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Old 05-28-2020, 04:13 AM   #1639
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Here's a video of the steering movement with the engine off. The previous tires had a TON of "rivering" in the tread all around, and the front tires were completely rounded out (my assumption was the previous owner had the tires overinflated). I really appreciate everyone's help!

You definitely will benefit from adjusting the TRW.

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Old 05-28-2020, 08:42 AM   #1640
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What a read !
Know it was a lot of work, but also KNOW the sense of accomplishment is a pretty cool feeling - great job...
And, of course, my datacard says sheppard HD94PQ31 :(
so guess it's not adjustable...not likely the previous owner changed it, but will look next time I'm at storage area )

Thanks for the info in this thread... now, what to do as I'm not a mechanic and leave the crawling around to others
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Old 05-28-2020, 07:02 PM   #1641
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You definitely will benefit from adjusting the TRW. Bob
X2 and it may take turning the adjustment 90 degrees CW to get it down to less than 1/2”. Crank the engine and make sure there is not a hard spot when turning from lock to lock.
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steering adjustment after Sheppard replacement

I recently replaced my Sheppard M80 MPQ1 steering box with a like item.

While replacing the steering box I noticed that the stop bolts on the suspension are what is limiting how far I can turn my wheel right or left.

I would like to adjust my stop bolts, to tighten my turn radius so it is easier to maneuver into tight parking (storage) or camping spots (trees, power panels, etc).

The adjustment is straight forward, loosen the jam nut, turn the bolt to shorten, tighten the jam nut.

My question is how can I determine the amount I can adjust the stops without exceeding the internal stops in the gearbox?

If this is the wrong place to post just let me know.

Thanks in advance for your help.

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Posting a private message I received yesterday to see if the swap community can help.

"We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler and have been wandering all over the place we’ve switched out gearboxes and got a new pitman arm. But it seems that the wheel turning ratio is now much tighter. The parts I got were gearbox TRW tas65052 and pitman is TRW 842425-02s. Should the pitman arm be 2 inches longer? We leave for a trip in a week and have got to get this figured out! "


I am looking through my notes but would love it if a previous swap coach owner with the same parts, or year coach, could assist this coach owner.

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Posting a private message I received yesterday to see if the swap community can help.

"We have a 2007 Holiday Rambler and have been wandering all over the place we’ve switched out gearboxes and got a new pitman arm. But it seems that the wheel turning ratio is now much tighter. The parts I got were gearbox TRW tas65052 and pitman is TRW 842425-02s. Should the pitman arm be 2 inches longer? We leave for a trip in a week and have got to get this figured out! "


I am looking through my notes but would love it if a previous swap coach owner with the same parts, or year coach, could assist this coach owner.

Thank you,

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Problem solved.

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TRW

We lucked out kinda. The 2000 Monaco Dynasty we purchased came with the TRW box. That's the lucky part. Unfortunately the previous owners never adjusted the box and we experienced a ton of play in the steering on the way home. Also the front tires had rivering. To make a long story short, the play cannot be adjusted out, it has had so much play for so that long the box is toast. We will be purchasing a remanufactured or rebuilt box. That's the unlucky part. Any ideas or suggestions for a good rebuilder in South Texas?
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“ it has had so much play for so that long the box is toast”. Based on who’s opinion as I find that hard to believe???
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“ it has had so much play for so that long the box is toast”. Based on who’s opinion as I find that hard to believe???
I have to agree I’ve never heard that it isn’t corrected with the proper adjustment. You may want to find a second opinion from a good truck shop
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AF Nomad, I was in the same situation 2 yrs ago. I had all the same questions. I purchased a rebuild kit for my M80 but ended up returning it based on lots of input. I went with a TRW. Very happy I did. Retrofit was not bad at all. I was able to get the matching arm from Weller. They are a great company to work with. The postings by CrazyKnight were valuable.
I would recommend that all templating be done specifically to your rig. Not hard to do. Good luck.
What was the # for the TRW steering gear did you use to replace your sheppard M80 and what was the pitman arm # ?
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Cost of Sheppard to TRW?

My Shepaprd M100 gear box started leaking on my 2001 Endeavor, and I want to replace it with a TRW TAS65. I live in FLA so Josam's in Orlando would be doable as a place to get it replaced. Anyone have an idea of the cost of this? Thanks
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My Shepaprd M100 gear box started leaking on my 2001 Endeavor, and I want to replace it with a TRW TAS65. I live in FLA so Josam's in Orlando would be doable as a place to get it replaced. Anyone have an idea of the cost of this? Thanks
Call Josam's and ask them. My guess is it will be north of $1000 but less than $2000. I did ours myself over 5 years ago and the parts were about $850. Josam's will add labor to that and the cost of parts my have gone up in the past 5 years.

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Call Josam's and ask them. My guess is it will be north of $1000 but less than $2000. I did ours myself over 5 years ago and the parts were about $850. Josam's will add labor to that and the cost of parts my have gone up in the past 5 years.

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I’m guessing 4-5 hours at their labor rate and a 20-30% markup on the less than $1000.00 in parts.
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From what I have read the best alignment shop for a MH after the steering box.
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