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Old 10-18-2014, 03:24 AM   #1
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Rear axle alignment?

I have a slight pull to the right on my 2006 Tour. I took it in for an alignment check at a local Freightliner dealer. They did some kind of portable laser check and said the front end was right on, but the rear axle was off about an inch. They said it is not adjustable but they could change "the bushings". The rig has 29,000 miles on it. Not sure how bushings could be worn. When I asked about costs, they responded, "not sure, don' know if we even have the correct tools to do it, but it would be a pretty major repair".
I called another "Big Truck Alignment" company. They said they were not familiar with doing RVs.
Just looking for some insight. I thought I was dealing with experts, but obviously not.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:35 AM   #2
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Call Freightliner and see if they have an "approved" alignment shop in your area.
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Old 10-18-2014, 04:51 AM   #3
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It's not uncommon for the drive axle to be malaligned. If attached by leaf springs it could be a simple position change. If an air bag chassis, the drive axle housing can be bent from the welding process (common on Roadmaster chassis a few years ago). This too can be fixed with heat.

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Old 10-18-2014, 07:54 AM   #4
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Rear Alignment

tourdasouth, had to have it done on our 03 Journey, I think you have the same Neway rear suspension. Does require some cutting and welding of the alignment washers see picture below.
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Old 10-18-2014, 11:54 AM   #5
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Thanks guys, looks like I will wait and fight the slight pull on my way to Orlando area in a few weeks. At least it pulls me toward the ditch. Not terrible, just minor but annoying.
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I know what you are going threw i have
the same thing. mine is 3/4 out going
to a trailer sho and let him look at it.
Im going this week end about 400 miles
he told me to go head
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tourdasouth: Diversified Body and Frame (not sure of exact name) at 4909 Fox Street in Denver, CO, adjusted/moved my rear axle for me. Was off by about an inch on left side. \ken
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Old 10-19-2014, 05:18 PM   #9
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tourdasouth, due to the "Crown" of the road surface there is a tendency for the front to naturally pull slightly to the right when in the right lane. Try running in the left lane to see if you still pull to the right or if it now pulls to the left. If it pulls to the left while in the left lane you're just experiencing the crown pull of the road.
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Old 10-23-2014, 04:15 PM   #10
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Call and talk to Alan at http://www.brazelsrv.com. Tell him what you have going and see if he can fix you up.
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