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Old 02-03-2016, 09:06 AM   #11
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I was also hesitant to make the adjustment. My rig already drove and rode much better than any previous MH. I made the adjustment anyway and can tell no difference in handling or ride. I have a hunch that I could have been one of the lucky ones to have a properly aligned front end. Perhaps if the front end alignment isn't quite right the handling could improve with the the adjustment. Just guessing.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:13 AM   #12
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I had mine aligned before I picked it up. Maybe that has something to do with it. The dealer took it to a special shop that handles the E450s. Been using them for years they said.
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Old 02-03-2016, 09:32 AM   #13
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I got under the coach yesterday, front clearance was about 5" on both sides, and rear was around 3" 1/2- 4" on both rear. No load other then 3/4 tank of gas. I will be getting a front end alignment today to see if that could be contributing to front wandering.
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If the alignment doesn't solve the wandering, inflate the tires to the maximum printed on the sidewall and see if that helps. IMHO, tire inflation on door stickers etc. leaves the sidewalls 'squishy' for a softer ride, but that softer ride is often at the expense of good handling.
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My question is to you guys that got the alignment, did Jayco pay for that or did you do it out of pocket. I think mine is off.
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Jayco paid. Or Ford did. Somebody paid, but it wasn't me and I'm positive it wasn't the dealer.
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I also know shifting more weight bias forward could help handling, but I wonder how those front tires are sitting weight wise once loaded up w/ gear and family?
I hit the CAT scales with our 31FK last year. We were fully loaded for a week long trip with full fuel, LP, and FW tanks. Occupants were DW, me and two grandkids. We have the forward kitchen which puts the loaded pantry in front. The front axle was overloaded by 140 pounds. A Greyhawk MV may be a different story, but you won't know until you run it across a set of scales.
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I had the front end alignment, it was way out. Had to replace cas/cam bushings. It fixed the front wandering, and 75% of the push from passing trucks. I could drive it like this and be a happy camper. But I will install Helwigg front/rear sway bars, and steering stabilizers. And eventually upgrade the shocks. Thanks everyone for steering me thru this!!
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I had mine aligned yesterday and it was way out, had to replace the cas/cam bushings. B4 front would wander, and trucks passing would push me out of lane. Now wandering is gone, and the rear sway is 75% gone. About what you expect. Happy now with it but will have the the front and rear Helwigg sway bars and steering stabilizers added. And eventually upgrade shocks. Yes Jayco paid, but go thru their customer service first or a Jayco dealer. Goog Luck
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I hit the CAT scales with our 31FK last year. We were fully loaded for a week long trip with full fuel, LP, and FW tanks. Occupants were DW, me and two grandkids. We have the forward kitchen which puts the loaded pantry in front. The front axle was overloaded by 140 pounds. A Greyhawk MV may be a different story, but you won't know until you run it across a set of scales.
I have both axle and wheel weights as it left the factory w/ full propane and fuel. I know I don't have a ton of play there as it is, so shifting even more weight forward before I sit my patookis in the seat makes me hesitate.
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I adjusted mine yesterday and it does feel like it doesn't sway as much. I called service where I bought it at and my alignment is approved through Jayco but I have to pay for it and they will reimburse me. So I have that scheduled for Monday. I am driving to California in a couple weeks so want to make sure it's going to handle good.
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