Originally Posted by nikeherc
I am looking at a 2017 grayhawk 29mv and I have driven it, but it seems to me that it sways a lot and the front wheel hit a hole or bump and the wheel tries to move that way. Does not seem to be all that stable. Can any owners of this model '15 to 17 have any of these problems? Thanks
We have a 2018 29mvp...I have a couple of questions for you.
Have you ever owned a motorhome? What speed were you driving it when it felt like it swayed?
These beast are not going to handle like a car but they should be safe and not sway going down the road. The steering box on the E-450 chassis is the old style gear box and has a lot of slop so if you have never driven anything but rack and pinion it is going to feel weird to you. You don't want to over steer. Slow easy movement of the wheel will help.
Also some things to check. Tire pressure. Very important. Check the tires for excessive wear if this is a used motorhome. Proper weight distribution can help. You would need to weigh all 4 corners to see and move weight around to balance it better if possible. Speed...don't try to drive faster than 65 if possible. Slower speeds help with control issues a lot. I tend to drive mine around 62-65mph and it handles great. If I push it up to 70-75mph then it starts wandering a little and can feel unstable at times.
Hope that helps. It really just takes some getting use to and understanding what to expect. Not saying there is not something wrong with the one your drove either. There could be suspension or alignment problems.