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Old 02-21-2006, 06:13 PM   #15
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Lack of "proper" running gear balance is a known cause for hangers to fall off.

Ask those that had the before and after experience.

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And we thought it was all those potholes we hit on the highway on all our trips .........So this has been happening ever since we purchased our new 28' CCD! Do you suppose we've never been right with our running gear?
What do I ask for when I take it in to George M. Sutton RV to correct this problem while still on warranty??
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Old 02-21-2006, 06:19 PM   #16
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I don't believe running gear balance is covered by warranty.

A proper running gear balance is a complete balance of the tire, wheel, hub and drum, or rotor, as the case may be.

If you want to see one of the methods, please go to our web site, inlandrv.com, click on articles, and then go to the wheel balance method.

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Old 02-21-2006, 06:51 PM   #17
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Lack of "proper" running gear balance is a known cause for hangers to fall off.

Ask those that had the before and after experience.

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Is this true with my Motor Home as well?
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Old 02-21-2006, 08:42 PM   #18
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Old 02-21-2006, 09:01 PM   #19
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Smile No wire coat hangers!

Mommy Dearest always told me not to use wire coat hangers so I guess I'd better check that stayput hanger.
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Buying the correct hangers are.......

certainly cheaper than a running gear job! Are you saying it's probably the potholes in the road??
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Old 02-22-2006, 08:53 AM   #21
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certainly cheaper than a running gear job! Are you saying it's probably the potholes in the road??
Maybe it's time we stop trying to place the blame on someone or something else. Come on folks let's stand up and take it like men and women, like grown people, like adults. We should be ashamed of ourselves trying to put the blame off on running gears and pot holes and earth tremors and who knows what else. Why do the coat hangars fall off? Because we are using the cheap hangars with the cardboard bottoms we get free from the cleaners!
Admit it and let's go on.
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Old 02-22-2006, 09:56 AM   #22
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You know, at first I was going to include the running gear in my orig post, but the orig poster didn't post what kind of trailer/moho he/she had, thinking this was mainly an older coach issue since I'm much more familar with new(er) coaches, not even considering this could happen to a newer coach right off the line.

My take is that if your running gear is out of spec, the least of the issues is going to be the hangers falling off. From what I've read around here, running gear that is out of wack will cause much greater problems if left unchecked, popped rivets, loose furnishings, etc.

One way I would check is to put some items on the table and/or counter and tow on as smooth and as flat of a surface you can. If the stuff falls off the table (provided you didn't go pothole diving) you may need running gear adjusted. Most Airstreamers will say in in shock that "OMG, I forgot my cup of Joe on the table", pull over at the first conv and be happy to find the cup still in the exact place it was before departure without any spills, issues, etc. I myself have found, more than one time, things I left on the table or counter that were just where I left them, hundreds of miles later.
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Ya......but.....

I don't think that would be a valid test becuz the dinette is over the axles and the clothes are hanging (with good plastic hangers on that ribbed vacuum cleaner hose stuff) in the very back of the coach where bounce would be the worst!
I agree with Twink that running gear shouldn't be a problem right off the line....and that the lake-sized potholes we have in Oregon are probably to blame.
When someone tells me it's my running gear and it's new.......I get all upset!
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It's camping. The cothes won't stay on the hangers because they are on vacation.

If they want to lay around on the floor, let them.
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I don't think that would be a valid test becuz the dinette is over the axles and the clothes are hanging (with good plastic hangers on that ribbed vacuum cleaner hose stuff) in the very back of the coach where bounce would be the worst!
I agree with Twink that running gear shouldn't be a problem right off the line....and that the lake-sized potholes we have in Oregon are probably to blame.
When someone tells me it's my running gear and it's new.......I get all upset!
See on my 04' Safari, my dinette is front of the axles as I believe is the same on the 28' units. I have left things on it and they've been fine. Given that your unit is new and you most likely have the same ribbed rod that the hangers hang on and they still fall off would be a mystery to me.

I have also left stuff on the kitchen counter (also font of the axle) and on the rear sink (rear of the axle) by accident and much to my delight only once did I find I had an item fall off the countertop.

My closets (one on each side) are directly over the axles on my coach and still (knock on aluminum), I haven't had issues (yet).

I would have to agree if you're new coach is giving you grief, I'd see what it would take to have the running gear set to spec. If you hit potholes as I've read, it would stand to reason how they got out of spec. One thing I've been toying with is getting these:

http://www.centramatic.com/

Folks that have used these tend to swear by them....and if you got them and the issue went away............
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I agree with Twink that running gear shouldn't be a problem right off the line....and that the lake-sized potholes we have in Oregon are probably to blame.
When someone tells me it's my running gear and it's new.......I get all upset!
Not to upset you further, but unbalanced running gear ( essentially brake hubs on drum brakes plus wheel assembly) are definitely an issue, even on new trailers. I, too, doubt that your clothes would come off the hangers because of it, but it might still be worth it for you to look into getting your brake drums and wheels balanced as a unit. There are plenty of posts on this subject already, so I do not want to delve into it further.
I had it done on my former trailer with new axles and brakes, and the difference was amazing.
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perhaps we can get the factory to finance a study!

first it's hangers jumpin off the rods,
now there is talk of clothes jumpin off the hangers
pretty soon there will be reports of clothes jumpin out the windows!

we need a study....
so i volunteer to ride in the closet of anyone with jumpin hangers....
i'll carry a vibration measurin' gizmo and a hanger jumpin' refractometer, pencil and paper and document what goes on in the closets....

it may not be pretty....but we will get to the bottom of this.

is it the pants or the shirts?
dresses or belts?
cotton or polyester?
do wrinkles or perm press matter?

have you been walbernizin' your hangers regularly?

i'm pretty sure using a hensley eliminates all hanger sway......

the hangers jumpin could be an early warning system...
like a canary in the mines....
and would seem to happen way before cups spillin, rivets poppin and rear ends saggin (on the trailer)....
so we need to get right on this....


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I'll chip in $10 just to see 2air' go for a ride in the closet!
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