I can finally go straight
I have an 84 310 Limited MH.
We recently completed a 7500 miles tour of the US. Then a 1200 mile round trip to LA. The whole time the MH has pulled to the right rather strongly. It pulled strongly enough that I sometimes would switch steering arms just to give my left arm a break.
I got that fixed today.
Here's the whole story. I bought the MH in Portland OR. We went over to the Coast for a few days and then drove down to Medford where I wanted to have some work done. On of these items was the steering wheel. When the MH was going straight, the steering wheel was in the position you would expect for a very sharp left had jog or lane change. I took it to a shop that was recommend by a RV service center that I saw on a billboard. When I mentioned that I needed the steering wheel to be straight when the MH was going straight, the shop told me that they would have to send it out for an alignment. They searched around to find an alignment shop which would take it. When I got it back, the steering wheel straight but they said they hadn't been able to get all the pull out of it. They said it was a tire issue and I needed to swap the tires around to get it to stop pulling.
Today, I took it to my local tire shop (I live in a very small town - less than 2000 - in far Northern California). Here's what they found, when they lifted the front wheels, THEY MOVED TO THE RIGHT - BY THEMSELVES. They found that the steering stabilizer has a neutral stop position to which it returns if the steering wheel is not being turned. Apparently, the shop in Medford really butched it , they must have straightened the steering wheel, then adjusted the steering and alignment so that the MH would go straight with the wheel in this position. They didn't notice that this moved the stabilizer out of its neutral position and it was constantly trying to return the MH to a straight path - which given how they had the steering adjusted was actually pulling to the right.
Now my question: Do all steering stabilizes automatically return to a neutral position or do I have a fancy gizmo of some sort?