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Old 05-31-2013, 08:39 PM   #1555
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Just made a 2600 mile trip after doing the CHF. What a great improvement. I guess I will repair the hole that the DW made in the floor on her side before the CHF. I kept telling her there wasn't a brake over there.
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Did the front, it helped.
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Old 06-06-2013, 01:05 PM   #1557
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Well, I trade in my Mirada last weekend for a 2010 Allegro. I previously did the CHF on the old coach and after 25 mile, I did the CHF on my new coach. It sure makes a difference!
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:22 PM   #1558
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Just an update. My first extended trip since the "fix'. We traveled from Maryland to Tunica Miss. Took 64 to 81 and then 40 across Tennessee. Lots of up and down grades and plenty of trucks. What a big difference. I am so pleased it makes driving so much more relaxing. No tight shoulders or stiff neck from tension. Thanks again for a great experience.
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Old 06-06-2013, 07:40 PM   #1559
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Then I definitely need to do this before my trip to Arkansas in July. It will be full of ups and downs plus two lane roads.
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Old 06-06-2013, 09:38 PM   #1560
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We don't have bad roads in AR. They're just the scenic routes.

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Old 06-07-2013, 12:00 AM   #1561
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We don't have bad roads in AR. They're just the scenic routes.

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Oh no, you guys definitely have some bad interstates... My head is still throbbing from the thump-thump-thump...
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Old 06-07-2013, 08:10 AM   #1562
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When you consider that 1/2 the country travels I-40 every day. Well if you don't like I-40 then try I-540 from Fort Smith to NWAR. That is a very beautiful road and awesome views with no bill boards.

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Did the FIX.... Liked it, but the ride was stiff and put a squeak in my dash. Changed it back. May try new arms so there not as severe.

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Old 06-08-2013, 07:42 AM   #1564
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Did the FIX.... Liked it, but the ride was stiff and put a squeak in my dash. Changed it back. May try new arms so there not as severe.

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We did the fix with less then 1,000 miles on the rig. Used the factory links front and rear. Gave a more "sporty" feel to the rig. Handeled so much better then stock, but still road like a lumber wagon somewhat. Put Koni FSDs all around. Made a tremendous improvement in ride quality. My sun visors don't shake down from the constant banging and pounding of expansion joints anymore. So much quieter in the rig. Did a rear trac bar at the same time for the tail waggin the dog syndrome. Did the five star tune also. On the last trip I had trouble keeping it under eighty. No more 4000+ rpm down shifts. The day I drove the rig home I had trouble doing 65 on the interstate, due to lack of power. Rig had 700+ miles on it from the trip from the factory to Kansas. So I imagine the delivery jockey done broke it in some. Used to want a diesel pusher. Don't care anymore. This may or may not be our last rig. What we don't have we don't need. Must be the RV Mutant in me.
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We did the fix with less then 1,000 miles on the rig. Used the factory links front and rear. Gave a more "sporty" feel to the rig. Handeled so much better then stock, but still road like a lumber wagon somewhat. Put Koni FSDs all around. Made a tremendous improvement in ride quality. My sun visors don't shake down from the constant banging and pounding of expansion joints anymore. So much quieter in the rig. Did a rear trac bar at the same time for the tail waggin the dog syndrome. Did the five star tune also. On the last trip I had trouble keeping it under eighty. No more 4000+ rpm down shifts. The day I drove the rig home I had trouble doing 65 on the interstate, due to lack of power. Rig had 700+ miles on it from the trip from the factory to Kansas. So I imagine the delivery jockey done broke it in some. Used to want a diesel pusher. Don't care anymore. This may or may not be our last rig. What we don't have we don't need. Must be the RV Mutant in me.
I had completed the CHF last season and was very pleased with the results. But I was still not happy with overall ride. In the last month I fabricated and installed a rear track bar and installed new Koni FSD shocks. Spent more time under MH than in it. This weekend we are at McCormicks Creek State Park campground a short 40 miles from home. The ride was vastly improved. Even DW commented on the improvement. Greatly reduced rattles and expansion joint jars. Believe me the state highways in southern IN are a good test. Not sure yet about the 5 star tune, haven't researched it enough yet. Agree with KSCRUDE in that quite content with my gasser.
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Did the fronts in about 30 minutes. Having the 15 and 18mm sockets, bottle jack, and torque wrench set at 66lbs ready to go made it a pretty easy job. I started to do the rear, but my sway bar is one that goes over the diff and only clears it by an inch as is. I got scared and didn't do it.
My question is: If I do the rears too, will it make that much of a difference? I drove about 40 miles with just the front CHF and am pretty happy with it so far. Also, what other fairly inexpensive fixes are DIY? I've read a bit about the track bars and steering aids out there. Any recommendations? I'll be towing a vw jetta on a dolly cross country in a few months. I'm a little worried about the winds in Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.
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Did the fronts in about 30 minutes. Having the 15 and 18mm sockets, bottle jack, and torque wrench set at 66lbs ready to go made it a pretty easy job. I started to do the rear, but my sway bar is one that goes over the diff and only clears it by an inch as is. I got scared and didn't do it.
My question is: If I do the rears too, will it make that much of a difference? I drove about 40 miles with just the front CHF and am pretty happy with it so far. Also, what other fairly inexpensive fixes are DIY? I've read a bit about the track bars and steering aids out there. Any recommendations? I'll be towing a vw jetta on a dolly cross country in a few months. I'm a little worried about the winds in Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.

I did the CHF front & rear plus I also have the rear trak bar & Roadmaster rear anti-sway & Steersafe. My MH handles pretty well. I have been thinking about front trak bar but not sure of clearance. with Steersafe installed.

The factory anti-sway bars seem to be placed different depending in year of chassis.
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Old 06-10-2013, 07:57 AM   #1568
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Did the fronts in about 30 minutes. Having the 15 and 18mm sockets, bottle jack, and torque wrench set at 66lbs ready to go made it a pretty easy job. I started to do the rear, but my sway bar is one that goes over the diff and only clears it by an inch as is. I got scared and didn't do it.
My question is: If I do the rears too, will it make that much of a difference? I drove about 40 miles with just the front CHF and am pretty happy with it so far. Also, what other fairly inexpensive fixes are DIY? I've read a bit about the track bars and steering aids out there. Any recommendations? I'll be towing a vw jetta on a dolly cross country in a few months. I'm a little worried about the winds in Kansas, Colorado, and Wyoming.
When I did my rears, I had interference with the sway bar and the diff, which required the adjustable links to get it easily dialed in. As most of your weight is on the rear axle, so would be most of the sway generation, so I would think that to reduce sway significantly, you need to do the rear also. Can't speak to your other questions.
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