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Old 03-04-2010, 11:13 PM   #21
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Hey, good info. I don't have a motor home, but I have a question. If you remove this shim, do you change the steering geometry and should you get the front-end alignment checked? Just a thought, but while you have them paying for it, I would get all I can.
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Old 03-04-2010, 11:42 PM   #22
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Hey, good info. I don't have a motor home, but I have a question. If you remove this shim, do you change the steering geometry and should you get the front-end alignment checked? Just a thought, but while you have them paying for it, I would get all I can.
Good question. I'd have to think on that one for a while. I don't think 1" in one corner would be that big of a problem for the alignment. Maybe I will call the alignment shop in the morning that just did my rig last month and ask them.
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See- if you were here on the EAST coast, you would have been shoveling all that snow and been too busy to be snooping under there!!! LOL. Great catch!
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See- if you were here on the EAST coast, you would have been shoveling all that snow and been too busy to be snooping under there!!! LOL. Great catch!
Thanks Mike, And to think I almost went to Nashua New Hampshire 20 years ago when I started my career. I'm glad I'm on the west coast right now.
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Looked at the front suspension tonight.. Figured I would report in..

I have a shim that appears to the same size as the rear drivers side shim under both front springs.
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Looked at the front suspension tonight.. Figured I would report in..

I have a shim that appears to the same size as the rear drivers side shim under both front springs.
Are you sure it's a shim and not just the spring perch block? I looked on mine and didn't see anthing up front other than the spring perch. However if the distribution of weight on your rig is farther forward than others it isn't out of the question that they would put them in to try and level it a bit front to rear.
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Are you sure it's a shim and not just the spring perch block? I looked on mine and didn't see anthing up front other than the spring perch. However if the distribution of weight on your rig is farther forward than others it isn't out of the question that they would put them in to try and level it a bit front to rear.
Good question. I'll take a pic tomorrow and post.
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wether you add a spacer, or remove the one...REPLACE the u-bolts....NEVER reuse old ones NEVER!!!!!
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:01 PM   #29
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My pics

Attached is what I have. Fronts both are the same. What appears to be 2 shims under 2 leafs.

Rears are different. One side has 1 shim under 3 leafs. Other side has no shims under 3 leafs.
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The fronts should be fine Steve as long as they are symetrical. The rear looks like the same situation I had. If you notice a pronounced list because of it then it likely should not be there. The best way to know for sure is to take measurements like I did when the rig is sitting on level ground. It's not uncommon for suspensions to be off by 1/4" from side to side or front to back. Very rarely are then ever perfect in all four corners. However in my case I was exactly off 1.5" on the passenger side vs the driver side. Not acceptable. Best you can do is email John at FR and ask if the shim in the rear is necessary or not like I did. Each floorplan and rig will be different so there are instances where I could see this as being necessary.
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