Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-14-2016, 12:28 AM   #231
Senior Member
 
benagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally Posted by Total Loss View Post
Are they gas charged?
Do they push out to full extension when not mounted?
If they are- they may make the rig pull slightly until they break in.
If they are not gas charged- they should not make your rig pull to either side.
Check your air pressures.

Yes it does push out when not mounted. Thought that me be the problem. Surprised that little bit of pressure could make a 14000 lb vehicle pull.
__________________

__________________
1968 tent trailer
1985 Jamboree 23 ft
1997 Minnie Winnie 25 Ft
2016 Forester 3171DS (ordered March & arrived June 2015)
benagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-14-2016, 09:38 AM   #232
Senior Member
 
Total Loss's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 441
Quote:
Originally Posted by benagi View Post
Yes it does push out when not mounted. Thought that me be the problem. Surprised that little bit of pressure could make a 14000 lb vehicle pull.
Add some air to the left front tire.
Or let some out of the rt front until it eases up.
Try 2 or 3 lbs.

I don't know why they gas pressurize a steering stabilizer.
Doesn't seem right.
__________________

__________________
"If you are going through hell..keep going"
W. Churchill
Total Loss is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-15-2016, 12:38 AM   #233
Senior Member
 
benagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally Posted by Total Loss View Post
Add some air to the left front tire.
Or let some out of the rt front until it eases up.
Try 2 or 3 lbs.

I don't know why they gas pressurize a steering stabilizer.
Doesn't seem right.

Good idea . Thx for the info.
__________________
1968 tent trailer
1985 Jamboree 23 ft
1997 Minnie Winnie 25 Ft
2016 Forester 3171DS (ordered March & arrived June 2015)
benagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2016, 11:31 AM   #234
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,203
Had the front sway bar installed this morning, they striped both of the small rear bolts up front. Now I have to figure out who's going to fix it. I may have to remove the bumper myself and attach nuts.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 2 trips 5 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2016, 04:41 PM   #235
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,203
Thank you Benagi!

My local Ford dealer wouldn't touch the striped swaybar bolts and referred me to an Axle suspension shop and they wouldn't either and referred me to another shop and they said maybe. So I decided to see how difficult it would be to remove the front bumper as Benagi had the same issue. I easily removed the 4 bolts for the shroud cover and the 4 large bolts for the bumper. As you can see in the photos there is plenty of room to get a lock nut and socket in there. Ran to the hardware store and picked up some 10mm course locknuts. Installed the nuts on the 2 bolts and rechecked the steering stabilizer bolt that had striped a few weeks ago. Reinstalled the bumper and we are done!
Thanks so much for the tip Benagi!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1942.JPG
Views:	36
Size:	114.2 KB
ID:	120416   Click image for larger version

Name:	IMG_1943.JPG
Views:	40
Size:	80.5 KB
ID:	120417  
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 2 trips 5 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2016, 06:47 PM   #236
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by Sagecoachdriver View Post
Had the front sway bar installed this morning, they striped both of the small rear bolts up front. Now I have to figure out who's going to fix it. I may have to remove the bumper myself and attach nuts.
Do you think they stripped the bolts as a result of using a impact wrench to tighten them as opposed to hand tightening them with a torque wrench? I'm going to be replacing both sway bars this weekend and noticed that the Hellwig front bar instructions do not have a torque table but the rear bar does.
__________________
newRVer is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2016, 08:34 PM   #237
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by newRVer View Post
Do you think they stripped the bolts as a result of using a impact wrench to tighten them as opposed to hand tightening them with a torque wrench? I'm going to be replacing both sway bars this weekend and noticed that the Hellwig front bar instructions do not have a torque table but the rear bar does.
They used an impact wrench. I used a ratchet wrench with the lock nuts.
Not sure what to set a torque wrench to since the thread are striped.
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 2 trips 5 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-16-2016, 10:51 PM   #238
Senior Member
 
Sagecoachdriver's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Location: Southern California
Posts: 1,203
Quote:
Originally Posted by newRVer View Post
Do you think they stripped the bolts as a result of using a impact wrench to tighten them as opposed to hand tightening them with a torque wrench? I'm going to be replacing both sway bars this weekend and noticed that the Hellwig front bar instructions do not have a torque table but the rear bar does.
Helwigs 7718 and 7180? Let us know how it goes, especially the rear. Good luck!
__________________
2004 Winnebago Minnie 22e(went to a nice family Oct 3, 2015)
2016 Forester 2701DS (Aug 31, 2015)
2017 Camping 2 trips 5 nights
Sagecoachdriver is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 12:15 AM   #239
Senior Member
 
benagi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Utah
Posts: 525
Quote:
Originally Posted by newRVer View Post
Do you think they stripped the bolts as a result of using a impact wrench to tighten them as opposed to hand tightening them with a torque wrench? I'm going to be replacing both sway bars this weekend and noticed that the Hellwig front bar instructions do not have a torque table but the rear bar does.

Newrver, check out my post # 202 in this thread . Those rear bolts go thru a threaded frame with very few threads and strip very easy with just a 3/8 inch ratchet and not much pressure . Good luck with your install. Those Hellwig sway bars are well worth it.
__________________
1968 tent trailer
1985 Jamboree 23 ft
1997 Minnie Winnie 25 Ft
2016 Forester 3171DS (ordered March & arrived June 2015)
benagi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-17-2016, 07:37 AM   #240
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2015
Location: NJ
Posts: 304
Quote:
Originally Posted by benagi View Post
Newrver, check out my post # 202 in this thread . Those rear bolts go thru a threaded frame with very few threads and strip very easy with just a 3/8 inch ratchet and not much pressure . Good luck with your install. Those Hellwig sway bars are well worth it.
Thanks! I will be paying attention to that.
__________________

__________________
newRVer is online now   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 07:08 AM.