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Old 05-18-2013, 11:24 AM   #1
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Wind & Adventurer 37f?

It may well be that I am the most conservative driver ever, but I feel like I am being blown all over the road in almost any kind of wind. We have a 2012 Adventurer 37f. Those of you that have the same, how does yours handle the wind?
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Old 05-18-2013, 11:38 AM   #2
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I recommend you install a Safe T Plus The Steering Control Specialists | Safe-T-Plus Blog | Helping motorists' vehicles steer safer, less, and with peace of mind. and Rear Track Bar to solve your steering problem.
While at the FMCA RV Rally in Indio in January, I had these installed on my RV by Henderson. RV and Truck Parts and Service - Henderson's Line-Up Made a world off difference.
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Old 05-18-2013, 02:07 PM   #3
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I don't have that coach or that problem but I can give you a synopsis of what many others on this and other sites say about handeling problems.
Fists there is the standard " weigh the coach and set correct tire pressure"
Try and balance your load.
Check the bolts on the rear sway bar. Some Tiffins had a problem with loose bolts.
Look into the "Cheap Handeling Fix". The newer F53 chassis require new links so my not be quite so cheap.
If the coach did not come with a rear Track Bar, get one installed.
I think most new coaches come with front Track Bars so no problem there.
Have the coach aligned at a good shop. Have them set the castor to the high side of the recommended setting, however stay within the specs.
After that you might look at a steering stabilizer of some sort.
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Old 05-18-2013, 07:27 PM   #4
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We had a 2000 Adventurer 37G and now a 2007 Adventurer 38T, no problems and no add on's, it moves alittle but not a problem
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Old 05-19-2013, 09:52 AM   #5
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It may well be that I am the most conservative driver ever, but I feel like I am being blown all over the road in almost any kind of wind. We have a 2012 Adventurer 37f. Those of you that have the same, how does yours handle the wind?
IMO, it is not the 37F floor plan that contributes to your question. Since yours is on a Ford, I recommend you visit the Ford forum here on iRV2.com and seek answers there.
That said, the above advice about setting your tire pressures for your actual weight is likely to show much improvement for minimum expense. After getting that done, try driving it for a while before you start throwing big bucks at chassis mods. Ed
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Old 05-19-2013, 03:20 PM   #6
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Appreciate all your responses. This is our third coach over the course of two decades. The biggest and heaviest. All of your suggestions I have addressed one way or the other. Case in point, prior to leaving Cal, Camping World told me that nothing was available for that coach yet, and that I shouldn't need it. It may well be that I'm just very conservative. We just got back from a drive in our CR-V traveling south on 25 in Albuquerque. I wasn't comfortable with how the car was handling things. I suspect these winds are just much worse than I'm used to.
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Here is a thread I started awhile back on my handling improvement plan that had a lot of good responses.

Of course weights, tire pressure, and correct alignment ensured before throwing any add-ons.


My progress to date:
  • First I did the cheap handling fix - very noticeable improvement
  • Next I did the Safety Steer - some noticeable improvement, but this addition is primarily a safety item
  • Next I will do the rear track bar - improvement experience TBD, but I expect it will be noticeable.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/handl...ts-138495.html
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I've just spent two days driving a similar rig across I-80 in NE & IA with strong gusting side winds. I've got the mods mentioned above. You either develop quick reflexes or get off the road. Now stopped with a tornado watch in effect!
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Appreciate all your responses.... prior to leaving Cal, Camping World told me that nothing was available for that coach yet, ...... I suspect these winds are just much worse than I'm used to.
Your coach is built on a Ford F53 MH chassis, probably the 24,000 GVWR variety, and what CW told you is pure BS. There are LOTS of chassis handling improvement products readily available from numerous suppliers.

Respected dealer / installers such as Brazel in Centralia, WA and Redlands Truck Service (Redlands, CA) are valued contributors / sponsors here on iRV2 and they can install just about any improvement devices you want to help find the wind wander. Henderson Line-up is also famous for fixing handling issues. Good luck and safe travels.
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Old 05-20-2013, 04:04 PM   #10
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The bottom line on all of this handling stuff is that no matter what you do, winds will blow you around. You have the aerodynamics of a very large brick and even the flex of your tires is enough to move you around. Whe you are passed by a truck, the rear of your MH is in his wind shadow (wind blowing from his direction) and the the rear wants to move toward him which moves the front away from him. As he passes you, the equation changes in the opposite direction.

Do what makes you comforatable but don'tr expect too much.
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Echoing what had been said...if not done, get the MH weighed when loaded and set tires to maker's spec. Ours were set to maximum pressure, that and alignment was way off.....both made a lot of difference. I also did all the mods. MH handles pretty well now but still will get some grief on windy...gusty days.
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Old 05-20-2013, 10:53 PM   #12
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No problems for us. If we hit some bad wind...slow down even slower than normally travel.
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