I checked in with a local shop (good reputation; highly recommended by top RV body shop in town) to discuss options to help with sway from strong crosswinds and passing vehicles and general steering topics. The technician offered up their Road Performance Assessment (RPA) where a technician and I will go for a drive on the highway, make sudden lane changes, drive on curved roads, go over bumps, etc... and then I observe a 50-point inspection of the suspension, steering gear, shock absorbers, tie rods, idler arms, ball joints, etc... Finally, they will weigh the coach (2015 Georgetown 270) at all four corners to determine weight distribution.
This is a 4-hour process (charge is $160). At the conclusion, we'll discuss the things on the ride that don't feel "right" to me; they'll share areas where I could beef up or add help. I know FOR SURE we'll add sway control help because the drive back from Salt Lake City on one of our special windy days was an absolute nightmare!
The time and the money are of no real concern to me; I actually thought the price was very reasonable for the information I'll get in return.
Anyway... As I sit and think about it, I wonder if I shouldn't just do this stuff on my own as I go. For example, I already know we want to beef up the sway control. Then, maybe in a month or two, I go back in and say the steering wheel has a little more play than I like....so let's do something about that. Etc...
On the other hand, I do like going through all of these parts with a professional.......making sure everything looks as it should right now and getting feedback on what is good enough and what could be improved.
Just looking for your thoughts on this assessment... Have you ever done one? Do you think it sounds worthwhile? Is it a complete waste of time and money?
ETA: I am a first-time motorhome owner/driver, so I don't have the driving experience with these rigs that many of you have. I realize a lot of this is "peace of mind" stuff for me, but I also want to learn and feel more confident about what I'm doing and what is happening with the vehicle I'm driving.