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Old 04-08-2010, 07:10 AM   #1
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W22 wheel alignment specs

Mr. Brazel what wheel caster degree due you set for a W@@ chassis with 19.5" tires
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Mr. Brazel what wheel caster degree due you set for a W@@ chassis with 19.5" tires
Hi Ron55! I didn't know we had one of those models ....

In some threads here we have seen where a Caster Angle has been set to 50°. The caster angle is set using shims and bending the axle is not recommended. Are you having your front end alignment set?
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Hi Ron55! I didn't know we had one of those models ....

In some threads here we have seen where a Caster Angle has been set to 50°. The caster angle is set using shims and bending the axle is not recommended. Are you having your front end alignment set?
Ummm, you might want to check for a decimal point in that Caster angle.

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We try to achieve about 5-5.5 degree caster...so it just depends on where yours is at right now...it may require anything from 2-4 degree caster wedge.
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In some threads here we have seen where a Caster Angle has been set to 50°.
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Ummm, you might want to check for a decimal point in that Caster angle.

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Ohh, DriVer's just quoting a "ballpark" figure. What's a few degrees one way or another?

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Ohh, DriVer's jut quoting a "ballpark" figure. What's a few degrees one way or another?
Quoting Yogi, "When you come to a folk in the road, take it!"
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What is the factory camber angle set from WH? I understand 5 to 5.5 is what many shops change them too, but how many degrees is that from what WH set it to?

Is there anyway to tell if mine has been changed? I have looked and from what I can see there is a wedge shim under the the front leaf spring stack, but I could not tell if that was a factory shim or done at a later time.
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It really depends on what W/H decided to put in there but we don't see anything more than 2.5-3 degrees from the factory.
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And why then do you add a 2*to 3* wedge there?Does that help the coach 'track' better? and less push from the 18 wheelers Jon ?
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Less wandering and easier to go straight ahead without overcorrection.
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In a real world caster correction "FJF" had his W24 Caster adjusted up to the 5.dot.0° range and he commented as to how improved his directional control was and how much less effort it was to maintain a straight line and have a relaxing drive.

Excess caster will create problems. If you are going to pursue this you need to find a shop that has the right type of equipment so everything can be verified prior to going out the door via a before and after print out.

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In a real world caster correction "FJF" had his W24 Caster adjusted up to the 5.dot.0° range and he commented as to how improved his directional control was and how much less effort it was to maintain a straight line and have a relaxing drive.
I guess there are a number of variables that affect steering. Off the lot, my W24 39-footer needed lots of steering input. The Winnebago factory tech, in consultation with Workhorse, added 3 degrees of shim.

What a difference!

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DriVer,by,...'excess caster',do you mean adding more wedge that goes beyond,'5*'?
Or,just adding more than the factory setting?And what are the problems,more wear on the outside of the tire?
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