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Old 08-17-2016, 11:23 AM   #1
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caster (lack of)

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Old 08-17-2016, 03:23 PM   #2
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Yes, caster could be increased to allow easier steering and better tracking --- until you try to turn. Then too much positive caster can make it hard to turn the vehicle. All suspension and alignment settings are a compromise between control, ride, safety, tracking, etc. Any modification from factory settings will perhaps do well by one factor, but could be dangerous in in one or more other factors.

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Yeah, good read, like the forum too. Thanks.
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Abother reason to have it checked is the springs settle a little after a few miles and this changes the caster by a small amount. I have a 2004 Workhorse W22 chassis and added 1.5 degrees to the caster. It drives great but the original set of tires wore more on the outside and inside edges but after 35K miles and 9 years it was time to change anyway. On most hyways the trucks ware grooves in the pavement mainly in the right lane that make your MH want to seek the center. Adding caster won't elliminate this but it helps.
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