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Old 01-27-2018, 01:18 AM   #1
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New 2018 Georgetown XL 369ds

Greetings -

We’re trading in our 2015 FR3 30ds next week for a Georgetown XL 369ds. The first thing we did on the FR3 was to install a safety plus, the second was to have the front end aligned and the third thing was to have the steering wheel adjusted so it matched the direction of the wheels.

We’ve read that the XL’s have a steering system superior to the FR3’s due to the longer wheelbase, enclosed underbody, and additional weight. In your educated opinions, is this true? Do we need to have a steering stabilizer installed? Is there something you would have added to the steering system before we take possession?

We really appreciate any feedback you may have. Thanks!
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Old 01-27-2018, 02:59 PM   #2
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You will still need a steering stabilizer. Just for the piece of mind of a blowout. Roadmaster is a bit cheaper than safety plus, and they are comparable. I would have the alignment done as well. That way you know for sure the tires are aligned.
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Old 01-27-2018, 05:05 PM   #3
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Is it something you need? Hmmmmmmm

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Old 02-06-2018, 08:06 PM   #4
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The 2017 Georgetown 369 was our first motor home and I was surprised to find that I need to have both hands on the wheel at all times and do not take my eyes off the road. It is a job to drive.
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After I had my 378xl weighed, proper tire air pressure and aligned I can now drive it with two fingers.
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Old 02-06-2018, 10:31 PM   #6
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We had our 369 aligned and I noticed a very slight improvement.
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Old 02-07-2018, 08:58 AM   #7
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I had issues in the beginning driving it as well. When we filled up all the tires correctly I did notice a big difference and my wife said it was much easier to drive too. It's still not the best but it is much better.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:55 AM   #8
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We just did the exact same thing. Traded the 2016 FR 30DS for the 2018 Georgetown XL 369. We bought it at the end of last year so we haven't put that many miles on it "yet". I didn't notice any steering issues for that short time.
Big difference eh H3N?

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Had a roadmaster steering put on and it made a a decent improvement. Also weighed and adjusted the tire pressure per the Michelin chart. Much smoother ride. I’m at 90 psi as opposed to the max that was 110 psi.
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Old 02-19-2018, 10:01 PM   #10
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Thanks to all for the helpful replies. We decided to drive it for a while before making any changes.

Our first big trip will be to Newfoundland in late April to see the ice bergs but only after a few shorter trips to see if we need to augment/adjust the basic steering function.

Happy (almost) Spring ��
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