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Old 01-08-2020, 09:35 PM   #57
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Has anyone that has responded to this post been involved in this chassis development?

If so please respond.
I envisioned and built the first-ever Watts link...and a few dozen more. NO, your aging shocks and air bags have NOTHING to do with your wandering problem.

Add a front Watts link and rear Watts link (or cross braces) and your coach will not wander. It won't matter what tires, tire pressure, caster, ride height, shock absorbers, etc. You will not need ANY "add-on" devices like Howard or Blue Ox Tru-Center. Just stop the H-frame from wobbling around and pointing your wheels back and forth and you'll be done.

I'm possibly the only person who ever removed ALL 8 shocks from his coach after Watts link installation and drove it to determine the difference in wandering. NO DIFFERENCE IN WANDERING. There are consequences to removing all damping (shock absorbers) from your coach, but wandering is not one of those consequences.
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Old 01-09-2020, 08:30 AM   #58
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My thinking was if there was enough side loading to break the pivot pin then the brass bushing would not last long being brass is much softer than the pin. When I was thinking of a bearing I was intending on using an axle bearing which sees a huge side load on acceleration and deceleration.....well huge in my drag car..lol. And I understand there is a rotational issue with an axle as opposed to the Watts. Was just trying to think outside the box. No disrespect intended Bob. All you experienced guys are pretty sharp.
I disassembled one of the first Watts Links ever made after 50,000 miles to check just that, bushing wear. Van and I, and others, understand the amount of movement we are trying to stop from occurring is VERY small.

What I found amazed me as my coach has been to AK and back, that tested the strength of a few things...LOL

The wear was just a few thousandths of an inch. 2 or 3 thousandths if memory serves me correctly. I was pleasantly surprised. Van had a new bushing on hand and was kind enough to send it to me and I installed it just because the assembly was apart. Once I cleaned it up there was really no appreciable wear inside the pivot hole or outside on the pivot surface.
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Old 01-10-2020, 10:10 PM   #59
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Thanks guys, you have confirmed what my opinion is! I need to weigh first and get in the right path.
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