Re: Why no replies??
Thanks for your reply.. It always rode great on smooth roads and it
felt like a city bus when going over the concrete expansion joints etc.
It shimmied just a little but I thought it was normal for a big vehicle.
Yes, it drove this way from the beginning. It's only or second summer using
it. WE bought it new in 2003 but I was laid up and didn't use it until the
next summer. We've got about 22 thousand miles on it. (it's in kilometers so
that's not an exact conversion)
No, the violent shimmy ie shaking happened when bumps were a certain
frequency. I didn't really see the bumps. Route 4 in Nova Scotia.
I had it aligned a wheels balanced and rotated last season. and had it
checked out by the Ford dealer before the trip this season.
Hope this helps.
Tim fm Ct
"CJB" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> When did it start? I think that's a key question. Has it been like this
> since you bought it? Did you buy it used? If you've had it for a while
> it started more recently, when did it change? Was it a gradual change?
> it occur after you hit a pothole, heard a pop, strained the suspension,
> changed tires, or anything similar? Does it make any noises that it
> used to make?
> "Tim Dolan" <email@example.com> wrote in message
>> Thanks for your reply. I sure wish you clued me in sooner...
>> Ok, let's see here: Oh BTW I have a 2002 Ford F53 chassis and the MH is
>> and weighs 16,000lbs. The vehicle is a 2003 because that is the coach
>> What shimmy?---- On a highway at highway speeds, say 55 and over. If I go
>> over bumps, not pot holes, with a certain frequency the vehicle goes into
>> such a violent shimmy that I couldn't even tell you specifically what is
>> shaking. It feels like the freak'n wheels are going to snap off. I just
>> on to the wheel and slow down to less than 10mph to get it to stop
>> When does it occur?---- Only twice but it was on our last trip and it was
>> very frightening, like I explained above.
>> At other times going over choppy pavement there is a less severe shake in
>> the front end. It didn't concern me until the violent episode occurred
>> now it does.
>> Is it in the front? Is it in the rear?
>> Is it in the steering wheel? is it in the seat?
>> Does it do it at a certain speed?
>> Does it do it when you hit the brakes?
>> Does it do it when you hit bumps?
>> I hope I answered the conditions in my first description.
>> BTW, before the trip I took it to the Ford Truck dealer about the not so
>> violent shimmy. They kept it for a day and said they tightened the ball
>> joints and said it road like a Cadillac.
>> It did seem to ride better until I hit those certain bumps and almost
>> the wheel out of my hands.
>> I'm sorry that I can't be more specific.
>> Also, the RV newsgroup seems to add steering dampers, and stabilizer bars
>> and new shocks.
>> I've come to this NG because I am still under warrantee but the dealer
>> of no service bulletins and was not able to fix it.
>> I'm hoping this nG can help me.
>> Tim fm Ct
>> "Spdloader" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>> > With all due respect back to you, Tim, your original post didn't give
>> > anything to go on, and I for one still don't understand your first
>> > sentence.
>> > What shimmy?
>> > When does it occur?
>> > Is it in the front? Is it in the rear?
>> > Is it in the steering wheel? is it in the seat?
>> > Does it do it at a certain speed?
>> > Does it do it when you hit the brakes?
>> > Does it do it when you hit bumps?
>> > You've got to give details, then maybe someone will have some answers,
>> > caution, there will be a few who answer you whether they know or not.
>> > Spdloader