Axle wheel alignment
Havenít posted for awhile. After some severe tire wear decided to make some repairs.
First changed out spring bushing and replaced all bolts with wet bolts. Also replaced equaflex that connects front leaf springs to back that cushions ride. I might add that my voltage has 60,000 plus miles on it with a good portion of those miles on Cali roads ugh
The wet bolt and equaflex replacement probably took 6 hours for me to complete. Not a tough job even for an older guy
Next I took the rv to sunshine alignment in Reno Nevada and they put the trailer on a computerized rack. With chains and porta power jacks they meticulously realigned the axles. They provided computer read out of before and after measurements of camber and toe in and toe out. They set alignment with some positive toe in so when you travel down the road the resistance of the road corrects the toe in. The service adviser indicated that my fuel mileage should improve as well. On my home from Reno which is under 100 miles not only did the trailer seemed to handle better but fuel mileage did seem better.
It took about a half a day to do alignment and for you who would like to see process search you tube rv axle alignment sunshine alignment. The cost not cheap $662 but neither are tires
When they build these frames they use a measuring tape and tolerances are likely 1/4 of an inch with this alignment tolerance are much smaller.my initial alignment was pretty good as my second set of tires made 40,000 miles but that degraded quickly.
Now time to buy some tires and keep heading down the road
Happy New Year to you all
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