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Old 04-11-2016, 06:35 PM   #181
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As far as the alignment goes, the manual clearly states Jayco will reimburse the owner for an alignment when you first buy it.
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:26 AM   #182
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I want to clarify my post and not give out bad info. Pg 4-4 of the manual says, "We recommend you have the front suspension and alignment checked and adjusted after you have fully loaded the vehicle according to your needs as part of the vehicle maintenance. Thereafter it is your responsibility to have the alignment inspected periodically to maintain vehicle steering performance....."
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Old 04-12-2016, 09:47 AM   #183
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One more post. Just spoke with Roger Johnson at Jayco. Very helpful and friendly. Said Jayco does indeed cover the first alignment just email him the bill at Motorizedservice@Jayco.com. Will process and mail out the check.

Mine is a 2016 but I have the vibration problem and they said they would fix and pay for that as well.

Stupid me forgot to ask about the Hellwigs....
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:10 AM   #184
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At this point it would really be great to have a sticky on the first post of this thread detailing what folks need to do, instead of reading through 17 pages of comments. Maybe a mod will throw this up front if it's accurate. If its not accurate, can somebody help me make it more accurate?

The steps as I understand it:

1. Block the back tires of the side you are NOT working on. Raise the side of the coach your ARE working on w/ your levelers so that the rear tire is grazing the pavement.
2. C-clamp the helper spring and the stock Ford spring. Clamp it just tight enough to hold it in place in case it snaps back at you.
3. Using a 7/8" ratchet wrench, begin tightening the 'top' nut a few turns. Starting from the front of the helper spring, work on each side a little at a time. Back the 'bottom' nut up to the top nut after each adjustment, however the C-Clamp is there to provide that insurance.
3a. I assume you have to tighten up the C-Clamp as you tighten up the nuts.
4. Once you have 2" left on the front gap of the spring from the dip of the helper spring where the shackle rests to the top of the Ford spring, verify that the thread length on each side of the shackle is equal from the bottom nut to the end of the shackle
5. Undo the C-clamp, the front side of the spring is done.
6. Repeat 2-5 for the back side of the helper spring
7. Drop the levelers

Repeat 1-6 on the other side of the rig.

Am I missing anything? Feel free to edit/amend this until we have it right.

Any value in spraying the threads w/ WD40 in case they have some gunk holding them down? I definitely don't want to strip anything as I work through this. My threads are in pretty good shape (visually).

This doesn't seem like an incredibly difficult job.
Mission complete. I did the job exactly as outlined above with the tools I mentioned above and the addition of a 2" wood spacer block to help me know when to stop wrenching. I did have to hit all my bolts/nuts w/ WD40 to get them to break free. I'm far from weak (trust me on that), but my veins were popping on my neck getting those nuts to break loose. Once I got that far, it was smooth sailing for both springs/both sides. My threads didn't look corroded or anything either; the nuts were just stuck.

We'll see how she behaves on the road tomorrow when I bring her back to storage.

Special thanks to all of you who discussed this thoroughly.
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Old 04-25-2016, 06:28 AM   #185
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So far for my short run back to storage it does in fact feel like the spring adjustment made a difference. Prior to adjustment, from time to time my steering would sometimes feel 'light', which I always assumed was a wallow in the road or dip or something that caused my front end to lighten up a little as I made my way across.

I had no such lightness on the way back to storage.

I take her back out for a trip on Memorial Day weekend. We'll see how she fares on the highway, but so far I'm pleased w/ the work.
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Old 04-25-2016, 01:51 PM   #186
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As alignments go, Jayco held true to their service, I was having serious steering issues with my '16 Greyhawk 29MV. I contacted Jayco, had my coach aligned, and received my check in the mail today ..... "Thank You Jayco" ....

No vibration issues ......

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Old 04-25-2016, 02:34 PM   #187
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As alignments go, Jayco held true to their service, I was having serious steering issues with my '16 Greyhawk 29MV. I contacted Jayco, had my coach aligned, and received my check in the mail today ..... "Thank You Jayco" ....

No vibration issues ......

Do you have an alignment report to share?
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Old 04-25-2016, 02:47 PM   #188
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Do you have an alignment report to share?
I'm not sure what you mean by "alignment report". I can tell you our coach now handles very well at 60 to 75 mph on the Interstate. Before the alignment, it was scary to say the least.

Now, on back roads and smaller highways, it handles like a dream. It doesn't dip and dodge nearly as much when larger trucks pass us by.

As for the needs and numbers of alignment, (sorry) I'm no mechanic...


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Old 04-25-2016, 05:29 PM   #189
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I'm not sure what you mean by "alignment report". I can tell you our coach now handles very well at 60 to 75 mph on the Interstate. Before the alignment, it was scary to say the least.

Now, on back roads and smaller highways, it handles like a dream. It doesn't dip and dodge nearly as much when larger trucks pass us by.

As for the needs and numbers of alignment, (sorry) I'm no mechanic...


The shop should have given you a report as to what the numbers were and what they set them to.
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Old 04-25-2016, 10:41 PM   #190
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The shop should have given you a report as to what the numbers were and what they set them to.
Oh that report. Yes, I got that. I sent it on to Jayco as proof of the need for the alignment. It's around here somewhere.


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