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RE: Vibration in steering wheel

tenbear. Yes I (and my brother both) noticed the tires looked way to new to have 29k on them. That is why I thought possibly they could have been replaced on the Michelin recall. Will check out the dates on Thursday and report back. Thanks
Rons5er 03/10/15 09:27am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Vibration in steering wheel

Thanks, some good points here. No shimmy, shake, pull etc. Not felt in floorboard. Just a slight but obviously noticeable "buzz" in the steering wheel. Will drive it again Thursday. Thanks again for the help.
Rons5er 03/10/15 07:14am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Vibration in steering wheel

Rolin,that sounds exactly what I was talking about. Thanks
Rons5er 03/09/15 02:00pm Class C Motorhomes
RE: Vibration in steering wheel

Thanks for the replies. JD, I would not call it a shimmy. Steering is centered well. Noticed no tendency to hunt or wander. Just seemed like a constant high frequency vibration that I would relate to wheel balance or maybe driveline. Please note it was not severe but it was there. As I mentioned the salesman did notice it also. They said they would check it out so I should give them a chance. Just wanted to hear from "C" owners to see if it common. All my experience is with TT and fivers.
Rons5er 03/09/15 01:18pm Class C Motorhomes
Vibration in steering wheel

Hello all. After researching class c moho,s for quite a while, I found a 2011 Sunseeker 2860DS (30FT) with 29000 miles that I made a deal on. It is on an E450 with a 202 inch wheelbase. I have read much on the handling issues so I was apprehensive before the test drive. Drove it on I 75 in construction, rain, and heavy traffic and was it seemed to drive well. Passing trucks gave a gentle push and the coach almost seemed to return on its own after trucks passed. There was no wander or white knuckle issues. Actually I could drive it one handed if I wanted. I kept speeds from 60 to 65. Now here IS what I noticed and am not sure about. It had a slight vibration in the steering wheel that to me felt like a tire balance issue. (salesman noticed to). They said they would look at it. The tires are like new Michelins (replaced on the recall perhaps?) So bottom line, is a slight vibration normal in an E450 or is it something that can / should be corrected? I will add I have logged well over 20000 miles in fivers but have no class c experience. Thanks
Rons5er 03/09/15 08:18am Class C Motorhomes
RE: Good Match?

Steve and Vicky, you got it my man! Thanks
Rons5er 02/19/15 06:38pm Travel Trailers
RE: Good Match?

Thanks so much for your help. Sounds as if it would make a good rig.
Rons5er 02/19/15 04:02pm Travel Trailers
Good Match?

Hi all. Due to a change in my personal situation I had to part company with my fiver and Super Duty. I would like to continue rving but no longer would require that type of rig. I was thinking a small c (25 ft or so ) but after crunching numbers I am thinking a 24 ft class TT might give me more bang for the buck. I am looking (on paper so far) a Laredo 24Mk (oal 27 ft). It has a dry of 5300 lbs so I figure about 6000 to 6300 with my gear (just me and my dog. TW is 590 dry so I am estimating around 750 lbs. TV would be a 2014 F150 2WD ECO 3.5, 3.55 gears 7100 payload, GCWR 15200 Towing 9800lbs. I am fairly savy on numbers after having 3 fivers so applying what I know from that it seems as if this makes a good match up. However what I am not sure of it the actual towing experience of this rig vs a fiver (which can spoil you) as many know. I do not want a white knuckle drive. I was hoping to get some opinions here on what to expect based on the vast amount of experience on this forum. Oh as a side note I know a good WDH is a must! Thanks in advance.
Rons5er 02/19/15 07:50am Travel Trailers
RE: Chassis Question

Thanks JD one of the reasons I asked the question is I recall reading that somewhere also. Searched and searched but couldn't find it. Desert Captain, your comments relax my thoughts on the E350. Seems as if most problems are with the prior generation E350,s as Ron Ditmar refers to in his well done posts.
Rons5er 07/09/14 11:11am Class C Motorhomes
Chassis Question

Hello all, due to a change in my personal life I have parted with my truck and fiver. Not wanting to give up RVing yet I have been researching the 24ft class of C,s. As on who prefers state, nat'l or coe type campgrounds over private/resort type, I feel I would be fine at that length of unit (just me and my dog). I like the Sunseeker 2300 as it seems to be a good bang for the buck. Not being brand partial (last truck was a Ford SD) it seems as if the Chevy 4500 would be a better bet than the E350 as it is not plagued with the possibility of handling problems. I would like a nice used unit but most that I see are the E350. So my question is: Are the latest generation (new grill) E350 chassis still lighter (frame) and have a narrower track than the E450 or did Ford make them the same and just change springs and gear ratios? Thanks
Rons5er 07/09/14 09:17am Class C Motorhomes
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