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Old 06-11-2017, 08:26 PM   #1
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cheap handling fix on my new Georgetown 30x3

After a lot of reading I decided to do the CHF on my new 30x3. When doing the rear, the rod that you reposition to the second hole had a lot of resistance on it. When I did the front, they moved pretty freely, but the back one I felt like I was pushing against the bushing to get them back there. I tried loosing the top to see if they would move more easily, but it had no impact. Anyone else experience this when doing this modification?

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Old 06-11-2017, 11:10 PM   #2
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If the motorhome is not on level ground it may have some resistance on one side as it is being used.
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Old 07-10-2017, 06:46 PM   #3
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Did you complete the project? What do you think? Was there a big improvement?
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:01 PM   #4
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I hadn't driven my coach much before doing the CHF. I did it fairly promptly after getting my coach based on the recommendations of this forum so I may not be a good judge. We went from Richmond VA up to PA for the Gettysburg FROG rally and it was windy and I felt like I had to really drive the unit. I could really feel it, so I would have hate to seen it without the change.

I just added the RoadMaster Steering Stabilizer this weekend, that that feels like it has had a good impact.
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:43 PM   #5
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Did you get an alignment?
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Old 07-10-2017, 07:53 PM   #6
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I did not. I called Forest River about paying for an alignment (because I saw on the forums that they would typically agree to that) and the guy there said that they added an alignment machine in October of 2016 and said they do alignments before they leave the factory now. My paperwork for my coach included an alignment report and the unit doesn't not pull in one direction, so alignment seems good.
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Old 07-10-2017, 10:11 PM   #7
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CHF Outstanding results

I just did the Cheap Handling Fix on my 2015 Georgetown. This little modification has improved the driving and handling beyond my wildest dreams. Put 650 miles to Ocean City MD with ease. Before, I was in constant, counter steer mode. It took me longer to find the tools than to actually do it. Would recommend it to anyone who has the same issues I did. If anyone needs help, just ask. Many thanks to all my Forum buddies.
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:37 AM   #8
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More info about handling fix please

Could someone point me to the information that discusses this "cheap handling fix"? Thank you
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Old 07-11-2017, 08:44 AM   #9
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I've done this on both my older F53s, but its very similar on the newer F53 chassis.

Cheap Handling Fix – and then some – 2001 Coachmen Mirada 300QB

CHF – Cheap Handling Fix – Fix for sway and handling – 1999 Southwind 35S


ONE ADDITIONAL NOTE - On the Newer F53 (2006 and uipm, they changed the rear torsion bar to axle mount. Te bolts have a nasty habit of falling out. If I had a newer F53, I'd be inspecting these bolts before every trip.
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Old 07-11-2017, 10:51 AM   #10
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I'm a complete rookie at all of this, but does the fix make it harder to level side-to-side? Does it apply more load to the low-side jacks?
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