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Old 08-03-2014, 11:03 AM   #1
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Newbie: Steering out of aligment and pressboard

Hello,

I just purchased a FR3-30DS. I like it very much but have two concerns.

One is my stearing wheel is always turned 25 degrees to the right to drive straignt. I was told to contact a ford truck dealer to see if the steering wheel is put on wrong.

Secondly, I was concerned how much pressboard covered by vinyl is used on all the faux woodwork. I understand this is an entry level class A and you will have that but it seems it is excessive. I just wonder how long it will hold up? I do not think it could be realistically replaced down the road. I plan on coating the unfished edges of the pressboard with a water based polyurethane

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Old 08-03-2014, 12:42 PM   #2
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I have the exact same steering wheel situation on my new 2015 FR3-30DS. After a couple of trips and 1500 miles I now have the coach back at the dealer for warranty items repairs. I started at Ford with the steering issue and was told that it was not their responsibility under the chassis warranty. They would cover as a warranty item on a stripped F53 chassis but not once the box was bolted on. Reasoning sounded strange but I wasn't going to pay them to do it. Showed the RV dealer when I took it in. First thing the service writer tells me is that is Ford's issue. I explained to him what Ford said and the RV dealer will be making the correction under warranty.
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:02 PM   #3
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I just had this problem fixed. My steering wheel was at the 10 o'clock position while going straight. I took it to a local Ford dealer to have the front end aligned to hopefully fix the problem. At the front end shop they found that the tie rod ends we're not installed properly and they had to correct that problem and then we're able to align the front end. They also took out the steering column rod and re-centered it. I now feel much more comfortable and the wheel is at the proper position.


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Old 08-03-2014, 01:05 PM   #4
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Forgot to mention. This is a Forest River warranty, not Ford. They gave the ok to have the dealer get the problem fixed. Tell your dealer to contact the warranty manager at FR.


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Old 08-07-2014, 03:25 PM   #5
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I brought it in for an alignment and they said the toe was really out bad on the alignment. He also had to take off the steering wheel and reset. He said the toe being out causes the truck to feel loose on the road.
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