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Old 01-18-2013, 11:05 PM   #11
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Iggy, you need to go to ford and have all new brackets and bolts replaced, I had one side tightened up and they still worked loose. My ford dealer stated that the original bolts are a fraction too long and need to be replaced. The rubber bushing can fall out if it works loose before you find it on a trip. Just peace of mind to have it all new, at no cost to you. Your call, just recommending, btw mine have been fine since replacement.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:15 PM   #12
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Iggy, you need to go to ford and have all new brackets and bolts replaced, I had one side tightened up and they still worked loose. My ford dealer stated that the original bolts are a fraction too long and need to be replaced. The rubber bushing can fall out if it works loose before you find it on a trip. Just peace of mind to have it all new, at no cost to you. Your call, just recommending, btw mine have been fine since replacement.
Thanks copsuno but we are heading out Sunday for a long trip. I will keep a close eye on it. If it comes loose I will find a Ford commercial truck dealer.

I was looking for the Ford TSB onthe bolt but can't find anything I can print out.
Do you have any good links to a page that says and shows the information?
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:36 PM   #13
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Iggy I do not have a printed version, the bolt length is what my dealer told me, the TSB is active though and dealership had to order all the parts, as all have stated though the replacement is free. When I first contacted Ford about this, on a Saturday, I was called back by a Tech from the company who told me that I could still drive without the sway bar, and I told him I could but I would not.
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Old 01-18-2013, 11:51 PM   #14
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Latest Technical Service Bulletins of Ford F-53
2011 Ford F-53 rear suspension service bulletin (Bulletin TSB-12-6-1)

Bulletin Date:Jun. 1, 2012 Component: Rear suspension Bulletin Summary: Ford: on some motorhomes, the rear stabilizer bar bushing bracket may have loose or broken bolts, resulting in noise from rear of chassis. Vehicles covered in this TSB:
  • 2009 Ford F-53
  • 2011 Ford F-53
  • 2009 Ford F-59
  • 2011 Ford F-59
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Old 02-23-2013, 12:43 PM   #15
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Just got back from my long 6,000 mile trip to Florida. I have found that my passemgers side rear swaybar bracket bolts started coming loose and had to tighten them up about 10 times during my trip.
The MH is now at Ford and they are correcting whatevere the TSB says to do. They said they are getting replacement bots ordered from Ford.

We should get it back by Wedneday next week and start getting ready for our next trip south of the border.
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Old 03-31-2013, 10:17 AM   #16
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More swaybars coming loose

Well this is still popping up for many who have 2011 or 2012 F-53 Ford chassis.
Everyone should take a look in the rear swaybar condition and not loose or broken bolts or clamps.
Please check.
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Old 06-02-2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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After getting back from vacation last week I rolled around under our Georgetown and found the loose bracket on the passenger side missing a bolt and nut. I pulled the remainng nut and bolt out and noticed thenit had a special sholder and headed to my Ford Dealer. I was told by the service manager that the Motorhome Dealer is supposed to check F53 chassis Motorhomes when they receive them for this during dealer prep; ours pre-daes the TSB so our dealer probablydid not have that info whe we bought new in August 2011. By-the-way this is covered under the 3 year 36000mile Ford Warranty.
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Old 06-03-2013, 09:47 PM   #18
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After getting back from vacation last week I rolled around under our Georgetown and found the loose bracket on the passenger side missing a bolt and nut. I pulled the remainng nut and bolt out and noticed thenit had a special sholder and headed to my Ford Dealer. I was told by the service manager that the Motorhome Dealer is supposed to check F53 chassis Motorhomes when they receive them for this during dealer prep; ours pre-daes the TSB so our dealer probablydid not have that info whe we bought new in August 2011. By-the-way this is covered under the 3 year 36000mile Ford Warranty.
Great!
All Georgetown owners should check the sway bars regularly.
Did they replace the bushings?
So far Ford has taken care of this under warranty.
I thought Ford would have released a statement by now but nothing other than that letter of warning for a few year models.
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:15 PM   #19
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Would someone mind posting a picture of what I should be looking for. Newbie here. Thanks!
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Old 06-03-2013, 10:21 PM   #20
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Check the CHASSIS year of manufacture, not your motor-home. Usually a year earlier.
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