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Old 03-19-2019, 05:46 PM   #1
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Another CHF front and rear

Just bought a used 2005 Georgie boy pursuit. Going over all the system and engine. So far so good. Just need to replace the outside shower faucet.

So reading a lot in irv2. Came across the CHF

I said to myself why not try it.

When crawling around underneath. I looked back and noticed no bushings on the rear sway bar. Knowing that is obviously wrong. I ordered 2 and installed. At the same time reversing the sway bar as well. So both front and rear have the CMH.

I only have 400 miles driving a class A. But.....what an amazing difference. I used to have body roll and trucks passing would sway the MH. Now. Almost no roll. So glad I did this and glad there is a forum for rv's that have good information on it.
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Congratulations, you got a twofer! Found and fixed a problem so it could at least operate as designed, and then corrected a design flaw so it perform as it should!
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Congrats on your find.
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Good job!!! Now get and install a steering stabilizer, you will be glad you did, not just for increased handling comfort but for safety too.

Glad to see another Georgie Boy owner on here. We really love ours. I have done a few changes to mine that have really helped the ride and handling a LOT. We couldn't ask for a better floor plan in a MH for our needs and comfort.
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Do I need trac bar ?

So I have read several post about the steering stabilizer being added but does anyone think I need to add the trac bar as well? Iíve read reviews and my 16í Bounder already has rear sway bar. The trac seems pricey and Iím wondering if I actually need it do to already having sway bar. I know they do different things but my question is does it (trac bar) make that much of difference if I already have sway bar...🤔
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16'? Typo?
The longer the RV, the more effect a trac bar will have.
Made a good amount of difference in my 36'
I DIY'd mine so the cost was low in parts but a half day of fabrication.
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Welcome to the forum.

CHF is a good first step. Consider your shock absorbers next. If they're original, Think about replacing them. This was the second most significant item I did on mine to improve handling.


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So I have read several post about the steering stabilizer being added but does anyone think I need to add the trac bar as well? I’ve read reviews and my 16’ Bounder already has rear sway bar. The trac seems pricey and I’m wondering if I actually need it do to already having sway bar. I know they do different things but my question is does it (trac bar) make that much of difference if I already have sway bar...��
When we bought our 2010 Vista (33’) the first thing I did was the CHF front and back. About 5000 miles later it was the rear swaybar. To me that’s the best money we’ve spent on the chassis to date. It really settled down the ride.
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Ok so I'm new but what is a CHF?
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Ok so I'm new but what is a CHF?
CHF stands for "Cheep Handling Fix" as in, it doesn't cost anything to do.

On 1999 and newer Ford F53 chassis, the factory installed torsion (sway) bars can be adjusted. The factory setting is very loose and doesn't offer a lot of anti-sway. When the links are adjusted to their other (rear) position, this significantly improves the anti-sway.

This is probably one of the most popular forum threads on irv2:

Cheap Handling Fix

Here is how I did mine:


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


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CHF is a good first step. Consider your shock absorbers next. If they're original, Think about replacing them. This was the second most significant item I did on mine to improve handling.


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Was considering. It has bilstine. But only 16k miles. Not much time on the shocks.
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Was considering. It has bilstine. But only 16k miles. Not much time on the shocks.
16k isn't a lot. unfortunately, the only real way to test them is to remove them.. maybe put it on the list of things to do, but a low priority.
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