We recently purchased a 2011 Georgetown 337 XL DS (33') motorhome. Overall, we really like the rig. We have experienced some problems. We're not surprised about this.
We're working with a speciality big truck repair shop in Indio, California to resolve the problems indicated below.
- Steering problems (rig pulls to the left when going down the road).
- Ford icon on steering wheel leans to the right (about 2 AM position) indicating steering wheel is not centered correctly.
- Too much play in the steering wheel (steering to much back and forth to keep rig going straight).
- Rocking motion when driving down the road or going around a curve.
So far, the repair shop has
- Aligned the front end of the rig.
- Eliminated most of the play in the steering wheel.
- Installed a front end Safety Plus steering stabilizer, which has greatly reduced the rig's rocking motion.
- Lubed the suspension.
This week (Tuesday or Wednesday), we will take the rig back to the repair shop. They are going to "true" the steering wheel. To do this, they need to do something with the steering gear box. They said this will resolve the steering "pulling to the left" problem.
We used the truck repair shop to do similar work with our previous RV (2006 Winnebago Sightseer, 27'). The procedures worked wonders. The difference in driving the rig was like "night and day." We're hoping for a similar result for our new rig (2011 Georgetown 337 XL DS).
If you have experienced similar problems, I would appreciate whether you had similar repairs done. Did this type of work resolve problems you experienced.
One additional thought: I researched the 2011 F53 Super Duty Motorhome Chassis manual for information about whether our Georgetown rig already had stabilizer bar(s) installed. The documentation seems to indicate yes.
Might it be possible that our rig did not have a stabilizer bar in the front; hence, we needed to install one (i.e., Safety Plus steering stabilizer)?
Maybe, I'm simply confused regarding stabilizer bars.
I look forward to your comments and suggestions.