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Old 03-19-2011, 03:03 PM   #1
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Angry '97 Gulfstream Steering

Purchased an '97 gulfsteam conquest (ford 5.4, 350 frame, 21'). Mechanically, all checked out in great shape. ALTHOUGH the steering seems a bit "squirrely". Not sure if it is the ford too much power in the power steering (had the same issue on a Bronce bought new in '95) or just me as a new RV owner. Just seems much too responsive and easy to over control. Scares the crap out of my wife when driving. Front bearings are good, no linkage slop. Almost feels like the front end is floating, not enough weight. No problem at 60, light at 65 and spooky at 70 (which I hit only for passing). Probably should have posted this under the gulfstream owner forum, but would like any advice/experience!!

Many thanks,

Greg, Karen and the puppies.
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Old 03-20-2011, 03:59 PM   #2
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Tire load pressure or rating may not be sufficient for the RV or worn steering and suspension components. Have the alignment checked by a reputable shop. 70 MPH is pushing the safety zone of this RV.
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Old 03-21-2011, 10:22 AM   #3
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Tire Pressure

Had new tires put on and like an idiot ASSUMED they pressured to manufacturer's specs. Nope. Found 50 psi on the front instead of the recommended 65 psi. Seems they went backward, 65 in back, 50 in front. All steering components good except torsion bar bushings which where replaced. So decrease speed, increase pressure and off again!

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