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Old 01-07-2022, 07:38 PM   #15
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CamJam1, thanks for your comments & information. I hope this conversation has been beneficial to other Workhorse chassis owners.

Design of experiments theory says to only change one thing at a time so the caster change to 4 degrees will be evaluated on our upcoming Florida trip. If a wandering condition still remains, I will either change caster to 6 degrees, or consider a steering stabilizer, as the next step.
Wise man. Just in case you're not confused enough, I'll throw one more change into the mix for you to ponder; toe-in. Scroll down to post #12 in this thread to see what I mean:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/more...es-513565.html

I took Dieselclacker's suggestion to heart and actually increased the toe myself while parked at a campground. I had just had my rig aligned, so I knew where the toe was set, and I used a tape measure to add just a little more toe. I counted the turns I gave the tie rod and figured if I didn't like it I could change it back at the next stop. I haven't touched it since. I'm very close to 1/4" total front toe-in now and my coach now tracks very well on uneven pavement, where it used to want to follow the ruts.

It's really fun to go camping with me, as you can probably tell.
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You provided a good link. I haven't looked at this thread for a while and see lots of discussion about toe-in. I just checked the spec sheet and after caster increase from 2.2 & 2.4 to 4.3 & 4.6, they reduced .16 toe to .034 in. (.06 degrees total). I mentioned toe, and the guy said "The alignment machine will provide this", which matched the Workhorse spec. Arrgh... I may try your DIY toe change when it gets warm, or in Florida if I can get away with it in a campground (grin).

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Wise man. Just in case you're not confused enough, I'll throw one more change into the mix for you to ponder; toe-in. Scroll down to post #12 in this thread to see what I mean:

https://www.irv2.com/forums/f22/more...es-513565.html

I took Dieselclacker's suggestion to heart and actually increased the toe myself while parked at a campground. I had just had my rig aligned, so I knew where the toe was set, and I used a tape measure to add just a little more toe. I counted the turns I gave the tie rod and figured if I didn't like it I could change it back at the next stop. I haven't touched it since. I'm very close to 1/4" total front toe-in now and my coach now tracks very well on uneven pavement, where it used to want to follow the ruts.

It's really fun to go camping with me, as you can probably tell.
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You provided a good link. I haven't looked at this thread for a while and see lots of discussion about toe-in. I just checked the spec sheet and after caster increase from 2.2 & 2.4 to 4.3 & 4.6, they reduced .16 toe to .034 in. (.06 degrees total). I mentioned toe, and the guy said "The alignment machine will provide this", which matched the Workhorse spec. Arrgh... I may try your DIY toe change when it gets warm, or in Florida if I can get away with it in a campground (grin).
My alignment shop did the same thing.
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