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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 07-09-2021, 21:25 Thread Starter
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Shaking motorhome

Hi all,hope someone can help,we bought a 2017 elddis prestige on a Peugeot boxer chassis.
At any speed the whole van shakes so loud,it's so unbearable, also are the tyres supposed to be so hard that you feel every bump,which I suppose does not help with all the vibration.
We have removed things like grill pan etc,but the whole van is so noisy,even on smooth roads.
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What are the tyre pressures? For a reasonable ride they need to be between 50 and 55psi. What are the tyres? Truck tyres can be 10 or 12 ply and will give a much harder ride than the 4 ply motorhomes usually sit on.

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Hi I was told when I bought the van privately, that the tyres were pumped up to 72 psi,they are continental vanco tyres,do you think its worth getting the wheels balanced and re aligned,or could it be a more serious problem.
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What are the tyre pressures? For a reasonable ride they need to be between 50 and 55psi. What are the tyres? Truck tyres can be 10 or 12 ply and will give a much harder ride than the 4 ply motorhomes usually sit on.

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I think with the weight of motorhomes and comercial Van's as well the ply standard is more in the region of 8 ply.
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Hi can you tell us what model prestige , and tyre size.
pressure sounds a little high and it will make a difference ,

i would have both axle weights checked on a weigh bridge and can then look on a chart that continental sent me for tyre pressures
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Try 55 psi and see if that helps.

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When tyres get hot during driving, the pressures will go up by 10psi. Get a tyre pressure monitoring system if you don't believe me. So yours will be 80psi or more when under way which will be very unforgiving of road imperfections.

If this is your first MH you mustn't expect it to be like driving a car or small ven, it's a big hollow box and all noises are amplified.
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shaking sounds like a different problem to me, even on a smooth road you will get rattles from oven racks and the grill pan, cutlery in the drawer and plates etc, but shaking could be down to flat spots on the tyres if it has been stood in one place for a long time and replacement is the cure for that, our tyres have too much pressure in them, a job I keep meaning to do.
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Thanks for your input everyone, will take some pressure out the tyres,give it a go,it is our first motorhome, it's a prestige 155,I've watched motorhome videos,and others don't seem as bad,with the noise.i think tyre sizes are 215x16
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