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Old 09-11-2013, 02:22 PM   #11
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Wow - between a rock and a hard place. Those guys you bought from are very reputable so I heard. Wonder if you can get with Coachmen to help resolve / re-reimburse you or at least help you out?

Have you documented the porposing like in video taping? Let your original dealer experience your ride? Maybe the Chevy guys too?

Other things you want to do is run without your Toad - and see what happens(or did I just not read that?). Maybe get yourself weighed on all 4 corners to see if you have overloaded any particular corner.

Your speeds are not all that high and it doesn't seem safe to drive like that.

Just some ideas.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:23 PM   #12
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I have read about several people on here that have sent their whole unit back to the factory for repairs.

Also, since this is an obvious safety issue, it may be the right thing to do to at least notify them, even if they blow you off. Steering tires losing contact at 40mph is crazy dangerous and the more people that complain, the better. Just my .02. I'll shut up now.
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Old 09-11-2013, 02:44 PM   #13
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Mickey & Bryan,

You guys have some good suggestions and I WILL follow that path.

The RV dealer that I bought this unit from IS very reputable and they "love" me as I have sent them two friends who also bought RVs from them.

I started HERE to see if anyone else had had the same problem and to find out what, if any, path they followed.

Thanks for your thoughts.

Tim

Bryan, DON'T shut up...
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:58 PM   #14
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Why do a couple of you suggest that "someone" may think that my towed vehicle might be involved as part of the problem?

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Old 09-11-2013, 11:25 PM   #15
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No way it is the towed vehicle. I would guess a bad shock or both shocks on the front. Shocks are what keep this from happening and I have great road that has bumps perfect for bouncing but shocks put an end to it. Are you installing the shocks or someone else?
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Old 09-12-2013, 12:12 AM   #16
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Are you installing the shocks or someone else?
Have you put new shocks on your 28QB?

When I find the correct shocks, I will be installing them.

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Old 09-12-2013, 09:02 AM   #17
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Mine is just like yours. Brand new but the shocks work fine. My old 2005 Sunseeker 29ltd with Chevy 3500 felt like the shocks were gone on the front and that would have been the next fix but I sold it. Many great miles out of the Chevy chassis.
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Old 09-12-2013, 03:40 PM   #18
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As I said earler, I had a friend with a similar problem on his Winnie. New HE Bilstein shocks solved his problem.

This morning, I ordered a set of HD Bilsteins for mine. I should get them on Monday. A bit more $$ than I expected ($97 ea), but we'll see how they do.

If they fix it... That is cheap!

I WILL document the condition and go after Chev for reimbursement.

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Old 09-15-2013, 12:58 PM   #19
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Well, I'm back again and I am a Happy Camper.

My Bilsteins came yesterday (instead of Monday) and it took about an hour to get them both installed.

When I took it for a drive over one of our really "swoopy" roads, the ride was ROCK SOLID. Almost NO bounce or rebound!

I will pursue Chevy for reimbursement, but candidly, I don't expect that to go anywhere.

Bottom line for me is fixing a major ride problem for $200... THAT is cheep!

By-the-way, I learned something else. After talking with two people at Bilstein, the correct pronunciation of the name is "Bil STINE", not "Bil STEEN" as most of us call it.

We leave for a 2,000 mile trip on Wednesday and I an VERY glad to get this resolved before we leave.

While we are out, I will weigh the front & rear and probably start moving some of the heavier items from behind the rear axle to between the axles.

I'll be back if there is any change while on the trip.

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Good to hear your problem is resolved, have a good trip.
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