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Posted: 01/09/19 10:31pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Yesterday I talked to a guy who said he bought the above referenced rig new and sold it three months later because of how difficult it was to hold on the road. He said the wind blew it around severely. I'd never heard of that before. Is that true?


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Posted: 01/09/19 10:53pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

did he indicate whether he had it looked at...tires, air bags, etc?


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If his tires were over inflated and he had an alignment problem and was traveling 70 mph in high winds then I'm sure it would be a nightmare.

However if all those items were corrected and he dropped his speed and stayed out of the storms then I think it would be a different story.


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My 2008 HR Endeavor was a white knuckle monster that was NOT fun to drive like my previous RV's. It took a lot of money and patience to calm the beast. It drives nicely now but was dangerous when new. I mean literally dangerous.


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45'Haulmark super C, handles like a dream not affected by wind or passing semi's, if you haven't driven one you would be amazed at how stable they are.
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Posted: 01/10/19 04:56am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Check tire footprint.

Check for plenty of positive caster.

Check for worm and sector play in steering box and
or steering linkage.


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Weigh all four corners when loaded for travel. Most rigs handle better and track better if the front end is loaded close to the maximum axle weight. A light front end will tend to wander and be difficult to manage. This also will give you a chance to adjust your tire pressure to the manufacturer's recommendation.

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Certainly not normal, but more info would be helpful. "40' diesel pusher" is a pretty wide brush to paint with.


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When our Phaeton was new, we had a tire that was wearing strangely and it caused some vibration. At one point, we had to have it replaced and found that the wheel itself was bent. . . we believe it was like that when we bought it new. In order to compensate it had about 26 ounces of weight on it. We replaced both the wheel and the two front tires. Smooth sailing since then.

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OP, did he tell you what color it was? Sounds like cabin fever is setting in awful early.


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