Here's the story.......Recently bought 24' Chateau (ford E350 chassis). It drove well empty. I replaced front torsion with Hellwig, added rear Helwig bar, replaced all shocks with Bilsteins. Then I sent to a recommended Alignment shop, with very specific instructions: I wanted +5.5 Caster or better.
Well when I picked it up, the shop owner said all he could get was +4.4, and any more gave iot a pronounced pull to the right. I said I would try it. (Rv was not "loaded' at time of alignment)
I drove it 100+ mi. with a far amount of wind and had to "steer" the whole way. It was not relaxing....ever! Today, on the way back, wind was relatively calm. Things were definitely better; but steering seems "vague" (very light, no feel).
So here are my questions:
-Should I find another alignment shop (how come everyone else can get "5.5 caster or better?)
- Should I by Ingall 594 bushings and insist they use those?
- Would rear airbags help? (water tank was full, but then we boondock)
- how about one of those super "steering" devices, will they solve it, and which one?
- Tire Pressure: I read a lot about weighing RV axles and then matching the tire pressure to the weight..........Is there a chart that gives these tire pressures? Where can I find it?
With all the RVs traveling down the road, driven by "older American males" (like myself); I can not imagine that they all drive as "iffy" as the one I have (not terrible, but not pleasant or relaxing). If they do...... it is no wonder that Stroke is the number two killer of our elderly. They all were probably taking a roadtrip at the time.