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Old 07-05-2020, 04:50 AM   #1
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Alignment- Need Advice

Looking for recommendations on alignment shops. I'm in MI. I seem to have tow out. Both front tires share the same amount of wear on the inside tread. I've been carrying FW lately - something new - and I think, somehow, the extra weight is splaying the front wheels. Wear until then was very even. FW tank is just behind passenger seat under counter. Looking for someone you trust to get it right. Thanks.
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Old 07-05-2020, 10:53 AM   #2
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I had our Axis aligned at a Goodyear Commercial Truck shop.
https://www.goodyearctsc.com/

It looked pretty small next to the heavy trucks but they still performed the work ($120 or so if I remember correctly).
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:15 PM   #3
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If you’re hauling a full tank of water I’d just ask why? Unless you’re boondocking. The added weight is unnecessary combined with the water sloshing ( tanks are not baffled) will cause the coach to sway. Figure 350-400 lbs of water moving around.
I keep a few gallons in for emergencies in case someone has to use the toilet and flush while we’re on the road. That may be the simple fix for your tire wear issue.
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Old 07-12-2020, 08:28 PM   #4
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We never go anywhere without a full tank.
One time
stuck for a tornado
a police traffic stop 8 hours long
Little Rock being flooded and the water in the park unavailable.
The horrific Sulphur stench of the water at a park
Your fill hose blows itself up.
The pipes in the park are frozen.

So many reasons to use an available tool such as a tank.

But
I don't begin to care about weight
I'm going to guess, and this is just a guess,
Fulcrum wise an ac unit adds multiples of sway over where the water tank is.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:12 AM   #5
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We never go anywhere without a full tank.
So many reasons to use an available tool such as a tank.
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I don't begin to care about weight
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In AZ we value our water, always full for use or emergency. We haul it up and down 7k feet regularly.
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Old 07-14-2020, 04:28 AM   #6
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This is turning into a "do you travel with a full water tank?"

I'm with ducksface and DblDutch.
Water weighs 8# to the gallon. And it's a necessity in the AZ and CA desert.

It only takes one time when you travel without water and then really really need it, to learn your lesson.
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Old 07-14-2020, 11:08 AM   #7
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Looking for recommendations on alignment shops. I'm in MI. I seem to have tow out. Both front tires share the same amount of wear on the inside tread. I've been carrying FW lately - something new - and I think, somehow, the extra weight is splaying the front wheels. Wear until then was very even. FW tank is just behind passenger seat under counter. Looking for someone you trust to get it right. Thanks.
Do you have the proper psig in the steering axle tires?
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Old 07-16-2020, 12:23 PM   #8
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I recently got my 2020 29M alignment checked at Clydes Frame and Wheel in Pontiac. They said alignment was good but it needed greasing. After they greased it the very annoying wandering was gone! I recommend them.
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Old 07-18-2020, 06:38 PM   #9
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Old 07-19-2020, 01:15 AM   #10
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Front end alignment at a truck repair/truck trailer alignment shop. Manufactures do not align the rigs. It is best to keep it loaded as if you are going out for camping with a full tank of water. Once aligned, it should drive better as well.
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Old 07-19-2020, 03:35 PM   #11
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I had my class C just done about a month ago at Clyde’s in Pontiac.
It drives much better, only had 7,500miles, it was toe out.

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Old 07-19-2020, 10:26 PM   #12
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We second Clydes - had my Monaco Diplomat done there - as well as my Thor Vegas. Did a great job both times , solving issues I had . And , reasonably priced
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