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Old 09-12-2015, 06:50 PM   #41
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After our 400 miles shake down trip this week, I'm going to contact the dealer about getting an alignment. Noted in PDI that it pulls to the left and it still does loaded. Steering does have a little wandering and needs too much correction. Dealer will get the authorization and send me to a local front end truck shop.
Benagi, did you ever get yours aligned?
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Old 09-13-2015, 07:09 AM   #42
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Just wondering. If an alignment makes that much difference in the drivability why doesn't FR just complete an alignment as part of their modifications before delivery?
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Old 09-13-2015, 11:16 AM   #43
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The stability can be improved with a significant caster increase during alignment but it can't solve the poor responsiveness of Ford's steering.
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Sage, not aligned yet. Just got back from a camping trip with wind and trucks coming at me on a two lane highway and it actually handled pretty good. It drives straight no problem, just feels a little loose which I have gotten use to. May do an alignment down the road.
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Old 09-14-2015, 01:15 AM   #45
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Ben, too much weight in rear? It can cause front wheels to not have enough weight and loose steering. I have to be careful too, I had mine weighed loaded and I'm fine for now. Remember water tank is back there weighing 400 lbs plus the cargo cabinets loaded with gear.
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Ben, too much weight in rear? It can cause front wheels to not have enough weight and loose steering. I have to be careful too, I had mine weighed loaded and I'm fine for now. Remember water tank is back there weighing 400 lbs plus the cargo cabinets loaded with gear.
WOW,,, 400 lbs,,, how much water does your unit hold ???
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WOW,,, 400 lbs,,, how much water does your unit hold ???

Water weighs about 8.33 lbs per gallon.
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Water weighs about 8.33 lbs per gallon.
OK,,, so our Sunseeker holds 30 gallons,,, X 8 is about 240 LBS !!!
Maybe he meant all his tanks ???
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OK,,, so our Sunseeker holds 30 gallons,,, X 8 is about 240 LBS !!!
Maybe he meant all his tanks ???

Our TTTH holds 92 gallons of fresh water and 30 gallons of gas for the toys. It gets really heavy, really quick.
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i have a 2010 sunseeker 3100ss. what air bags?? i neverheard of them on a e450? how can i find out?
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Our TTTH holds 92 gallons of fresh water and 30 gallons of gas for the toys. It gets really heavy, really quick.
WOW,,, that is a lot of LBS !!!
Is your Ranch King a Doodle !!!
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Old 09-14-2015, 08:42 AM   #52
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My Forester and Ben's hold 50 gallons of fresh water at 8 lbs per gallon equals 400 lbs. It's all at the back end beyond the rear axle.
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The rear air bags come as standard equipment now. Your 2010 and my 2011 did not but they can be installed. I believe they are Firestone ride rite air bags .
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i have a 2010 sunseeker 3100ss. what air bags?? i neverheard of them on a e450? how can i find out?
They were standard on a 2003 E450 I had awhile back. Schrader valves were mounted in the running boards for air adjusting.
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I did the cheap fix and adjusted the stabilizer to the other holes. Worked great night and day difference, I could not imagine driving through the flatlands with out doing it.
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If you travel with bikes, moving more weight to the front by installing a front hitch and mounting them there will also make a difference in handling. Amazon has bolt on front hitches for a couple hundred bucks.

http://www.amazon.com/Draw-Tite-6505...Hitch+Receiver
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I did the cheap fix and adjusted the stabilizer to the other holes. Worked great night and day difference, I could not imagine driving through the flatlands with out doing it.
FR, what is your rig? Could you elaborate on your cheap fix? Thx
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My Forester and Ben's hold 50 gallons of fresh water at 8 lbs per gallon equals 400 lbs. It's all at the back end beyond the rear axle.
50 gallons,,, that is a lot of water !!!
I think our Sunseeker holds 30 gallons !!!
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:02 AM   #59
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I just rechecked my Forester brochure and found "W W/H. So it's really only 44 gallons back in the fresh water tank. The 6 gallons in the water heater is in the middle of the coach. 352 lbs back there bouncing along!
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Old 09-18-2015, 09:10 AM   #60
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I just rechecked my Forester brochure and found "W W/H. So it's really only 44 gallons back in the fresh water tank. The 6 gallons in the water heater is in the middle of the coach. 352 lbs back there bouncing along!
I sure don't think I would keep that full,,, if I did not need it ???
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