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Old 07-30-2015, 09:59 AM   #21
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Did not know front end alignments were cover under warranty?
x2 I did not know this
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Old 07-30-2015, 01:32 PM   #22
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I have about 9000 miles on mine now and run 75 lbs in air bags . it made a huge difference to the better. I had a 26 winn w chevy chassis and it wondered badly
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Old 07-30-2015, 03:26 PM   #23
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Just got home from another shakedown trip. Question I have for all the Ford chassis Foresters and Sunseekers is, are they all loose in the front end when driving down the highway? We had a 1997 Minnie Winne, E-350 and this new Forester is as loose as our old unit. Just seems like way to much play in the steering to be comfortable. I have seen from other post the Chevy chassis is much better but I am hoping there is something we can do to make the Ford be more responsive. Thx for any input on this matter.
Could be the 1997 had gear steering and.the new ones have rack and pinion. It is easy to over steer
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Old 07-30-2015, 06:28 PM   #24
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Could be the 1997 had gear steering and.the new ones have rack and pinion. It is easy to over steer
The problem is, I have to turn the wheel more than any other vehicles I drive before it responds, just like the old vehicles back in the day with worn out steering boxes, tie rod ends, etc.
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Old 07-30-2015, 10:19 PM   #25
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Could be the 1997 had gear steering and.the new ones have rack and pinion. It is easy to over steer

2016 here and no rack and pinion steering. I wish.
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Old 07-31-2015, 12:29 AM   #26
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2016 here and no rack and pinion steering. I wish.
Steve, are you satisfied with the steering on yours or will you be doing any upgrades?
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Old 07-31-2015, 08:28 AM   #27
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I think most of the handling problems I am having are caused by the wind ???
I am running 60lbs in rear bags,,, maybe I should try a little more ???
2013 2500 Sunseeker,,, with less that 2k miles !!!
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Old 08-08-2015, 09:50 AM   #28
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Had all the same problems when we purchased an '09 E-450 at the end of 2012, it had 15m miles on it. It had 3 owners in 3 years. Scary handling and dangerous.
Dealer paid for an alignment which helped except on windy days, still scary.
Spent a lot of time researching forums because I was a total newbie. Found a guy called "Harvard" on the IRV2 form, look him up as all the front end info is there. Castor settings are set at more than +5 degrees using Ingalls bushings
p/n 59400. Sage advice from him and what a difference. Since then other handling improvements include: Bilstein shocks and Bilstein steering damper,
Hellwig sway bars front and rear. Fours ago I didn't even know what sway bars were, amazing improvment. Also put in a 5Star Tune which is great for the interstates.
It is a pleasure to drive and I am thankful for these forums and the expereiences that others share.
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Old 08-08-2015, 10:47 AM   #29
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I went to an alignment shop that specializes in large trucks. I had my dealer authorize the work prior to going. Since I had the complaint right from the start they paid for it.

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Old 08-08-2015, 10:49 AM   #30
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Too late for me I guess !!!
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