....
you just wait for your heart to slide back down out of your throut and and keep cruising