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Old 11-13-2013, 04:45 AM   #1
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Front end and axle alighnment

Does anyone have any experience using Industrial Power in Ft Worth. They are an authorized Spartan service center. I need an alignment and ride height adjustment on a new coach. Just wondering if anyone has used them.
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:21 AM   #2
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No but if it was me Ray's Champion Spring just south of down town seems like on 35W is who I have used over 30 years might call them
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Old 11-13-2013, 05:38 AM   #3
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Thanks, but are they an authorized service center. This is a new coach and should be covered under warranty
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I can't tell you that the do big trucks
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:57 AM   #5
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Warranty=Spartan authorized center. I have had to use truck centers but you should have Spartan ok this service and Spartan tech's will want to talk with their tech.
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Old 11-13-2013, 08:53 PM   #6
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Per Spartan, the ride height must be adjusted first or the wheel alignment will not be right. It's in one of the sticky links at the top of this forum.
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I have used IP Trucks for service and for ball joint replacement & alignment along with ride height adjustment. They did good work and kept me advised. Only complaint would be that a year later when service time came I found the generator oil plug rounded off (I got it out with a stud remover and had to replace it) and the air dryer cartridge was almost impossible to remove ...guy who finally got it off after a couple of days effort off and on said it must have been put on by a gorilla.
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For best results, ensure you get the coach loaded as you usually travel (fuel full, waste tanks empty or close to, fresh water, etc.)

When it's pulled into the bay, have them dump the air then start and reinflate. Then adjust ride height, then adjust alignment.
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Old 11-21-2013, 06:11 AM   #9
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Does anyone have any experience using Industrial Power in Ft Worth. They are an authorized Spartan service center. I need an alignment and ride height adjustment on a new coach. Just wondering if anyone has used them.
I used Industrial Power for my first service after purchasing my used Newmar. I was going to have them do an alignment, but after the bill got quite large and the coach had been there too long, I cancelled. That was in 2011 and they did not do their own alignments, they were going to take it to another shop to have it done.
I have heard good things about Ray's. I had an alignment done at Cowser Tire on 820 West. Was not happy with it.
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I adjusted the steering box screw myself and it made a big different in handling. There is a set screw on spartan's steering box that aligns the two gears. The adjustment is very touchy, but very easy to do. If you have to make constant corrections, then you can tighten up your steering by tightening the set screw. You loosen the lock nut, then turn the screw in until it bottoms out. then loosen just a tiny hair, then tighten the lock nut.
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