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Old 01-09-2012, 09:59 PM   #21
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Hi Would this Sway bar fix work on a 2012 Georgetown 280 I also have to drive with 2 hands on the Wheel very tiring going cross country.
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Old 01-09-2012, 10:12 PM   #22
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If the 2012 models have the 2 holes in the sway bar it should work.
I can't wait to do this in the spring when our motorhome is out of storage.
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Old 01-10-2012, 11:19 AM   #23
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I agree with georgetown. The Ford chassis does not change much year over year. I have yet to get a response from the engineers at Ford.
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Old 01-30-2012, 05:35 PM   #24
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Update: I have had a minor email correspondence with Ford. The latest communication is:

"Vehicle Dynamics engineering is evaluating potential durability issues with regard to stress levels in the stabilizer bar and bushings. I will let you know what the comments may be when I receive the information."

I will update as I receive more info. Sounds to me like they are seriously looking at the mod.

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Old 01-31-2012, 10:39 AM   #25
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I had a dealer do it for me & the drive to FL this week was great. A little stiffer in town but the improvement on the highway is 100%. Much easier to handle. I now love this unit.
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Old 01-31-2012, 11:06 AM   #26
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The Ford dealer advised against the suspension mod for the stress reasons and concerns of the factory bars breaking over time. Particularly with bumps and curbs adding extra stress. I opted to go with a road master bar for piece of mind. We'll see how it improves the ride this summer.
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Old 02-11-2012, 06:14 PM   #27
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I performed this mod today. It went well. I needed a breaker bar to get two of the nuts loose. The rest came off with my cordless impact wrench. Like somebody else said the bolt needs a 15mm socket and the nut an 18mm. I stuck with the stock links.

After changing to the other set of holes on the front and back sway bars I lifted the back tires off the ground with the jacks. Of course this pushes the front end down a bit too. Then I did the opposite, front end off the ground back pressed down.

The only binding I had was when the front tires come off the ground the front sway bar binds against the springs. I don't think it'll be a problem but I may still get some longer links for the front.
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Old 02-11-2012, 07:42 PM   #28
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I performed this mod today. It went well. I needed a breaker bar to get two of the nuts loose. The rest came off with my cordless impact wrench. Like somebody else said the bolt needs a 15mm socket and the nut an 18mm. I stuck with the stock links.

After changing to the other set of holes on the front and back sway bars I lifted the back tires off the ground with the jacks. Of course this pushes the front end down a bit too. Then I did the opposite, front end off the ground back pressed down.

The only binding I had was when the front tires come off the ground the front sway bar binds against the springs. I don't think it'll be a problem but I may still get some longer links for the front.
Can anyone tell me the difference between a 2012 378ts built late in 2011 and the ones coming off the line now?
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Old 02-13-2012, 09:28 AM   #29
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Can anyone tell me the difference between a 2012 378ts built late in 2011 and the ones coming off the line now?
I have a late 2011, 2012 378ts and went to the dealer yesterday who had 5 2012 georgetowns and the only differences i could see is a change of front ends, the grill, lights and shape of the nose are different. The only change inside that i noticed was a storage cabinet over the exit/entrance door...
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Old 02-13-2012, 04:06 PM   #30
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Dealer here says ceiling is 4 inches taller, and tires and wheels are bigger.
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