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Old 01-08-2013, 10:21 AM   #1
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Wheel alignment

I'm a new owner of a 2250LE and have been told I should have the alignment checked as the original alignment is with chassis only and adding the rv body can change weight distribution which causes premature tire failure. Also have read in FR forum somewhere that specs for alignment change for just the chassis versus the chassis with the rv body. If so, where does one get the specs? I have 1700 miles on the unit and it handles very well with no wandering or steering problems. Not having a clue as to what should be done, can anyone shed any light on this?

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Old 01-08-2013, 01:42 PM   #2
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I read on this forum that the factory checks the alignment before shipment. Not sure if you have a Ford or Chevy chassis but the Ford specs have a broad range and can feel quite different depending on where you are in that so called acceptable range. If yours feels and handles to your liking I would leave it alone. Just keep a close eye on tire wear patterns (as you should always do with a heavy vehicle) and go for an alignment if things look off.

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Old 01-09-2013, 03:04 AM   #3
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My Chevy handled fine, so I didn't worry about it. Finished season with 5000 miles and no unusual tire wear. If it ain't broke, don't fix it.
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Old 01-09-2013, 06:56 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I'm on a Chevy chassis and it is good to know I don't need to be concerned about this.
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Old 01-09-2013, 08:43 AM   #5
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Chevy chassis is a different suspension. Ford suspension is actually affected by weight/ride height. I haven't seen that with the Chevys. No to mention the 2250 is pretty light to begin with.

It is true you should check the alignment after a break in period. But if tire wear is good and ride is good...carry on.
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