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Old 02-22-2006, 07:23 AM   #15
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Unfortunately Camping World no longer carries the Davis TruTrac bar. The clerk I called didn't have any explanation for their dropping the product. Does anyone know of an alternative source, besides Henderson's Line-Up (I assume that they sell direct)? I've got mine already (a one-time deal), but others may want to save time researching sources.

Oh, by the way (and this is just my opinion): I think Ford as well as Workhorse owners should take note of these threads discussing the benefits of the aftermarket Panhard rod kits for the rear (Super Steer) and front (TruTrac) axles. The Bottom Line: Regardless of chassis make/coach make/coach gross weight/configuration/whatever, if your chassis doesn't have them, you really should consider adding them, even if you don't think you need them (you may just be used to your chassis's "bad behavior"). Installing just the Super Steer rear Panhard rod kit has already made a world of difference for my driving experience, and I hope that installing the Davis front Panhard rod (which I will do this weekend) makes things even better for me.
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Old 02-23-2006, 08:01 AM   #16
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Unfortunately Camping World no longer carries the Davis TruTrac bar. The clerk I called didn't have any explanation for their dropping the product. Does anyone know of an alternative source,...........
MAHLON: the Davis Trutrac Bar steering stabilizer is still shown in the spring 2006 brochure I just received from CW. Any chance your clerk is wrong?

IF they are not carrying it any longer, perhaps we can get RV UPGRADES to offer the Davis products!
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:25 AM   #17
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MAHLON: the Davis Trutrac Bar steering stabilizer is still shown in the spring 2006 brochure I just received from CW. Any chance your clerk is wrong?
Ed, my information was based on not only what the CW clerk told me, but also on the fact that the Davis TruTrak is no longer listed on the CW web site. It's possible that, given the production lead times for printed materials, your flyer was printed after CW made the decision to drop the product. Recommend that you call them and see what they say.
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Old 02-23-2006, 10:38 AM   #18
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I just installed the Davis Trutrack bar and had the same problem with the frame plate bolt holes not lining up. I had to grind 1/4" off the side of the plate.
After I received my kit and inspected the frame bracket and nut plate, I called Eric's RV to investigate this further. According to them, and assuming that I correctly understand what you did, what you did is not correct. You seem to have assumed that the nut plate's nuts are supposed to line up with the holes in the frame bracket when you lay the plate flat into the "U" channel formed by the bracket's "ears". Actually, the nut plate is designed to pinch the wall of the chassis frame rail between the two "ears", which requires the nut plate to fit into the required space at a slight angle, which is why the bracket ear that the nut plate bears on (the short one) isn't square with the bracket's channel. In other words, when properly installed on the chassis frame rail the nut plate won't be flat against the frame rail's bottom flange.

I think what DriVer did is enlarge the bolt holes slightly in the nut plate to enable the bolts to enter the nuts. I will have to do the same (no biggie).

The "pinch" I described above is how the bracket assembly transfers the lateral motion from the rod to the frame. If the plate is trimmed, the only thing keeping the bracket from sliding around is friction. Not good.

Now, having said all of that, I'll likely know more about this subject after I actually fit the kit to my chassis this weekend
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MAHLON: No thanks, I don't need to know. I was just trying to help you. ED
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You can get the Davis bar direct from Eric's RV shop - Eric Davis is the inventor and OEM source for the Davis TruTrack. Won't cost any more than getting it from CW either - that's where I got mine 4 years ago.

CW seems not to stock the W22 version of the Davis bar but it's in the catalog and they will order it for you. But if you order direct from Eric's RV, they ship right to your door and quickly too. So why go thru CW?
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Old 02-24-2006, 11:45 AM   #21
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Davis does'nt make the front trac bars any more.They have been bought out by Roadmaster & they have raised the prices up.
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Davis does'nt make the front trac bars any more.They have been bought out by Roadmaster & they have raised the prices up.
Mike,

You need to add a few up's. I went through some major sticker shock when I saw the Roadmaster prices.

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I went through some major sticker shock when I saw the Roadmaster prices.

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If you're referring to the $439.00 price, that's what Camping World was selling them for I believe.
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The Davis Tru-Track is available direct from Eric's RV for $399, which includes shipping.

Davis @ Erics RV
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Camping World still sells the Davis Trutrac page 17 the spring 2006 catalog on sale for $349.00. If you enter # 31270 (Workhose W22) on line at CW web site the Davis Trutrac will come up.

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If you enter # 31270 (Workhose W22) on line at CW web site the Davis Trutrac will come up.

Yeap. That's the Spring sale price for Presidents Club members only, though. Regular price is $432.22 and there is a extra shipping charge of $16 on top of whatever regular shipping fee may apply to your order. In some circumstances ordering direct may actually be cheaper than CW.
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just got my davis trac bar for front.instuction sheet says for the motorhome to be level and do not use jacks ...your pictures shows your motor home usings your jacks how level must one be?if out of level a little . could this hurt my install.........W-22..........thanks ..rick 10-12-06...also had same problem with frame bracket,did not line up with bolts..poor job on the frame bracket.this is a lot of money and we have to do part of thier job to make it work ..not good....thanks....rick
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You can install the kit with the coach on jacks or not, as you require. What matters is when you make the final connection/adjustment of the rod; that you must do with the coach on a level surface with all wheels down.

I installed mine out in the yard where it was convenient (trial-fitting the rod to ensure that the brackets lined up) then drove to a big parking lot to adjust the length of the rod/install the final pivot bolt.

Obviously, you should secure the free end of the rod somehow while you are driving to the parking lot; just tie it up with wire.
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