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Old 01-18-2020, 11:39 PM   #1
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Wheel/Axle Track

I ran my bus about 5 miles down the road to the local scale to see what she weighs in the bare bones condition before I start building. 20,460 lbs is where it's at. I have about half the flooring left to remove, so no more than a couple hundred more pounds. My son followed me down the road and commented on the 'Dog-Hinded' wheel track. I could see it in the mirror as well. It looks like the rear end is tracking to the left a good 6 inches from the front, at least that's what it looked like in the mirror. I know in a smaller vehicle this is often caused by bent frame, or severely out of wack wheel alignment. I'm guessing this can be the same problem here, but I can't imagine there being any bent frame without there being some other severe damage which isn't present here. Any thoughts on where I should start looking?

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Old 01-19-2020, 04:43 AM   #2
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If no evidence of frame damage, prolly just severely out of alignment. A HD truck shop should be able to perform a 4-wheel alignment easily enough.
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Old 01-19-2020, 08:10 AM   #3
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Can you measure the difference in the distance from from front center wheel to rear rim on each side and see if there is any difference. Front wheel have to be straight forward.

Good luck, Johan
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