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Old 11-02-2016, 09:46 PM   #1
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Monaco Dynasty Emperor Steering

New to the forum. I recently purchase a 2007 Monaco Dynasty Emperor IV 42 ft coach. Love the coach and all the quality upgrades and systems. I was RVing with a 2014 Ram 3500 diesel dually and a Big Horn 5th wheel. The Dodge truck steering was very stable and never had any wandering even in high winds. However, the Monaco has a small gap between left and right steering which requires a bit of steering wheel searching while going down the road. On other trucks I have owned you could adjust the steering to take some of the slop out with an adjustment of the worm gear spacing in the steering box. Since I'm new to the Roadmaster Chassis I hoped to tap into someone who has experience in steering geometry. The previous owner said I'd get used to this situation. The coach has about 35K on the chassis so I wouldn't expect the suspension to be worn out. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Joe
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New to the forum. I recently purchase a 2007 Monaco Dynasty Emperor IV 42 ft coach. Love the coach and all the quality upgrades and systems. I was RVing with a 2014 Ram 3500 diesel dually and a Big Horn 5th wheel. The Dodge truck steering was very stable and never had any wandering even in high winds. However, the Monaco has a small gap between left and right steering which requires a bit of steering wheel searching while going down the road. On other trucks I have owned you could adjust the steering to take some of the slop out with an adjustment of the worm gear spacing in the steering box. Since I'm new to the Roadmaster Chassis I hoped to tap into someone who has experience in steering geometry. The previous owner said I'd get used to this situation. The coach has about 35K on the chassis so I wouldn't expect the suspension to be worn out. Any thoughts or suggestions would be appreciated. Joe
The experts, not me, will chime in soon. As I understand it, it will depend on the steering gear in your coach. If you are lucky you have a TRW gear and it should be adjustable. There are some other fixes also that help a lot. You can find out what gear you have on the build/serial number chart that should be on the back of a cabinet somewhere or in the rear closet. Or get it from Monaco. Good luck.
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Old 11-03-2016, 01:36 PM   #3
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when i bought my coach i had the dealer replace the sector ..this is the part that the adjustment is in. when i test drove it it had a little vibration or jerking when turning at idle..and like yours a little slop...it is very good now but its not cheap..i was dfqputed 1300 for part and 400 labor...so i called several wharehouses and asked price and it was always $2000 so i feel i was getting goood price , does yours kinda jerk little bit from center turning at idle speed??
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You'd be wise and have the entire front suspension inspected. There may be other components needing attention. Ours had significant play in the steering and the shop was able to adjust the gear for a much tighter feel.
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Go down to the Monaco area. There are threads on what has been done for this problem.

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I assume you have a tag axle. When you have the correct pressure on the tag, I think the wander will go away, at least it did on mine.
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It will mean a tremendous amount of reading, but the gentlemen in this thread know what your problem is and how to solve it.

Wandering, sway bars, alignment, ride height, oh my!!

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