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Old 07-20-2016, 06:37 PM   #1
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Wheel Alignment, Class C

So, here's my question:
How should a MH be loaded when going for a wheel alignment, fresh water tank full or not, any other considerations?

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Old 07-20-2016, 07:30 PM   #2
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The unit should be loaded the way it will be driven most of the time ( I know you and the DW won't be sitting in the seats) but the rest of the coach should be loaded for travel.

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You did not ask but I thought it important to point out since you have a Ford E450. These units ship from the factory with a front end caster set at about +3.5 degrees. That is good for city driving but you want to have it set at +5.5 or more for highway driving. Too little caster can manifest itself as "loose steering" (and wandering) at highway speeds.
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Old 07-21-2016, 06:13 PM   #4
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My new 2107 E450 wandered a bit when I drove it off the lot. However, from studying Class A's and C's for over a year before purchasing, I knew one of the first things to do was to get an alignment with as much positive caster as possible. In comparison to the brief bit of pre-alignment driving I did, there was definitely a large improvement in steering slop at highway speeds.

Before the alignment you do want it loaded as it would normally be loaded, and if you have rear air bags have those adjusted where you want them as well.

Other improvements you may want to consider can be found here (what I did you my Class C is in post #19...lots of other good info from others this thread): Class c highway handling
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Old 07-22-2016, 04:48 AM   #5
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Thanks everyone, I know about the caster adjustment, I recently installed a Safe-T-Steer along with new sway bar bushings front and rear, no air bags.
I was interested in whether or not I should fill the fresh water tank, so I think I will do that.
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