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Old 10-19-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Frontend Alignment

We just got back from a short trip to Southern Arizona and the coach is pulling to the right. Does anyone know a great (good) alignment shop in Phoenix? Thanks Hax
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Is it possible your right front brake is hanging up?
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I had the same problem. Went to the alignment shop in Yakima, Wa to make a appointment. The tech advised me to rotate my front tires left to right and right to left before I Made an appointment. I did it and it fixed the problem. Has something to do with radial tires
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Spectrac in Mesa, the best. Recommended to me by both Tom at Massey's Diesel and Spartan. I have had them work on my coach twice and very satisfied with price and quality of work.
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I had the same problem. Went to the alignment shop in Yakima, Wa to make a appointment. The tech advised me to rotate my front tires left to right and right to left before I Made an appointment. I did it and it fixed the problem. Has something to do with radial tires
Yes. Looking at the wear pattern on our old front tires - it would have been good to do this at 2 to 2.5 years.

We got our front end aligned when we bought our new tires. It was a commercial tire (i.e. truck tire) place.

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I had the same problem. Went to the alignment shop in Yakima, Wa to make a appointment. The tech advised me to rotate my front tires left to right and right to left before I Made an appointment. I did it and it fixed the problem. Has something to do with radial tires
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tinytom took the words right out of my mouth. He is telling you the way it is. Radial Belt's are laid much like shinges on your House roof, overlapping each other. Sometimes they shift inside the belt of the tire, causing what is known as a RADIAL PULL. Alignments are difficult even on a passenger car, much less a motorhome. Caster setting is what makes a vehicle pull to one side over the other, Camber just stands the tire straight up, and last the Toe-In points the tires in the right direction. The majority of Alignment shop's know the short cuts, and adjust as little as possible, all the while charging you the same price as a complete alignment, JMHO. My motorhome is 12 yrs old, just turned 40,000 miles, never had an alignment, and believe me I am not about to change it, no tire wear & smooth & staright.
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