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Old 05-01-2017, 05:32 PM   #4411
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Did you buy bushings from Eric for the front???? Well if you didn't you should have. WHY???? If you lost the rears then the fronts are not far behind. Besides the poly is waaaay better than the soy bean oil rubber Ford used. On the 2012 chassis they (Ford) switched to the poly bushings.

I can promise you just changing the bushings and doing the CHF on the rear your coach will drive and handle at least 50% better.
The front bushings appear to have been replaced but it looks like it's rubber not poly. Who is Eric and how do I get hold of him? I guess if I need to get dirty I might as well do it all at once.

Is it advisable to move the front sway bar bolt location as well? ( I guess I should go back and keep reading because this was probably asked and answered multiple times already.)

I'm getting a ton of sway and handling is not good so I'm guessing that I'll not only have better handling but also a piece of mind that the sway bar hardware is all in good working order.

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Old 05-01-2017, 10:14 PM   #4412
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Eric is "Skuterdude" the same guy that sells the poly bushings on e-bay. There may be more than one guy on e bay selling poly bushings.

To get a hold of Eric go to the top of the forum page and Google his handle and it will pop up. Once you locate any of his posts then send him a PM.

He's a very nice fellow and very helpful. We have had several phone conversations over the last few years.

If the CHF works on the rear yes it will work on the front. You didn't read all the CHF posts. I'll help you cut to the chase. On the CHF thread go to post 3161, 3138, 3257, & 3287. Now you have an idea of what we're doing now. I've got 4 sets of plates in my garage finishing to be sent out this week.

This idea is just a way to tweak the CHF. With the plates one can adjust the SWAY control where ever you want it. And you can get the SB level so it works more efficiently.

Just food for thought!!!! Or from my point of view I wanted our coach to ride/handle the absolute best I can have it. That's why I have tweaked at least the sway control more than most others.
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There's one other point concerning the polyurethane bushings they don't have to be blue. They can be just about any color. I've seen them red, white, blue and black.
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Old 05-02-2017, 09:35 AM   #4414
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Do the fronts! You'll see the most improvement with that change. If you're lucky, you may not need longer links or plates. CHF #1 didn't need them and has run for 7 years without problems.

I know you'd like to send me money as a reward for my amazing discovery but don't bother, it's too much trouble cashing all these checks.

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Do the fronts! You'll see the most improvement with that change. If you're lucky, you may not need longer links or plates. CHF #1 didn't need them and has run for 7 years without problems.

I know you'd like to send me money as a reward for my amazing discovery but don't bother, it's too much trouble cashing all these checks.

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I'm up to page 66 now...

I've got the front adjusted already. didn't change the length of the end link with aftermarket as I don't have a good way to press the sleeve out and reinstall.

I am going to wait on the rear until I get the bushings and do it all at once. As easy as this is to do I may just use the stock bolts in the opposite hole for now before moving to a plate. Considering that I have basically no bushings in the rear I'm imagine that no matter what I do with those replaced I'm going to see a huge difference.

We're planning to go out on the road for a year or so in June so I'ma keep an eye on this thread and may try to get the adjustable plates at some point regardless.
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Do the fronts! You'll see the most improvement with that change. If you're lucky, you may not need longer links or plates. CHF #1 didn't need them and has run for 7 years without problems.

I know you'd like to send me money as a reward for my amazing discovery but don't bother, it's too much trouble cashing all these checks.

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Cheap Handling Fix

Well worth the effort to check the bushings in the back.

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Wow is all i can say.
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Plate photo for TeJay

The attached photo is for TeJay, because I couldn't figure out a way to put an attachment in a PM; the editor dialog is missing that feature, as far as I can tell.

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Wow is all i can say.
Mine were completely gone - nada, zip. Boy what a difference those blue magic pieces made in the handling!
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No polka dots?
Nope, not today, that sale is over.
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Old 05-07-2017, 06:33 AM   #4424
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I'm guilty of contributing to this thread before I traded my motor home, but come on, guys. 7 years and 4400 posts about the simple and effective CHF? It works! Just do it! Check your bushings and bolts! Make extender plates if you want to, but they're optional.
You guys are going to break the internet!
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