Hey everyone. Last May we purchased a 2015 FG with a 16 foot Bigfoot camper. It has been an excellent rig and I only wish we had more time to use it last summer. This is our first FG and first heavy Japanese truck, so I have been learning as much as possible about our rig before we start any serious adventure. ExPo is an amazing resources and most of my newbie questions have been answered somewhere in the forum. The problem that I cannot find in the forum is a shaking front end during braking.
I have 16” Outback Accessories rims with newish Toyo tires and due to the minimal clearance between the rim and the drum, the previous owner used DynaBeads to balance the tires. However when I brake, during certain conditions such as a downhill, the front end shakes and there is a pulsing that comes through the steering wheel and can shake the entire cab. This doesn't happen every time I brake, but when the shaking does occur, it makes braking feel unsafe. Quizzing the previous owner, he attributed the shaking to the DynaBeads in the tires acting oddly during braking. Though, I'm beginning to suspect it is warped drums and I feel like the problem is getting worse. Also, I scoured forums searching for complaints about DynaBeads and I've never seen anyone complain about shaking during braking. Before I go and replace the drums, what else should I check? What am I missing? The previous owner said he recently had the drums turned, too. Thanks everyone for taking time to help me with this problem!
yeh i have a 15 same same problem standdard tyres Same shaking under braking every now and then sometimes real bad had the problem since new dealershit did nothingThanks everyone for the great recommendations and ideas. I’m taking the FG out for the remainder of the long weekend and will pay closer attention to my inputs, topography, and reaction of the FG shaking. I truly appreciate all of your time in helping me diagnose this problem.
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Interesting that after all the complaining by the fellow on page 1 in other threads (and this one) about EC wheels yours weren't even bent.
Damn, Skippy you caught me there. I hope you have a happy & productive new year. We ought to go camping sometime. Let me know if you pass through central New Mexico & would like to see some great local spots.....Just because someone's had "11 wheels" doesn't mean squat. With that much experience, you'd think they'd have some constructive input or advice for the current owner.