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hedgehopper

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Posted: 11/06/21 04:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I am considering the purchase of a Class A. But I keep seeing posts about stability issues. How common are such problems? Are they more common on certain brands/models/ lengths? Have you had a problem? With what brand/model/length? What did you do to correct it? Did that solve the problem?

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Stable as a rock.


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There are a few that that have had issues. Maybe some people expect there class A to handle like a car or SUV and maybe there are some lagit issues with coach handling but I have owned a Newmar 34' FRED, a Fleetwoof 37' gasser, a HR 39' diesel and my current coach 43' Winnie. None of them had handling issues and I never needed to do any suspension work on any one of them.


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I had 3 Class A's, gassers. All 31' or close. 2 I put Steer Safe Stablilzers on, the other I didn't need them.

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Posted: 11/06/21 06:57pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

CA Traveler wrote:

Stable as a rock.
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Over the years I've had 7 different Class A's. As a general rule longer and heavier is going to be more stable. Gas models...35ft and over have been very stable...Diesel models 38ft and over have been very stable.

I've owned 32ft gas model that was a bear with side winds and truck traffic passing in the wind. Had a 35ft diesel that was bad. Drove a 40ft Bluebird Wanderlodge for awhile. It was heavy and had a tag axle. It was a dream to drive.

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Since you previously said when asked… “How long and how much to spend?Shorter is better -- say 25 ft. Budget: maybe $30K”, so, YES it’s going to have handling problems.


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I think you'll find typically a DP, the longer the better, will offer the most stability. Front engine gassers, just by nature of the beast, tend to be less stable, based on personal experience.


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Ivylog wrote:

Since you previously said when asked… “How long and how much to spend?Shorter is better -- say 25 ft. Budget: maybe $30K”, so, YES it’s going to have handling problems.


Sure helps when you know the whole story! Hmmmmm


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Our current 38ft gasser and previous 36 ft gasser, both drive and ride well. Very stable, no wandering, no handling issues.
I suspect a lot of handling issues are caused by improper tire inflation. Many folks seem to think that their tires should be filled to the maximum PSI or are unaware of the manufacturers recommendations on the placard.


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