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Wandering issue worked
We noted an annoying amount of wandering last November.  Steph had just finished the drivers course at FOT and was anxious to start on our coach.  We gave it a try but after a mile or so left the interstate and changed drivers.  She wandered all...

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I'am sure you had issues, and hope you have them fixed.

I always tell people, put one or both arm's on the arm rest's, and hands lightly on the steering wheel. Don't try to drive it, just let it do it's thing letting the steering wheel float.

I...

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What actually got better with the safety plus?

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Directional stability.  I can take my hands off the wheel and the coach maintains its track.  Did this before and after on the same stretch in Q to test adjustment.

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Most coaches have a "dead" spot in their steering. 

Worn parts in the steering linkage?

Most benefit from a slight preloaded front wheel bearing adjustment.

Legal requires .001 to a .005 play after adjustment.

Mine were slightly preloaded for a...

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I, of course had this very Issue, when I first drove it Home, to Pa to FLA.  We did a Roundabout Journey of approximately 1,500 Miles or so, and I did not like the way it drove either!  I took it to a Very Reputable Truck Alignment Shop that...

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  • Last Edit: March 24, 2019, 01:23:15 pm by RetiredGuns

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I don't know what kind of front suspension is on Foretravels but my Wanderlodge uses Ridewell. Once you drive one you learn very quickly why it's called a WANDERlodge. However, it is easily fixed. I don't know what the equivalent would be on a...

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Caflashbob,
I saw this preload setting device and thought you might like to check it out as you are a big proponent of the freeplay/deadspot relationship. It looks very repeatable...
Doctor PreloadĀ® Bearing Adjustment Tools and Temper-LocĀ® Spindle...

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Are there parts to fit our front axles?

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Don,
Good info there, having owned and repaired heavy equipment, I knew that tapered bearings always required a preload. As has been said before DWMYH but I have some preload on mine. You have to remember that when the wheel heats up the preload...

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While we had some wandering on our 36' U-295 1996 coach, I just always put it down to the age and the linkage. My cars have had either rack and pinion or electric steering and never were as old as the coach. My knees, hips, shoulders, etc. are...

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That's why I replaced all my torque rod bushings ,all the rubber was hard as a rock.

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Just looked up Doctor Preload,find it parts has it for $958.00.