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Old 06-16-2021, 01:02 PM   #1
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Just got an alignment done on my Workhorse UFO

Hi,

Got an alignment yesterday and this is what the shop gave me.

I am posting here as I feel the steering wheel is not perfectly straight. I would say it's couple of degree out. I spoke to the shop on this and they said to drive for a couple of days and get back to them. The shop said I needed to take road crown and wind in to consideration.

It's not a big issue, just checking if things are adjusted correctly.

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Was the steering wheel straight before you brought your RV to them?

Not having a centered steering wheel does not affect the alignment of the tires, camber, toe in, toe out etc.

Adjusting the drag link will bring the steering wheel back to center, If the wheel was straight before the alignment, then you have a lazy mechanic, because once you do the alignment you should go back and verify that the steering wheel is centered, if its not, then adjust the drag link.

Driving after an alignment does not "Fix" or "Break in" an alignment, they wanted you out of their shop.

After looking at your paperwork, it looks like they did NOT make any adjustments, so they at least should of centered your steering wheel for you.


Was it windy when you drove it home?
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Like CJ said it doesn't look like the adjusted anything in which case the steering wheel should be where it was when you brought it in.
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Thanks both,

I should of clarified the steering wheel is the same, have only driven it 30 miles since alignment so hard to tell.

I suppose what I am asking was should an adjustment have been made?

It was windy driving home,will drive it tomorrow and will report back.
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Thanks both,

I should of clarified the steering wheel is the same, have only driven it 30 miles since alignment so hard to tell.

I suppose what I am asking was should an adjustment have been made?

It was windy driving home,will drive it tomorrow and will report back.
Centering the steering wheel is a normal part of alignment. Yes, they should have done it, though if you're at all mechanically inclined it's a 5-10 minute job (on my Workhorse, that is) to do it yourself by adjusting the drag link.
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Centering the steering wheel is a normal part of alignment. Yes, they should have done it, though if you're at all mechanically inclined it's a 5-10 minute job (on my Workhorse, that is) to do it yourself by adjusting the drag link.
Thanks Camjam,

I definitely don't want to go messing with that.

I got to drive it today for 2
1.5 hours and will see how the wheek is. Can go back next week if needs be.
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Thanks Camjam,

I definitely don't want to go messing with that.

I got to drive it today for 2
1.5 hours and will see how the wheek is. Can go back next week if needs be.
Well you have dealt with it for some time, so I would NOT make an extra trip to get it adjusted, if you can't do it yourself.

It does not affect tire ware etc....Just annoying
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Like CJ said it doesn't look like the adjusted anything in which case the steering wheel should be where it was when you brought it in.
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Well you have dealt with it for some time, so I would NOT make an extra trip to get it adjusted, if you can't do it yourself.



It does not affect tire ware etc....Just annoying
I will be driving past there in a couple of weeks so can get it checked then. Drove for 90 mins yesterday and it was kind of hard to tell if it's out of line.

It's not a big deal but wanted to show the alignment figures here.
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You might have a tire pull, one way to check that it to switch the tire the RV is pull toward.
I had a bad Michelin on my brand new 2007 Ellipse 40FD, switch out the passenger front tire and it was perfect.
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Thanks,

I will keep that in mind :-)
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