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allen8106

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Posted: 01/06/20 12:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Lippert has a system for trailer wheel alignment called Lippert Correct Track. Has anyone had any experience with this system?


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Installed it myself with help from the DW. Allow plenty of time. Follow instructions. Have plenty of tools, jacks, lumber, pry bar & somebody to help.


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Posted: 01/06/20 02:39pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

It is a bolt on or welded on set of brackets that attach to each shakle.
Off set cam plate goes on bracket and is used to align the axles

Park trailer on stragiht level area
Drop a plumb-bob from king pin
Mark surface where plumb-bob points at
Measure distance from Mark to tires both sides


Installation is straight forward and will result in approx 2" taller overall height of trailer


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I've installed it on two fifth wheels just for the 2" lift, and had no problems. You can pm me if you have any questions.

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I have experience with it. All the Correct Track system will do is allow you to make sure the axles are parallel with each other and perpendicular to the center-line of the trailer. The system can do nothing about caster, camber or toe. If you have a bent axle or spindle, the only solution is either bending the axle or replacing the axle/spindle unit.

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Second Chance wrote:

I have experience with it. All the Correct Track system will do is allow you to make sure the axles are parallel with each other and perpendicular to the center-line of the trailer. The system can do nothing about caster, camber or toe. If you have a bent axle or spindle, the only solution is either bending the axle or replacing the axle/spindle unit.

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They no longer install them from the factory. The add on units extend your spring hangers and make it easier to break one as they generate more leverage. There are three factors used to align an RV. Correct Track only deals with one of them. The alignment shop that did my last trailer doesn't use them they leave them alone and just move everything like they always do.
My opinion is that it is another gimmick that makes you think you are getting something for your money. My understanding was that a dealer would charge around $100.00 to check your "alignment" then charge more to adjust it. A proper wheel alignment at a RV suspension shop cost me $200.00 and it adjusted all three factors tracking, plus camber and toe.

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Old-Biscuit wrote:

It is a bolt on or welded on set of brackets that attach to each shakle.
Off set cam plate goes on bracket and is used to align the axles

Park trailer on stragiht level area
Drop a plumb-bob from king pin
Mark surface where plumb-bob points at
Measure distance from Mark to tires both sides


Installation is straight forward and will result in approx 2" taller overall height of trailer


That's assuming that the king pin is actually centered. Several years ago, someone posted about unusual tire wear and had his axles aligned. Found out that the pin box was 3/4" off-center. Yeah, that'd affect tire wear...

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Here's a video of it in action. If it were me I'd want cross bracing as well.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bp5iRVPwYZg

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Posted: 01/07/20 03:02pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I installed the Correct Track only to raise the trailer 2" closer to level. After a panic hard stop from about 50 mph, I found a rear spring hanger ripped forward at a 45 degree angle with just the front weld keeping it in place. Scary to think what would have happened if it came off completely. We came home and had the Correct Tracks removed, riser tubes welded in, new spring hangers, and MORryde SRE4000 installed. I do not recommend Correct Track because of the additional leveraged stress that it puts on the spring hanger.

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Posted: 01/07/20 05:15pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is an old post showing a method of aligning axles while only raising the trailer a small amount.





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