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Old 09-14-2015, 09:57 PM   #11
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Here are a couple more interesting threads.



Your 2014 was probably built on a 2013 chassis. Your clunk might be coming from the rear.



2011 F53 and F59 suspension TSB



Cheap Handling Fix

Thanks for the threads. I'll check them out. VIN came back as a 2014 Chassis. I feel the clunk in the steering wheel and floor. It also feels like the front of the coach shifts a little. I'll read those threads and check the rear suspension.

I'll take it to a Ford Medium Duty Truck dealer when we get back home. After all it is under warranty.

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Old 09-14-2015, 11:49 PM   #12
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Check the bolts on the panard bar.
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Old 09-15-2015, 08:58 AM   #13
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Check the bolts on the panard bar.

I'm mechanically incline and do a lot of my own work. What is the pants bar? I should know this.

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The Panard bar is a slightly curved bar above the drag link that goes from one wheel to the other. The Panard bar attaches the frame to the I-Beam, it keeps everything from moving side to side. The attaching bolts are fairly big, so you'll need a breaker bar to check them.
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Check to see if your coach has had the CHF (Cheap Handling Fix). That's where the one connecting bolt on each end of the front anti-sway bar is moved to the aft hole. (This increases the torque/force required to "twist" the bar.) It gives a slightly more stable ride and reduces sway somewhat. I have a 2015 Georgetown 364TS...same chassis as yours. When the CHF is done, the it raises the end of the sway bar, which causes it to strike the frame in turns. Mine did it when turning right or left. Took it to an authorized FR shop, which works on big rigs. The manager told me of this problem and said he already had to undo the CHF on several Gerogetowns for this very reason. If that's your issue, I recommend a heavy duty Roadmaster anti-sway bar...about $599 from etrailer.com (they'll match anyone else's price). Sway is my #1 issue on the Ford F53 chassis. As far as the coach goes, the 364 is a truly sweet machine! Bought ours in January this year and already have 8,000 miles.
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Check to see if your coach has had the CHF (Cheap Handling Fix). That's where the one connecting bolt on each end of the front anti-sway bar is moved to the aft hole. (This increases the torque/force required to "twist" the bar.) It gives a slightly more stable ride and reduces sway somewhat. I have a 2015 Georgetown 364TS...same chassis as yours. When the CHF is done, the it raises the end of the sway bar, which causes it to strike the frame in turns. Mine did it when turning right or left. Took it to an authorized FR shop, which works on big rigs. The manager told me of this problem and said he already had to undo the CHF on several Gerogetowns for this very reason. If that's your issue, I recommend a heavy duty Roadmaster anti-sway bar...about $599 from etrailer.com (they'll match anyone else's price). Sway is my #1 issue on the Ford F53 chassis. As far as the coach goes, the 364 is a truly sweet machine! Bought ours in January this year and already have 8,000 miles.


Thanks for sharing. Like you I love this coach. Sway is a big concern. Driving from Pittsburgh to Myrtle Beach was challenging a bit. As a volunteer firefighter I was an engineer so I'm use to driving bigger rigs.

This F53 rocked back and forth a lot. I'll crawl underneath it Tomorrow here at the campground and see if I'm able to find what you're referring too.

Thanks so much.
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Check to see if your coach has had the CHF (Cheap Handling Fix). That's where the one connecting bolt on each end of the front anti-sway bar is moved to the aft hole. (This increases the torque/force required to "twist" the bar.) It gives a slightly more stable ride and reduces sway somewhat. I have a 2015 Georgetown 364TS...same chassis as yours. When the CHF is done, the it raises the end of the sway bar, which causes it to strike the frame in turns. Mine did it when turning right or left. Took it to an authorized FR shop, which works on big rigs. The manager told me of this problem and said he already had to undo the CHF on several Gerogetowns for this very reason. If that's your issue, I recommend a heavy duty Roadmaster anti-sway bar...about $599 from etrailer.com (they'll match anyone else's price). Sway is my #1 issue on the Ford F53 chassis. As far as the coach goes, the 364 is a truly sweet machine! Bought ours in January this year and already have 8,000 miles.


Well. I check it out & the sway bar bolts (links) are connected to th most forward (outer) position. It was a good exercise in learning more about my F53 Chassis.

We'll be breaking down camp Saturday morning. I'll have my wife turn the wheel left & right (yes, in park with the e-brake on) looking for anything obvious.

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I was getting a thump for years when I turned mostly right. Checked all the suspension and could not find anything wrong. So I removed all the draws under the sink, there was a black mark along the back wall where the faucet weight hits the wall when I turn. I moved the weight and no more thumping sound.
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I was getting a thump for years when I turned mostly right. Checked all the suspension and could not find anything wrong. So I removed all the draws under the sink, there was a black mark along the back wall where the faucet weight hits the wall when I turn. I moved the weight and no more thumping sound.

Mine definitely in the suspension or steering. I can feel it in the front floor boards and steering wheel. I looked underneath and nothing is obvious nor do I see any wear marks to indicate something loose.

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I thought the same thing it felt like it was coming from under the passages floor. But the sound was traveling that is why it took about four years to find.
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