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Old 06-03-2015, 05:42 PM   #1
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Front End Alignment on new 350TS

I have seen threads that suggest that a front end alignment should be done within 90 days of purchase. I am new to MH driving and do not know if this is just because I have never drove a MH or it needs an alignment.
I appreciate the help

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Old 06-03-2015, 06:06 PM   #2
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I bought a new unit and it didn't drive straight. Others on this forum recommended it so I contacted my dealer, he advised me to have it checked and they will pay for it. I did and it was way off. After the alignment it drove like a dream.
I recommend it to all on new or used coaches.
Search alignment on this forum and you will find the specs that work best for you RV.

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Old 06-03-2015, 09:32 PM   #3
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Welcome to the wonderful Forest River CC.

If you have to use 2 hands at 60MPH or the steering wheel isn't straight you'll need $1000 worth of front tires AND an alignment ($250) within 10K miles OR less.
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Old 06-03-2015, 09:58 PM   #4
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I have always wondered why Forest River would send a motorhome to a dealer needing a front end alignment or for that matter why would a dealer sell one that way?
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Old 06-04-2015, 06:03 PM   #5
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Never had mine aligned and it drives straight as can be. 2013 Georgetown XL
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Old 06-04-2015, 07:35 PM   #6
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By way of another thread, I was advised of the need for a wheel alignment after an initial shakedown cruise. Just called the FR tech rep (574-534-3167) to see if it was OK. He said, "no problem, just send us the receipt as long as it is within the first 90 days". I got a check from them within a week or two of mailing the receipt.
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Old 06-04-2015, 09:43 PM   #7
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If you drive lots of miles on rough roads like we did last year in the Canadian Maritime area you will need another alignment again.
I had one alignment within in 90 day new and again with about 30,000 miles.
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Old 06-05-2015, 09:56 PM   #8
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Front End

We had never heard about the alignment issue till we got on the forum. We have a 2013 377 Georgetown XL . We were so focused on learning how to drive it and about getting other issues fixed and never even dreaming that a new MH would need a alinement! It should be mandatory when you leave that lot that you are told . We only went short distances because of work , so when we got out of storage this year we had 3500 miles on it so took it to get oil change and guy said have you seen your front tires ? We had been wondering when we parked it the steering never was straight . The guy at oil change said you need this aligned so took to next town and they said we have done all kinds but boy this one was not good, he would not even rotate them to back . Now we are talking a little over 1400.dollars . If we would of had any idea, boy oh boy !
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Old 06-05-2015, 11:14 PM   #9
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Shop around, we just bought 2 toyo's for the front
You don't have to go back with Michelin.

Check this thread.

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Old 06-09-2015, 07:29 PM   #10
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I would recommend an alignment. Just had mine done, it was okay, but the camber was a bit off, they fixed the camber and it now does seem to pull to left and seems to track better.

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