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Old 11-15-2007, 10:33 AM   #29
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Ahh! I had not realized the weight distribution on the GMC's MoHo's was distributed as it is. Thanks for the info.

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Old 11-15-2007, 12:25 PM   #30
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yea the rears are tandem not dually

i don't wanna get the whole...

'what is torque steering and what causes it'

debate going...

certainly equal length half shaft axles will reduce it significantly,

but t.s. is more about tires/contact patch/steering angles and stuff...

so with so much hp/torque and fwd and funcky side wall treads...

t.s. (quiver) oscillation still happens, as weight shifts and grip changes.

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also static loads change with acceleration,

so that weight over the axles shifts rearward in dynamic situations...

pulling the wagon up hill vs pushing, and all that blah, blah...
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Old 11-16-2007, 04:16 AM   #31
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Heres a couple of links about the GMC.
Lots of good facts so no need to use imagination.

Reading into topics, some change the Olds for a 500 Caddy.
And the prototypes used stock Toro/Eldo rims and quickly tore them apart.
Interesting that the designer insisted on curved sides, when he saw the first few coming down the line with flat sides he halted production, went straight to management and you see today that none are flat.

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Custom A/S MOHO

Check this out. The answer to all TV issues, a custom A/S MOHO.

http://www.rvtravel.com/blog/weirdrv...er2-710204.jpg

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Check this out. The answer to all TV issues, a custom A/S MOHO.

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The old GMC mohos were a cool idea, and actually share a lot of Airstream design cues. The low floor, semi-rounded shape, and front end profile are all similar to an AS. I've been involved in a complete drivetrain rebuild on one, and the Toronado drivetrain was actually its fatal flaw. The Toronado wheel bearing setup doesn't handle the weight of the big moho very well, and they wear out quickly. It's also absolutely miserable to drive in low traction situations. However, on dry pavement, the low center of gravity makes it handle more like a full-size van than a motor home. The ride from the airbag rear suspension is also smooth as silk. It's unfortunate that GM killed it off after the first generation were built. Would be interesting to see where the engineers would have taken it after working out the known problems that they had.
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