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Old 05-05-2013, 12:53 PM   #1499
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I think you will find that the newer F53s have front and rear sway bars but only a front trac bar.
Hi, just bought a new 2013 Winnebago Vista 35F and one the first things I looked for was to see if it had a trac(s). It has a massive front bar only. I'll know after two very long trips this summer if I have to install one on the rear. I had installed front & rear trac bars and Steer Safe on our 2004 30' Bounder because of this great forum. What a tremendous difference. Would have kept it but we just out grew it. Take care.
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Old 05-05-2013, 10:59 PM   #1500
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I just did the CHF on our 30 foot Triple E 2003 F53. The front went very easy and the rear took just a bit longer due to a bit of rust. I then took it out to gas up. Real difference in the sway as it is greatly reduced. I was taking the highway at ramps at over the posted speed. Hard to believe this could make such a difference. Many thanks to this forum for convincing me to try it. I would recommend this improvement to everyone.
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My buddy has an LX model of the same year as mine, but on a WH chassis. No anti-sway bars at all. His wife hugs the floor when trucks pass.



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Old 05-08-2013, 12:06 AM   #1502
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Just did chf front and back, also bought 5 star tune and programmed.......wow!!!!! The mh handles waaaay better and I really like the way she shifts with the tune. Only took her out on a local road that's real bad for sway, the handling was put to the test on this road and she really felt good. Of course it still rocked a bit but it feels much tighter, it reacts more like a truck and not a overloaded boat. Haven't really had a chance to test the 5 star tune much but so far I can feel the difference in power and shifting is much improved.
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Just did the front on mine. Lot's of in & out trips to get the leveling jacks just right to get the second bolt in.
You really want to tackle this on flat level ground !
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You really want to tackle this on flat level ground !
I coulda told you that 2 years ago. Don't ask how I found out
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Well, you've cost me another 1/2gal of ATF
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Glide sounds like me - No friends to help him. It comes from being an RVM.

How many time has it been posted to bring a jack? Almost any kind of jack... except maybe a bumper jack, will work.

If I had known to bring 15 & 18 mm air ratchet/box end wrenches and a bottle jack, I could have done my fronts in <10 minutes.

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Yeah, for some reason I was thinkin you only needed a bottle jack if your bar was too tight to move in the bushings. I see now where it would have been useful for lineing up the second side !
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Fix your jack seal leaks and that won't happen Come for a visit this summer and I 'll fix 'em fer ya.
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Just picked up a Impact Wrench the other day, so, jacks are on the 'to do' list !
Unfortunatly, it's a very long list !!
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I think you can get a small bottle jack for ~$6.



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Is an impact wrench necessary?
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Is an impact wrench necessary?
Not really for this job. But they do save time and a little straining and moaning.
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