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Old 01-09-2015, 05:47 PM   #11
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I know, I know Doug....but seriously, with your steering wheel being that far from centered, take her into an alignment shop and have them go thru it. It's $$ well spent.
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Old 01-09-2015, 05:49 PM   #12
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I know, I know Doug....but seriously, with your steering wheel being that far from centered, take her into an alignment shop and have them go thru it. It's $$ well spent.

I have the dealer do most of the work on my vehicles. I likely pay more- just hard knowing who to trust otherwise. I'll give them a call next week.
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Old 01-09-2015, 06:38 PM   #13
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Last time I towed my trailer my wheel had to be slightly off center to keep strait, but not as much as yours in that picture. My wheel is nice and center and the truck goes straight down the road without the trailer. I was wondering if having one of the sway bars too tight was causing it or if my axles are off on the trailer.
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Old 01-09-2015, 07:36 PM   #14
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If you are straight without trailer. Then your front axle is a little light. Need to add more weight to front with hitch adjustments.
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Old 01-12-2015, 05:11 PM   #15
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Ependydad, BTW "don't let the rain come down". If you know what I mean...........
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:04 PM   #16
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I'm assuming that it's a 4X4. If so, there's a large turnbuckle on the drag link coming from the pitman arm. It has 2 large jam nuts on either side to keep it from moving. If this is a recent development, please, for your safety, check that the nuts are tight against the turnbuckle. I had my steering wheel adjusted twice on my new Ram and the dealers techs didn't tighten the nuts. Both times it came loose and I almost lost steering control, once. I finally tightened mine in my driveway and have had no problem, since. The dealer's bozo techs could have killed us with their negligence.
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Old 01-12-2015, 06:14 PM   #17
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My steering straightened up when I put new shocks on.
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Old 01-13-2015, 07:48 AM   #18
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Thanks everyone. I'll be driving the truck a bit this week without the camper so I'm going to try and pat attention to it. I drove it for about an hour yesterday, but conditions were sketchy and didn't think to look until I was about 10 minutes from my destination.

schrederman, do you have pics of where these nuts are? It is a 4x4- but I'm just not certain how recent of a development it is.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:35 PM   #19
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Nice... uh... hat! The turnbuckle is right under the center of the radiator and back just a bit. The rod goes from the steering box to the right side. You can't miss it. If you can turn it with your hand, it's dangerous. It has left-hand threads on one side and right-hand threads on the other. The big center nut shortens or lengthens the rod to center your wheel. The jam nuts keep it from turning if they are tight enough...
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Remember the KISS principle. I'd start by checking tire pressures first.
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