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Old 04-15-2020, 12:13 PM   #1
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Leaning coach

I have a Coachman Pursuit bunk house. It is leaning to the passenger side when I drive down the road. It feels unsafe. Does anyone else have this problem? Are there any good solutions to this issue?
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:17 PM   #2
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Bent or broken spring? There has to be something wrong that's not normal.
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Old 04-15-2020, 12:44 PM   #3
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Seeing this is your first post, I assume you are relatively new to this rig?
When did you get it?
What year, make and model do you have?

Initial thoughts are that you need to have a mechanic check the underside suspension. You need to find a place nearby that works on large vehicles....truck service Center?
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Old 04-15-2020, 01:58 PM   #4
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I just joined the FROG group. I never heard of it until this issue. I have a 2017 coachman pursuit class A. It didn’t lean when we bought it new.
I brought it to a chassis shop to look at it. They tell me the body is leaning but the frame is ok. Forest river told me it is within spec.

It leans to the passenger side driving or parked. Corners are sketchy to say the least. When I was in corpus with the wind off the gulf, I thought we were going to tip over.
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:19 PM   #5
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Does it lean when parked on a flat surface?
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:55 PM   #6
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Old 04-15-2020, 02:58 PM   #7
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Please post a photo of the springs/torsion and the shackle mounts.
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Old 04-15-2020, 04:31 PM   #8
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This is the passenger side. Do you want to see the Driver's also?
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Have you ever had it "4 corner" weighed? It could be because of weight distribution. You may have to resort to air bags or Sumo Springs to correct it.

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I had this problem on a class A almost 2" of difference between the left and right rear wheel wells. I took all the measurements and pulled the spring on the sagging side took it to a spring shop they re=arched the spring and added a leaf coach was level after that never sagged again.
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This is the passenger side. Do you want to see the Driver's also?
You need to inspect the springs for a broken leaf you can't tell looking at the flat side of the spring inspect it from the sides. Measure the difference in the wheel wells.
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Old 04-15-2020, 07:49 PM   #12
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I took it to a qualified shop. They said the chassis looks good and that it is a body issue. The weighing idea may be the route to go. Do they do that at locations that weigh semi trucks? If not, where can I get a rig this size weighed? I have seen this on race cars and planes, but nothing this size.

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You can go here to find a CAT Scale near you, or on your route sometime.

https://catscale.com/cat-scale-locator/

I was able to get a pseudo 4 corner weight at my local scale by going thru for axle weights and immediately going thru again with my right tires off the scale as a re-weigh and subtract the latter from the full axle weights for individual weights. The scale must have enough room to drive over with right tires off the pads and you should check inside before you do it to see if it is allowed.

Check for YouTube videos on how to do CAT scale weighs.

Make sure you are fully loaded (fuel, water, supplies, people, etc.) just like you are going camping.

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Old 04-16-2020, 05:51 AM   #14
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Try using a good carpenter level. Find a good level concrete surface and check level of rear bumper and/or floor. If floor is level then check sides of coach. Should be square. Regardless outside walls should be square to floor. If okay then either weight distribution or a weak or broken spring(s). My guess it may be a suspension problem. Also trying measuring height of frame from ground to floor on 4 corners if the cement pad is level.
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