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Old 05-05-2019, 02:39 AM   #161
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Okay I'll have to ask . What is CHF ?
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Old 05-05-2019, 02:42 AM   #162
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Okay I'll have to ask . What is CHF ?


Cheap handling fix. Google it.
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Old 05-05-2019, 03:46 AM   #163
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moving the anti sway bar attaching point from the front hole to the rear home

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Old 05-05-2019, 04:04 AM   #164
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That's what I did, thanks .
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Old 05-05-2019, 05:21 PM   #165
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Out of balance

Bought a almost-new 2018 26B last yr (2,000 mi). Since day one has been lopsided about 1-1/4Ē. I believe with fresh tank, generator and propane tank on left side it makes sense. Anybody else have this issue and how can I correct?
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Old 05-05-2019, 06:29 PM   #166
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moving the anti sway bar attaching point from the front hole to the rear home

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Yes , quite a few videos on YouTube ,
I'm on it. Thanks.
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Old 05-06-2019, 12:50 AM   #167
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Bought a almost-new 2018 26B last yr (2,000 mi). Since day one has been lopsided about 1-1/4Ē. I believe with fresh tank, generator and propane tank on left side it makes sense. Anybody else have this issue and how can I correct?


My Freedom Elite listed a bit for the same reason. While in for alignment I asked my truck suspension guy and he said he could fix it by adding a small helper spring on the low side. Would have cost about $100. But he said itís purely a cosmetic thing. Has no impact on anything operationally. Itís just the angle of the box on the chassis not the chassis itself. I decided not to worry about it and subsequently have noticed that lots of RVs lean. I just never noticed until it was mine.
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Old 05-06-2019, 05:56 AM   #168
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So, I just got my new (to me) Thor 27.2 ACE. I got under it today, thinking I could do the CHF. This was the front bar. However, the links are about 2" short to connect with the proximal (inboard) hole on the stock sway bar. I saw on a forum that I could get Hellwig 7962 adjustable links. They're about $125. Here's my questions:



Is the CHF essentially equivalent to putting on a new sway bar? The Roadmaster is $500+. If it's better, I'll put out the cash for that rather than spend less and have less improved results.



Is the situation the same for the rear links?



I plan to put on a track bar and SafeTPlus stabilizer as well. I was hoping that the CHF, steering stabilizer, and track bar would significantly improve things.



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Off to Rich's house in the morning to install everything, rear track bar, safe t plus, and chf

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Old 05-06-2019, 10:52 PM   #169
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I finally got around to doing the front CHF today and also installed my Roadmaster Reflex steering stabilizer. Didnít have time for a road test but will tomorrow. I used Halfprices technique - with his kind help (thanks Jerry!). Easy to do. Did the rear CHF a few weeks ago when I replaced the broken sway bar bracket. I havenít been unhappy with my machines handling but always open to improvement.Click image for larger version

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Old 05-06-2019, 10:55 PM   #170
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I finally got around to doing the front CHF today and also installed my Roadmaster Reflex steering stabilizer. Didnít have time for a road test but will tomorrow. I used Halfprices technique - with his kind help (thanks Jerry!). Easy to do. Did the rear CHF a few weeks ago when I replaced the broken sway bar bracket. I havenít been unhappy with my machines handling but always open to improvement.Attachment 17155


Jerry is a good guy. I wish he lived in Houston. My to do list is very long.
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:10 AM   #171
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Jerry is a good guy. I wish he lived in Houston. My to do list is very long.


He does seem to be! Hope to meet him one day on the road.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:58 AM   #172
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hope to meet you and Jeff one day also

Jeff Amarillo is calling you!!!!


So I went to Rich's house today. First was the rear track bar and first problem

Who ever installed the bolts on the sway bar bracket cross threaded one of them

We drove to Ace Hardware and they had the tap to fix the threads. Took a while to fix the threads but we got it done. Other than that rear track bar was pretty straight forward. We did the chf while reconnecting the sway bar to the links


Next was the safe t plus install. Again pretty straight forward. Having 6 inch ramps to lift the front end really helped
Think I only hit my head 5 or 6 times

Last to do was front chf. Rich bought the helwig adjustable links. Pain in the ass. Removing the top bolts, pass side mainly, was the pain. We pressed off the original bushings with the intent of putting them in the new links but that didn't work out. So we ended up using the bushings that came with the new links. They are to wide so we needed to cut them down a bit. Once that was done the new links are pretty nice

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Old 05-07-2019, 05:01 AM   #173
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Oh yeah and I'm exhausted. Not used to this manual labor stuff

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Old 05-07-2019, 05:30 AM   #174
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Iím tired too, and Jerry did 90% of the work!! I put in 200W of solar on Saturday and wired the new inverter into the plugs, and installed a TPMS. With the suspension upgrades, thx to Jerry, Iím fairly ready to hit the road for July Montana fly fishing. Adding a new camera monitor first, a big improvement.
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Old 05-07-2019, 06:16 AM   #175
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Iím tired too, and Jerry did 90% of the work!! I put in 200W of solar on Saturday and wired the new inverter into the plugs, and installed a TPMS. With the suspension upgrades, thx to Jerry, Iím fairly ready to hit the road for July Montana fly fishing. Adding a new camera monitor first, a big improvement.
get that camera monitor and I'll watch you install it when I get back from my fishing trip
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Old 05-07-2019, 12:16 PM   #176
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Getting ready to do the same Track Bar on my 29M. Were you able to do it without jacking up the coach??
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Old 05-07-2019, 01:53 PM   #177
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So, Richguess, speaking of a TPMS, how do you install those? Do they just screw onto the valve stems? Is there another system that you have installed by a tire shop inside the rims? Pros and cons to either system?
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Old 05-07-2019, 02:19 PM   #178
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So, Richguess, speaking of a TPMS, how do you install those? Do they just screw onto the valve stems? Is there another system that you have installed by a tire shop inside the rims? Pros and cons to either system?


They just screw on the valve stems. Iíve not found any internal senders but would like to at my next tire change. You can get the screw on senders with air pass through (can add air without removing the sender) or without this feature. I chose the latter because Iíve heard they are less prone to leaking and removal is no more difficult than removing a regular cap. Youíd think there would be a need to rebalance he wheels but I didnít and have had no problems. If you are worried about it you could add a half ounce weight opposite the sender. Iím also a strong proponent of dually valves which avoid the frustrations of flexible extenders and put both valves on the outside wheel. Easy peasy.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:03 PM   #179
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Lockchuck92, is the front sterling stabilizer something you got from the place you bought your MH? I'm wondering when I buy my ACE later this year if this is something I tell the dealer to add before I pickup my MH? I've see too many youtube videos of MH with front tire blow out and the rigs are uncontrollable.
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Old 05-07-2019, 04:34 PM   #180
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Getting ready to do the same Track Bar on my 29M. Were you able to do it without jacking up the coach??
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Yes it can be done without raising the rear. But it more difficult to move around under there

We drove his up on 6 inch wooden ramps

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