My old shop Champion Frame Align in Elgin, IL permanently closed so I went to the competition that put them out of business, Cassidy Tire in East Dundee, IL. They primarily service trucks of all kinds with special attention towards tractor trailer trucks. The first wheel alignment resulted in a strong pull to the left. They sent me home and called me back after they had their equipment recalibrated which resulted in a pull half as bad, also to the left. They sent me home again, this time saying to have a mechanic look at the steering gear box or something else.Back home I decided to place the front lower control arms on jack stands so I could freely turn the steering wheel left and right to see what was going on. THEN IT HIT ME.....the heavy duty Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer. Sure enough, it was causing the pull to the left. I adjusted it properly to the new toe-in settings (a simple process) and all is well. I am happy!
Since 2007 with the original springs for the past 38,000 miles, the rig always had a very slight pull to the left. There was no change in that gentile pull after changing the front springs to the softer ones.
...but I suspect in the end, my rig will require a different alignment bushing on the right front to properly correct the condition.
I finally got new tires, Alcoa wheels, and a wheel alignment. The details are added at the end of the opening post.
But, what about the pervasive dynamics of highway speeds? I wonder if aftermarket spring suppliers specializing in the RV market provide that information.
Couple questions...QuoteSince 2007 with the original springs for the past 38,000 miles, the rig always had a very slight pull to the left. There was no change in that gentile pull after changing the front springs to the softer ones.So did you install the steering stabilizer in the very beginning, and this was the cause of the slight pull to the left it has always had? Quote...but I suspect in the end, my rig will require a different alignment bushing on the right front to properly correct the condition. Did you end up replacing both the camber bushings, neither, or just one?
According to the guys who sells springs, coil springs should be replaced "when they show signs of deterioration". What does that mean? As they lose the ability to bounce back? As they age? Because they are rusty and don't meet aesthetic desires?