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Old 05-30-2017, 07:36 PM   #1
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Fleetwood Storm - 'Thunks'

Sorry couldn't think of a better title - I had my 'storm' in for wheel alignment. When I got it back I found that every time I went over a seam in the road for example the front end would 'thunk' - ride hard. Would this be over inflated tires? The alignment company put in 100 psi. Tires say 110 maximum. I am taking it back for them to check out but would like to know what you think.

It is a 2013 FW Storm.
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Hard to say for sure but yes it is possible...what is the recommended pressure on the yellow sticker?
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Hard to say for sure but yes it is possible...what is the recommended pressure on the yellow sticker?
I'd also check the airbags. When we blew our first one it was a very rough ride. The cracks in the road felt like potholes.
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Air bags? Did not know the Storm came with them. Mine didn't.
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It shouldn't unless I am missing something....it should be a ford chassis but the owner could have added some aftermarket but they wouldn't be quite the same function as a DP...
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Sorry couldn't think of a better title - I had my 'storm' in for wheel alignment. When I got it back I found that every time I went over a seam in the road for example the front end would 'thunk' - ride hard. Would this be over inflated tires? The alignment company put in 100 psi. Tires say 110 maximum. I am taking it back for them to check out but would like to know what you think.

It is a 2013 FW Storm.
I had a 2011 Fleetwood Storm until a few weeks ago. I weighed my Storm fully loaded to determine the appropriate tire pressure, and off the top of my head that 100psi seems high. If I remember correctly, I think I was running around 85psi in the front and 90psi in the rears.

There are no airbags on a Storm. It's a F53 chassis.
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Thanks everyone. From all of your replies, it is evident that my tire pressure is to high. I will take your advice and check what it says on the yellow sticker for the recommended pressure...
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The better option would be to weigh the fully loaded MH, then check the tire manufactures table to see what they state as the minimum pressure.

On my fully loaded Southwind, front weight 6500 and rear weight is 13000.

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according to tire table is 70psi front and 75psi rear. I run fronts and rears at 85 psi.

ALSO - I have airbags, I've been experimenting with the bag pressure, right now I'm running 50 psi in all four. I'll play with this some more on our next trip.
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