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Old 05-11-2017, 09:16 PM   #15
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:21 PM   #17
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Call CC they said they had the parts in stock don't know if valve caused this or this caused valve problem. Talking toCC they talked like these were ordered on a regular basis. They are sending ride hight specs tomorrow.
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:26 PM   #18
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Did your end links look ok? Would think too much play on the ends would be the biggest culprit?
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:31 PM   #19
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I'll ask mechanic before I order . Less than 65k miles is this common?
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Old 05-11-2017, 09:52 PM   #20
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Replacing the end links is common. Center mounts not so much.
You do have just one ride height valve in the front correct?
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So I would think it would either be caused by play in the end links, or maybe a sluggish ride height valve in the rear, causing the coach to have more lean in one direction.
I have also known many including myself apply grease to that center mount bushing yearly.
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Well it had a lean that i noticed shortly after purchasing dont know how long it had been that way it was something i missed in my pre inspection(newby). Had a rear valve replaced, so it seems this may be repercussions from that.
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All very useful info. I am basically going through all the same thing except I didn't have the front bracket fail. I did have a bad valve and it was leaning putting un due stress on my front sway bar. The bushings are loose when sitting level thus I know they have been tweaked. I have the part number to order the sway bar bushing kit from my truck shop. I was going to see if I could tighten up the mounting nuts on the rubber end links to take out the play but... Nope! I am calling today and ordering the bushing kit and not farting around with saving this money vs. not having a tight sway bar in the front. Very glad this thread has been started.
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All very useful info. I am basically going through all the same thing except I didn't have the front bracket fail. I did have a bad valve and it was leaning putting un due stress on my front sway bar. The bushings are loose when sitting level thus I know they have been tweaked. I have the part number to order the sway bar bushing kit from my truck shop. I was going to see if I could tighten up the mounting nuts on the rubber end links to take out the play but... Nope! I am calling today and ordering the bushing kit and not farting around with saving this money vs. not having a tight sway bar in the front. Very glad this thread has been started.
I found that CC has them cheaper than anyone else that I found and you don't have to buy the whole kit if you don't need everything. Just throwing it out there.
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I replaced the end links when I first bought the coach. 15k miles later they sheared in half. I discussed this with the chassis guy at OMC and he informed me that I went to tight. No more than one complete turn after they are snug. Plus, make sure your front ride height measurements are exact on each end.
I have mine set 1/4" higher in the front than what the specs call for. He said that 1/4" was no big deal, and have heard from others that they like the same set up. It extends the shock 1/4" giving more travel. More important on my 36' it shifts weight back to the rear, and helps glide over the bumps, and cracks.
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Received ride hight manual today it's the Same manual as funjnt sent earlier . You guys have been very helpful !
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Reading all this made me crawl under my coach the other day. All looked OK and this is with 186,000 miles on her. However being a 1999 I have a solid front axle and not IFS. That could be the big difference. I don't believe my ride is as comfortable as the IFS, so a couple of extra pounds in the drivers seat seems to fix that
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