Originally Posted by Joe-FL
Can't wait to hear more about what you two have done to "increase the drive-ability" of your coach and what your newest quest will be to make the front end more comfortable. My buddy and I are doing the CHF (cheap handling fix) in about an hour at his house (he has a large level concrete RV pad). My future plans include having the front end aligned, front Safe-T install, and possibly Firestone air bags on the rear. What say ye?
I could not do the CHF in the front, because the sway bar links were hitting the springs. I will install an adapter plate that will take care of this (the kind of plate can be seen in the original CHF thread in the other big forum). I am also ready for a front end alignment and an increase of the caster to it's max possible setting (that keeps the steering more centered, even my steer safe is not doing that very well).
I have to get to a CAT scale to find out what the exact weight of my frost end is, and this information will help me to make a decision what I need to do to soften the front ride more. The cheapest an quickest solution for me would be to weight the front end down more by welding steel plates to the front bumper. My guesstimation is that I need about 400 extra pounds there. On the other hand, driving 400 more pounds through the country side will not necessarily improve the fuel economy, and softer springs may be the better solution in the long run.
What do you expect from the air bags in the rear? As far as I know, they would only help if your rear end is sagging, and may increase the stability a little. I found that the rear track bar really helped to keep the house part on top of the wheels, and make the ride more stable.