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Old 02-04-2016, 06:04 PM   #1
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2016 Georgetown 364TSF Cheap handling fix

I took delivery of my 2016 364 TSF in Ottawa on a very cold January 29th. I drove home to Montreal in 30 KM head winds and many passing 18 wheelers.

I have to say that the 364 handled it with aplomb. I never even felt the 18 wheelers and the ride was very comfortable. While I did feel the winds effect, I never felt out of control or even perturbed. The 6 speed tranny and 2016 chassis was extremely easy and relaxing to drive.

The one negative is the rather copious amount of steering input needed. I am not sure if that was the wind or something else but it was a little tiring after some time.

I brought it to have the alignment checked before I stored it but was dead on so I had them do the CHF while I was there.

The rig immediately felt more 'sure footed'. The lean was drastically reduced but I can't say if the ride was harsher, it felt just as cozy to me. I certainly need a few more hours driving to say for sure and my wife will need to chime in, but so far so good.

The side to side rocking was also (and obviously) reduced and it did not seem to need as much steering input, but then agin, there was no wind. It could be that the rocking pulled the rig left and right as it swung back and forth. I am NOT an experienced Motorhome driver so it could be inexperience talking.

The only negative is that the sway bar bushings make a lot more noise in the cold. I plan on installing aftermarket poly bushings so that should help.

Next mod, trac bar and steering stabilizer. I will do one at a time and report back. Unfortunately that will only be around May.
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I have been thinking of doing the Roadmaster sway bars, front and back, but will wait until after our March trip to FL. I only have one trip under my belt so far, and that was just from OH to NC and back. Didn't have any problems, with the exception of 1 time, when a truck pulling tandems passed me doing about 85 on a rainy night and it felt like the back end let loose. I kept calm, reduced speed, held it straight, and pulled over at next rest area to empty my pants.
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Try a track bar before the sway bars. A friend of mine makes them for $285.00 USD, I will be putting one in as soon as it comes out in April.

By the way, the dealer told me to store it with jacks up but most people say down.

Whats the right way?
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Try a track bar before the sway bars. A friend of mine makes them for $285.00 USD, I will be putting one in as soon as it comes out in April.

By the way, the dealer told me to store it with jacks up but most people say down.

Whats the right way?
I don't put my jacks down. But I do get it out and drive it around every couple weeks or so, just to rotate the tires a bit.
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Thanks!
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Kinda figure that my vehicles have spent their entire lives with the wheels down, it's not going to hurt my GTown.
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CHF

I have a 2014 335 and did the CHF it helped but I also bought the brackets to add steering stabilizer but not the 400 dollar stabilizer I bought the Monroe stabilizer shock for 50 put it on being careful to center it and have been using it for months with no problem and it helps with the constant steering corrections.
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OK, I give. What is a CHF.
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Old 02-05-2016, 02:03 PM   #10
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OK, I give. What is a CHF.
It is called cheap handling fix because all you do is move your sway bar suspension links to the second hole on your sway bar.

If you google CHF or 'cheap handling fix' there are numerous and detailed threads on it.

Nothing to buy and It is something you can do yourself.
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