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Old 06-17-2014, 05:56 PM   #15
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We had called a ford place since it is a ford chassis. But no where near does the work we were recommended to a place in Iowa. This ford place does exactly what we need.
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Old 06-17-2014, 06:23 PM   #16
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Is it the front or rear sway bar? You said ford dealer so I assume f53 chassis. Is it broken or are the bushings worn out ( common problem with the ford oem)
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:01 PM   #17
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Hi folks! Welcome to IRV2! It's great to have you join the gang!

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Old 06-17-2014, 08:04 PM   #18
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The sway bar is held on with just a few bolts and would take maybe an hour to change. Finding the bushing may take some time. There are a number of RV salvage yards along your route. Colaws near Springfield MO is supposed to be the largest in the US. Finding a used sway bar should not be a problem. If you find one there should be a number of places in the Springfield area that could change it. Any place that has a technician that has some simple tools can change it. You don't have to be a certified ASE technician to R&R a few bolts.

As said. If the sway bar is broken you'll just have more coach sway but unless it falls off and hits the ground it's OK to drive with it. My guess is that the bushing are just shot. That's a common problem.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:50 PM   #19
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Repair

I guarantee you, if you can find a good welding/machine shop, they can fix anything. Probably better than new.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:32 AM   #20
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Welcome and glad to meet you!

I would also check on the date codes on the remaining tires. Generally it is considered appropriate to replace tires after 7 to 8 years, whether they have legal tread left or not. RV tires generally wear out from lack of use, believe it or not. Driving the RV will exercise the side walls. Sun and weather affect RV tires more simply because they are not moving for long periods of time.

The above info should get you on the road, perhaps more slowly than before. Unfortunately, unless the tires are replace, you might be looking at more problems down the road.
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Old 06-18-2014, 08:38 AM   #21
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Sounds like your route will take you close to the Mother Ship, (Winnebago), in Forest City, Iowa. Give them a call. I am told they are excellent to work with.
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Yes, welding can fix a lot of broken metal parts. If you are welding spring steel which has been heat treated then you better have a welder that really knows what is going on. I am not a certified welder but I know I've tried to drill leaf springs and they are very difficult to drill. That means they are very hard but still will deflect and then resume their original shape. I guess that's why they call them springs.

Welding a sway bar takes special work that many welders may not know about.
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We had called a ford place since it is a ford chassis. But no where near does the work we were recommended to a place in Iowa. This ford place does exactly what we need.
Which Ford dealership in Iowa? I use Stiver's Ford in Waukee, IA (suburb of Des Moines). They do all of the motorhome work in central Iowa and are excellent.

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