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Old 04-21-2017, 11:10 AM   #1
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Alignment 2006

Put new rubber on last month. It has been pulling slightly left ever since. I have a safe-t-plus installed. I had not wear and drive issues with old tires.

Took it in for alignment today. He couldn't loosten the springs from the left side to put in a new shim so he told me he "really cranked down" on the U-bolts. Caster is now 4 7/8 and 4 3/4. I don't really mind that but it is still pulling left a bit.

What got me was his comment about torquing down the bolts. I thought they were 300lbs and he opined they are now maybe 800. Whoa.

Taking it back in to have the U-bolts replaced as I feel they are now over-stressed. What gets me is nobody was using a torque wrench. Now I have all this mess to deal with again as they are custom U-bolts so they need to come off, be measured, and a shop needs to make them (custom as I have spacer blocks to level unit out).
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If you had no problems before the new tires and nothing else was done to the coach when they were installed I would suspect a bad tire. Did you swap your front tires and try it? I have had it happen to me.
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Double check tire pressure on the fronts.
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Ordered new U-bolts. Took rv to different place to put them on and check alignment. Alignment was spot on before and after U-bolt replacement. They used a 5' long torque wrench to properly torque the U-bolts. Swapped front tires side to side. It was still "drifting" to the left. Since alignment was on I readjusted safe-t-plus. Drives fine.
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