Bounder 33c VERY rough ride

  • 05/03/2023 11:00 AM
    Message # 13189464

    I have a 2017 Bounder 33c that I had Stabilizers installed on.  Just completed a small trip (800 miles) and had to endure a very uncomfortable bumpy ride (so bad it unseated the passenger side mirror).  During the instillation of the stabilizers I also had new shocks installed.

    Any ideas why the ride is soooo bad?  I’m at the point of selling the rig because of this.

  • 05/04/2023 8:03 AM
    Reply # 13190745 on 13189464
    Bill & Laura Johnson (Administrator)

    A major contributing factor can be tire pressure. Have you had you coach 4 cornered weighed to establish proper tire pressures?  After weighing our coach we found that the michelin recommended pressures were over 20lbs less than we were set at. It made a very noticeable impact on the ride.

    The dealer sets pressures to the max, not knowing how you will load the coach. For us that was 120 lbs. After weighing  we are set for 95 front and 100 rear.

    Of course there is also the possibility the new shocks are not proper. Our son had new shocks installed and the dealer seriously under sized them. They installed shocks for a much lighter vehicle. 

  • 05/08/2023 10:22 AM
    Reply # 13194969 on 13189464

    Thank you

  • 06/20/2023 8:41 PM
    Reply # 13217826 on 13189464

    We had our 2014 Southwind weighed (4 corner) shortly after having 6 new Michelins installed. The recommendation for tire pressure after the weighing was Fronts @ 85 PSI and Rears @ 90 PSI. A definite improvement to the ride.

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