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Old 03-15-2011, 10:03 PM   #1
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Wheel Alignment Cost

I was just quoted around $550 for a wheel alignment on my RV. This seems to be high, but since I've never done it before, I wanted to check with others first.

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:10 PM   #2
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I just had our 42ft camelot aligned at Les Scwabb for 135.

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Old 03-15-2011, 10:23 PM   #3
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Welcome new member!! It really helps to mention coach type axles etc when asking. More for a front/rear align on a tag than a two axle. Filling out profile helps folks answer too. Don't know where you live but $550 is way too much for most anything. Search for posts on Josam for some rel good alignment info.

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Old 03-15-2011, 11:15 PM   #4
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Way too much. $75 to $150 would be an acceptable range.

$75 for toe in only, maybe?
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Old 03-15-2011, 11:18 PM   #5
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I have a 2009 Safari Simba 33 SDD on a F53 22,000 chassis and I live in Southern California.

I'll work on updating my profile.
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Old 03-16-2011, 12:08 AM   #6
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I think that is way out of line. Check with some other alignment shops.

I think I paid around $125 a year ago.
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:20 AM   #7
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i paid 50 bucks plus they lubed it ! i went to a place that does trucks ! dont go to an rv place unless you want a good waxin ! i always go to truck places might not be as clean as an rv place but i always get the job done ! i can bring my own coffee ! your getting hosed my man !
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:29 AM   #8
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125 at a big rig shop
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:09 AM   #9
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I paid $135 (monthly special price, normally a bit over $150 if I remember right) just a few weeks ago at a local big rig shop, Jubitz. This was for a 2-axle laser alignment including toe, camber AND castor. Some of the smaller tire shops like my nearby Schwab didn't have the equipment to properly check and adjust castor on a truck chassis, so call around.

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Old 03-16-2011, 08:23 AM   #10
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Laser alignment here is Vegas is $125... Shim's are extra but wouldn't add more than $10.
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Old 03-16-2011, 04:17 PM   #11
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Thank you everyone for your feedback. It was most helpful!
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Old 03-16-2011, 07:32 PM   #12
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I am not sure I agree with everyone else... I went to a couple trucking centers that checked the toe only alignments for $125 - $175.

This did not correct the alignment issues I was having.

I went to another trucking center and paid like $460 He did a 4 wheel alignment on my chassis and corrected the camber and caster on the front end. He needed to make four custom big shims to correct the Camber (i think it might have been caster) Also the rear was out about 1/8" which is a lot over the length of the coach.

What a difference. I could tell the difference driving out of the parking lot, It Drives straight now. It was worth the money to me.
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Old 03-16-2011, 08:05 PM   #13
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My Southwind Storm 2000 has some play in the steering wheel could this be an alignment problem? I mean to stay in the lane I am moving the sterring wheel from left to right some of the time.

Thanks for your imput.
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08 Safari Ford E350, I paid $350 for alingment, had to put new Camber/Caster bushings to get in Specs.

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