Originally Posted by Albert1950
Being our first motorhome, I as surprised with how loose the steering feels. Driving down the road, I am continually adjusting the steering wheel.
I am considering having a steering stabilizer installed. Has anyone installed on on their FR# yet?
I will say two things here, which are purely my opinion only.
1. While the alignment has been mentioned (and should be checked, because Furd will IIRC give you one on the house within a year of purchase, only catch is finding a dealership that can service the HD stuff), I dont think its the root of your problem. Probably worth checking, but probably not the solution.
2. Since you mentioned "loose" specifically, and not pulling to one side, wandering, tramlining etc, Ill submit that you may not be used to a steering box of this type. The pinion angle for the box itself, and the amount of caster do not lend themselves to superb steering feel, and I think that comes as a shock to most people who drive a 450/F53 chassis motorhome for the first time.
YMMV and all that, but mine doesnt feel any better/worse than the big trucks and 18 wheelers or toterhomes Ive driven. Small adjustments on the wheel are necessary because of the steering box, but also because of the weight and tires of the vehicle and how they interact with the road.
That said, tire pressures and alignment are always worth a check.