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Here’s the WOG link to the maintenance manual.
https://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.c...e%20Manual.pdf
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Finally got back to the shop to request before and after alignment results. Their initial measurement report shows camber on front and left tires was in spec. Toe in on left tire was 11/16" while toe in on right tire was 31/32" vs a spec of 1/32" max each tire! Small wonder I had rapid tire wear. Don't know how it got so badly out of whack. Each tire now back at 1/32" toe in. Can't tell any difference driving down the road.

Shop also adjusted tracking on rear axle by -5/32" back to 0" error.
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Finally got back to the shop to request before and after alignment results. Their initial measurement report shows camber on front and left tires was in spec. Toe in on left tire was 11/16" while toe in on right tire was 31/32" vs a spec of 1/32" max each tire! Small wonder I had rapid tire wear. Don't know how it got so badly out of whack. Each tire now back at 1/32" toe in. Can't tell any difference driving down the road.

Shop also adjusted tracking on rear axle by -5/32" back to 0" error.
That is a lot of toe and would certainly do damage to the tires, but I never heard of tow being measured on individual tires, it is tire-to-tire. I suppose the latest electronic stuff may print it out that way, who knows.
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The newer alignment machines have you center the steering wheel ( steering box ) and they read the toe for each wheel separately. They also align the fronts to the track of the rears, not to the frame.
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wow that is a huge toe difference there. Thank you for giving the correct specs too for reference.
I'd be looking for something bent or worn out in the front end. Toe cannot change on it's own as I've ever seen. A ball joint can bend or wear out and the spindle moves now and something or other moves and then the toe is out.
I'm sure a good shop that works on this stuff all day realizes this too but you never know. Some newly minted "mechanics" are simply "part changers" and do whatever the computer tells them to do instead of thinking and determining the problem themselves.

Think I'm going to make me up some oversized toe plates that touch the wheels and I can measure toe myself periodically as a sanity check and a warning to look deeper if I see any change from the last time.
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Finally got back to the shop to request before and after alignment results. Their initial measurement report shows camber on front and left tires was in spec. Toe in on left tire was 11/16" while toe in on right tire was 31/32" vs a spec of 1/32" max each tire! Small wonder I had rapid tire wear. Don't know how it got so badly out of whack. Each tire now back at 1/32" toe in. Can't tell any difference driving down the road.

Shop also adjusted tracking on rear axle by -5/32" back to 0" error.
Glad you got the specs(old and new). Now you can have some piece of mind, on the tire wear problem, and move on to the next project
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