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Old 10-28-2013, 04:14 PM   #1
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Steering

While I know it is a truck, i think the steering is very lose. Does anyone else have the problem or is it just my MH?
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:30 PM   #2
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I think the steering is a little loose on the FR3, too. I had the dealership align the wheels, which helped control it on windy days, but there is definitely some play. While the FR3 is a little loose, I have driven an Allegro Breeze 32 which drove much worse. That was surprising for a DP. I did drive a FR Solera and it drove great, but it was a little small for my needs and had almost no cargo carrying capacity.

I have seen posts where people made alterations to the sway bar and how it attaches, but my dealer warned me that some alterations will void the warranty.
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:34 PM   #3
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Is it '"loose" in both directions or just one?
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Mine's got a little bit of play each way. Kind of reminds me of driving an old pickup. I can keep it going down the middle of the road, but have to remember that the steering wheel needs a little bit of finesse.
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Ah..
The FR3 is built on a Ford chassis is it not?

I wonder if the steering box needs a bit of fine tuning.
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Yes it is. Maybe I'll have a conversation with my local truck dealer/repair shop to see if they have any ideas.
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I spoke at length with the only Ford dealer in New Jersey I could locate who would work on an RV. Their RV mechanic said it is probably tire pressure. The sticker on the wall next to the driver seat says 84 psi. What pressure is everyone using? I just ordered a fancy gauge so I will be able to check out actual pressure in a few days.
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I'm at 90 psi.
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Old 11-03-2013, 08:30 PM   #9
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Need to remember that this unit has the old style steering gear box. Most cars and several newer pick up trucks have rack and pinon steering. Every joint or rod end has some play in them. When added up it can be noticable. They will not handle link a sports car. Steering stabalizers can help with this some. Also having the gear box free play checked and adjusted.
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Thanks, RG. It will be worthwhile to have the steering box checked out next Spring before we start RVing for the year.
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