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Old 08-23-2022, 09:00 PM   #1
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motorhome walking / drifting in lane

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I am new to the forum. Went form a 2011 winngebago 31 gaser to a 2013 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31GA. A bit new to the RV world but heres my question. What can I do to upgrade the handling? Or is this a chassis PM issue? I find my rig likes to drift while towing and walk a bit in the lane. If this is a open thread already please direct me.
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Too high of tire pressure will cause wandering. Check the label on the wall near driver seat to get near proper tire pressure.
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Welcome to iRV2 .

Have you driven the coach without the toad and experienced the same issues ?

Some toads have handling issues that effect the coach .

Please add your toad info to the post .
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First off, Welcome to IRV2!

There are some improvements you can make such as setting the correct air pressure as mentioned. Another thing is adding a Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer. Also, you have to be aware that the shorter wheelbase motorhome can be more reactive to slight steering corrections.
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You may never regret having a"Safe-T-Plus" installed
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1986, if you scroll down to Ford Motorhomes the first sticky? is titled CHF.
You then have 499& pages of how to fix your issues.
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Over inflated tires will cause that exact problem.

Weigh your RV and set the tire pressure according to the tire manufactures tire prssure chart.
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Went on their website, and no where does it explain what this is. Is it a damper? A cylinder to self center? Any links to show it works?
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A front end alignment solved our wandering issue.

I also did the CHF mentioned in this thread. It was a huge help in controlling the rocking motion.
https://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/chea...fix-72335.html

To help the tailwag in winds and when in the vicinity of large trucks, I installed a Blue Ox TigerTrac.

I made sure the tires were at the right pressure before every trip, and that's all we needed.

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Went on their website, and no where does it explain what this is. Is it a damper? A cylinder to self center? Any links to show it works?
It's a two way damper which is spring loaded both ways to return it to center. I installed one on our Itasca and it helped with road wandering and rut grabbing a great deal. Be aware it does require more turning force on the steering wheel to turn with it installed due to the strong springs.
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Hello all,


I am new to the forum. Went form a 2011 winngebago 31 gaser to a 2013 Tiffin Allegro Open Road 31GA. A bit new to the RV world but heres my question. What can I do to upgrade the handling? Or is this a chassis PM issue? I find my rig likes to drift while towing and walk a bit in the lane. If this is a open thread already please direct me.


Sometimes MH and cars get in different groves on highway because MH are wider can make it wonder.
Depending on toad and how much it weights can make a difference.
Steering wheel locked.
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What can I do to upgrade the handling of my gas motorhome

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What can I do to upgrade the handling?


Yes having your tires set to the right pressure accordingly to your weight is important but here's a more in depth explanation of what you can do to upgrade your gas motorhome to handle better overall. Here's a video I found if you're interested. This guy nails it.
Click the bottom left to watch on youtube. After you watch the video read the comments:
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Before spending your $$ on add-on stuff, get the toe-in set to 1/8" to 5/32". This can actual be done with two straight pins, a tape measure and a helper. The CHF is also a low budget good idea. You should extend the links on the font when doing the CHF. Skutterdude on EBay has link extenders for the front sway bar, at a decent price.

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