Loading ...
Sorry, an error occurred while loading the content.

Re: Old Dinosaur

Expand Messages
  • Jack Rabon
    I had this problem years ago, with a 1970 Dodge chassis. Simple cure was to get the wear points renewed in the front end. A good front end shop can do the
    Message 1 of 3 , Nov 4, 2002
    • 0 Attachment
      I had this problem years ago, with a 1970 Dodge chassis. Simple cure was
      to get the wear points renewed in the front end. A good front end shop can
      do the deed in a half day.

      After the kingpins and steering rod ends were brought up to spec, the sway
      was very much less. You always could feel when a truck was passing, but
      just minor steering pressures were needed to keep the rig on track.

      Funny how having the steering up to factory standards helps steering, eh?

      Other things to check - proper weight on the hitch, which should be about
      10% of the trailer. Having too little weight on the hitch makes the
      trailer sensitive, and prone to "hunt" around back there. It wags the dog,
      so to speak. Also make sure the tire pressures are correct.

      After all that, if it still is a problem, a friction damper can be fitted
      between the trailer & your RV.

      We did not have to use the damper, since a tight front end cured the
      problem.

      Jack

      -----Original Message-----
      Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 14:53:59 -0000
      From: "bugsbunny12003" <vern@...>
      Subject: Old Dinosaur

      This is my first post to this site. Any suggestions out there to
      improve the handling of our motorhome? I pull a trailer with it and
      the big trucks just blow me off the road. It is a 1971 Pace Arrow on
      a Dodge Chassie 21'.
      I was thinking about getting a steering damper to put on the front
      end. Anybody have any sugestion would be really appreciated.
      Thanks
      Vern
    • Vern Melton
      Thanks`Jack! ... From: Jack Rabon To: classicrv@yahoogroups.com Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 9:03 AM Subject: [classicrv] Re: Old Dinosaur I had this
      Message 2 of 3 , Nov 4, 2002
      • 0 Attachment
        Thanks`Jack!
        ----- Original Message -----
        From: Jack Rabon
        To: 'classicrv@yahoogroups.com'
        Sent: Monday, November 04, 2002 9:03 AM
        Subject: [classicrv] Re: Old Dinosaur


        I had this problem years ago, with a 1970 Dodge chassis. Simple cure was
        to get the wear points renewed in the front end. A good front end shop can
        do the deed in a half day.

        After the kingpins and steering rod ends were brought up to spec, the sway
        was very much less. You always could feel when a truck was passing, but
        just minor steering pressures were needed to keep the rig on track.

        Funny how having the steering up to factory standards helps steering, eh?

        Other things to check - proper weight on the hitch, which should be about
        10% of the trailer. Having too little weight on the hitch makes the
        trailer sensitive, and prone to "hunt" around back there. It wags the dog,
        so to speak. Also make sure the tire pressures are correct.

        After all that, if it still is a problem, a friction damper can be fitted
        between the trailer & your RV.

        We did not have to use the damper, since a tight front end cured the
        problem.

        Jack

        -----Original Message-----
        Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2002 14:53:59 -0000
        From: "bugsbunny12003" <vern@...>
        Subject: Old Dinosaur

        This is my first post to this site. Any suggestions out there to
        improve the handling of our motorhome? I pull a trailer with it and
        the big trucks just blow me off the road. It is a 1971 Pace Arrow on
        a Dodge Chassie 21'.
        I was thinking about getting a steering damper to put on the front
        end. Anybody have any sugestion would be really appreciated.
        Thanks
        Vern


        To unsubscribe from this group, send an email to:
        classicrv-unsubscribe@yahoogroups.com



        Your use of Yahoo! Groups is subject to the Yahoo! Terms of Service.



        [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
      Your message has been successfully submitted and would be delivered to recipients shortly.