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Old 07-03-2018, 12:50 AM   #3221
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Mine were frozen too, a liberal amount of WD40 and a few vigorous hits with a hammer freed bushings up. I did loosen the nuts first.
I appreciate it, Dave. I was able to get my hand and the impact wr up in there, loosened up the lower nut (it's on a z-bracket, as well), and then I was able to break the rods loose. Once that was done, everything else was super easy. I wish the front sway bar had moved that easily!

Made me think of working on cars with my dad. Good memories -- and a sense of accomplishment. Thanks for the inspiration go out to you, Jerry, Dino and many others who've contributed!

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Old 07-03-2018, 03:52 AM   #3222
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We ordered the ACME "EZ TOW" Tow Dolly and she was delivered today. We got a great deal plus the Spare tire was no charge!! I used an old tool bag to stow the tire straps and gear!!

Did you also get a spare set of straps? You should consider those as "consumables" as they wear out pretty quickly.
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Old 07-03-2018, 05:33 AM   #3223
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So while driving i got a check engine light. It came on just as we got to the summit of the gradevine.

Maria got the Ford manual and it appeared it was an emission problem. So i kept driving. Once i got home i hooked up the obd11. It showed a misfire. Cleared it out and the light went off. Something to watch on the next trip.
Jerry,

I had the same issue last year coming back from Yellowstone. We were almost home, coming down the I-70 into Denver. We were in tow/haul mode and the engine had been screaming all the way up to the tunnels and down at 4200+ RPM, but keeping our speed comfortable without having to use the brakes much. At the “Truckers you aren’t down yet” sign we picked up a check engine light, which stayed on all the rest of the way home. I have an Automatic OBDC module and it said engine misfire. I cleared the error and haven’t seen it since.

We go to Rocky Mountain National Park on Sunday for a week, so we will see how it goes. Grades into Rocky aren’t bad though, just the one drop into Estes Park.We won’t be taking the coach over Trail Ridge Road either.
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Old 07-03-2018, 11:41 AM   #3224
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I appreciate it, Dave. I was able to get my hand and the impact wr up in there, loosened up the lower nut (it's on a z-bracket, as well), and then I was able to break the rods loose. Once that was done, everything else was super easy. I wish the front sway bar had moved that easily!

Made me think of working on cars with my dad. Good memories -- and a sense of accomplishment. Thanks for the inspiration go out to you, Jerry, Dino and many others who've contributed!

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Always happy to help, glad you got the job done! You might want to check the sway bar mounting bolts, two of mine were loose. Jerry took his sway bars loose and lubricated the bushings, I havenít done this but itís on my list of things to do. Youíre going to be glad you did the CHF, makes a BIG difference in how the coach drives and handles passing semiís. Now, go out and have FUN!!!
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Old 07-03-2018, 01:25 PM   #3225
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Looks good Dino! Should work great! Just remember to stop after a few miles and recheck the straps, they tend to loosen up!

Roger that Dave!!!

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Old 07-03-2018, 01:27 PM   #3226
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I appreciate it, Dave. I was able to get my hand and the impact wr up in there, loosened up the lower nut (it's on a z-bracket, as well), and then I was able to break the rods loose. Once that was done, everything else was super easy. I wish the front sway bar had moved that easily!

Made me think of working on cars with my dad. Good memories -- and a sense of accomplishment. Thanks for the inspiration go out to you, Jerry, Dino and many others who've contributed!

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Well done Kent and you are very welcome...pass on what you have learned!!

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Old 07-04-2018, 03:11 AM   #3227
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Hmmm. Something doesnt look right

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Old 07-04-2018, 03:46 AM   #3228
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Hmmm. Something doesnt look right

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What the heck! Are those Sumo? Looks like some glue came loose (?) Any sounds that let you know something was wrong? I hope it didn't effect your trip back home.

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Old 07-04-2018, 04:07 AM   #3229
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:23 AM   #3230
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Yep sumos. Didnt hear a thing
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:25 AM   #3231
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And disregard the second pick. I found the sumo damage while replacing the zerk fitting by the front axel. Couldnt get the stock one grease gun wouldnt fit. So the pic is the replacement 90* zerk

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Old 07-04-2018, 11:28 AM   #3232
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Sure makes me want to go buy a set of Sumo’s, NOT!!!
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Old 07-04-2018, 04:34 PM   #3233
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I may be completely off base here but when I was looking at the Sumos for the front of our 2018 29M they were a 2 piece design which seems it would have eliminated the possibility of this happening. Any chance these could be the wrong part for your application?
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Old 07-04-2018, 05:51 PM   #3234
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I may be completely off base here but when I was looking at the Sumos for the front of our 2018 29M they were a 2 piece design which seems it would have eliminated the possibility of this happening. Any chance these could be the wrong part for your application?
Not according to sumos website. I got the part number from them

They do make several different kind of springs

Thats a question ill be asking them tomorrow
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Old 07-04-2018, 07:48 PM   #3235
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I may be completely off base here but when I was looking at the Sumos for the front of our 2018 29M they were a 2 piece design which seems it would have eliminated the possibility of this happening. Any chance these could be the wrong part for your application?
They changed the design early this year to a 2 part design, probably because of issues like Jerry experienced. I think they owe him a new set, and maybe some installation credit.
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Old 07-04-2018, 08:04 PM   #3236
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They changed the design early this year to a 2 part design, probably because of issues like Jerry experienced. I think they owe him a new set, and maybe some installation credit.
I dont need installation credit because my time isnt worth anything

BUT I do want the new sumos. Hopefully they are a stand up company and do the right thing by sending me the new system.

Ill let you guys know what happens after I talk to them tomorrow


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Should have posted this earlier.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to everyone!!! Have a safe and happy 4th wherever you may be!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!
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Old 07-04-2018, 09:23 PM   #3238
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Should have posted this earlier.

HAPPY INDEPENDENCE DAY to everyone!!! Have a safe and happy 4th wherever you may be!

GOD BLESS AMERICA!!!!!!
The same goes to you! Already saw a fun small-town parade this morning, now back for some hot dogs for a light lunch before flat top burgers later this evening. And who knows, maybe some good local beer!

This is a great time to be with family and friends and we are blessed to live in this country.

Happy Independence Day, everyone!

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halfprice, Other than the obvious how did the Sumo's help? I am considering them for my 29M to see if they smooth out the ride and help with handling. I was thinking about trying them on just the front first. Hopefully they will not raise the front because as you know the rear already sits pretty low. Sometimes I hold my breath when I see railroad crossings ahead. I already did the CHF and added Safe-T-Plus. Thanks in advance.
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