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Old 01-25-2014, 07:07 PM   #15
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When I had the alignment done, I discovered the ball joints were shot. I replaced the sealed joints with ones with zertec grease fittings, added caster shims,
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I have a 2010 Jayco 31SS, which has just over 10K on the unit. I have not had any steering problems with this unit. The only time I get any swaying is with a strong side winds. Large trucks have very little effect on the unit. I have not made any modifications to this E450 chassis.
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Old 01-31-2014, 09:08 PM   #17
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Did you have to upgrade your electrical to 50a or is 30a enough to handle both AC units?
The dealer mounted the unit into the exhaust fan opening and ran the wires inside the ceiling and inside the outer wall. They put a factory looking plug on the outside that I run an extension cord to the campsite's 20 amp or I use an adapter to whatever outlet the campsite has that I am not using at the 30amp hookup.
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Old 01-31-2014, 10:55 PM   #18
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Hey Harvard man,

You made a believer out of me. Added the Ingalls 59400 bushings to my 2007 E-450. I had it realigned with max caster, which for my rig was about +4.9 and the front end tracks like it's on rails. This is with the OEM front stabilizer and OEM front and rear sway bars. Had two extra leafs added to the rear spring package and this took care of the over weight issue, tail wagging, raised the rear about two inches and stabilized the whole rear end of the RV.
Thanks Again for your tips on proper alignment!

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:49 AM   #19
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Rear Trac Bar

I have a brand new Blu-Ox rear trac bar TT2450 for Ford E450 chassis available for sale on the IRV2 classified site. I bought it for my unit but, the factory added two additional springs to the rear of my RV and I no longer felt I needed to install the trac bar.

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Old 02-01-2014, 08:51 PM   #20
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X2 on the Ingalls 59400 bushings, they set mine to 7 degrees and it is the single best improvement for handling I have made. No more chasing it around.
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I have a 2010 Jayco 31SS, which has just over 10K on the unit. I have not had any steering problems with this unit. The only time I get any swaying is with a strong side winds. Large trucks have very little effect on the unit. I have not made any modifications to this E450 chassis.
Then, chances are, your unit may have been aligned and the caster set to the high end of the specified range. For further details about E Series front end caster check this link.

E350/E450 Handling Problems are caused by too little + CASTER

If you want to know, take a picture of the top of the upper ball joint and post it here and we may be able to verify the possibility.
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Old 02-02-2014, 08:57 AM   #22
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The rear track bar will help greatly with the tail wag. The tail wag is caused by the rear leaf springs moving side to side. There is no way to keep them from doing this without a rear track bar. The rear track bar locks them into staying straight with no side to side movement. Now they work like they are suppose to up and down only.
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x2 on the track bar, many leaf spring vehicles come equipped from the factory with them, leaf spring and shackles/ bushings deflect and cause directional instability. I installed one on my 03 Silverado and noticed a decrease in required steering correction to maintain straight ahead steering, especially noticeable when pulling my fifth wheel.
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I have an 08 E450. (Aspect)
Have not found a need for all the chassis add on's.
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Old 12-30-2014, 02:58 PM   #25
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Do you still have trac bar
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Great Info Sherrill.

I have been considering the 5 Star tune myself.

As for the suspension work, did you do an alignment before you did any of the upgrades? Do you feel that all of the suspension upgrades were necessary or was one a better bang for the buck.
just installed my 5 star tuner on my 450e v10.it did just what i was looking for, tranmission shifts at lower rpms & converter locks in longer on hills. holds 60 mph easy now
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