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Old 04-28-2014, 11:16 AM   #51
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Thereís a cheaper fix than buying/installing Hellwigs.
Iím going to give it an acronym CLF (Cheap Leveling Fix).

The tech at the factory doesnít care how high the MH is off the ground when leveled, he just gets it level and sets it at that point.

The back wheels were almost of the ground and the fronts were when we bought.
I reset the level point to a much lower position, now if the site is even close to level I donít even have to use leveling blocks to keep 4 on the ground.

Yíall might want to try the CLF before investing in Hellwigs, worked for us.
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Old 04-28-2014, 11:52 AM   #52
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Thereís a cheaper fix than buying/installing Hellwigs.
Iím going to give it an acronym CLF (Cheap Leveling Fix).

The tech at the factory doesnít care how high the MH is off the ground when leveled, he just gets it level and sets it at that point.

The back wheels were almost of the ground and the fronts were when we bought.
I reset the level point to a much lower position, now if the site is even close to level I donít even have to use leveling blocks to keep 4 on the ground.

Yíall might want to try the CLF before investing in Hellwigs, worked for us.
The problem is that let's say the normal tire drop in the front is 10". If you do the CHF and keep the stock links, it will reduce that drop by at least 40%. Even if I do a manual level to keep raising the coach to a minimum, most of the time the front wheels will come off the ground.
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Old 04-28-2014, 06:06 PM   #53
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I still can't figure out how to move links to get bolts out. Maybe on the 2014 chassis need helwigs. What are the part numbers for front and rear. ????
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My coach tracks all over the road. Trucks pass and I want to change lanes. Steering wheel is not centered and it just wanders all over the lane over 63 mph.
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:25 PM   #55
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I still can't figure out how to move links to get bolts out. Maybe on the 2014 chassis need helwigs. What are the part numbers for front and rear. ????
Not sure what you are asking. See picture below for reference. The sway bar has two holes (positions). Originally the end link (the one with the threads) was on the hole on the right as you look at the photo. All you have to do is remove that bolt and swing the end link to the hole on the left. The end link on the photo is a Hellwig adjustable link hence the threads. If you use the original end links, they are not adjustable, so by moving them to the other hole it will move the sway bar up. That's what causes the sway bar to hit the leaf springs. Please note that this is only in the front. You can do the same to the rear without a problem. The Hellwig part number I got is 7962.


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Old 04-28-2014, 07:30 PM   #56
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My coach tracks all over the road. Trucks pass and I want to change lanes. Steering wheel is not centered and it just wanders all over the lane over 63 mph.
Your coach definitely needs an alignment. Do the CHF front and back. Don't worry too much about using longer end links in the front for now. Get the coach aligned and take it for a spin. I'm willing to bet that you will be happy after that. You can also make it even nicer if you add a rear trak bar.
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Old 04-28-2014, 10:38 PM   #57
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I also have the 351 2014, can you post some pics of your sway bars in new bolt locations? Did you have to use the hell wig links people are talking about?
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No, I did the stock and just moved the links to the holes as ALparmer suggested so mine are just his Pics except stock both rear and front (piece of cake). Big difference driving it, much better handling. I also ordered the Tiger Trak TT2401 but it came with the wrong brackets and get this Blue Ox is sending me a whole new kit because they don't have extra brackets in stock......can't wait to get my hands on it, install it and drive our GT 351.........
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No, I did the stock and just moved the links to the holes as ALparmer suggested so mine are just his Pics except stock both rear and front (piece of cake). Big difference driving it, much better handling. I also ordered the Tiger Trak TT2401 but it came with the wrong brackets and get this Blue Ox is sending me a whole new kit because they don't have extra brackets in stock......can't wait to get my hands on it, install it and drive our GT 351.........
Let me know how the install goes. I received the right kit, but for some reason the bar was a little bit longer and needed to be cut in order to fit between the brackets. Not sure if it will be the same case with yours. Ours is a 2014 coach, but not sure what year the frame is. It is probably a 12 or 13 since we bought it last October.
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Let me know how the install goes. I received the right kit, but for some reason the bar was a little bit longer and needed to be cut in order to fit between the brackets. Not sure if it will be the same case with yours. Ours is a 2014 coach, but not sure what year the frame is. It is probably a 12 or 13 since we bought it last October.
I sure will, once I get. I'm just a bit leery of the fact that they first sent me the right model with wrong brackets, which leads me to believe they are not keeping up with models. Ours is 2013 which could be a 11 or 12.

how big of a ride difference was after installing it?
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Pretty sure the Santa Ana's we get regularly out here (in fact as I speak at 70mph gusts) are much worse than anything you experience in the midwest! - I lived in the Detroit area for 30 years and never experienced winds like we have out here - but for sure don't miss the cold, snow & salt!).

I did a little research on the 2014 F53 frame (which I have) and ours comes equip'd with a front track bar, wondering if this is why mine seems to handle well stock? Did the pre 2014's have this front track bar?
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