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Old 11-25-2007, 04:48 PM   #1
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Hi world, got a 40' 2007 Monaco/Camelot, my wife was driving behind me, and I wasn't going straight! Right/rear sticking out. My brother has wacked the right rear twice, me once. What is that all about? Alignment?
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:48 PM   #2
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Hi world, got a 40' 2007 Monaco/Camelot, my wife was driving behind me, and I wasn't going straight! Right/rear sticking out. My brother has wacked the right rear twice, me once. What is that all about? Alignment?
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Old 11-25-2007, 04:59 PM   #3
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Well, I don't know, but someone here will have some good input for you. Welcome to the forum.

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Old 11-25-2007, 05:48 PM   #4
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A broken spring or shackle can cause the axel to shift. That could cause that.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:13 PM   #5
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Sounds like the rear axle is out of alignment, either from a broken spring or something being bent. If you have leaf springs in the rear then it might be a broken center bolt - keeps the axle housing at the same place on the spring.
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Old 11-25-2007, 06:44 PM   #6
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Our Monaco La Palma came with 2000 miles on it. After 3000 more miles we noticed a slight "dog-tracking" or crabbing (not going straight). (This will hurt the tires.) We took it to Williams Detroit Diesel in Phoenix to correct the alignment and change the transmission filter. They did a great job! If you are in Phoenix we recommend them.
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Old 11-26-2007, 05:53 AM   #7
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Yeah, it is alignment but at the rear axle, not the front. Probably those "whacks" you gave it. A good truck suspension shop can diagnose exactly what is wrong and fix it up for you. Basically what you want is called a "4 wheel alignment" that gets the rear axle aligned with the front end.

What part of the country are you in? Maybe somebody can recommend a shop in your area.
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Old 12-01-2007, 03:59 PM   #8
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My rig used to feel a little strange going down the road. It turned out that the "panhard rod" adjusters were loose and allowed the rear sub-chassis to come out of alignment with the rest of the frame. It ended up wearing a hole in one of my airbags. Looking under the coach, the panhard rod is a diagonal rod from the axle to the main chassis. (at least on my roadmaster chassis Holiday Rambler)

When I drove the rig home from R-Mechanic in Livermore (highly recommended) it was the first time since having it that it did not feel "squirrly" (that is a technical term, btw! ) since buying it new in 2004.

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