RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 08-18-2011, 10:04 AM   #15
Senior Member
edgray's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Madison, MS
Posts: 9,083
Originally Posted by BBJdaddy View Post
Well, I certainly didn't intend to spend that much money on all these fixes, however when I took it to a very well know shop in the San Francisco bay area, they told me that these fixes were they only way I would ever be able to solve my problems. They even told me that they had contacted the manufacture and they confirmed these fixes were the only way. Tires and shocks were needed regardless of my handling issues, so I guess I spent about $2K on the other items. I just hoped for more improvement and I'm frustrated. The thing is not that bad, but it sure does wander and the steering just seems so very loose. Again, my RV is a 2004 36' Fleetwood Southwind with only 31K miles and I sure wouldn't have thought that the steering would be that loose.
I'm going on a trip tomorrow and I'm going to try letting some air out of the front tires and see what that does. They are at 100psi now and was thinking of taking them down to about 85?
Btw, I don't think you are a SA, I'm just trying to get some answers to this dilemma. Thanks for your comments.
BBJdaddy: PLEASE! don't just arbitraily lower your TP..that MAY just lead to a blow out. My advice was to get it weighed to set the correct pressure. Then, use the tire makers pressure chart to determine what is correct. Without actual "as traveled" loaded weight NOBODY can tell you what is safe, but I think the 100psi MAY be a little too harsh...I just would not want you to drop down and then have a problem.

IF fixing the TP does not help, then talk to a competent heavy truck alignment shop about increasing the castor angle. They will probably warn you about creating excessive shoulder wear, but many WCC owners who have had their's adjusted swear by the improved tracking it caused. Do a search in the Workhorse forum for "castor angle" to find the threads on this subject.

Safe travels!
edgray is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 08-20-2011, 08:27 AM   #16
Senior Member
lwasouth's Avatar
Winnebago Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2008
Posts: 416
You don't need any "Add-On's" You only need a good alignment. Both front and rear axels aligned to the frame by a company that specializes in truck/bus alignment. Have had 2 coaches done and the difference is amazing
lwasouth is offline   Reply With Quote

steering, workhorse

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
8.1 GM Workhorse in a 38' Class A JVJ Class A Motorhome Discussions 17 11-09-2009 12:46 PM
New Damon Coach and Workhorse Chassis Boost Fuel Efficiency 70 Percent DriVer RV Industry Press 27 09-25-2008 02:22 PM
8.1 Workhorse oil press loss philbert MH-General Discussions & Problems 18 01-25-2008 03:41 PM
Really Cool: '07 Workhorse Chassis Changes Enhance A/C Among Other Benefits DriVer RV Industry Press 10 10-30-2007 02:19 AM
W25.5 & Workhorse Products Hit RV Show with More Capacity, Power and Performance DriVer RV Industry Press 1 12-01-2005 06:00 AM

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:06 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.