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Old 03-22-2014, 07:45 AM   #21
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I've read about the CHF on forums for over a year now, and some of the threads I've been on are several years old. I'm wondering why Ford or the motor home manufacturers don't just set the chassis up this way in the first place? Is there a downside to this change that Ford thinks is a problem? I'm wondering because I'm picking up a brand new Georgetown 328 on Monday......
There are SO MANY threads/posts out there that it is getting really hard to find any useful/believable info.
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I'm not even sure which forum I read that a Ford engineer said the reason they don't do the CHF at the factory is the same reason they don't align the front ends.
Ford sells the F53 to any and everybody and don't know what will be built on it.... they can't set it up for an empty/lightly loaded box truck or a maxed out motor home SO they notify the buyer to do both.

For us it was THE fix, I didn't notice much (a little) improvement when we had our front end alignment...I did notice the tires quit wearing.
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:48 AM   #22
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I did the CHF a couple of weeks ago after owning our coach since last June.....
it was the best decision & mod for our MH. thanks to a lot of folks on this forum that helped me out with questions. at the end - I should have done the CHF right after we got the coach!

huge difference and as many have said "less white knuckles".....it won't resolve all your problems but definitely helps.

Sooooo glad I did it......
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Old 03-22-2014, 09:55 PM   #23
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I am planning to get front end aligned first to see if that corrects or helps. I learned on this forum that once the rig is built on the frame it is never aligned. You would think it would be checked before it leaves the factory with all the building and movement while being assembled! Thanks
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Old 03-22-2014, 11:38 PM   #24
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We did the CHF in front, but have not done anything to the back. Also got the coach aligned in first 30 days of ownership. I have to say, any improvement was minimal, HOWEVER I didn't feel the coach handled bad to begin with. Except for the windiest of conditions, it has been one-handed driving since day one, so no complaints. I do think the coach handles best when I'm not towing the car, and perhaps addressing the rear suspension could help the handling while towing as well.
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Old 03-23-2014, 01:41 AM   #25
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Well, the best part is this...

CHF is free (if you do it yourself), somewhat easy and if you don't think it benefited your driving pleasure....then put right back!
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Old 03-23-2014, 05:30 PM   #26
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Thanks so much. I will keep keep that in mind.
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:27 PM   #27
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Anyone have a picture of where the anti sway bar is?
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Old 03-23-2014, 07:34 PM   #28
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Anyone have a picture of where the anti sway bar is?
You can find plenty of pics here...

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Old 03-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #29
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How hard is this fix? Would I need to have the coaches jacks down?
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Old 03-23-2014, 08:11 PM   #30
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It's SUPER simple! I did it right in front of the house with all four wheels on the ground! If I can do it... you can as well! I'm not mechanical what so ever!
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