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Old 06-06-2022, 09:40 AM   #1
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driving a Vegas

I have a 2016 Vegas 24.1, my question is, is this the worst driving vehicle ever made? Is there anything I can do to improve the highway control, every time a truck passes me the RV moves over 4 ft. I am constantly trying to keep the Vegas inside the lane, I described it as trying to ride a bicycle on a water hose. Today's joke with the wife telling her there's too many butterflies on the side of the road that's keeping me busy keeping the Vegas on the road.
Is there anything like sway bars or shocks or any other suggestions I'm proving the drivability of this flying brick.
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Old 06-09-2022, 02:31 PM   #2
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I know this is not your model but the answer probably lies within these posts.
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Old 06-09-2022, 02:51 PM   #3
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I have a 2017 Axis, same as a Vegas and it handles passing big rigs fine with very little push.

It has after market, heavy duty, anti sway bars, front and rear.

I also had a wheel alignment with caster set to near 5 degrees. That helps with tracking straight.
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Old 06-09-2022, 03:15 PM   #4
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I just installed a SuperSteer rear track bar in my 2017 Axis 25.5. I haven't tested it out yet, because I don't have any highways near me!

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Old 06-14-2022, 07:06 PM   #5
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We have a 2016 Axis 25.2 and it handles like a dream, and doesn't get serious blow-by from big rigs on the highway. This model is very similar to the Vegas. Have your suspension and tires checked.
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Old 06-15-2022, 06:48 AM   #6
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We added a Steering stabilizer, rear trac bar, Bilstein shocks, and sumo springs to our 2019 Vegas. It drove so much better after those adds. Also make certain to get a front end alignment after the additions.
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I don't have a Vegas, but I can vouch for what a difference trac bars, anti-sway bars and a steering stabilizer made on my Dolphin class A. Like you, I was all over the road unless it was a beautifully calm day with no passing trucks. Now it's like driving a big pickup.

The NHTSA should make these mandatory on many motorhomes IMHO.
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Old 08-16-2022, 12:52 PM   #8
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Is your 2016 24.1 Axis on the e-350 chassis or the-450 chassis ? If it's on the 350 I suggest you have it weighed and make sure your axels are not over loaded. I have the e-450 2016 axis and have not added any additional stuff to keep it in the center of my lane. The Cargo Carrying Capacity of the 350 is low compared to the 450. I have made two 11,000 mile roundrips to Alaska fro TN and have over 38,000 miles on it so far and no handling problems. I bought it new in December 2015. Good luck. The second trip to AK we towed a 2012 Ford Escape and it did well towing this 4000 pound toad.
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Sounds like your tires may be over inflated.
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Old 08-16-2022, 05:07 PM   #10
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Sounds like your tires may be over inflated.
I have an Axis and run my rear tires at max sidewall pressure, 80 psi, and the fronts at 75 psi, 5 psi less the max and it handles great.
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Old 08-16-2022, 06:27 PM   #11
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Added a Safe T Plus and Sumo springs and that got it right .
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Sumo Springs did the trick on 2009 winnebago 32ft
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