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keelhauler

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #30 on: June 15, 2013, 09:07:46 am »
Were you aware that Ford will check the alignment for free on your new MH. Call the 800 number that came with your RV to find a dealer that works on MH's. They will setup an appointment for you.
They found my new 2552 slightly out and adjusted it under the warranty.  (cheer)

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #31 on: June 17, 2013, 08:41:59 am »
Keelhauler:

You must have gotten a Ford Service rep on a good day!   I spoke with them at length 2 years ago pertaining to the front end alignment on my 2011 2551S, they flat out refused to pick the tab up and said it was the responsibility of the RV manafacturer and not Ford.  I went to a truck center (no Ford dealer could do it in NH) and had it done and submitted the $120 bill to them with a nice form letter and they again turned me down!  Perhaps they have changed their policy of late and they should have!   Thanks, Ron
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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #32 on: June 17, 2013, 10:16:40 am »
I realize that the various PC models have different alignment issues....some maybe with little to none.  But our PC2350 required offset bushings to get the alignment done right.  This involves some disassembly/reassembly.  It's more than considered typical.

Here is what offset bushings look like.  In the picture, the left gold one is slightly off center, the right silver is more extreme.  A "Good" truck alignment shop will know what to do if they cannot align the rig working with the stock suspension.  Such an alignment is not something a generic tire shop can do, and maybe not for some Ford dealers.  I fear some shops adjust it as far as they can then consider it done....good enough.

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #33 on: June 17, 2013, 04:56:43 pm »
Ron I had to do The same and add offset caster bushing to get my rig to handle.
see link below  for story.

http://www.phoenixusarv.com/community/index.php/topic,1352.msg10056.html#msg10056
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Ron Dittmer

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Re: Tire Pressure
« Reply #34 on: June 18, 2013, 06:56:29 am »
The trend seems to be that models 2100, 2350, and 2400 require offset bushings.  Not the 2551 on up.  The short wheel base with a long rear overhang is most influential.  The front end rises a bit which then requires those bushings for a proper alignment.
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