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Old 11-13-2014, 07:03 PM   #1
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Wheel play and drifting

Is it normal for the steering wheel to have a lot of play in the Sunseeker 2014 C coach? Also tends to drift while driving. Should we do anything different regarding tire pressure or anything
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:36 AM   #2
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That doesn't sound too unusual. Mine has a little "slop" in the steering and wanders also. Some people have had the front end aligned, which I intend to do when I get a few more miles on it. This subject has been covered quite a bit. Do a search on this forum.
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Old 11-15-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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Mine travels best with 75 psi in the front tires and 80 in the rear. I also keep 65 in the air bags.

I did have a valve stem problem that allowed both rear outer tires to leak down. I had a lot of drivability issues when that happened.


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Old 11-15-2014, 09:49 AM   #4
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Front end alignment will probably help. We had ours done and it improved handling. The FR alignment specs have been posted here by Brian Clemens, have it aligned to those specs and have the shop print out before and after alignment info if you want it covered under warranty by FR. To align to FR specs will require replacement of parts, the total for ours was near $300. We were not told until contacting FR warranty, but it is is to be done in the first 90 days of ownership to be covered under warranty - our claim is pending. There are conflicting opinions on when to do this; you will read others suggesting getting a few thousand miles on it first.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:10 AM   #5
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My 2012 Lexington also had the play in the steering and did drift . Had to use buth hands to constantly correct.
Did the much recomended alignment using adjustable camber bushings, aligned to the specs posted in the forums (do alignment search).
Night and day difference, steer with one hand and virtually no slop or wander. Passing big rigs no longer a problem.
Only thing seems to be the cost. Some like another poster have paid several hundred.
I bought the Ingalls Adjustable Camber Bushings #59400 on Amazon for $27.50 each and the alignment and install of the bushings ran $65.00 at a local tire dealer that could take a large rig. Brought them the specs and they did it no problem. Total was right at $120.00.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:24 AM   #6
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Play could be caused by the slop in the steering sector itself, loose tie rod ends, etc. The wandering is caused by not enough caster.
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Old 11-15-2014, 10:32 AM   #7
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All sounds so amazing advice! Thanks for your posts!!
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:06 AM   #8
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Alignment. Do not let concern over reimbursement stop from getting the alignment do. Just have it done. Best mod ever.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:10 AM   #9
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An alignment is far cheaper than tires.
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Old 11-16-2014, 09:30 AM   #10
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Alignment. Do not let concern over reimbursement stop from getting the alignment do. Just have it done. Best mod ever.
Good advice, in the long run, it IS cheaper than tires, etc.
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