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Old 05-31-2012, 01:29 AM   #1
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I have a ItaskaSunover 32ft motor home. I am having difficulty having to constantly move the steering wheel at 10 degrees either way in order to keep the vehicle steering in a constant straight line. I have spoken to the supplier and they are saying that this is more a driver fault rather than a vehicle fault. However, I have a lot of experience with heavy trucks and have never experienced this problem before. The chassis is a 7000 pound kodiak chev c5500. I would appreciate if anyone could comment on ways of overcoming this problem. Thks
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Old 05-31-2012, 01:48 AM   #2
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Welcome Noelene to irv2.
Thats their easy way out blame you. Once your coach is loaded and the tires are inflated with proper air pressures according to MFG's tables tracking should improve.
If not than maybe the tires need to be aligned.
If that doesn't help than a track bar or steering adjuster can be installed.
If you get pushed around when trucks or bus's pass you you can add a torque bar on rear end.
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What year and model is your motor home?
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:43 AM   #4
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Slight correction: The "torque bar" name used in the link is incorrect since the picture shows a track bar; sometimes called a panhard bar. These are used to control side-to-side sway on (usually) leaf spring rear suspensions. A sway bar, sometimes called a anti-sway bar, is used to control lean and is a completely different component. Use the search function for additional information

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Originally Posted by 007";1195012]Welcome Noelene to irv2.
Thats their easy way out blame you. Once your coach is loaded and the tires are inflated with proper air pressures according to MFG's tables tracking should improve.
If not than maybe the tires need to be aligned.
If that doesn't help than a [B][URL="http://www.oemys-performance.com/swaybars.htm
track bar[/URL][/B] or steering adjuster can be installed.
If you get pushed around when trucks or bus's pass you you can add a torque bar on rear end.
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Old 05-31-2012, 09:25 AM   #5
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I had some wandering problems on our MH. Found the front end way out of alignment, tires were inflated too much also.
I also installed a rear trac bar and steering stabilizer.......handles a lot better now.
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Old 05-31-2012, 02:14 PM   #6
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We had a chev. chassic on our chiefton; Everyone knew just exactly what to do.. Well with all trere advice and $10.00 I could get a cup of coffee !!! I took it to a Big tuuck shop . Put Aluminun wheels on it air bags on it Ran the tires at 100 lbs the air bags at 95lbs The motorhome Was a dream to drive. And handled great in Wind/hills/ snow(with chains on) ice; It drove as well as our diesel pusher does. 650 miles a day was not uncommon;;;
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Old 05-31-2012, 08:39 PM   #7
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One of the basic things to look at is the proper lube of the front suspension.
This rig should have a king pin type suspension. Without proper lube - they will get stiff and cause the steering to stay rigid.
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