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Old 03-31-2021, 08:09 PM   #15
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Will see what the alignment shop says. I also have been in touch with my tire guy. If alignment checks out might swap fronts for a pair of drives assuming circumference matches up.

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Front is IFS. There is a track rod on the rear suspension, it could be worn. Will ask alignment shop about it on Friday.
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I had the same issue. Got rid of the junk Good Year 670s, added 10 more psi, realigned front end with 3/8" toe in, added a Steering stabilizer. New tires after 10k, no problems, drives and handles much better.
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The front end alignment was completed yesterday. Components all checked out good. Toe in was off 1/4”. They also said the outer tie rod assemblies and relay rod were frozen could not adjust. They did finally break one free to adjust but next alignment will require replacement.
After the alignment RV was still drifting right if I let go of wheel.
Next had the steer tires swapped with left drive tires. Upon completing this we took 500 mile trip to Michigan. The RV now tracks straight and does not drift when releasing wheel.
It is possible the slightly off toe in wore the front tires in 40,000 miles and as it wore made the condition worse.

All seems good for now and I will monitor closely. Will be due for new tires in ~ 2 years.
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Glad for your positive resolution. Happy trails.
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The front end alignment was completed yesterday. Components all checked out good. Toe in was off 1/4”. They also said the outer tie rod assemblies and relay rod were frozen could not adjust. They did finally break one free to adjust but next alignment will require replacement.
After the alignment RV was still drifting right if I let go of wheel.
Next had the steer tires swapped with left drive tires. Upon completing this we took 500 mile trip to Michigan. The RV now tracks straight and does not drift when releasing wheel.
It is possible the slightly off toe in wore the front tires in 40,000 miles and as it wore made the condition worse.

All seems good for now and I will monitor closely. Will be due for new tires in ~ 2 years.
Thanks for posting your results!

A radial tire will continue to wear poorly once wear pattern is established.... moving them to rear will help you maximize your money.

I've ran into the frozen rod ends many times. Sometimes you have to remove the entire rod and heat up with torch. A couple of big pipe wrenches to turn it.

If you'll try and remember to spray PB Blaster or something on them, at PM time, they might come around to your way of thinking by the time for replacement.
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I was thinking same thing. If alignment needs to take place down the road. Will either free them up or replace myself prior to alignment. Looks like around $800 for the 3 assemblies.
Now that my ball joints are confirmed ok. I am adding the grease fittings to be able to extend the life a little longer. All the boots are still present with some cracks present and I had sealed some with weatherstrip adhesive couple years ago.
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The front end alignment was completed yesterday. Components all checked out good. Toe in was off 1/4”. They also said the outer tie rod assemblies and relay rod were frozen could not adjust. They did finally break one free to adjust but next alignment will require replacement.
After the alignment RV was still drifting right if I let go of wheel.
Next had the steer tires swapped with left drive tires. Upon completing this we took 500 mile trip to Michigan. The RV now tracks straight and does not drift when releasing wheel.
It is possible the slightly off toe in wore the front tires in 40,000 miles and as it wore made the condition worse.

All seems good for now and I will monitor closely. Will be due for new tires in ~ 2 years.
Did the thrust angle check out OK then?
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Yes, it checked out.
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Our 02 wears the same spot on the right front as well. Wife actually noticed it while traveling to Oregon last year. 14K miles on our 5 year old set. No play, ball joints look good
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Steve, if your chassis is a MM the front alignment specs are not exactly the same for L and R wheels. There are more Reyco-Granning adjustments that may require tweaking too. https://reycogranning.com/rg/wp-cont...-1320-1370.pdf
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