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Old 02-02-2021, 02:24 PM   #1
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Alignment Recommendation: Orlando Area

I am seeing some moderately accelerated wear on the outer edges of both front tires.
I'll be in Orlando area for a week or so and would like some suggestions as to where I could get the E450 aligned.
North Orlando is closer than south (Winter Park, Maitland, Altamonte Springs, etc)
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:04 PM   #2
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Well it's not deep south Orlando (Disney, Kissimmee), but Josams near the Beeline (err, Beachline - why they renamed it is beyond me - 528) Expressway and SOBT (441) is the best by feedback on this forum:

https://josamusa.com/
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Old 02-02-2021, 03:21 PM   #3
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It's not in the north Orlando area, but Mullinax Ford in Kissimmee is equipped to handle Ford-based RVs. I took mine there for an oil change and alignment check. They did the check at no charge because it did not need alignment.
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:00 PM   #4
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Thanks for the replies.
I called Josam and they quoted $200-350 depending whether I need the eccentric bushings or not.
Does that sound like a reasonable price?
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Old 02-02-2021, 08:45 PM   #5
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Thanks for the replies.
I called Josam and they quoted $200-350 depending whether I need the eccentric bushings or not.
Does that sound like a reasonable price?
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Old 02-03-2021, 12:33 AM   #6
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I did not know that the rear wheels were involved.
I thought that it was just a “front-end alignment. “
Are there more questions I should be asking re: rear tires?
Thank you.
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Old 02-03-2021, 12:44 AM   #7
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Josams is worth their price. They handle a lot of trucks including ambulances. They did an alignment on our coach when new. Others might be OK, but I'd go back to Josams.
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Old 02-03-2021, 01:36 AM   #8
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Mr. Sunshine,
Thanks for the extra info on Josam's.

Both LaMesa (Sanford) and RVOne (Casselberry) send their alignment work to them.
I know I should go to Josam's but Mullinax Apopka is much more convenient.
I'm calling them tomorrow to see if the Apopka location can handle the job.
If not, I'll bite the bullet and go to Josam's if I can get an appt during our stay.
They are booked a week out.
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Old 02-19-2021, 02:11 PM   #9
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Hi,

I ended up having the alignment done at Rush Truck Center in Orlando and wanted to wait a bit to see how the RV handled before updating the thread.

Handling is improved. RV does not wander as much while driving down the road.

Tech said alignment was way off and installed what he called "shims" on both sides. (same as bushings? I don't know.)

Total cost with tire rotation was $320.
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