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Old 08-09-2010, 05:02 AM   #15
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I took her for a test drive last night only to find that I still have the vibraton in the front on the passingerside and only after hitting a series of bumps and the speeed was a bit higher (40-45 mph) than before (15-25mph). This time the wheel was chirping until I slowed enough for it to settle out. Probably from the rate of speed I was going. So after a couple of needed inexpensive fixes I am back to square one. My next idea is to take it to a truck garage and have them take a look at it. I will keep anyone interested updated on my findings.
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Old 08-09-2010, 09:10 AM   #16
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if the wheel chips you've got something that is REALLY loose. be very careful and take it STRAIGHT to a shop.
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:19 AM   #17
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I've decided to replace the steering dampener just to eliminate that as a possibility. A quick and inexpensive part to change. The one that is on my rig doesn't seem to be HD. And after talking to some others, a bad dampener will allow the front end to shimmy after hitting bumps. I still think that myself being a MTM-Maint. Tech. Mechanical, not and auto tech., I should still be able to trouble shoot and fix this problem. I'll keep posting. The only thing that gets into my way is other responsibilities, work schedule and so on.
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Old 08-24-2010, 08:19 PM   #18
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The new steering damper/stabilizer shock came in the mail today. I installed it but haven't taken it for a test drive yet. Maybe later in the week. I was suprised at the size difference between the old/black one and the new/white one. I'll keep posting.
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Old 08-25-2010, 01:31 PM   #19
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The new steering damper/stabilizer shock came in the mail today. I installed it but haven't taken it for a test drive yet. Maybe later in the week. I was suprised at the size difference between the old/black one and the new/white one. I'll keep posting.
As they say, sizes DOES make a difference .
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Old 01-23-2011, 10:19 AM   #20
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Sorry it's taken me so long to write this post.
Last September, I took my RV up to SouthWestern Michigan for winter storage. The road that I take to Michigan is a good testing/proving road for suspension because it is not a highway, just some back county road that has a posted speed limit of 55 MPH. I didn't experience the shaking or shimmy that I had before. This trek is about 35 miles from home and has many opportunities for the vibration to start. I don't want to say that it is fixed but I will stop trying to find the loose or worn parts.
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Old 06-26-2011, 09:25 PM   #21
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I brought my RV home from SW Michigan last week, taking the same route that I took when I put it in storage, which only got worse over the Winter. After that trek, I am confident that it is fixed.
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