Geist caravans

Submitted: Monday, May 05, 2008 at 12:31
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We are scrubbing the outside tread on a rear tyre of a 4 wheel van. There is no camber adjustment and Geist is struggling with the problem.To date we have only done 8000 k's and would like any advice or feedback from other Geist owners.
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Reply By: Notso - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 12:47

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 12:47
Had a Golf Independent suspension. The way they adjusted the early ones was to cut the welds where the trailing arms were fixed to the chassis.

Also if the springs were weak it would affect the camber.

Maybe you have one weak spring??
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Reply By: Member - len W SWANSEA (NSW) - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 14:48

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 14:48
bobbles can you have someone follow you while your pulling the van to see if its tracking correct that could be your problem as to why its scrubbing out your tyre
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Reply By: Member - Ian W (NSW) - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 15:05

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 15:05
You might like to visit a wheel alignment workshop who specialise in trucks. They will have the gear to bend axles which cure the "no adjustment" problem.

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Reply By: Dunaruna - Monday, May 05, 2008 at 17:13

Monday, May 05, 2008 at 17:13
If the van in question has a solid axle (not independent) then most caravan repair shops are capable of taking a camber reading and bending the axle to adjust that reading.

If it is independent or ALKO torsion axles then it has been setup incorrectly.

Just to note though, most camber problems on vans involve not enough positive camber, the inside edges get scrubbed. You seem to have way too much positive cambe r- strange.
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