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Old 06-12-2019, 02:04 PM   #1
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Class A Alignment frequency and cost

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How often and after how many miles do you generally get an alignment? Also what's your average cost?
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:43 PM   #2
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If you notice uneven or accelerated tire wear or the vehicle pulls on flat road when air pressure is properly set.

200 to 300 depending on the shop
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Hi,

Thanks, I got mine done last summer and only have done 2500 miles since. I called the alignment shop and they said it should be done yearly.

Ita kind of hard to tell if it needs doing due to the road camber.
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Old 06-12-2019, 02:57 PM   #4
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A four wheel thrust angle alignment on a Freightliner chassis is $400 at Josam in Orlando. The good thing is as long as nothing gets damaged it only has to be done once. Since many pulling and tire problems are not due to the front axle alignment but really due to the rear axle not being square in the chassis and causing the coach to "dog track" sideways down the road, any thing less than a four wheel alignment is wasting money.
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Thanks Rob,

I need to find a flat car park or road to test it.
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Hi,

Thanks, I got mine done last summer and only have done 2500 miles since. I called the alignment shop and they said it should be done yearly.

Ita kind of hard to tell if it needs doing due to the road camber.
That's total BS. If the alignment is done correctly to start with and nothing gets damaged there is no need to have the alignment done again till something wears out or gets damaged.


If the alignment is done correctly it will be adjusted to account for normal road camber.
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That's great to know Rob,
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Iím on my 3rd MH and never needed or gotten a alignment.
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Just had ours done on our 2007 F53 chassis when new tires were purchased. Not sure when the last time it was done but it made a big improvement in handling for me. Really minimized the wobbling and me having to saw on the wheel like a NASCAR driver while going straight down the road.

Tire shop did it and I believe the cost was around $200.
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Old 06-13-2019, 07:41 AM   #10
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First suspension work I've had done in 3 years of ownership.Had front suspension inspection w/some tightening of components, front wheel balance, front end alignment, and steering wheel was off just a hair they aligned that too. Just under $400. Still have what I think is leaf spring slap.
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I check and adjust the toe on mine when I first get it.. I set the toe-in to the max (or even a little past max).

F53 chassis front end toe-in adjustment – 1999 Southwind 35S


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Our used 2008 had 85,000 miles on it when we got it.

When I had service done I had them check alignment. No adjustment needed after ten years. I'll check again in 2028...

I think OP may want a different service center.
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Iím on my 3rd MH and never needed or gotten a alignment.
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In ten years have never had an alignment done on either class C or class A.
Have never noticed unusual wear on Cooper, Michelin or Double Coin tires. Never noticed any pulls to the one side or the other with the front end.

Good to know what to expect to pay though.
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I have not aligned either my cars or my motorhomes in many many years (over 40). If you get into an accident or see any unusual tire wear, then it should be done. I do, however, suggest that the toe-in be checked on motorhomes that folks complain about wandering. While tire wear won't likely be a problem, lack of correct toe-in will cause wandering. I would have this checked before buying all those suspension gizmos.
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