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Coelacanth

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Posted: 09/18/20 05:45pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Next issue.....
Our 2012, HR, Augusta is on a E-450 chassis.
I’ve only had it about a month and the trips taken have been very short.
But, on the highway it seems to have a great deal of steering play.
It seems to wander, and I’m constantly making minor corrections. Kinda takes the fun out of driving the thing. My old Itasca was as steady as a rock.
This rig has only 7k on the odometer, so I can’t imagine that the steering components are worn.
Would a heavier duty steering stabilizer help?

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Don't start throwing money at it.

1. Check the tires and Tire pressure, are the tires worn uneven.

2. Have the front end align and inspected

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Tires are new.
I’ll check the other.

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Seems like a lot of others have used This for guidance I am sure others will chime in.


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Don't overlook tire pressure. Weigh your rig and separate axles and wheels if possible. Then check tire manufacture's chart for proper air pressure based on the weight. It should be the first thing to check. Tire shops will usually put in max tire pressure and that may not be where you want to be.

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Posted: 09/19/20 04:55am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Will do.

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How to tighten a steering box:
https://www.google.com/search?q=how+to+tighten+up+ford+steering+box&rlz=1CACCCC_enUS893&oq=how+to+tighten+ford+steering+box&aqs=chrome.1.69i57j0.19015j0j7&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8

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Posted: 09/19/20 09:33am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

E450 Loose steering

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Hmm,...interesting.

Ok, after some examination, my previous RV, the Itasca Suncruiser, had actual wheels with lug nuts. The Augusta has hub caps that simulate chrome wheels.
The valve stems are almost impossible to access and the edges to the opening are incredibly sharp.
So, the idea is to remove the hubcaps. In looking at various online postings and videos it seems that many of these have two nuts that must be removed in order to pry off the hubcaps. These nuts are marked to make them identifiable. But, in looking at my hubcaps I see no nuts that are so marked. So,...do my hubcaps simply pry off, as they would on a car?

* This post was edited 09/23/20 06:10am by Coelacanth *

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New tires at 12,000 miles is curious.


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