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Old 03-14-2013, 07:56 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by scarlton46 View Post
After a recent 3,000 trip, I noticed that the front tires on my 2010 Solera were badly worn on the outside edges. With only 14,000 miles on the mh, I was surprised at the unusual wear. I took it to Alignments Plus in San Marcos, CA - it's hard to find alignment shops that do motorhomes. I couldn't find an RV dealer in San Diego that did alignments. Weird. Anyway, Alignments Plus took care of it. They said they see this all the time with Class C rigs. They think that the alignment is originally done by Freightliner/Sprinter. But after the "house" is installed on the chasis, the mh manufacturer does not do an alignment before delivery. So the extra weight that is added throws off the alignment. Anyone have a similar experience? I guess my advice to new Solera owners would be to insist on a front end alignment by the dealer before taking delivery.
Didn't you find that you had to constantly correct the steering, it must have been a real handful, it takes a lot out of you driving a vehicle out of alignment.

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Old 03-15-2013, 05:26 AM   #12
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Originally Posted by VinceU View Post

Not to be concerned about, take a cell phone pick of the treads from the front every thousand miles, compare the progressing photos to the orig.
Easy to pick up abnormal wear that way. Don't leave to memory!
What a good idea! Thank you.

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Old 03-15-2013, 10:12 AM   #13
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What a good idea! Thank you.
My pleasure, ya know my last rig was a 32'C on a Ford 450 chassis. I owned it for nine years, never aligned the front end. After seven years I was on a turnpike at about 65 MPH when a inside dually blew out. I carefull maintained air press and inspection of all tires, looked "relativley new". Tire failed of old age, over seven years is a gamble and much more likely the cause than the old fashioned truck suspension changing. Of course I changed all tires.

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