Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-11-2013, 07:25 PM   #1
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 4
Winnebago Brave Front End Alignment

We are new to the class A and RV and IRV2 world. WOW! Know that's a lot of firsts. We bought our first rv a used 2003 Winnebago Brave 32V of a Ford chassis. The coach did not have any history as far as repair records are concerned. Does anyone have any experience with one of these as far as front end alignment goes? Where did you get it done? What is a reasonable price to pay to get it done? All help greatly appreciated. Thanks Chip.
ChipN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 07:28 PM   #2
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 1
WELCOME to the forum!!! this is really one of the best RV forums out there, lots of great info.
I have no experience with that model (still learning about mine!) however someone here should be able to help you.
SMRDNR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 07:32 PM   #3
Winnebago Watcher
 
mc4fun's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Memphis, TN ,,,, USA
Posts: 2
Welcome, lots of good stuff here
__________________
Stefan, Nicole, and Ian
The Pups - Kaiser, Indar, Itsa, and Marty
2015 Newmar DS 4369
BlueOx Aladdin Toads: Tahoe or 2500HD, BrakeBuddy Classic
mc4fun is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #4
Winnie-Wise
 
Sammie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Southern California
Posts: 489
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChipN View Post
We are new to the class A and RV and IRV2 world. WOW! Know that's a lot of firsts. We bought our first rv a used 2003 Winnebago Brave 32V of a Ford chassis. The coach did not have any history as far as repair records are concerned. Does anyone have any experience with one of these as far as front end alignment goes? Where did you get it done? What is a reasonable price to pay to get it done? All help greatly appreciated. Thanks Chip.
Welcome Chip! Your question on front end alignment will be better answered on the Winnebago Forum or the Ford Chassis Forum.

:welcome: Sammie
__________________
2015 Tiffin Bus 37AP
2016 Ford Explorer
"A Job Begun is Half Done"
Sammie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 08:34 PM   #5
Winnebago Camper
 
Join Date: Feb 2013
Location: Ocala, Florida
Posts: 35
Welcome and glad to meet you!
__________________
FMCA #F431170, GS #822128658, Escapees SKP #112655
2012 Airstream Mercedes Interstate Class B
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
Medico is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 08:40 PM   #6
Winnebago Owner
 
sswilson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: Cobble Hill, B.C.
Posts: 62
Welcome and maybe call your local Ford dealership. If they can't do it, they will know who can.
__________________
Steve and Sheri with Archie (and Hiro, R.I.P.)
2000 Winnebago 35U, Ford F53/6.8l V10
F150 Ford and Vintage Aspencade.
sswilson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 09:10 PM   #7
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks to all of you for the warm welcome. I hope one day I may be able to help
others also.
__________________
Chip & Jenny
2003 Winnebago Brave 32V
ChipN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-11-2013, 09:52 PM   #8
Winnebago Watcher
 
Dale Pruitt's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2012
Location: Brandon Ms
Posts: 1
:welcome:
__________________
Dale and Rita
2002 Newmar Dutch Star 4095, tow car 2008 Buick Enclave CLX
Dale Pruitt is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 05:41 AM   #9
Moderator Emeritus
 
Bruce C's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Location: NH
Posts: 29
:welcome:from NH.
__________________
Bruce & Nancy
FMCA F280542
2004 Bounder 35E
US Navy Vet.
Bruce C is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 05:58 AM   #10
Winnebago Owner
 
Steve N Sal's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 108
Howdy and welcome aboard. Congrats on your purchase and hope you enjoy all your future travels. Enjoy the forum and don't be afraid to ask questions.
__________________
Steve & Sally / HiTee & Hudson Our Little Poms / Heidi & Houston Forever in our Hearts
04 NEWMAR MACA 3778 W22 / 05 PT Vert
Michigan (Summer) Michigan (Winter For Now)
Steve N Sal is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 06:47 AM   #11
Winnebago Camper
 
aschuh53's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 6
Welcome to the forum
aschuh53 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 06:55 AM   #12
Winnebago Camper
 
bdickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 27
:welcome:
__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 08:24 AM   #13
Winnebago Owner
 
JohnRR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Marquette, Michigan "Da UP"
Posts: 219
:welcome:
__________________
John & Cathy R.
06 Pace Arrow 38L W24
08 Lincoln MKX AWD
See My RV Upgrades
JohnRR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 08:52 AM   #14
Winnebago Owner
 
MSHappyCampers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Columbus, MS
Posts: 79
Hi Chip! Welcome to the forum! It's great to have you join the gang!

Congrats on the new rig! Sorry I can't help with your questions. You will definitely get better results in other areas of the forum, but forum rules don't allow posting the same questions in two different places. Maybe one of the Moderators will move your post over! Enjoy the forum!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
__________________
Joe & Annette

2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT, 2013 Honda CRV AWD
[SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]
MSHappyCampers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 09:03 AM   #15
Winnebago Camper
 
bdickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Wherever the rig is parked
Posts: 27
I moved the thread to the Winnebago Owners section and renamed it to "Winnebago Brave Front End Alignment" so hopefully you should get some answers to your question.
__________________
Bruce Dickson 2013 Thor Challenger 37GT, 5 Star Tune, Safe-T-Plus Steering Control with Air Trim, Roadmaster front and rear Sway Bars, SuperSteer rear Track Bar, Crossfires, 2012 Honda CRV on Blue Ox Aventa LX tow bar. Full timers since Jan 2012.
bdickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-12-2013, 10:47 AM   #16
Winnebago Watcher
 
cargovan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Florida, USA
Posts: 2
Howdy and welcome aboard. Glad you joined us and hope you enjoy the site.

Van
__________________
My website describes the conversion of my Dodge B-250 van into a small RV. I deal with a lot of woodworking, but hope to be quite specific on solar as well.
cargovanconversion.com
cargovan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 07:33 AM   #17
Winnebago Master
 
tderonne's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2003
Location: Motor City, Mich
Posts: 897
The only thing that's easily adjustable on the Ford chassis is the toe. It's still worth finding a shop that can measure everything though. Some have found that maxing out the caster helps the driveability for example, but it's a bit of work to install shims to add caster.
__________________
Tim.

tderonne is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 04:24 PM   #18
Winnebago Owner
 
Tim&Paula's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Leesburg, Ga
Posts: 50
I take mine to a local tire shop that has doors tall enough to drive in their shop. They charge the same as a car. $65
__________________
Tim & Paula - Leesburg, GA Papermaker
2015 Jayco Pinnacle 36FTBS
2011 Chevy 3500 Duramax with Air Ride Hitch
Tim&Paula is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 05:10 PM   #19
Winnebago Watcher
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 4
Thanks Tim&Paula. My local shop wants to charge over $700 to align front end. Does that make me think? Ahhh YES,!
__________________
Chip & Jenny
2003 Winnebago Brave 32V
ChipN is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-13-2013, 06:30 PM   #20
Winnie-Wise
 
garykk's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: Southern NM
Posts: 327
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChipN View Post
Thanks Tim&Paula. My local shop wants to charge over $700 to align front end. Does that make me think? Ahhh YES,!
I think I would find another shop, should be able to get it done for less than $150 at most depending on what they have to do.
__________________
2014 Phaeton 40 QBH
2015 GMC Sierra SLT 4x4
garykk is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Front End Alignment on New Sightseer JD Allen Winnebago Class A Motorhomes 7 10-10-2005 09:41 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Winnebago Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:45 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×