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Old 09-22-2017, 11:04 PM   #1
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Hey what is a ball park figure for front end alignment on class a diesel pusher?
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Old 09-22-2017, 11:06 PM   #2
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Straight axle or IFS ?

Year and chassis would help too.
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Old 09-23-2017, 04:31 AM   #3
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:28 AM   #4
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If your looking at an alignment for tire wear, on a 2000 MH, you may need more then that. They just don't go out of adjustment.

Tie rod ends, control arm bushings or ball joints on independent front suspension.

Tie rod ends or king pins on a solid front axle.
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Old 09-23-2017, 06:04 AM   #5
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Is your Dutch Star on a Freightliner chassis? If so, you are close to Gaffney and you can not only let them perform a complete align the front and rear axles and all associated hardware (ride height is very important to alignments), but take a plant tour.
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I've paid $150.00 in the past. Make sure you use a place that does four wheel alignment. This ensures the coach is going down the road straight by making sure the front is running in the same direction as the rear.
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I will add this: The alignment shop I used had equipment that handled large trucks, school buses and motorhomes allowing 4 wheel alignments.
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A good article to explain all the basic alignment terms and procedures.

Wheel Alignment A Short Course | CarParts.com
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Old 09-24-2017, 05:39 AM   #9
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About $300.00 at Josams in Orlando. Laser. They know what they are doing.
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Call around and get quotes in your local area.
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The best place is Josams in Orlando. They are a training facility and a manufacturer of alignment equipment. Search IRV2 for Josams in Orlando.
I had mine done all three axles. While you are there get the Koni shocks also.
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$300.00 at Freightliner Service Center in Gaffney.
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Why do you think you need an alignment? Unusual tire wear? MH wants to pull one direction? Vibration, which is a balance issue? If none of these conditions exist, why do you want one.
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Old 09-24-2017, 11:02 AM   #14
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It is critical to know WHICH front end you have. An alignment on the Independent Front Suspension (IFS) is more expensive than the solid beam axle front end.

If you are close to Gaffney, SC, I would also recommend going to the Freightliner Factory Service Center for this work. Best in the business.
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