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Does it matter if I get my 2006 Winnebago 29H alignment before I put on sway bars or should I wait?
I get a little wander above 50 mph. I do have a steering arm already installed!


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Posted: 10/07/21 04:28am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would wait till I had everything done that I was going to do to the front end, then align it last.

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Diamond c wrote:

I would wait till I had everything done that I was going to do to the front end, then align it last.


That’s my thought also, thx for the input,

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Posted: 10/07/21 06:40am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Sway bar doesn't impact alignment and may help sway issue slightly. Guess you replaced idler arm (steering arm?) due to wear? Have your alignment shop set the caster close to the maximum spec.


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DougE wrote:

Sway bar doesn't impact alignment and may help sway issue slightly. Guess you replaced idler arm (steering arm?) due to wear? Have your alignment shop set the caster close to the maximum spec.


All good advice.


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Alignment is last in the chain.


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Doesn't matter. Sway bar does not and cannot affect steering alignment.


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wolfe10 wrote:

DougE wrote:

Sway bar doesn't impact alignment and may help sway issue slightly. Guess you replaced idler arm (steering arm?) due to wear? Have your alignment shop set the caster close to the maximum spec.


All good advice.


I thought It was the camber +5 degrees that would heal the wander problem?

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Snomas wrote:

wolfe10 wrote:

DougE wrote:

Sway bar doesn't impact alignment and may help sway issue slightly. Guess you replaced idler arm (steering arm?) due to wear? Have your alignment shop set the caster close to the maximum spec.


All good advice.


I thought It was the camber +5 degrees that would heal the wander problem?


Nope camber should be 000.

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Posted: 10/08/21 08:08am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Camber is more important to get even tire wear across the tread. Caster is what keeps the wheels on shopping carts tracking straight ahead. (They have no camber.)

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