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Old 09-21-2020, 09:42 AM   #1
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2021 29 Coachmen Pursuit

Our new Coachmen pursuit has a handling problem. It drifts out of the lane when any vehicles pass us on the highway.
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Old 09-21-2020, 10:05 AM   #2
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Take a look at this thread: https://www.forestriverforums.com/fo...ts-170065.html

Pay particular attention to and do some research on the “cheap handling fix” for the Ford F53 chassis referenced in the above thread.
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Old 09-21-2020, 03:23 PM   #3
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Thanks, we really appreciate such a quick reply and wish you all the best!
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Old 09-22-2020, 06:15 PM   #4
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We put a set of sumo springs on the front which made a huge difference and will be putting rear ones on in the future. Ours is a 31SB Pursuit and it handles pretty good, A lot of people recommend a front end alignment because they arent really aligned from factory after being built. Mine has a pull to the right , more than should be. I'm planning on an alignment in the future too. I haven't done the CHF but I may try that too.
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Old 09-23-2020, 08:06 AM   #5
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Maybe more time in the drivers seat may help.

I agree with Behindbars.
I did go with the "cheap fix". I have done coast to coast twice with no mods. You may be overcorrecting in response to a "draft" problem that is inhrent to all class A's depending on weight and size. The f53 chassis is not the best handling but works reasonably well. Check your tire inflation. Makes a big difference. Increased rear stabalization using stabalizer bars or stiffer springs can help along with anti sway will relieve much of the driving fatigue. I have no real compaints after 24000 miles. My frustration is buffeting in high winds or gusty conditions in which case i slow down. I believe front steering stabilizer would help to some extent. For me, noise cancelling earbuds makes driving more enjoyeable while driving. There is no magic bullet.

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Old 09-24-2020, 12:15 PM   #6
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This should be on the new chassis. Thew CHF may be different on it.

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Old 05-27-2022, 09:32 AM   #7
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I added a track bar which made a huge difference. The new chassis has a bigger sway bar than the older ones, so the CHF wasn’t needed. But strongly recommend the track bar and alignment if you haven’t already. Also, if you haven’t dealt with it, lucky! But the new V8s have an issue with the spark plug wires getting too hot and causing a missing cylinder. Mine already had this fix but still got a misfire. Added some new wires and some insulated sheaths to hopefully prevent it from happening again.
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Old 05-31-2022, 05:27 PM   #8
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Weigh your coach by axle and check and set your air pressures. Over inflation will also cause this problem. When mine was new they have over 100#'s in them. Running 82 now and it rides and handles much better.



I too have done the CHF and installed Sumo Springs on the front, but the air pressure check should be the first, and free I might add, think you should do.


Hope this helps.
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