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Old 03-25-2014, 05:35 PM   #11
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Have you had it aligned? I would start there 1st. See if that helps.
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:59 PM   #12
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When we had our 2001 DESIGNER I took it to a "truck" alignment and spring shop. Only had to do it once and never had any steering issues.
Do this first and go from there. Worked for me too.
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Old 08-21-2014, 02:22 PM   #13
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More +caster is required

Here is a link to my experience with adding more +caster.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=40337.0
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Just got back from an Alignment shop with a good rep. They must be doing something better with the 2013 chassis. Below is there readings. The owner said he hated to charge me because he didn't have to do anything. It was $35 well spent though.
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Old 09-22-2014, 07:05 PM   #15
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It may be that Jayco aligns it to these settings before it leaves the factory. In my case it was the factory (Triple E) that installed the Ingalls 594 sleeves BUT did not set them to the most available +caster.
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Old 09-23-2014, 11:38 AM   #16
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Exactly!! Caster is the primary stability angle followed by toe. Camber is a wear angle (critical for cornering on my racecar tho). By adding +caster it will become more stabile but give a heavier steering feel.


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Old 10-14-2014, 05:03 PM   #18
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Just got back from an Alignment shop with a good rep. They must be doing something better with the 2013 chassis. Below is there readings. The owner said he hated to charge me because he didn't have to do anything. It was $35 well spent though.
MadDad, it is great to see these reports, thank you. I have a question, does your unit, fore and aft, sit level, nose down or nose up?

For example, my unit sits 1 degree nose down and as such I have +casters of +5.3 and +5.5. If I were to level my fore and aft I would actually have +6.3 and +6.5 Degrees of Caster which would be even better.
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Old 10-14-2014, 05:59 PM   #19
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I have had my big truck aligned four times and chewed off thousands of dollars of tires. The last time finally seems to be right. I hear there is a company called "Laser Align" that nails the alignment the first time. Not sure where their locations are.
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Old 10-15-2014, 12:56 AM   #20
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MadDad, it is great to see these reports, thank you. I have a question, does your unit, fore and aft, sit level, nose down or nose up?

For example, my unit sits 1 degree nose down and as such I have +casters of +5.3 and +5.5. If I were to level my fore and aft I would actually have +6.3 and +6.5 Degrees of Caster which would be even better.
I don't know how I would actually measure that?? It looks level, but to determine that the road or driveway would have to be perfectly level.
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