Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-09-2016, 01:28 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Texas
Posts: 525
We've put 7500 miles on our 2015 3051s. It's plain stock and we've no real complaints with the driving experience. But tire pressure and air bag pressure is key.
__________________

__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
TOAD: 2016 Lincoln MKX
Creativepart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 08:32 AM   #12
Senior Member
 
Chewie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Ohio
Posts: 600
Quote:
Originally Posted by Creativepart View Post
We've put 7500 miles on our 2015 3051s. It's plain stock and we've no real complaints with the driving experience. But tire pressure and air bag pressure is key.

What tire pressure you running?
__________________

__________________
I used to have a really nice motorhome
2016 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited
Chewie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 10:48 AM   #13
Senior Member
 
Creativepart's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: South Texas
Posts: 525
80 psi rear / 75 psi front and 80 psi in the air bags (which constantly leak to about 60 and have to be topped up frequently)
__________________
2017 Winnebago Adventurer 37F
TOAD: 2016 Lincoln MKX
Creativepart is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 12:44 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
West Cactus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2014
Posts: 110
I put on a safe-t-plus and it was the best thing we purchased for the RV. Night and day driving it.

Our Products | Safe-T-Plus - The Steering Control Specialists
__________________
West Cactus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 01:38 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 153
Quote:
Originally Posted by JimOneil43 View Post
Getting ready to order a new Forester 3051S and am wondering what other owners opinions are regarding whether a steering stabilizer is a big improvement over the standard factory set-up. I have been considering the Roadmaster RSSC. Also wondering about a rear Sway Bar. How about it everyone?
Thanks
So on my 33 foot E450, I started out with an alignment...that helped but still got pushed around by big semis and general un-easiness going down rough roads. I played with air in the rear some - all to no avail. I bought a Safe-T-Steer last summer - it has been wonderful ever since. It doesn't solve the wind gust problem but nor was I expecting it to. When Semi's go by? Almost unnoticeable. It was well worth the money. No other improvements have been made to the rear.
__________________
Mickey Alberto
2016 Forest River Georgetown XL 350TS
Ford V-10 (5-Star Tuned)
cmalberto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2016, 06:30 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Dunn, NC
Posts: 607
ride stability

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver View Post
For the record, I had to do it all!

2 alignments, second was to forum specs with higher caster really helped.
Bilstein stabilizer
Bilstein front Shocks
Steersafe (taken off old Winnebago) for self-centering

No more wandering, pulling, flat spots, wind and passing vehicle issues. 1 handed steering straight as an arrow and no hands to scare the DW! Kidding!
More caster is a good move, makes it track straighter.
__________________
pdqparalegal1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 09:14 AM   #17
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Posts: 6
E350/E450 Handling Problems are caused by too little + CASTER
Try this, it worked for me. Also, Bilstein makes a great steering stabilizer that will fit right into the original Ford bracket. Helwig sway bars front and rear.
__________________
jmagic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 04:09 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 501
My new unit has almost 900 miles on it and from what I've been reading it is in need of alignment that likely will increase the caster. Question is, is there a rule of thumb that says drive it X miles first before having it aligned? Also, who do I approach about this first? The dealer I bought it from or Forest River?

RVr
__________________
newRVer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-11-2016, 06:37 PM   #19
Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 75
My selling RV dealership worked directly through the closest Ford dealership to align mine under warranty.
__________________
6inthefamily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-29-2016, 01:51 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,466
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver View Post
For the record, I had to do it all!

2 alignments, second was to forum specs with higher caster really helped.
Bilstein stabilizer
Bilstein front Shocks
Steersafe (taken off old Winnebago) for self-centering

No more wandering, pulling, flat spots, wind and passing vehicle issues. 1 handed steering straight as an arrow and no hands to scare the DW! Kidding!
Just an update, I took my Forester in to the alignment shop as the mechanic said to after a few trips. It was developing a pull slightly to the left a little and the Steersafe adjusted for it. The Steersafe sits low on the suspension and will scrape when I drive thru our favorite campgrounds because of pot holes. Also, I had a problem with the driver's side bracket working loose on my Winnebago and on the Forester and giving me a pull again. So I had the mechanic remove it and fine tune the alignment. No pull and straight as an arrow.
I purchased the Roadmaster RSSC Reflex from Amazon and installed it yesterday. I did notice a difference in the amount of centering response between the Steersafe and Reflex. The Reflex seems to be self centering just fine, just not as strong.
__________________

__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 10 trips 32 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
motorhome

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:21 PM.