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Old 01-29-2015, 12:26 AM   #1
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Miramar 34.2 Modifications

Just bought a Miramar 34.2 and was wondering if anyone out here has one and has made handling modifications? I won't receive it until early April, but want to make sure I have the right equipment installed before I go pick it up (880 mile ride home). I want to put in the safe-t-plus steering control and was wondering if I needed a track bar for stability. Anyone have suggestions?

Any help is appreciated!
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Old 01-30-2015, 11:51 AM   #2
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CHF and lowered tire pressures to match actual weights. Drives/handles on most roads quite well. Good luck with the new rig.
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Old 06-24-2015, 09:10 PM   #3
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I've had my Miramar 34.2 for about 2 months, and noticed the wandering and big truck push on the first trip. Could not take my hands off the wheel or look away in wind/storms or with heavy truck traffic.

I decided to do the CHF which I did today. The Sway Bars on the 15 F53 chasis are huge at 1.5 inches thick. I had to use a small piston jack to raise the bars up to bolt the back setting hole on the sway bars. I have not taken it on the road, but I am hopeing for vast improvements in drivability.

I have not weighed the coach loaded. Anyone know where to do that? Weigh Station on the Highway? Guess I'd stop and ask them for a courtessy weigh?

Also, I dont know if the dealer aligned, but I'll take it to my Ford dealer close by that has a big truck shop, and ask them to check/align the front end.

Just wanted to give those considering the CHF a heads up. The sway bars are stout. Did not lengthen the front tie rods, just moved them back, jacked the bars up a bit, and slid the bolt and Z Bracket bolts in, torqued em down and that was all. Took me about an hour per axle. For those doing it, put the drivers side rear Z bracket bolt (reversed) on first, then the passangers side. Maybe my driveway was not level, but that was a pain to start that over again.

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Old 06-24-2015, 09:16 PM   #4
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I have not weighed the coach loaded. Anyone know where to do that? Weigh Station on the Highway? Guess I'd stop and ask them for a courtessy weigh?
Try CAT Scale they are all over the US.
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