Proper wheel alignment is crucial to keep your RV driving safely and happily.
Unfortunately, it is also one of the most overlooked RV issues. Many people tend to overlook the signs of poor wheel alignment, often unaware that it is an easy fix.
Atlanta Custom Coach, Inc., a specialist in RV repair in Palmetto, Georgia lists down 3 signs of alignment issues:
- Your steering wheel is off-center.
If you are driving straight down a level and flat road, your steering wheel should be sitting centered and straight. If the wheel is off-center by more than a few degrees in either direction, it is a sign that your RV has alignment issues.
- Abnormal tire wear in some spots.
If you notice any abnormal tire wear patterns (i.e. wear on only the outside or inside edges of tires or feathering of the tires), then you should consider having an alignment performed on your RV. As a trusted source of RV maintenance in Coweta County, we have you covered.
- Speed related vibrations.
Often when vehicles tires are out of alignment, it will start vibrating between the speeds of 50-65 MPH. Along with the unpleasant vibration that will irritate all riders a little, it will make for unsafe driving conditions. Those vibrations prohibit a tire from making solid contact to the road. Dry conditions are not a big concern, but rainstorms can make the situation challenging.
Incorrect wheel alignment can lead to a lot of drivability and premature tire wear issues, so it is best to get your RV inspected as soon as it is noticed.