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Old 02-24-2020, 09:00 AM   #1
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Looking for an Alignment Shop near Mesa, AZ

I need to have my alignment checked on my Class C, Ford E450 motor home.
Any recommendations around Mesa Arizona?

thanks

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Old 02-27-2020, 02:36 PM   #2
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I guess I'll answer my on question.

I found two places that seemed to be knowledgeable and had the right equipment to do large trucks and motor homes.

* Straight Line Suspension
1725 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
(480) 422-8511

* Apache Sands Service Center
7602 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85207
(480) 984-3101

Straight Line was cheaper at around $190.00 plus parts. But they had over a two week lead time.

Apache Sands was $260.00 plus parts. I found a $50.00 dollars off coupon online so that helped. They got me in the next day. I have to admit, I didn't think that the MH was mis-aligned but the print out showed it was. And the most important thing is that it seems to be driving much better.

So I'm glad I had it done.

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* Straight Line Suspension
1725 E Main St, Mesa, AZ 85203
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I didn't think that the MH was mis-aligned but the print out showed it was. And the most important thing is that it seems to be driving much better.

So I'm glad I had it done.

Craig
I used these guys and like you noted the improvement immediately. Used to chase the E450 all over the highway in a wind. Wind still does its thing but now have the control to handle it.

Enjoy, travel safe.
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I used these guys and like you noted the improvement immediately. Used to chase the E450 all over the highway in a wind. Wind still does its thing but now have the control to handle it.

Enjoy, travel safe.

I had ours done at Straight Line when it was new. Immediate improvement.
I can drive it all day, with ease. Even a pretty strong wind bothers it very little now.
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So good to know that both of these locations indicated they could address the E450 chassis under a motorhome. Did either mention working to reach the often mentioned need to reach 5 - 5.5 degree range on caster?

My 2006 E450 cut-a-way chassis w/176" wheelbase under a 2007 Forest River Lexington is nearly maxed out on weight empty and so far the alignment shops that I've visited poo-poo'd the 5 degree and tweek it a bit and shrug their shoulders.

I bought the Ingalls adjustable bushings but need to find a shop that's willing to install and understand what is needed on this rig.
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So good to know that both of these locations indicated they could address the E450 chassis under a motorhome. Did either mention working to reach the often mentioned need to reach 5 - 5.5 degree range on caster?

My 2006 E450 cut-a-way chassis w/176" wheelbase under a 2007 Forest River Lexington is nearly maxed out on weight empty and so far the alignment shops that I've visited poo-poo'd the 5 degree and tweek it a bit and shrug their shoulders.

I bought the Ingalls adjustable bushings but need to find a shop that's willing to install and understand what is needed on this rig.
I believe mine ended up just under 5. I'd give them a call and ask them about the bushing install. And get a quote. Sands hourly rate seemed a bit high to me but again I think they did a great job and I like the way it drove afterwords.

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StraightLine

I also used StraightLine for alignment and installing Sumo springs on the front and Safety Link steering stabilizers as well. Very pleased.
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