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Old 08-27-2015, 07:34 AM   #15
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I have safe t plus blue on my 2000 affinity and can tell a difference. No more drift and less shift from large trucks. Stiffer to steer though.
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Old 08-29-2015, 07:46 AM   #16
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I have the 2004 Intrigue 42' tag and it is a dream to drive. The answers have been given in previous response. Get the front aligned, check the tire pressure, check the ride height. When I got new tires this year I had the same problem. On our spring trip to Oregon I took the coach to Hendersons in Grants Pass Oregon. They specialize in coaches and do a lot of work on big rigs. They drove the coach, weighted each wheel and then told me the problem. The front shocks were a bit weak, the alignment a bit out and the new tires were not ROUND! They trimmed the tires (6 of the 8) and then put the correct pressure in all of them. When I drove away it was like night and day - no shimmy, no wander, no bumping/bouncing. Find someplace close and do the same, it s better than getting something that just masks the problem.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:15 AM   #17
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The most important reason for my getting the S-T-P was to mitigate catastrophic front tire blow out. The driving related benefits were secondary but welcomed. I wish I could get Henderson's to fine tune my Coach but that is a long haul from Louisiana.
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Old 08-29-2015, 10:27 AM   #18
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Thank you all for your input about my concerns with my Country Coach, as I mentioned early on in my post it drives like a Mercedes Benz but my fear has always been regarding a front tire blowout while heading down the road. At some point I will have the front end checked out to make sure everything is in alignment and correct, it would be nice if someone made a system for my coach but apparently no one does. Again thanks for your information and obviously it's all about keeping the rubber side down.
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Old 08-29-2015, 09:32 PM   #19
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Safety should never be taken lightly. However, I think that mitigation of problems is the best way to go. Get rid of tires that are older than 6 years, check the pressure before leaving home and then every week or more often if needed. Blowouts can be handled by adding tire monitoring systems for a few hundred dollars if that make you feel better.
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Old 08-30-2015, 08:41 AM   #20
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Thank you all for your input about my concerns with my Country Coach, as I mentioned early on in my post it drives like a Mercedes Benz but my fear has always been regarding a front tire blowout while heading down the road. At some point I will have the front end checked out to make sure everything is in alignment and correct, it would be nice if someone made a system for my coach but apparently no one does. Again thanks for your information and obviously it's all about keeping the rubber side down.
You are in Southern California so suggest a visit to Colton Trucks. I drove from San Diego to Colton for them to do an all wheel alignment, and ride height reset on my coach, the first month after I bought it used.

Colton does not, or did not, do four corner weighting when I was their 5 years or so ago. I believe that a shop in Redman(?), CA (sorry, can't recall the name) also has a good reputation for all wheel alignment, and do have individual tire scales. (Five years ago, they were more expensive then Colton, and I was also having some heavy maintenance accomplished by Colton besides just alignment.

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In reading several post regarding motor home alignment, I recall someone saying they had their motor-home aligned front and rear for around $300. I am wondering what other prices we RV'er have been charged.
I spoke with Freight liner in Chandler, AZ and they quoted me $385 for the front axle (air suspension) and $100 to "look" at the rear axle. The final cost for the rear would depend on what they find! I am just wondering if this is a reasonable price for this kind of work and what you folks are paying for the same service? Please let me know.
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