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Old 06-10-2013, 07:53 PM   #1569
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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.
If you have a 2013 ford chassis, the front has one installed at the factory.
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Old 06-10-2013, 08:48 PM   #1570
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If you have a 2013 ford chassis, the front has one installed at the factory.
Did Ford start adding a front track bar to all chassis in 2013? Our 2012 Thor ACE did not have one.
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:33 PM   #1571
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Did Ford start adding a front track bar to all chassis in 2013? Our 2012 Thor ACE did not have one.
Don't quote me, but I think the front track bar has been around for years, on the F53 chassis.
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My 2005 F53 has one. I have a HR Admrial......

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Just did the fronts, had some challenges with the leaf springs but finally got it. Will this do the trick or do I need to do the rears too?
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Not sure if Ford ever install a front track bar the F53 has always had a front sway bar.

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Old 06-11-2013, 06:22 AM   #1575
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My 08 Fleetwood Terra on an 07 F53 chassis has a factory front track bar.
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Old 06-11-2013, 06:51 AM   #1576
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Just did the fronts, had some challenges with the leaf springs but finally got it. Will this do the trick or do I need to do the rears too?
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What challenges did you have with the leaf springs?
I'm dying to do this fix, but the position of my springs are directly behind the sway bar bolts preventing me from being able to remove them.
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Take the link bolts loose from the chassis first, then theres no problem getting them removed from the sway bar.
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What challenges did you have with the leaf springs?
I'm dying to do this fix, but the position of my springs are directly behind the sway bar bolts preventing me from being able to remove them.
My floor jack saved the day. I was able to just barely able remove the bolts, but I had to jack up the frame on the passenger side to line up the new holes. Once I had the bolt in finger tight on that side, the new hole on the driver's side was lined up directly with the spring. So I messed around with it for a while, jacking and twisting and pushing, but finally ended up putting that bolt in the reverse direction (with the nut facing the leaf spring) and torquing it down.
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Take the link bolts loose from the chassis first, then theres no problem getting them removed from the sway bar.
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I agree that would have helped if I was changing the links. I wasn't, and it looked like those upper bolts would have been hard to get at, so I just kept messing with the lower bolts.
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Not sure if Ford ever install a front track bar the F53 has always had a front sway bar.

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The shop manual for my 2004 shows a front track bar but my coach doesn't have it. Must have been an optional install item.
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My 2006 22k lb chassis has a factory front track bar. I just fabricated and installed my rear track bar.
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I agree that would have helped if I was changing the links. I wasn't, and it looked like those upper bolts would have been hard to get at, so I just kept messing with the lower bolts.
Yea.. I looked at removing the upper bolts and decided they looked like a bear to get at!
On mine the bolts are facing inward (head towards spring) but spring is right behind them, so bolt is too long to come out.
Tried jacking up at front spring connection, but didn't seem to move leave much at all in relation to bolt head.
I'm thinking that I may have to remove the two connections where sway bar attachs to axle.
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