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Old 05-15-2012, 09:16 AM   #1
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Long story short: I just completed 1500 miles of a 3000 mile long summer trip from Central California to Northwestern Montana and back with my new FR Rockwood 33ft TT. I asked alot of question earlier on hitch systems and ended up with the EQ 4Pt which made considerable difference in sway on the Rockwood from the old EZ lift system and single sway bar originally on the TT; however, of all the things I did to prepare for this run (New tires TT & TV, torque and pressure checks every stop on first day and every morning before the daily run) I still experienced some uncomfortable driving days until I finially landed in Twin Falls Idaho for a few days of layover visiting family. I took the truck down to a tire shop in Buhl Idaho and had them do a wheel alignment. After that, the two day run from Twin Falls to Polson Montana was a considerably different driving experience. The winds and passing trucks on the interstates were barely noticible and It was a pleasure driving. I guess I'd been so used to driving the old F250 around town that I didn't notice the alignment needed some adjusting. For those looking at different hitch systems, I'd highly recommend that a wheel alignment on your TV be step number one in the process of setting up. The mechanic advised it was only a slight adjustment on the toe in on my particular truck, but it made a world of difference. Safe Travels.

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Old 05-15-2012, 10:35 AM   #2
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Good advice. Thanks for sharing

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Old 05-15-2012, 06:25 PM   #3
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As an Idaho native (living elsewhere now), I'll suggest maybe it was just the location and it's beauty
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Old 05-16-2012, 08:35 AM   #4
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KRS: There are several parts of Idaho that I did find were beautiful but Buhl wasn't one of them. Have an old friend who lives there that we were visiting. I will give kudos to the friendly people. The mechanic in Buhl's Less Scwabb worked on the truck for two hours and took it on a couple of test runs. When he was done he told me that he tried a couple of combinations but when finished, it only needed a slight tow adjustment. When I asked how much I owed, he said, "Nothing, with the minior adjustment I did, I cant see charging you." You don't find that kind of service in my home state....
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