Originally Posted by TeJay
You need a new alignment technician. Following a correct alignment the steering wheel is centered. When an alignment is performed, especially when setting the toe angles the steering wheel is centered and locked. Lets look at it this way. The toe angle is set by adjusting a turnbuckle between the tie rods. There's one on each side. As the turnbuckle is adjusted it angles the wheel out or in. When the toe is set the wheel is centered and both wheels are set close to straight. If one wheel is set much different from the other wheel you have to move the steering wheel off center so the vehicle tracks straight and that's probably what happened. Taking the steering wheel off and moving it to correct a poor alignment is not correcting the problem. That may or may not make sense but that's what happens.
Find a new technician and insist that the first guy give you your money back because he does not know what he is doing and I would not trust him to correct it. Setting toe with a centered steering wheel is basic alignment.
The OP hasn't given us any information about the model year of his motorhome or chassis it's built on. About the only information we have is thaat it's a Suncruiser. If it's newer than 1999 it's gas powered on either a Ford or Workhorse chassis.
Your statement may be correct if it's built on the Workhorse chassis, but doesn't apply to all years of the Ford chassis. For many years Ford used a single tie rod to adjust toe in. One end had a left hand threaded link and the other had a right hand threaded link. The toe in for both tires was adjusted by turining a single tie rod. Turning the rod in one direction gave more positive toe while turning it in the opposite direction gave more negative toe.
With this system the only way to keep the steering wheel centered would be to set one wheel at the desired angle, lock it in a stationary position, disconnect the tie rod at the opposite wheel, make a guess as to how far to screw the link in or out. Then reconnect the tie rod and measure the toe in again. If your guess was incorrect you may need to repeat the process several times.
That's why Ford issued service bulletin (No. Q-59) that covers removing and recentering the steering wheel:
This bulletin provides the correct information for removing the steering wheel and recentering it.