The good news is that the tires on the HHR were the original tires (since 2010) and had 40,000+ miles on them. I was planning on getting new tires before our first real trip. The other day when I noticed the problem was just a local run checking everything out. Yesterday, I had new tires put on the HHR. Ready to head out this next week.
Corkey05 thanks! I really feel stupid. I hadn't used the RV in a year because of spinal surgery, but during that year there was a recall on the HHR for a problem with the ignition switch. Before that I couldn't turn the key to the off position and remove it while the car was I neutral. Now I can. So without thinking that is what I did. It tows fine and straight now that you reminded me to leave it in the acc position and key in. Thanks again.
I have a Jayco Melbourne with a Falcon 2 tow bar and tow a Chevy HHR. I've been using the Falcon 2 for 6 years and towing the HHR for the past 5 years without any issues. Today, after not towing for the past year (due to spinal surgery) I hooked up the HHR and started on a short drive. I noticed immediately that the steering pulled hard left. In fact, I had to keep the steering wheel turned about 30 degrees to keep the RV straight.
The wheel alignment on both the Jayco and the HHR are good and both drive perfectly straight on their own. The "pulling" only happens when towing. Because of this, I assume this must be a tow bar problem, but a visual inspection of the tow bar and the mounting doesn't show anything. Does this make sense to anyone and can anyone suggest how I might fix this? Thanks.