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Old 06-08-2021, 08:12 PM   #1
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2019.5 GT5 Vibration Issue

I've been working with the local Ford Truck Service Center for a couple of months now to resolve a vibration issue we had while driving our GT5 31R5. I started investigating this issue after reading the posts on the Forum from PojoTGH5 about a vibration issue he had.
(https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ew-227135.html)
The Ford technician identified the problem as a warped wheel, and not a drive shaft issue. His video showed a wobble on both both left and right rear dual wheels. A Warranty Claim was filed with Ford Motor Company, but it was declined. The technician then took the rear wheels off and performed what they called "Road Force Balancing" (https://www.discounttire.com/learn/road-force-balancing). Basically your balance matching the tire "stiffest point" to the wheel/rim "low spot". After performing this process I took the motorhome on a 70 mile road trip to the CAT Scales. The vibration we were experiencing was no longer there. Problem solved!!
If you're experiencing any vibration issues while driving, I highly suggest you look into having your wheels Road Force Balanced.

A big shout out to PojoTGH5 for his initial post and conversation with me!
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2019 Georgetown GT5 31R5 w/2016 Chevy Colorado Toad
Days Camped: 2017 - 45, 2018 - 52, 2019 - 70, 2020 - 32, 2021 - 16
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