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Old 09-13-2016, 02:42 AM   #1
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Model: ACE 27.1
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Steering Wheel Bounce and Shimmy

Just got back from a 7000 mile trip to the west coast and back in our 2016 ACE 27.1. The motorhome performed very well, no significant problems. The only annoyance was the constant hand massage I received trying to hold onto the steering wheel. We stopped half way and got the tires re-balanced and alignment checked with no improvement. Once home I had a set of Centramatic wheel balancers installed front and back. I noticed a significant improvement but still have to find a "sweet spot" speed to drive where the shaking is minimal. I would be interested to hear from anyone who has experienced a similar issue and found a solution.

I have installed a rear sway bar, front steering dampener, and Sumo Springs front and back.
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Old 09-13-2016, 03:25 AM   #2
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I had the same problem on out Hurricane 31 S F53 chassis. We just got it back from the Ford dealer last week. At 7,000 miles the King pins needed replacement and the why was a top bushing was missing on the right wheel since the factory. Apparently reading the other motor home forums this is happens with some frequency. I paid for wheel balancing , they also replaced wheel bearings, front stabilizer bar was loose ( i might have the wrong term there), but I would get an occasional clunking in a turn, or over a bump, no adjustments needed for a front end alignment. Luckily it was under warranty except for the wheel balancing.
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Old 09-13-2016, 04:07 AM   #3
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Do you get any vibration in the Coach, or only thru the steering wheel? In our prior Coach we had this issue mostly at highway speeds, but I also felt a vibration in the Coach. After much frustration turned out to be a wheel (rim) just oh so slightly off spec that it was not caught in wheel balancing.
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Old 08-05-2017, 10:35 PM   #4
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Hey sorry I did not see your question. It was mostly in the steering wheel with the occasional clunk came through the floor. I just came back from a short trip and there is some vibration coming back. The unit only has 9000 miles.
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Old 08-05-2017, 11:42 PM   #5
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shake

try rotating tires and see result
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