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Old 08-25-2012, 12:29 AM   #1
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I am currently in the Portland, Or. area and would like a recommendation on a topnotch alignment shop in the area that can handle a 42' Intrigue.
I had a alignment done in Tucson recently to factory specs but I still have the same problem of constantly correcting the steering wheel 1" either side of dead center. Requires a constant back and forth correction. With only 20K miles there is nothing loose and a suggestion was made that the steering box may be just a little to tight. That sounded like a good suggestion and since I have eliminated ride height, air pressure, tire wear, pavement groove, weight, toe and camber issues, etc. I would like to explore the steering box suggestion with a alignment shop that is familiar with IFS and steering. Thank you.
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Old 08-25-2012, 12:48 AM   #2
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HENDERSON LINEUP in Grants Pass are very good.
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I've heard nothing but good remarks on Henderson's Line Up. Talked to them at a FMCA Rally and they diagnosed an issue I was having and made a recommendation to try before spending more money. Worked great.
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Brazel's in Centralia, WA just aligned ours on Tuesday. I am very happy and they even have an RV Park that we stayed in the night before.
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Why not take it back where they built it?

I highly recommend Country Coach in Junction City, Oregon. Country Coach Factory Service Center | Country Coach Corporation

I was just there for a front end alignment last week on our DynoMax chassis National Islander. I had severe tire wear on the passenger front and outside rear. I'm very happy with the results! They corrected a problem caused by a bad alignment at another shop in CA.
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Agree with going back to the factory. With that said you may have a tire problem, not alignment problem. I know tires made all the difference on mine.
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Old 08-26-2012, 12:52 AM   #7
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Recommendation for alignment shop.

Thank you for your quick response on Henderson's, Brazels and the C.C. factory. On Monday I will call and see who can work me in by Wed or Thurs and maybe I will get a better ride going home. I will report back as to what, if anything was found or if it improved.

I am always amazed at how much knowledge and information is forthcoming from members on this site and so quickly. Thank you.
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I've been to both Hendersons and Brazils over the last 10 years. Either would be good, I was at Brazils earlier this year.
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Henderson's has a very good reputation, and have helped me over the phone many times on two RV's.

If none of these can get you in, a call to Oregon Motor Coach, also great rep, might refer you to someone else too (or, they might do this in house - I don't know).

You are in a great location for a high volume of good shops to choose from.

Best of luck, and please let us know what you find out.
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I am currently in the Portland, Or. area and would like a recommendation on a topnotch alignment shop in the area that can handle a 42' Intrigue.
I had a alignment done in Tucson recently to factory specs but I still have the same problem of constantly correcting the steering wheel 1" either side of dead center. Requires a constant back and forth correction. With only 20K miles there is nothing loose and a suggestion was made that the steering box may be just a little to tight. That sounded like a good suggestion and since I have eliminated ride height, air pressure, tire wear, pavement groove, weight, toe and camber issues, etc. I would like to explore the steering box suggestion with a alignment shop that is familiar with IFS and steering. Thank you.
The first question I have to ask is how many miles do you have under your belt?
Its very easy to spot a new driver weaving down the road untill they get some wheel time and learn not to over correct.
Focusing farther down the roadway will help as well as making smaller corrections.
Not saying this is the case but rather than throwing money at it give yourself some time.
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I would go to CC factory. Only just to the south of you. They have treated us very well.
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