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Old 03-05-2020, 04:15 PM   #1
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Handful in the wind.

Is it normal for a 40ft motorhome to be such a hand full in winds over 20 mph? I had a TRW steering gear put in when I first got it. I just spent 4 hours sawing on the wheel to make sure I staying in the lanes.
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Is that Ambassador on a RR4r Chassis ? If so, it's normal. If it's on a RR8r or S, then no, it's not normal.
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Its on a RR8R
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Widage

Time for S series tag axle.
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Time for S series tag axle.
That would be nice, the winds might have been stronger was forecast at 20 - 30 mph with possible higher gusts. I am sure I need new shocks would that help?
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Gusty side / quartering winds can be challenging.

Wait till your awning blows out! Then you know you pushed it too far !
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Is there an x brace kit for it?
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Monaco watts makes a kit, will it help that much?
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Monaco watts makes a kit, will it help that much?
A whole lot more than new shocks will!
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Monaco watts makes a kit, will it help that much?
Yes, x-brace for the rear and a watts on the front..You won't regret it..I almost sold my Diplomat for the same reason you describe along with passing trucks.
Now after installing the x-brace and watts I can drink a cup of coffee while driving and not notice the trucks or wind....These things should be standard on every rig. Also Mike builds a terrific product that is well worth the money and will outlast the coach.....
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Wow, that would be great, is there a list of installers somewhere? I will be near Little Rock Arkansas for a couple of weeks.
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If you doubt them, it sounds like new shocks would be the first step.
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Shocks have nothing to do with the issues he is having.

The wheels want to go straight, but the wind on the body wants to turn. So, you have to look at the connection between the wheels and the body.

These members that built the Watts link, have it figured out!


I don't have a Watts link, but I do have a tag axle coach, which helps a lot going straight in cross winds.
I would still like to put a Watts link on my steer axle.
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Our coach isn't a hand full, even in crosswinds. You get a little movement, but you don't have to "saw" the steering wheel to keep it in the lanes. I wonder if you have another issue.
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