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I've enjoyed reading all of the post on here and on iRV2 about the ride and handling of the Roasmaster chassis. I also enjoyed the two presentations given by Van and Craig at the MS in Goshen. Tons of good information!
I've had my coach for just over two years. I've never really thought that it had any of the issues most people complain about with the poor handling, until now. I do find it a bit squirrely in the wind and when trucks pass on the interstate. I have a TRW steering gear that is tight, so I can assume that helps. The one thing that I have started to notice is between ~58-62mph I have a slight vibration in the front. It seems like the type of vibration you'd experience when a tire is out of balance, but I have Centermatic balancers on the front so I have almost eliminated that as a cause. The vibration is not in the steering wheel but more in the chassis and its not terrible. The coach as 62000 miles on it and I'm pretty sure that the shocks are original.
With all the smart people on here I wanted to run this issue past everyone. Would new shocks help with the vibration? Front Watts Link and rear cross bars? New bushings?
And for Mike; I noticed that the Imperial is not listed for watts link and cross bars. It is almost identical to the Windsor (but we know nothing is identical with Monaco) with a single front jack. While in Goshen, Craig poked his head under my coach and said that it looks like it would fit just fine. He said that I might have to provide you some measurements for clearance. It also has the gussets which would need to be trimmed for air leveling.
Thanks in advance-