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Old 10-28-2016, 07:47 AM   #1
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Itasca Rear Passanger Tire Wobble

We started Full Timing 3mo ago. After 1500mi I was making a left turn and all of the sudden I got a wobble coming from the passanger rear side so much so we rocked side to side. I thought we had blown a tire so we wobbled around the corner and checked the tires and everything looked ok. We sat for abit and drove off and it was like it never happened. Month and a half later and 2000 miles the same scenario occurred. We had only driven for 2 hrs and pulled off interstate made a right turn and there that severe wobble returns. Again checked the tires and no issues. Drove off and wobble vanishes. 3mi left turn and its back. The symptoms are only present at low speeds and after a turn either way. Tires have balancing beads. Thanks ahead for your imput
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We started Full Timing 3mo ago. After 1500mi I was making a left turn and all of the sudden I got a wobble coming from the passanger rear side so much so we rocked side to side. I thought we had blown a tire so we wobbled around the corner and checked the tires and everything looked ok. We sat for abit and drove off and it was like it never happened. Month and a half later and 2000 miles the same scenario occurred. We had only driven for 2 hrs and pulled off interstate made a right turn and there that severe wobble returns. Again checked the tires and no issues. Drove off and wobble vanishes. 3mi left turn and its back. The symptoms are only present at low speeds and after a turn either way. Tires have balancing beads. Thanks ahead for your imput
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Are you pulling a toad, or not pulling a toad, when that wobble occurs?
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We have been pulling a toad and have been the whole time.
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We have been pulling a toad and have been the whole time.
What kind of toad and are you aware that some toads cause the dreaded "death wobble" after making turns? That could cause the rear to shake and make you think it's the motor home.
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Mine is a 2014 Ford Focus 5speed Manual. Roadmaster towbar with Airforce 1 Braking System
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If you can see the steering wheel of the toad, tie a white flag to the top of the wheel.

When the wobble starts, see if the flag and wheel is jerking back and forth. That's a symptom of the wobble.
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We started Full Timing 3mo ago. After 1500mi I was making a left turn and all of the sudden I got a wobble coming from the passanger rear side so much so we rocked side to side. I thought we had blown a tire so we wobbled around the corner and checked the tires and everything looked ok. We sat for abit and drove off and it was like it never happened. Month and a half later and 2000 miles the same scenario occurred. We had only driven for 2 hrs and pulled off interstate made a right turn and there that severe wobble returns. Again checked the tires and no issues. Drove off and wobble vanishes. 3mi left turn and its back. The symptoms are only present at low speeds and after a turn either way. Tires have balancing beads. Thanks ahead for your imput
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The "wobble" you describe is not unheard of ... (and is in fact quite common in the front suspension of SOME cars and trucks when being towed 4 down).

Because the Ford Focus reportedly normally tows well...(is not one of those toads that wobbles while been towed), having the suspension checked and the front end aligned on your toad might correct what you are interpreting as coach problem.

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How about a list of Toads that have this problem.
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How about a list of Toads that have this problem.
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Google "toad death wobble"...
OR "death wobble jeep"
OR "death wobble ford"
OR "chevy death wobble"
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