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Old 11-10-2014, 02:38 PM   #1
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ACE 30.2 handling upgrade--rear sway or track bar?

Hi all. I have been reading the forum for awhile, and have found it to be very helpful, and I need to pick some brains and get advice, so please help!!! We are moving up from a Class C to a Class A, and have noticed lots of threads on handling issues with the Ford F53 chassis. We are awaiting delivery of our 2015 ACE 30.2, and have some concerns about handling in crosswinds and being pushed around by trucks on interstates. I know the F53 comes with front and rear sway bars and a front track bar, and I will be making the CHF, BUT I want to make sure my DH is still talking to me after driving our new MH the 200 miles from the dealer on an interstate in crosswinds. If you would suggest one after market upgrade to improve handling in wind and on the interstate (pushy big trucks!) would it be a Roadmaster Rear Sway Bar or a Supersteer rear track bar? I want to have it installed before we drive home to keep family harmony!!
I have asked several different folks and get conflicting answers, so I am reaching out to the folks who own an ACE 30.2 or 30.1 (same chassis) for their experience and recommendation.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:03 PM   #2
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Sway bars reduce lean, and track bars reduce side-to-side sway. Based on your cross wind and passing truck concerns, I suggest you consider a track bar.

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Hi all. I have been reading the forum for awhile, and have found it to be very helpful, and I need to pick some brains and get advice, so please help!!! We are moving up from a Class C to a Class A, and have noticed lots of threads on handling issues with the Ford F53 chassis. We are awaiting delivery of our 2015 ACE 30.2, and have some concerns about handling in crosswinds and being pushed around by trucks on interstates. I know the F53 comes with front and rear sway bars and a front track bar, and I will be making the CHF, BUT I want to make sure my DH is still talking to me after driving our new MH the 200 miles from the dealer on an interstate in crosswinds. If you would suggest one after market upgrade to improve handling in wind and on the interstate (pushy big trucks!) would it be a Roadmaster Rear Sway Bar or a Supersteer rear track bar? I want to have it installed before we drive home to keep family harmony!!
I have asked several different folks and get conflicting answers, so I am reaching out to the folks who own an ACE 30.2 or 30.1 (same chassis) for their experience and recommendation.
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Old 11-10-2014, 06:51 PM   #3
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Personally I would wait and see for yourself.
Only you will know what feels right.

I did the CHF to mine because it sounded like it was a must do. For whatever weird reason, my 30.1 drove pretty well from the factory. The CHF did very little improvement. My alignment was pretty spot on from the factory too.

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I'm going to make a track bar this winter but would not spend $600 for one. It's not that bad. I would not put one on without a hundred miles behind the wheel. How would you know it's working?
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I've seen a lot of you talk about the chf fix on the front end . I have 2015 30.2 ace are there any videos as to how this is done you tube are otherwise, just reading it doesn't help me get it. thanks
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From you question I would answer rear track bar. That said, shorter and/or newer coaches are likely to realize little or no improvement over the stock configuration. So I would not install one until knowing and experiencing a problem. Additionally, it's imperative to have tire pressures, alignment, etc. all correct to ensure proper handling.
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I've seen a lot of you talk about the chf fix on the front end . I have 2015 30.2 ace are there any videos as to how this is done you tube are otherwise, just reading it doesn't help me get it. thanks
Lots of pictures on the CHF thread of the Ford chassis forum. No videos but just get under there and look for a snake like bar with two bolt holes on each side near the tires. Move the connecting bolt to the top hole with the aid of a bottle jack.
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