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Old 12-24-2005, 11:22 AM   #1
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I keep rigging my Sleigh as I have done for a many a year and every time the Reindeer start to pull, the front goes to the left and it lifts off the ground. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong. Need to get going any help would be appreciated. Merry Merry
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:22 AM   #2
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I keep rigging my Sleigh as I have done for a many a year and every time the Reindeer start to pull, the front goes to the left and it lifts off the ground. Does anyone have any ideas as to what could be wrong. Need to get going any help would be appreciated. Merry Merry
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PS asked Ichn to post this for me as I am still trying to rig the sleigh.
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Old 12-24-2005, 11:47 AM   #3
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You need to add a safe t steer and new bistin shocks you may also want to add the air ride that will take care of the pulling to the left problem

I heard you just got a candy air red RDP (reindeer pusher) is it true if so post the pics.

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Old 12-24-2005, 11:51 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply Mark..Still using the ole pullers.. Time is short don't have enough time to add anything,,,just gotta go...
Have you been a good boy?

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Old 12-25-2005, 08:38 AM   #5
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This could be caused by any number of factors. First, I'd check to make sure that your chassis manufacturer, Sleighliner, has the right shocks installed. I know there were some issues on some of the gasser sleighs, made by Workdeer, where the new upgraded shock took care of that. The only place your sleigh should be porpoising is on low level deliveries to the Caribbean islands.

Another possibility is that the rear reindeer on the left side might be getting frightened. If he turns around and sees "Cat" on your valve cover, that could cause him to jump out and panic. In that case I'd check with Henderson Alignment and see if they have Safety-Blinders available for your model of reindeer.

Also, weight distribution can be a factor. If you place all the "lumps of coal" (for the naughty kids) on the same side you could have a weight imbalance, especially if the other side of the sleigh contains "Merty Christmas" helium balloons.

And lastly, but most importantly, have your sleigh weighed on a 4 point scale. You don't have Michelin XRVs on those reindeer do you?
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Do female reindeer really have antlers too??

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If you've ever flown an an airplane, you'll know that it's a thing called "P-Factor" that causes the pull to the left. It's a combination of engine torque and prop pulling more on one side. A little right rudder as you apply power straightens things right out. You are going flying, aren't you???
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Old 12-26-2005, 03:48 AM   #9
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Thanks you all, tried many things that were mentioned. Something worked, cause I made my rounds and am now home safe and sound for another year. Musta been that quick visit to Sleighliner.
Thanks to all for your help and I have put each of you on my "Good little Boys" list for next year.
Have a Safe, Healthy and Happy New Year.
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