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Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 11-07-2017, 10:30 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,150
Posted By 23U_2016
E450 Heavy Duty Sway Bar

Yes I did.
Here is a link to what I installed:
1997-2017 Ford E40 & E450 Super Duty Cut-A-Way Chassis - REAR Sway Bar (1 1/2 diameter) [7180] | $262.49 | SD Truck Springs | Leaf Springs, Helper...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 11-04-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 4,150
Posted By 23U_2016
I second everything he said. My Four Winds 23U...

I second everything he said. My Four Winds 23U handles great with the camber adjustment, proper tire pressure according to weight and the addition of a heavy duty bolt on rear sway bar. The sway bar...
Forum: Class C and Super C Motorhomes 11-04-2017, 08:38 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 5,487
Posted By 23U_2016
I bought a new Four Winds 23U last June. Drove 60...

I bought a new Four Winds 23U last June. Drove 60 on I81 and when a truck passed doing 75 it threw me all over. White knuckle. I added a sway bar on the rear. Easy bolt on job. Heavy duty. That...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-10-2017, 11:38 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,860
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000-lb Trailer Hitch Summary

The following is a summary of the 27 replies which were viewed 728 times when I posted my opinion in the post titled “8,000-lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000-lb Towing”



The...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-09-2017, 06:00 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000 lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000 lb Towing -Updated Info

In 2000, the DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION , National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, ruled, in response to hitch failure complaints, that the consumers needed to be better informed as follows:...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-09-2017, 10:04 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
I sent the President of Thor certified letters...

I sent the President of Thor certified letters twice. Eventually, Thor customer service calls me and tells me I am wrong. So much for any higher up involvement. I am glad to hear Indiana has a lemon...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-09-2017, 02:26 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
You are right on. Here is what Ford says: ...

You are right on. Here is what Ford says:

"Do not allow the final trailer tongue weight to go above or below 10-15% of the loaded trailer weight." page 101, 2016 E Series Owner's Manual, placed...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-09-2017, 02:12 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
You have an excellent position. I hope Thor...

You have an excellent position.
I hope Thor responds and provides you with a replacement RV on an E450 chassis.
Despite my towing problem with Thor, I do believe that the Four Winds 23U on the...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-08-2017, 01:17 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
Sorry to hear that. When we were looking last...

Sorry to hear that. When we were looking last year, I accidently found a V10 23U on an E350 chassis. As you know, Thor doers not have any specification or brochure that discloses that. That was just...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-07-2017, 06:16 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000 lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000 lb Towing

You are not even in the same arena as you have superimposed the far bigger RV extensions with the 23U model. The 23U (23') is on a Ford made 158" chassis, i.e. no Thor cut and weld extensions, and...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-07-2017, 09:42 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000 lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000 lb Towing

Well this has certainly been an interesting thread. However you slice it, Thor could have done a better job in the advertising. The onus is on them not me. It is their product and they apparently...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-06-2017, 09:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
Come on now. When Thor advertises an 8,000lb...

Come on now. When Thor advertises an 8,000lb hitch they mean for you to believe you can tow any trailer up to 8,000-lbs. We all understand the GVCWR and if that says okay for 8,000-lbs then we expect...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-06-2017, 05:43 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000 lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000 lb Towing

The hitch is rated at 8,000-lb but that is impossible with the 500-lb tongue weight rating. That is like advertising an eight cylinder car that only can run on 5 cylinders. Safe towing requires a...
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-06-2017, 02:22 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
This unit is on the E450 chassis and can easily...

This unit is on the E450 chassis and can easily tow 8,000-lb based on the GVWR and the unit weight. The only limitation is the 8,000-lb hitch advertisement as it is not an 8,000-lb hitch.
Forum: Towing | Hitches and Toads 05-06-2017, 12:44 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 7,127
Posted By 23U_2016
8,000 lb Trailer Hitch For 23U Cannot Be Used For 8,000 lb Towing

My 2016 Thor Motor Coach 23U was advertised as having an 8,000 pound hitch. The brochure stated “8,000-lb Trailer Hitch with 7-pin Round Connector” (direct quote).
Under no circumstances can the...
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