Pedata RV Center provides recommendations in regard to vehicle stability, which is the ability of the driver to stop, swerve or turn at a moment’s notice. RV shocks and struts are essential for this function because they respond to obstacles and vehicle movements that motorhomes encounter. When these structures are worn they can cause dips, bounces or exaggerated responses to the driver’s intent, which hinder braking and the ability to maintain control over the vehicle.

To ensure optimal performance and safety, shocks and struts should be checked annually by a qualified technician and replaced regularly. Signs that indicate the unit has failed include uneven tire wear, vehicle swaying and rattling sounds, along with hydraulic fuel leaks and the need to make steering corrections. Gerard Pedata says a well maintained motorhome is not only vital for safety but will last longer as well.

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