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Old 07-24-2014, 04:03 PM   #1
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Question 3051s handling in cross wind

Anyone have thoughts on how to improve the handling in cross winds on a Ford E-450 chassis under a 3051s Forester?
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Old 07-24-2014, 05:49 PM   #2
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This is a common topic. Just do a search in the forum on alignment specs, air bags, tire pressure etc
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Old 07-26-2014, 10:31 PM   #3
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Cross wind handling can be improved by adding air to the air bags. Start at about 60 and go up from there (100 max). Add air in short bursts. Doesn't take much to fill them


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Old 07-27-2014, 11:23 AM   #4
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RV Bill thanks for the reply I have tried changing bag pressure still feels like on ice in cross wind going to look at installing bigger steering damper see if that helps.
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Old 07-31-2014, 06:51 AM   #5
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I just finished a 300 m Ile drive on I-80 through Iowa with 15 - 20 mph winds and I think it handled well. I say so because we are newbies and do not have anything to compare. The wind was across from drivers side and it felt like I had to have the wheel turned to the left slightly to keep straight. I never felt like I was fighting it and when 18 wheelers passed I could feel the push from them. The wife never said anything about a rough ride and never knew it was windy. The trip was total about 7 hours on the road and when Fi is he'd I did not have that drained exhausted feeling you get from a hard drive. This thing is just nice and comfortable to drive, the chairs, the cab layout, all make the 3051S a great RV. 2 days ago we drove through some really torrential rain in CO. down I-25 and she handled beautifully on the wet roads with standing water.
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Old 08-06-2014, 09:32 AM   #6
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maybe a larger tract bar in the rear besides
the other suggestions. But your rig is on a
light trk chassis and then there is this big
box added, (read sail) that catches wind.
It is just the way it is.

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Old 08-06-2014, 11:06 AM   #7
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I have a 2013 3051S and we replaced the front and rear shocks to a heavy duty style from light duty and added a steering stabilizer. Made a huge difference as FR does not change anything that came from FORD factory on the E450.


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Old 08-06-2014, 11:25 AM   #8
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Big mistake on fr part. At least offer a option
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Phelpo.....totally agree.


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Old 08-06-2014, 12:46 PM   #10
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2SG what steering damper did you install?
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