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post #1 of 46 (permalink) Old 12-09-2004, 21:29 Thread Starter
 
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corner steadies

Having now lost my motorhome "virginity" - spent last night in the new beast and am hooked. One question though - the mh doesn't have corner steadies and does sway significantly in the wind. It has fittings in place to fix steadies - are these worthwhile, are they easy to fit, how much are they and finally where's best to get them?
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Dealer charged me £150 to fit to my new A-T Apache. Very solid job and definitely worthwhile.
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Hi lloydj,

Corner steadies won't help with the swaying due to wind (suggest you cut down on the beans ).

Corner steadies can be of help when you’re inside moving around.

I was going to fit these to mine, but have not found the need, as you have the Fiat chassis the same as mine, it might be worth trying it out for a while before spending money.


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I should have seen that one coming!!!

Maybe I'll just get an awning for the wife and she can sleep in that.....
She was the one concerned about the swaying anyway - do the steadies cut that down or is it just a fact of life. I found it quite relaxing
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I agree with Rob, give it some time before spending money on something that after a while you will probably never use, mine have almost rusted into the up position.
Give yourself a chance to find your "Sealegs" and then decide.
There is one school of thought that if the wind is very strong having jack legs down could put an undue strain on the chassis giving it a twisting motion, better to let it roll like a boat. regards Eddie.
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Very friendly here, as I agree with Morton, I was working on a response while Morton posted, here is that post.

Only my opinion, but I would say no, the thing is, corner steadies when raised, take some load off the suspension, therefore, when you walk inside it is more stable.

With any high wind the vehicle is likely to sway, in fact personally, I would be concerned if it didn’t, the suspension moves up and down allowing a lot of the force of wind to dissipate.


I could be talking %$$£^% but as I said it is only my opinion, someone may come along and shoot me down, but I’m okay with that.


Try the motorhome again when there is no wind, you will be surprised how stable these motorhomes are, without the use of corner steadies, good luck and have fun, was down your way in my motorhome last weekend.


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Sorry Eddie, I didn't notice your name at the bottom, used your nickname instead.


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Hiya lloydj!

First off, is your M.Home overloaded, or is the suspension suspect?
Both of these will make it sway more than it should - but you would really feel it when driving - especially when cornering, or when a heavy goes by a bit close.

If alls well, in no time at all you wont even notice it. We have a "Nuevo", it has a long overhang and is not fitted with steadies, sure it moves but after all it is a mobile unit!

Rob

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hello


We have never used ours. They are just another job to do when its raining or you want to get an early start. Forget to wind them in & you have a huge problem.



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Seems as though there are a lot like me, don't use mine either and have been contemplating removing them.
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