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Old 09-13-2018, 10:31 AM   #11
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Smile Eric's RV, Sequim, WA

Took my rig out to Eric's RV (he established in '82 when he built his building). Great guy! They found that the steering damper "they installed" some 10 years ago had failed. Also the right hand tie rod had been bent along the line compounding the steering problem. Bottom line, he immediately freed up a lift, took two hours, they fixed all, my cost zero! (after 10 years no less!). He had at least some 20 class A rigs around the building in various stages of repair, yet he put me in the front of the line for all this... I'll say it again - GREAT guy!!

He recommended that I upgrade the tires to class E (heavier side walls) to get rid of the final squishiness (his words). Goodyear or the big M - either. So off to the Bangor Sub Base autoport for a special deal on either above at about $185 average (no tax) - can't beat that with a long stick... I'm just about ready to quit procrastinating and start this adventure - I am "totally rigged for dry camping" and will prefer the less crowded destinations...
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Old 09-13-2018, 11:49 AM   #12
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Took my rig out to Eric's RV (he established in '82 when he built his building). Great guy! They found that the steering damper "they installed" some 10 years ago had failed. Also the right hand tie rod had been bent along the line compounding the steering problem. Bottom line, he immediately freed up a lift, took two hours, they fixed all, my cost zero! (after 10 years no less!). He had at least some 20 class A rigs around the building in various stages of repair, yet he put me in the front of the line for all this... I'll say it again - GREAT guy!!

He recommended that I upgrade the tires to class E (heavier side walls) to get rid of the final squishiness (his words). Goodyear or the big M - either. So off to the Bangor Sub Base autoport for a special deal on either above at about $185 average (no tax) - can't beat that with a long stick... I'm just about ready to quit procrastinating and start this adventure - I am "totally rigged for dry camping" and will prefer the less crowded destinations...
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Old 09-13-2018, 03:10 PM   #13
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your project. Very impressive.
Thank you for your service!
I was stationed at Fort Lewis for a time. The only Army post that issued U.S. Navy wet weather gear to the troops. I did not enjoy the daily rains. But that is me and I digress.
If you have not had the front end alignment done yer, try that. If you take it to a "good" shop" they will check all front end components before alignment. Of course offer to repair it.

Good luck!
Bill
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Old 09-13-2018, 04:41 PM   #14
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Welcome to the forum. Congratulations on your project. Very impressive.
Thank you for your service!
I was stationed at Fort Lewis for a time. The only Army post that issued U.S. Navy wet weather gear to the troops. I did not enjoy the daily rains. But that is me and I digress.
If you have not had the front end alignment done yer, try that. If you take it to a "good" shop" they will check all front end components before alignment. Of course offer to repair it.

Good luck!
Bill

Looks like your problem is fixed!
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