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Old 11-25-2016, 07:14 AM   #1
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1973 Revcon 250 Steering

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I have a 1973 Revcon 250. Runs great with exception of steering play. New tires, suspension components, shocks etc. But still have too much steering play which gives a wandering feeling while driving or going over bumps in the road. Alignment guy says there is approx 3/4 inch play in the steering so cant align before problem fixed. They tightened the steering as best they could but still has play.

Any help or recommendations would be appreciated.

Thanks in advance.
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Could you add some info to your post for those of us who don't know your coach manufacturer.

Chassis manufacturer ? Dodge , Ford, or Chevy, back in the day many manufacturers built on all three.
Class C or van conversion ?
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Old 11-25-2016, 04:10 PM   #3
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Hi, the Revcon was built on the Oldsmobile Toronado chassis with the front wheel drive and a 455.
Your best bet would be to find a mechanic with experience with that system.
GMC motorhomes of that time period used the same front end.

Here is a link to suspension parts, bushings, tie rod ends and even a steering damper.
Oh, also a front end alingment kit.

http://www.moog-suspension-parts.com..._toronado_1973
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Old 11-26-2016, 08:35 AM   #4
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Hi, the Revcon was built on the Oldsmobile Toronado chassis with the front wheel drive and a 455.
Your best bet would be to find a mechanic with experience with that system.
GMC motorhomes of that time period used the same front end.

Here is a link to suspension parts, bushings, tie rod ends and even a steering damper.
Oh, also a front end alingment kit.

oldsmobile toronado 1973, Moog Suspension Parts.

Thanks for the info on the link. You are correct, it is an Oldsmobile Toronado Chassis, front wheel drive. Wish I could find a local mechanic who are familiar with said motor homes. Any ideas on where I could find one in the los angeles/orange county region?
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Old 11-27-2016, 10:39 AM   #5
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Matt had the same problem with his 73 GMC. It turned out the the steering box was off center. It is actually tighter in the center, and if it isn't there when you are going down the road, it is impossible.

Matt could probably tell you more, but he doesn't read here anymore. I can suggest that you look up the GMC motorhome site and dig around. They have an awful lot of data and I am always jealous, but then, he did pay several times more for his than I did.

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Hi I also have a Revlon I have heard of a mechanic in the San Diego area and Jeff's Trucks in Chico
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Try Jim Kanomata at Applied GMC. He knows these suspensions and I am sure he can fix the problem.
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Marty Moore, but he will be expensive. Except for the reinforced lower control arms, it is stock Toro. More so than the GMC. FWD in a motorhome exaggerates loose front end parts, so you you have to get it fixed. Not sure why your alignment shop couldn't fix it. Rock Auto has a lot of old car parts.
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