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Build Your Own RVHauler - Step 10 - Placement of Rear Axle in Mid Position
January 5, 2013
12:11 am
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Lets roll the rear axle back under the truck, carefully measure every-which-way, and mark all the new holes we need to drill.  Jack and Danielle Mayer's Grey Volvo GV 780 is now starting to go back together.  This RV Hauler conversion is going to be singled mid, or midpoint between the original two rear axle locations at a wheelbase of 230 inches.

 

 

January 7, 2013
12:51 am
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Have you tried using laser measurement instruments?

January 8, 2013
3:11 pm
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I haven't used them myself.  Expensive?  I have this thing called "the-bank-of-wife" and if the tool saves me time, and expense for my customers, I can add it to the tool box.  Thanks for the idea.  Can you share more info?

January 8, 2013
4:31 pm
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I have no personal experience with them. I know they are extremely accurate and used for things like leveling foundations, painting straight lines and surveying.

It wasn't clear to me from the video exactly where your 'benchmark' (starting) point is for aligning the rear wheels, but you could start there and perhaps have a laser line shooting across the frame in the exact position of the rear axle. If nothing else it would look really cool!  Cool

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