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Old 04-24-2013, 01:40 PM   #1
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2008 poor handling MH above 55

The MH handles very poorly above 55 MPH. The steering seems loose and the MH pulls to the right, or left, depending on where you are stearing it. The tires are balanced and filled with the correct amount of air. The front end has been inspected, and is in good shape. The front wheel bearings are good. The MH uses the E-450 platform, has the V-10 engine, and has only 4000 miles (yes, four thousand). I am a new owner, am I expecting to much out of it? I can't imagine Ford, or Forest River selling something like this new. Thanks, in advance, for all those that take time to respond.

Randy and Janie Veach
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Old 04-25-2013, 09:44 AM   #2
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Look for the alignment thread on here. Many times after some mileage the suspension settles (notorious on Ford). Have them put some adjustable cam bushings in there so you can get within the tolerance specified in that thread. Might be Sunseeker alignment???

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Old 04-25-2013, 09:51 AM   #3
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randy, you say that the front end has been "inspected", but did they do an alignment?
Ford's have a history of "wandering" on the highway, just seems to be the nature of the beast. Driving my F250 is like herding cats down the road!
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Old 04-25-2013, 06:09 PM   #4
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Had class A, Ford chassis, wandered until put steering stabizer and handled better. Now have a C on Ford and drives like my car.
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