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Old 10-02-2016, 02:18 PM   #1
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Any Georgetown 351 owners?

I would like to know if you are satisfied with the stock ride. Many owners of these motorhomes featuring the Ford chassis in the V-10 have felt the need to add additional sway bars or steering stabilizers to get a comfortable ride w/o the white knuckle experience. Just checking to see how your experience with the original factory chassis on this Georgetown has been?
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:04 AM   #2
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I had the front end aligned, made sure tire pressure was correct, and did the cheap handling fix. I am very happy with the ride and handling in my 351. CHF made a huge improvement without investing in other parts.
Don't know if it's still considered stock with the CHF though.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:50 AM   #3
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Did the same as cjd, no issues. Only other thing that was worth every penny was to get a 5 star tune.
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Old 10-03-2016, 08:27 AM   #4
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The CHF is free and made a big improvement.

Remember....it's a motorhome not a Ferrari. If you're in a hurry and expecting performance and handling for being in a hurry, maybe take the car.

Seriously....sit back and enjoy a more leisurely pace. It's not that bad.
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Old 10-03-2016, 09:39 AM   #5
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I would like to know if you are satisfied with the stock ride. Many owners of these motorhomes featuring the Ford chassis in the V-10 have felt the need to add additional sway bars or steering stabilizers to get a comfortable ride w/o the white knuckle experience. Just checking to see how your experience with the original factory chassis on this Georgetown has been?
What year is your Georgetown?
If it's new you may want Forest River to do a front end alignment ASAP because they only do that within the first few months only.
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What year is your Georgetown?
If it's new you may want Forest River to do a front end alignment ASAP because they only do that within the first few months only.

Haven't purchased yet. Still
Shopping for the right fit for us.
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I had the front end aligned, made sure tire pressure was correct, and did the cheap handling fix. I am very happy with the ride and handling in my 351. CHF made a huge improvement without investing in other parts.
Don't know if it's still considered stock with the CHF though.
Can you explain the process of the CHF?
I've heard it mentioned, but never heard an explanation of what it entails?
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This is a pretty good link on the process of the cheap handling fix which is for any F53 chassis.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/cheap...fix-72335.html
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Haven't purchased yet. Still
Shopping for the right fit for us.
Kind of hard to get a true feeling of how it's going to handle if test driving a new one that is probably out of alignment and may or may not have the correct tire pressure. Don't know about others but my coach rides and handles much better when fully loaded with fuel, water, and personal stuff.
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Old 10-03-2016, 06:51 PM   #10
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I don't have a Georgetown 351, I have the 280. After two years we got tired of the rough and noisy ride and had Sumo Springs and struts installed. The $1600 cost was WELL WORTH the expense. The ride is much smoother and quieter and we have much better control in windy conditions and passing big rigs.
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