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Old 07-07-2014, 05:15 PM   #1
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Sedona Bound with new Alignment

Howdy All,

Leaving Friday for Phoenix, Sedona and Las Vegas; approximately 750 miles round trip. Getting the front end aligned, on my 2013 3011DS, on Thursday to the specs listed on this forum using adjustable bushings. Hoping for a marked improvement in the steering as reported by others. I will let you all know how it goes after we return. happy Summer camping to All
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Old 07-08-2014, 06:05 PM   #2
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Just got back from a similar trip with a couple nights at a campground in Camp Verde, AZ just outside Sedona. One of the best places we stayed on our trip.
Enjoy your trip!
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Old 07-08-2014, 07:01 PM   #3
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Old 07-09-2014, 04:24 PM   #4
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In Sedona we are staying at Rancho Sedona RV. Don't have a spot yet for Las Vegas I was thinking the KOA at Circus Circus but I am open for suggestions.
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The KOA is good because it is on the strip so pretty accessible to everything via cab ride or your toad. But it is just a large parking lot. A nicer place is SAMs town rv park- off the strip about 10 miles. On your way up, there is a nice place about 15 miles before Hoover dam called willow beach on the Arizona side- it is our winter camping spot.

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Old 07-13-2014, 03:30 PM   #6
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Made it to Sedona Would highly recommend Rancho Sedona RV nice campground set next to Oak Creek. Nice people clean and well run. Anyone in the greater Los Angeles Area and the surrounding counties who wants an honest and talented guy to turn your E450 into a pleasure to drive call Bob at Bob's Wheel Alignment in Chatsworth, California 818 709 4227 my trip her was the best it has ever steered. and i have not added any steering control Bob did some magic to the allingment. He had the adjustable bushings in stock and understood the numbers that i gave hime from this forum. Bob will be my aligment guy for all my vehicles from now on.http://www.forestriverforums.com/for...ignhavefun.gif
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Good to hear that all is well. It's 115 at my front bumper here in Vegas but supposed to cool down mid week. Hope you are able to have some fun without baking!


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Old 07-14-2014, 09:16 PM   #8
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I wish I had the same good fortune with the bushings that you did Campingtom. I saw no real change. When you get back home, would you ask your alignment man what "magic" he did? Thanks.
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I wish I had the same good fortune with the bushings that you did Campingtom. I saw no real change. When you get back home, would you ask your alignment man what "magic" he did? Thanks.
Removing the factory fixed bushings and installing adjustable bushings does not necessarily help unless they are set to give the readings posted. You should have received a printout with the final readings that you can compare with those posted here to determine if they are correct.
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Howdy All, we are home and had a great time. MH functioned well only missteps were my fault. Backed into a short wall surrounding a dumpster and bent the rear bumper. looks like I am shopping for a replacement. Also managed to back up the grey water into the shower that resulted in a small flood; no damage just a wet mess to clean up. Trip ended up being a total of 856 miles with a overall average of 8.1 MPG. Stayed at then Oasis in Las Vegas nice park with nice pools and amenities. Except for Phoenix we had great weather everywhere we stayed. David ATVer is right the magic is to find someone who understands that purpose of the bushings is to set the alignment exactly to the readings posted here. I did get a print out showing the final settings. The steering in my MH was dramatically improved however, I did have the wind in the desert push me around a couple of times so it is my intent to replace the wimpy factory steering dampener with a larger device. Bob the wheel man recommended a Steer safe or a Safe T Steer he is pricing both and I am waiting for an estimate. I paid $225.00 for the bushings, alignment and a overall inspection of all steering a brake components. Happy Camping to All
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