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Old 06-02-2014, 08:07 AM   #1
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Fixing a Ford to Drive Right

Background: We have a Winnebago 35P on a 22,500 lb Ford chassis. I hated the way it drove, especially in the wind. We drove 800 miles yesterday from the Dallas area to Gunnison, CO. Cross wind from every direction. Finally, our MH drives like I want to it. Here is a list of what I did to it, in the order that it was done:

Front alignment
Weighed and adjusted the air pressure
Installed a front Blue Ox TruCenter
Installed a rear Blue Ox track bar
Added SumoSprings on all four corners

Each change helped but it didn't make it to the point I wanted until the final change. We had a Dodge Cummins 2010 2500 pulling a fifth wheel prior to this unit and I was hoping I could get our MH to the point it drives as easy as our prior rig. Very, very close now.

The SumoSprings addition actually raised the ride height by one inch. BTW, it already has Bilstein shocks.
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so.....I assume the Ford CHF didn't "do it" for you. Congrats on getting it to your standards.
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Old 06-02-2014, 04:16 PM   #3
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My 2011 Bounder drives very good. No mods other than CHF.
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I did the CHP to the front of my 2012 F53 and then added air bags to the rear - what a difference the bags made. You will always fell the wind but now I just feel it, don't get blown off the road. Glad to hear your coach handles the way you want also. Congrats.
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What is the chf?
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Old 08-03-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
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I did the CHP to the front of my 2012 F53 and then added air bags to the rear - what a difference the bags made. You will always fell the wind but now I just feel it, don't get blown off the road. Glad to hear your coach handles the way you want also. Congrats.
What brand air bags did you use and where did you get them?
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What is the chf?
Cheap
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The relocation of the stabilizer link pins into factory holes in the frame. It's supposed to eliminate more sway side to side.
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