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Old 09-13-2012, 09:55 AM   #11
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Air bags on the rear, blue Ox steering stabilizer up front, move the sway bars, air up the tires and a good alignment and replace anything that is worn (ball joints, tie rids.....) That's about all you can throw at them. I have made all the mods to our Sunseeker and it made a huge difference but nothing in the world will make it great in big crosswinds.
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:26 AM   #12
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Should try driving a 80,000 lb tractor trailer that's 70' foot long !
That makes an rv feel like a sedan lol
I learned alot from my cross country 18 wheeler brother in law when we had the fifth wheel.

1st..look as far down the road as possible when driving, not at the painted lines, and it becomes easier.

2nd..RELAX and it will become easier.

3rd..Avoid conditions that makes the drive UNRELAXED (if that's a word).
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Old 09-13-2012, 11:50 AM   #13
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Sorry to be so dumb, but what exactly are you talking abuot in your post
BUT most of us have had good to excellent results from this.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f16/suspension-mod-has-anyone-tried-this-18370.html
And best of all itís a free and EASY DIY.

Don't think my hubby could do it himself though - he's not mechanically inclined whenit comes to vehicles.
Sorry I didnít realize this had grown to be such a popular subject 8 pages on this forum and 68 pages on the iRV2 forum!

It really is an EASY diy.
I had just had rotator cuff surgery and it only took me 1Ĺ hours using only my left hand (Iím a 65 yr old righty), itís that easy.
Maybe your husband could get someone to help? It really is worth the effort.


Try this link it takes you to pg 1 on the iRV2 forum.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/cheap-handling-fix-72335.html

Ford has two adjustment positions on the sway bar. They come from the factory in the loose position.
All you need are a couple of hand tools and maybe a small jack to reposition the sway bar to the other position.

This is a link to a picture on the iRV2 forum post #31.
http://www.irv2.com/forums/f23/cheap-handling-fix-72335-3.html

Hereís a short description from memory.

Take some wrenches (3/4Ē, bigger and smaller) and a small jack under the MH. Under the motor.
Take the bolt out of the sway bar, it will be in the empty hole in the picture, Nothing will happen.
Now switch to the other side and take the other bolt out, nothing happened when I removed this bolt either.
I used the jack to raise the sway bar so the bolt could go in the other hole, then move back to the first side and replace the bolt.

Thatís IT DONE.

The back is a little more complicated, you have to reverse a bracket to get the bolts in the unused holes.
Thatís it done again, if you take your time total time will be around an hour.


Good luck
and
maybe Iggy or someone can make a more detailed write-up and add some pictures.
Our MH is in Colorado and weíre not.
http://www.forestriverforums.com/forums/f16/suspension-mod-has-anyone-tried-this-18370-8.html

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Old 09-14-2012, 12:00 AM   #14
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Handling

I agree with Iggy and others, the first thing is a front end alignment. At the same time I had the tech move the bolts to the second hole in the anti-sway bar brackets and what a difference. The alignment in a good shop was $180.00, and he charged $20.00 to move the bolts to the second hole.

It made a tremendous difference in handling. I just had the rear anti-sway bars repaired because the bolts came loose and did some damage. I discovered this when I was going to move the rear bolts to the second hole. BTW, there is a Ford TSB out on the bolts coming loose. Everyone should check theirs. The next time I get a chance I will move those bolts to the second hole.

I cannot say too much about those two "fixes". The difference in handling is night and day.

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Old 09-17-2012, 04:32 PM   #15
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This is not the case with 2001 325S. I don't even see a sway bar.
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This is not the case with 2001 325S. I don't even see a sway bar.

If you read the first post you would have foind out we are talking about a
Georgetown 2010 378TS not a 2001
You also found out that you don't have Tow Haul Mode either

No problem but
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Old 09-17-2012, 07:52 PM   #17
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If you read the first post you would have foind out we are talking about a
Georgetown 2010 378TS not a 2001
You also found out that you don't have Tow Haul Mode either
Sorry didn't mean to step on anyone toes new to this. Did read post and most others.Guess this is not the place to interject thought.
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