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Old 04-17-2017, 06:49 PM   #1
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Winnebago Vista handling etc.

We are owners of a, new to us, 2015 Winnebago Vista 26; down sized from a 30' class A coach. This new one seems much more sensitive to cross winds and trucks going by. I had the CHF done and notice that the previous owner had a SafeyTPlus steering stabilizer installed and the problem remains. Are there any other suspension improvements we can make to improve the handling?

There is a back up camera that is fed into the Pioneer AVHX1600 radio. The display is very washed out/over exposed making it difficult to see what's behind us. Is there any way to correct this?

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Old 04-17-2017, 07:03 PM   #2
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I am taking my new 2017 Vista LX 35B into a local alignment specialist tomorrow. We went on a long trip last week (our first in this coach) and noticed the alignment was off and quite a bit of pull when being passed by other large vehicles. I know the alignment needs to be firmed up (expected on a new coach) but I also want to inquire about a steering stabilizer and a trac and/or sway bar. I will be sure to update you with what they say.
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Old 04-17-2017, 07:44 PM   #3
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Spend some time on the Ford chassis forum. Lots of good ideas there.
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Old 04-17-2017, 08:05 PM   #4
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Winnebago Vista handling etc.

Ours handled terrible until we filled the tires to the recommended 82psi. We were between 90 and 100psi before. What a difference! Just something free to try before other fixes.
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:40 PM   #5
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We are owners of a, new to us, 2015 Winnebago Vista 26; down sized from a 30' class A coach. This new one seems much more sensitive to cross winds and trucks going by. I had the CHF done and notice that the previous owner had a SafeyTPlus steering stabilizer installed and the problem remains. Are there any other suspension improvements we can make to improve the handling?

There is a back up camera that is fed into the Pioneer AVHX1600 radio. The display is very washed out/over exposed making it difficult to see what's behind us. Is there any way to correct this?

Thanks to all who share their knowledge!!
You might consider a V-Spoiler type device for your rig. Simple to install, and from my expirience with strong winds, they made a big difference in sway of my RV from passing rigs. On both four lane and two lane roads.
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OP if you are on the West Coast then call Henderson's Lineup and make an appointment to see them.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:29 AM   #7
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We added a rear track bar and it solved all the swaying/blowing problems. Noticed an improvement immediately.
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Old 04-18-2017, 01:32 AM   #8
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Washed out screen

My screen has some brightness and contrast settings, but they are WAY buried down in the menus. Maybe you have the manual, or can look it up online?

I wouldn't think today's screens can get washed out like TVs did in the old days...but I may be wrong.
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We have a 2015 Vista 27N running at recommended tire pressure and I don't think it has excessive sway now that it is fully loaded. It does not have a steering stabilizer or after market sway bar or the CHF. As far as the backup camera consult the manual. There are lots of settings regarding the brightness display and there are day and night settings which will affect the display depending whether you have the lights turned on. Yes it runs with running lights on all the time but if you have the parking lights actually turned on it will be using the night time settings.
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