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Old 05-28-2015, 09:41 AM   #1
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San Antonio Tire Shop For Alignment Recommendations

I want to take my 2015 Hurricane for a front end alignment check, before I have a SafeTplus installed. It is on the Ford F53 chasis...does anyone have a recommendation for a good truck tire shop they have used here in San Antonio. I have called around and found one place, Beasley Tire Service that said they do Rv's frequently..wondered if anyone had used them.
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I have used Southwest Brake on I-35 many times. They are good people and do good work.
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Ok, thanks just googled them...man, I hate that interchange there LOL...if you are coming from the North, what exit do you get off on?
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I usually come from the south and take the Splashtown exit and go along the access road.
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I have used Beasley, and while they are really good people, their alignment is a portable unit. I was not fond of it. Would use Southwest or Santex Truck Center. Both are show up and get in line type situations. My only complaint with Southwest is that the place is filthy, and the equipment seems to be old.


I am buying new tires in a few weeks, and then will get alignment at Santex.
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Thanks for the input i guess I'm
going to Southwest, and then up to Texas RV Supply to have the SafeTPlus installed.
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Just got back from Southwest...had a good experience...will go back I think.


So, after 6 months with the 2015 Hurricane, decided to go get a front end alignment. I already thought I had a good ride, a slight vibration that I chalked up to ...thats just how a truck drives. Well, alignment checked and tweaked, front tires balanced and trued! Both front tires were out of round, one slightly, the other noticeably as I watched it spin. The fascinating part was the machine they used to shave a bit of rubber off the tire, to round it out. Never seen that done before, and a nice difference ....driving home, that slight vibration was gone, tracked straighter, and front noticeably better.....First time that driving on the highway was a one handed affair! This was done in preparation for the SafeTplus that will be installed tomorrow.

As a side note.....next on the to-do list was diagnose wind noise from around the lower windshield...side window area. Turns out it was the outside mirror placement! While I was waiting for my turn on the alignment rack, I decided to adjust my mirrors....the actual mirror housing. Loosed the allen nut, made my adjustments, and thought nothing about it...until the drive home. Something was strangely out of place driving home...I realized I could actually hear myself think, and the majority of the wind noise was gone. Had no idea that could be such and issue...

Good day overall with the MH!!
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