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Old 11-28-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Wind & truck problems

I have a 2014 Georgetown 335 I recently purchased. In gusty winds this unit needs a steering stabilizer. I have a Bilstein damper I haven't used from before. It is a BE3-6735-H1. On any of the sites a steering damper is not shown for this vehicle. Why Not? Can I use the one I have if I purchased the brackets?
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Old 11-28-2017, 08:50 AM   #2
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From what I have seen in regards to this chassis the steering damper won’t do much to resolve your issue. There a a could suppliers that offer great improvements to your chassis. Not cheap but they will make it much more enjoyable to drive

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Old 11-28-2017, 09:23 AM   #3
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If your Georgetown is on a Ford F53 chassis, before you do anything else, do this:

1) Perform Cheap Handling Fix (CHF). This is an adjustment to the front and rear torsion bar settings. Move the links to the rear set of holes on each side of the torsion bar, both front an back axles. If able, extend the front links by 3 inches, but not absolutely necessary.

CHF – Cheap Handling Fix – Fix for sway and handling – 1999 Southwind 35S

This single item will give you the most improvement, and its FREE..

NOTE - Later model F53s (2005 and up) have a nasty habit of the bolts that hold the rear torsion bar bracket to the axle, fall out... When you do the CHF on the rear axle, I recommend re-installing the bracket bolts using blue locktite and torque to 65 ft-lbs. Not. there is no need to make the link longer for the rear, just move the link to the rear set of holes on the torsion bar.

2) Verify your tire pressures

3)) Verify / adjust front end alignment. You want it set at slightly toe-in.

F53 chassis front end toe-in adjustment – 1999 Southwind 35S

4) on older F53s (10 years and older) consider replacing the shocks. On mine, this was the second most improvement in handling. (my 18 year old shocks were completely worn out)
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I have a Georgetown xl 378 and the handling was terrible. I installed a blue ox electric steering stabilizer in the front and a blue ox torsion bar on the rear. Works great. No more drift when a 18 wheeler blows by and it took the rocking out when going out of driveways.
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Old 01-07-2018, 08:49 AM   #5
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Georgetown 335

I am in the process of installing the steering damper(simply because I have one) and will do the CHF. I notice that the back torsion bar has an end fitting. Can this work if I move this to the back hole?
When completed I will post the results.

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If you are lookimng at the rear link, , yes, move the link to the rear hole, thats what the CHF is (front and rear torsion bars)..

Take a look at this article, It may help you understand the CHF process..
CHF – Cheap Handling Fix – Fix for sway and handling – 1999 Southwind 35S

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