Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-23-2013, 09:04 PM   #121
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 632
I'm happy with the one as well. I don't think a second one would help much.
__________________

__________________
DebbieMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 07:20 PM   #122
Senior Member
 
MountainTrippers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Virginia
Posts: 144
Just jumping in here. We just got our Solera 24M last month. After seeing this thread I ordered my sway bar today. On the shocks, Is the correct bilsein part# 24-157161. This is just great stuff! My wife and I have been camping for 30Yrs in just about everything But,this is our first MH. Have not named it yet maybe Dream Weaver What do you think.
__________________

__________________
George & Karen
2014 F150 4X4 5.0L 3.55 Axle
Husky Centerline TS 1200lb 4 point WDH
2017 Rockwood Mini Lite 2109S
Palmyra,VA
MountainTrippers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-03-2013, 09:58 PM   #123
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: New Orleans, LA
Posts: 632
Quote:
Originally Posted by MountainTrippers View Post
Just jumping in here. We just got our Solera 24M last month. After seeing this thread I ordered my sway bar today. On the shocks, Is the correct bilsein part# 24-157161. This is just great stuff! My wife and I have been camping for 30Yrs in just about everything But,this is our first MH. Have not named it yet maybe Dream Weaver What do you think.
We only did the sway bar - great. Others have done both, so they will need to answer your shocks question. BTW love the name Dream Weaver - seems quite appropriate!
__________________
DebbieMH is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 09:43 PM   #124
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 45
Can someone tell me the diameter of the Hellwig or the OEM sway bar? I have a used 24M would hate to order one and then find out that it had already been changed.
__________________
pinkstonj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 10:19 PM   #125
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 803
Not sure of diameter but noted that the Hellwig uses Allen head bolts to attach its brackets to the axle housing; the stock sway bar uses standard hex head bolts.
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2013, 10:44 PM   #126
2012 Solera 24S
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: NW Illinois
Posts: 102
I still had the OEM sitting in the garage, it's a little over 1". Hellwig is significantly larger.
__________________
Nats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 01:59 AM   #127
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2011
Posts: 26
Installed 2 years ago on my 2011, have put about 35k mi since. An excellent addition. Parking lot exits & crosswinds tolerable.

WARNING:Instructions say to re-torque bolts after awhile (can't remember exactly), I didn't & the bolt backed out of the U bracket top left in Washington state, big bang. Had a mechanic look at it & I got under as well. Bracket bent all the way down, but drivable. Made it home to LA, safely, taking it real easy. Pain in the drain fixing because it screwed up the threads on the weld nut as it exited. I bought bolts about 1/4" longer, 8mm if I remember, now bites the whole nut.

BE SURE TO RE-TORQUE THE BOLTS.

If anyone finds a front axle sway bar for this chassis, post the info. I think it would help more than a second on the rear.
__________________
peterfinurke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 06:37 PM   #128
Senior Member
 
Taylorgso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by peterfinurke View Post
WARNING:Instructions say to re-torque bolts after awhile (can't remember exactly), I didn't & the bolt backed out of the U bracket top left in Washington state, big bang. Had a mechanic look at it & I got under as well. Bracket bent all the way down, but drivable. Made it home to LA, safely, taking it real easy. Pain in the drain fixing because it screwed up the threads on the weld nut as it exited. I bought bolts about 1/4" longer, 8mm if I remember, now bites the whole nut.

BE SURE TO RE-TORQUE THE BOLTS.
Which poses the question about the Loctite? If I re-torque the bolts, is the Loctite that was applied no longer effective, or does it continue to work even if the bolt is turned? Or, do I need to remove the boltl, re-dress it with Loctite, then re-install and re-torque? Not familiar with how the Loctite stuff works.

I just finished a 4000 mile trip, and probably do need to check the torque on those bolts! I'll do that as soon as I remove all the bugs I collected
__________________
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
Greensboro, NC
Taylorgso is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:26 PM   #129
2012 Solera
 
Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 803
Pretty sure if you turn the bolt the Loctite hold is history. I just checked mine with a ratchet - all felt tight - did not "re-torque" as that would likely break the Loctite loose.
__________________
JLeising
2012 Solera "S"
Calif SF Bay Area
JLeising is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 10-06-2013, 09:48 PM   #130
Senior Member
 
Taylorgso's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Greensboro, NC
Posts: 775
Quote:
Originally Posted by JLeising View Post
Pretty sure if you turn the bolt the Loctite hold is history. I just checked mine with a ratchet - all felt tight - did not "re-torque" as that would likely break the Loctite loose.
Curiosity got the best of me, so I went to the Loctite web site. Apparently, once set and cured, it must be heated to 500 to loosen. So if it's not loose with the ratchet, it's probably not loose at all!
__________________

__________________
Ed (N4RWU) & Becky Taylor
Mistie (Walks 4-down)
Greensboro, NC
Taylorgso is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:55 AM.