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Old 08-09-2019, 05:10 AM   #1
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Exclamation Rear Trac Bar R26 UFO

Hi all I'm having trouble finding info for a rear trac bar for my 2008 Winnebago Adventure Limited R26 UFO chassis
any help or info would be greatly appreciated.
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Not sure they make one for a rear engine chassis, but if anybody has one, it will be HERE: www.ultrarvproducts.com
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Not sure they make one for a rear engine chassis, but if anybody has one, it will be HERE: www.ultrarvproducts.com


Yeh I didnít find one on their site but I sent them an email to see if they are available.
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Your rear suspension isn't like those that use, or can easily add, a track bar. The "torque box" handles the side to side loading of the rear suspension.

Here's a technical manual for your suspension:
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/Tru...HTB-Mechanical

What problem are you trying to cure?

(Here's the front suspension, if you are interested:
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/Tru.../SOFTEK-BUS-RV)
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Your rear suspension isn't like those that use, or can easily add, a track bar. The "torque box" handles the side to side loading of the rear suspension.

Here's a technical manual for your suspension:
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/Tru...HTB-Mechanical

What problem are you trying to cure?

(Here's the front suspension, if you are interested:
https://www.hendrickson-intl.com/Tru.../SOFTEK-BUS-RV)
THANK YOU for posting these links. In all honesty this is the first time I've ever seen this version of the "torque box" suspension, but I see these are obviously labeled as being for the UFO. I'm wondering if this product is being offered as an aftermarket enhancement to the original designed used on the production R-26 chassis.
Perhaps I'm wrong, and I hope a UFO owner will correct me if I am, but I don't think these are what WCC installed as OE. I say this because I would have sworn the UFO's torque box was connected to a vertical plate that was WELDED to the top of the rear axle housing. I'm sincerely hoping somebody can confirm if my memory is correct, or not. Ed
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Hmmm, I only remember reading about a "torque box" rear suspension back when the UFO came out. I assumed I had found the suspension Workhorse used. Maybe not. Tough to find stuff about it as it's 10 years old now....

This look like the Hendrickson manual:



Can't see the axle connection here though....
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I haven't heard of any UFO owner who has experienced handling problems, except the porpoising, which was corrected with the installation of Koni shocks.


I will have mine home tomorrow and will try and remember to look at the mounting you (Ed) described.
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Hmmm, I only remember reading about a "torque box" rear suspension back when the UFO came out. I assumed I had found the suspension Workhorse used. Maybe not. Tough to find stuff about it as it's 10 years old now....

This look like the Hendrickson manual:



Can't see the axle connection here though....
Upon further review, everything I have about the UFO indicates it does have a "Hendrickson "torque box" rear suspension" and I've found no mention of it being welded to the rear axle as I posted above. I either dreamed that, or perhaps it was on some other brand of chassis I viewed at a show somewhere, perhaps a Spartan, IRDK.
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Hey guys I appreciate all the input, Iím currently upgrading my handling with new Koni shocks and a steering stabilizer I was going to put on a trac bar also but couldnít find one but if itís not available thatís fine the upgrades so far will make a huge difference.
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