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Ok so i understand this is not a good place to do chassis work.They did refer me to a place that does do alignments so i will get the second apinion from them.I have my own specs for the alignment so it shouldnt be to much of a problem for them.I plan on using supersteer specs for their bellcrank.The only thing i might have a problem with is getting more shims for the caster.A lot of alignment shops dont like the extra time it takes to work the shims in and just tell you theirs no more room left.I had this problem when i first started trying to get the wander out of the front end.I had two alignments and both said no more room. The third the tech said he had no problem working with the shims to take it from 4 degrees to 5 degrees.The only thing it didnt change it any.I would take it to the same place but no where close to that shop.I will be doing work in knoxville tn.


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Good for Camper World for sending you to an alignment shop, Now just hope it is a good one. When I had mine done I looked for places that did trucks and called and asked if they did MH, I was told they did MH's all the time. When I got there they got me right in and it took him about 1.5 hours to do my alighnment. I might have just been lucky but I did fine a good shop. Good Luck


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ArchHoagland wrote:

Overinflated front tires will cause handling problems.

Have you weighed your coach and set the tire pressure according to the manufactures chart?


That is far too easy a solution, also it is the first step before doing anything. I have used a truck facility to do my alignments and they have solved other problems for me. On my former coach on a WH W22 the tech suggested reducing toe-in to 0 to ease handling and it really did improve highway tracking a lot, also reduced wear on the steer tires.


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Overinflated front tires will cause handling problems.

Have you weighed your coach and set the tire pressure according to the manufactures chart?


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Gale Hawkins wrote:

nelson wrote:

JMO but paying camper world to check a front end when they have no front end alignment tech is a waste of your time and money. Get to a good Alignment shop and they will check it all out before doing the alignment and it will be money well spent. I bought my MH new and was amazed how much difference a good alignment could make.


nelson he as already did that based on posts over time. He stated he was not happy so now he will get happy at CW or we will hear about them too.

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