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Old 12-20-2013, 08:32 PM   #11
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The cost of the align is basically a time and material job. Depends oh what needs to be done to make necessary adjustments. I trust them, as they are a very reputable shop that has been around for many years. Trying to get done through dealer so I don't have to fight for reimbursement
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:37 PM   #12
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that's not the problem. My dealer said it there is no such thing and no way to align a trailer. I have to go through them since its under warranty. The local truck/spring/align shop told me they do alignments all the time for the RV dealer. I called the RV dealer service manager out on it and he denied it and was mad at me for calling him a liar.
So take it to the local truck/spring/align shop and have them check and fix it.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:58 PM   #13
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I had a problem wearing a right tire down. Found out the wheel nut was about to come off, not the lug nuts. Tighten up fine ever since.
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Old 12-20-2013, 09:21 PM   #14
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I had a problem wearing a right tire down. Found out the wheel nut was about to come off, not the lug nuts. Tighten up fine ever since.
believe me, I check and double check everything safety related. Only thing that I can't do anything about, it the tires shredding themselves off. I might take some measurements this weekend as we will have much warmer than normal weather. I want proof its out so I can keep chewing on the service managers *****
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Old 12-20-2013, 11:06 PM   #15
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Every trailer at the Goshen 2013 rally was offered a free laser alignment.

Many who took advantage of it found axle alignment issues and had them repaired at the factory.

(I believe it was no or low cost - someone who had the work chime in. Mine were fine thankfully.)

See you in 2014.
When they preformed the Laser Alignment they use a tube that fitted around the King pin and the tube went to the ground. This tube was plum up and down. They used the laser to measure to each L&R front wheels to make sure they were inline. They then measured to the center of the front wheel hub to center of back hub.
Our 5th wheel was measured and it was only off less that 1/8 of an inch.
It was within standards.

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Old 12-22-2013, 07:53 PM   #16
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When we had our trailer checked at the 2013 ralley they found ours to be off by slightly over 3/8". Purchased the correct track kit and installed it at home. Going to get the lifetime bushing kit for the springs, as I found them to almost worn through. This was in less than 3,000 miles of towing. Will then need to get it rechecked.

Found the brackets to be square to the frame and with each other.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:21 PM   #17
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When we had our trailer checked at the 2013 ralley they found ours to be off by slightly over 3/8". Purchased the correct track kit and installed it at home. Going to get the lifetime bushing kit for the springs, as I found them to almost worn through. This was in less than 3,000 miles of towing. Will then need to get it rechecked.

Found the brackets to be square to the frame and with each other.
I thought about doing something similar, but since it's still under warranty, I'm riding their a%% until they pay for it.
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Old 12-22-2013, 08:56 PM   #18
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Our trailer was still under the warranty also. The thing you must check is if you weight equally on both sides both empty and loaded with your stuff. When loaded and ready to roll we were heavier on one side. Still within limits but this causes the springs to flatten more on one side and change the aliagnment more on one side.
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Old 12-22-2013, 09:15 PM   #19
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good point. The only thing we take out of the camper during the off season is food, and the pantry is pretty close to center line so not really an issue
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Old 12-23-2013, 06:51 PM   #20
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I had found fault in the laser alignment done at Goshen. Having a trailer that's over 41' in length, the place they were doing the alignment had a slope to it. Never thought about it at the time, but figuring later, that would have thrown the laser off when dropping plumb off the pin. Laser shown it was off by more than an inch, actual figures were closer to 3/8 or less.
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