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Posted: 10/23/21 09:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have a just acquired 2007 winnebago Navion that has stability control issues. I’ve checked tire pressure air bag pressure all is good. Any suggestions on how to correcting this horrible feeling of being out of control?

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Your unit has too little caster.

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Phedley wrote:

I have a just acquired 2007 winnebago Navion that has stability control issues. I’ve checked tire pressure air bag pressure all is good. Any suggestions on how to correcting this horrible feeling of being out of control?


Slow down a little? These things are essentially boxes mounted on a light chassis that usually loads them to within 1000 pounds or so of the GVWR. As a result, they are susceptible to road conditions, and cross winds, and 18 wheeler bow wash. There are some suspension mods you can try, as has been suggested, but honestly, don't expect it to handle like a sports car, because it isn't a sports car. Drive it, you'll get used to the handling limitations, it just takes practise. Mine felt odd when first driven, but after some driving I got the hang of it.
As an after thought, get the alignment checked at a Benz Sprinter capable dealer. There may be siginficant wear on the suspension on an older T1N based motorhome. Forgot yours is 2007 vintage.

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Mike. Comments are anecdotal or personal opinions, and worth what you paid for them.
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Front and rear stabilizers, wheel alignment and Koni shocks for my Cambria.

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I would start with an alignment. Replacing or adding parts before having the alignment checked could be a waste of money. If it needs new ball joints, they find that out during the alignment.

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mgirardo wrote:

I would start with an alignment. Replacing or adding parts before having the alignment checked could be a waste of money. If it needs new ball joints, they find that out during the alignment.

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Doubtful that anyone that has upgraded their suspension from stock has any regrets. Just changing the shocks on my Cambria eliminated the side to side roll and that awful RR crossing banging that is all too frequent. Alignment, done right, will help for sure.

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mgirardo wrote:

I would start with an alignment. Replacing or adding parts before having the alignment checked could be a waste of money. If it needs new ball joints, they find that out during the alignment.

-Michael


Agreed on not throwing money at it, and adding all the usual suspects that others suggest, before getting the alignment check. It's easy to spend a fortune on these vehicles, and get negligible results, and ride is a very subjective topic, after all.

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MDKMDK wrote:

mgirardo wrote:

I would start with an alignment. Replacing or adding parts before having the alignment checked could be a waste of money. If it needs new ball joints, they find that out during the alignment.

-Michael


Agreed on not throwing money at it, and adding all the usual suspects that others suggest, before getting the alignment check. It's easy to spend a fortune on these vehicles, and get negligible results, and ride is a very subjective topic, after all.
Good advice. The other thing I would do before the alignment is to check your weight distribution of the MH each tire should carry at or near as possible the same weight. If not try to redistribute the stuff you carry. If it is on a Mercedes chassis they usually ride better than the Ford stock. What chassis do you have? How many miles on the MH? Do you see any unusual tire wear? Do you feel vibration in the steering wheel or seat? Has it ever been aligned by the PO? If you can answer some questions we can help you narrow down you handling issues.

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