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Old 03-26-2019, 11:57 PM   #1
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Any recommendations. Have been only able to drive about 350 Miles before my shoulders are so sore that I have to stop. Would like to go further. Any remedies.
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Old 03-26-2019, 11:59 PM   #2
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Old 03-27-2019, 07:58 AM   #3
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Stop,set up, have a beer and hit again the next day��just kidding my problem is my back, put a Lombard support in that helps some. Shoulders not sure, sorry
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:13 AM   #4
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Only thing that stops me is my bladder , but that's a quick fix . maybe holding the steering wheel in a different spot may help.
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Old 03-27-2019, 08:58 AM   #5
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Any recommendations. Have been only able to drive about 350 Miles before my shoulders are so sore that I have to stop. Would like to go further. Any remedies.
Adjust the steering wheel. Tilt up or down scope in and out (if it scopes) and try a multitude of combos.
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Driver Shoulder Fatigue

It has been recommended that I install a new sway bar (Hellwig) and install Kinic shocks and Sumo springs.

Any thoughts on this or other features to add.
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sit closer to the steering wheel so your arms are closer to your body for better leverage
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Franck, I have the same situation. I have tried a lot of things, nothing seems to help, except ibuprofen/aleve. I try moving my arms above my head, different movements often seems to help.

Interested to see what remedies come up.
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Any recommendations. Have been only able to drive about 350 Miles before my shoulders are so sore that I have to stop. Would like to go further. Any remedies.
I had the same issue since I have been the primary driver. Note sure if your goal is to drive more miles in a day of just to do 350 miles without getting sore.

We decided through some trial and error that we will not drive more than 350 miles in a single day. During those miles we stop at least twice for some rest about every 100-125 miles depending on where rest stops are located. This is a must. However, there is one change that I made to the RV configuration that really reduced the wear and tear on my shoulders and that was installing a BlueOx Tru center. This device assists in keeping the RV driving in a straight line with minimal input from me. Since most of the 350 miles is usually going straight this removes a lot of the muscle fatigue in my arms and shoulders. Additionally, this was the last improvement that I made and was needed for my wife to be able to drive the RV.

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Old 03-27-2019, 10:23 AM   #10
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The only solution is to stop more often and get out and stretch. Any doctor or Physical Therapist will tell you the same thing. We are no longer concerned about trying to reduce the distance between two points with time and speed. We've made it a point to stop every 100-125 miles and do the above. We arrive a little later, but we arrive without fatigue and pain.
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