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Old 09-14-2015, 01:04 PM   #1
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Steering noise/thump - concerned

This group is always helpful. On our first trip (Myrtle Beach from Pittsburgh) with our new Georgetown 324tsf we notice a noise thump while turning.

This only happens while moving very slow and turning left. Example maneuvering around gas pumps it will thump and almost feels like the front of the coach shifts or moves.

I looked at the steering components looking for something loose or a wear mark indicating something moving.

Any thoughts would greatly be appreciated. The coach just turned 1000 miles on it.

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Old 09-14-2015, 01:22 PM   #2
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Congrats on your GT 328Tsf. I love mine!
I have read in many of these forums where stuff was left loose at the factory.
Not sure how mechanical but I would find a drive place, run the jacks down and take a look underneath. I recently read where someone was missing bolts on their axle.
this is a red flag safety concern. If you have warranty, call the dealer!

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Old 09-14-2015, 01:41 PM   #3
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Thanks Compman. It was a leftover 2014 with only 400 miles on it. So the full factory warranty does apply.

We we arrived at Myrtle Beach (630 miles) I did look underneath. Nothing obvious showing.

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I had the same problem, the spring leaf on the rear right was broken. The rv was leaning to the right a little and when turning the front tire would hit the fender, actually cracked it. Ford replaced it. Good to go


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Old 09-14-2015, 05:23 PM   #5
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WOW. Broken Leaf Spring. Doesn't appear that I have that problem nor can I find anything obvious.
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I could not find anything either, the only clue was when the MH was sitting on its 6 tires on a flat surface looking at it from the front I could see it sitting with a little lean to the right. The Ford mechanic told me that the spring at lost its curve for whatever reason.


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Old 09-14-2015, 09:13 PM   #7
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Have you had your ONE FREE alignment from Forest River?
The alignment shop can check it for you.
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Have you had your ONE FREE alignment from Forest River?

The alignment shop can check it for you.

No we haven't. Interesting, how do we go about getting a free alignment? We took delivery of our coach on August 1st of this year. It was a leftover 2014.
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Have you had your ONE FREE alignment from Forest River?
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No we haven't. Interesting, how do we go about getting a free alignment? We took delivery of our coach on August 1st of this year. It was a leftover 2014.
Contact your dealer, tell them your having steering problems.
They'll either contact forest river or give you their contact #.
Here's 1 of many alignment threads.

Front Tire Wear on Georgetown 360
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Here are a couple more interesting threads.

Your 2014 was probably built on a 2013 chassis. Your clunk might be coming from the rear.

2011 F53 and F59 suspension TSB

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