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Old 04-14-2013, 11:23 PM   #1415
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Don Davis has a Ford truck service center at 360 and Randol MILL. Don't know is they will do CHF, but they do all the chassis work for MOTOR HOME SPECIALIST down in Alvarado, which is the largest single location RV dealership in the world. picked up my 2013 ACE 27.1 yesterday and will be doing this shortly.
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I'd have them put it on a lift to do a grease job and while under there, move the links to the back holes. What? 15-20 minutes most with air tools? Slip the mechanic a $50 or what ever. If he says it is not right or safe, tell them hundreds of people have done it to their MHs.



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Old 04-15-2013, 05:34 AM   #1417
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Haven't some people already called Ford to ask about the CHF and were told it is not a problem to do the change?
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Old 04-15-2013, 06:19 AM   #1418
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Traveling tex don Davis was going to do Kent's I forgot what they were going to charge MHS has a lazar allignment machine I live 5 minutes from them. I did Kent's in less than a hour
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Old 04-16-2013, 09:11 PM   #1419
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Talking

I've been following this thread with great interest for quite some time anxiously waiting for warmer weather and an opportunity to tackle this little project.
I finally did the rear mod last week-end but hesitated when I got to the front end. Like other pioneers before me, I thought the angle looked a little too severe and ordered the Hellwigs.
Now that I've read the remaining posts, I think I'll go ahead with the stock links and give the coach a good run this coming week-end to see how big of a smile I come back with. From what I've read I'll be coming back grinning from ear to ear.

Thank-you everyone for providing such a wealth of great information
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Old 04-17-2013, 12:36 PM   #1422
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Yeah... I am my own worst enemy... at times.



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I just took my MH to a Ford dealer and asked them to do the CHF and they advised they would do it but had to replace two insulators???. This is the first I've heard of that problem. Does anyone know what they could be talking about because the total bill could be $488 with parts and labor. The so called Service adviser does not know much about motorhomes as he told me they could not do an oil change even though I had 2 done at his dealership in the past. I gave them pictures I downloaded from this thread so they knew what I was talking about. I just might take it to the truck stop down the highway instead.
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Sounds like there talking about your sway bar bushings.

$488 sounds pretty steep !
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Agree way to high run. Poly bushings can be had for $100 ford dealer will use rubber try some where else
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I just took my MH to a Ford dealer and asked them to do the CHF and they advised they would do it but had to replace two insulators???. This is the first I've heard of that problem. Does anyone know what they could be talking about because the total bill could be $488 with parts and labor. The so called Service adviser does not know much about motorhomes as he told me they could not do an oil change even though I had 2 done at his dealership in the past. I gave them pictures I downloaded from this thread so they knew what I was talking about. I just might take it to the truck stop down the highway instead.
I just changed mine in the front out today. I replaced the original hangers with the Helwig adjustable hangers. My Helwig hangers had 7/16 bolts. I drilled them out to 15/32 so they would fit the Ford bolts. Was not a 15 minute job. Actually took about 3 hours. The big problem was access to the top bolts. Very little room. Right side tighter than left. Requires 18 & 15 mm wrenches & sockets. I haven't driven my MH yet with the front & back factory changed over. Trak bar coming in a couple of days.
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When I did the front with the helwigs, I used the grommet from the stock links, took only a few minutes to press them out and put into the helwigs...could not do that with the rears...different size links

You will feel the difference right away....
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