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Old 04-26-2016, 08:19 AM   #191
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We too had alignment/caster work done. While in for alignment at service center, had them adjust Hellwig helper springs (corrected to 2" gap), headlights adjusted and leveler hydraulic tank topped off due to hose leak. Was only pre-authorized for alignment, but submitted the full bill ($539.87) and Jayco is cutting a check for all - great!


Purchased MH back in August last year and currently have about 3500 miles logged. No questions asked when I called Jayco initially about the alignment. I have heard they have the best customer service/support in the business - and thus far agree!
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Old 04-26-2016, 10:32 AM   #192
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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...


So does that mean we should not being offering any alignment advice because we too are not mechanics.
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Old 04-26-2016, 03:22 PM   #193
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So does that mean we should not being offering any alignment advice because we too are not mechanics.
You should decide (for your self), if you need an alignment, and not wait on me for advise.

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Old 04-28-2016, 09:07 PM   #194
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Tightened up spring to 2 inches and had alignment done at Rudy Schmid in Syracuse NY ,excellent place to have work done, handles great now
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:31 PM   #195
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Helper Spring Jam Nut

The jamb nuts are way tight. I'm afraid I'll pop the shackle right off the spring and that would be problematic. What are anyone's thoughts on removing one of the nuts with a nut-buster and then just replacing it?
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Old 05-21-2016, 07:40 PM   #196
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what size are the jamb nuts ... some times when I have something I cant get an impact on I put pressure on the wrench in the loosening direction and hit it with a 2 1/2 pound hammer a few times and it breaks the bolt loose sort of like an impact
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Old 05-21-2016, 08:10 PM   #197
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7/8" ratchet wrench is what you need. Mine were incredibly tight too.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:55 PM   #198
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PB Blaster penetrating catalyst in a spray can available at Lowes, Auto Zone, Walmart, etc. Spray your bolts and let it soak overnite. I have used this successfully on many difficult situations and would do so before I bust any nuts. Then use the 7/8" ratcheting wrench as suggested in previous post. You can pick one up at Lowes for ten bucks or so.
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Old 05-22-2016, 08:10 AM   #199
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I was adjusting mine on my Redhawk 29XK and on one leg of a u bolt, nut would not move either direction, had to cut it off. E mailed Hellwig and they sent me a new u bolt and a bag of nuts and washers.
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Old 05-31-2016, 07:09 PM   #200
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Well after 8 year of owning my 31ss greyhawk I checked mine and found not one u bolt set the same . They were anywhere from 3 to 5 inches . all set to 3 in . cant wait to feel the improvement
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