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Old 05-20-2018, 02:56 PM   #1
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Followed mhbell post, made my rear track bar (DIY) for F-53 chassis using some of his ideas. I did basically the same design (only I left it 3 inches wide at the top and didn't tapper it down. I did drill out all 4 holes to 3/4 inch allowing me to get the Cat 1 Country Line Tractor Top Link as level as possible on the Country Line Stabilizer Bracket. I did use all grade 8 hardware (using the list provided by mhbell), I actually got everything at Tractor Supply Store except the steel which I purchased at local metal shop 3/8 thick and 3 x 14 inch steel plate. I did paint it red so that it would match my Roadmaster RSSA Reflex Stabilizer which I also installed today. My little 2013 Winnebago Vista 30t on F-53 chassis with CHF (Cheap Handling Fix), now Rear Track Bar and Front Steering Stabilizer is like driving a completely different RV. Thanks to all who have lead the way in the efforts of making the F-53 chassis a better ride.
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Nice pics and a great build. There's a lot of satisfaction when you build something for about $100 when it could have cost you $500.

We have the 2014 Vista 30-T and love it but do have to make some changes. My Son and I just came back from a trip to MN and had cross winds both ways that were pretty bad. I've got a front shock for the steering control but would like the one with a spring. The pics of the Road master RSSA seems to be the thing.

Did you have to buy everything separate as they show on the Amazon sight?? They list the red RSSA shock with the spring for $300 and all the other clamps needed run the price up to about $500. I can build all the other stuff for the price of the metal.

I'm a bit concerned with attaching the one end to the leaf spring. Do you think the fact that the leaf spring moves up and down has any negative effect with the shock set up???

I can make a plate to attach that end to the bottom of the axle just below the location of the front Track Bar attaching point on the drivers side. Yes the axle will move up and down as well but maybe not as much as the leaf spring.

Just wondering if you have any thoughts on that??

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I did order my Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer through Amazon for $309 and the mounting kit RBK9 for $95. I called etrailer for the correct part numbers, watched the videos of the before and after installation, they were very informative. And I built my Rear Track Bar for $68. CHF is free just your time. Being a fellow Winnebago Vista 30t owner you will be completely impressed with these Mods/Changes, before I felt like I was all over the road, now I fell more stable and I don't get pushed around by the trucks or wind like before. Also I would worry about mounting the Steering Stabilizer as it actually mounts to the sway bar mount point then the steering arm, I'm sure the engineers thought it out, after all they would be responsible for any adverse reactions or damage.
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I did order my Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer through Amazon for $309 and the mounting kit RBK9 for $95. I called etrailer for the correct part numbers, watched the videos of the before and after installation, they were very informative

If you were able to get good quality info and support from eTrailer, why didnít you reciprocate by purchasing from them? Just curious, not trying to make you feel bad or anything.
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Hey robval,very nice job on the rear track bar. It's on my list. I've just purchased a 2019 coachmen pursuit 30ft and have done the CHF and the roadmaster steering stabilizer which on mine made a very very nice improvement. My roadmaster steering brace (the end with the U bolts) is reversed from yours...my shock appears to sit more level,could be the picture tho. Thanks for posting the TB pics that might motivate me. Is there a template for the rear end braket?
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If you were able to get good quality info and support from eTrailer, why didn’t you reciprocate by purchasing from them? Just curious, not trying to make you feel bad or anything.
Talked with etrailer and was advised that I had missed Fridays deadline for shipping out that day (and they don't ship over the weekend), I was able to get it on Sunday morning through Amazon, if I ordered through etrailer I was told that my order wasn't going to ship till Tuesday morning and I might get it by Friday. I just wanted to get the Stabilizer in as we are leaving for Colorado. Nothing against etrailer I have purchased many item over the years through etrailer and have never had any issues, with Amazon I'm a prime member and get most item in 2 days.
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Hey robval,very nice job on the rear track bar. It's on my list. I've just purchased a 2019 coachmen pursuit 30ft and have done the CHF and the roadmaster steering stabilizer which on mine made a very very nice improvement. My roadmaster steering brace (the end with the U bolts) is reversed from yours...my shock appears to sit more level,could be the picture tho. Thanks for posting the TB pics that might motivate me. Is there a template for the rear end braket?
I'll have to look into that, I watched the videos on etrailer and saw the plate installed differently in the videos, I went with the nuts on top to help prevent any damage to the threads on the u bolts or nuts due to obstacles in the roadway. I will verify that I did not install incorrectly. When I look at the stabilizer from the front it is sitting level with the axle, I think it's the angle that I took the picture that makes it look sloped, but thanks for noticing and giving me a heads up.
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I took a photo of the front sheet of my instructions after looking at them mine is installer in the same manor. I did go back and watch several videos off of etrailer.com and they installed that bracket differently in several videos, I'll call tech support to see if there is a rea son for the different installations.
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Hey robval what tire pressure are you running and have you tried different pressures?
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Yes I have, from the Manufacturers recommend tire pressure to different pressures that others post they are running. I've even changed the amount of fresh water that I carry depending on where I am heading to (and if I know that there is water where I am going) I have what's called my travel line drawn on the side off my fresh water tank with a black marker. I try to ensure that I pack the RV equally from side to side and front to back, and don't carry unneeded dead weight, so that way it leaves me more room to carry the stuff that we pick up along our way.
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