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Old 02-16-2015, 09:59 AM   #261
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We live...we learn, Dave! Thunk solved I hope? Mike...looks like you did it right and the ride shud match what Bclemens experienced. Question: do they not supply washers or spacers for the link arm bushings or do they merely supply as an option if needed? I'm ordering mine now but have to wait till the Tundra thaws a bit...also my son-in-law will be here to help by then. I'd bet that SumoSprings will be the total and final solution to any further rock-and-roll if any is left. Let me know what you think. Hope it works well!!
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Afterthought...since Bclemens just tested one on a current Solera...does that means that FR is going to start offering these as an option or as standard equipment? I kinda missed the leading part of "that" thread a while ago and am trying to put two-and-two together.
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:02 AM   #263
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Question: do they not supply washers or spacers for the link arm bushings or do they merely supply as an option if needed?
They do not supply any extra washers or spacers, nor do they recommend them in their instructions.

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Old 02-16-2015, 10:19 AM   #264
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I will recommend that we install the Helwig bar as either and option or stock item. Still probably 6 weeks before we can get parts in quantity if it gets approved.
still need approval
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Thanks for the quick reply Mr C...hope you can pull it off as I think it's a great SAFETY addition on top of the less nervous rock-and-roll!? Hopefully FR will listen to all the positives about these items from all her customers in the trenches, right? Too many people are inquiring about these bars and springs and for one particular reason...esp. with such a TALL unit. Best regards and thanks for being there for "us-un's". -PB
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Old 02-16-2015, 10:38 AM   #266
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I'm surprised that MB pulls such a light weight bar on a light duty truck chassis? It's not just the MH's in use here it's also delivery trucks and other vans that are involved and they have to experience the same sway with that bar? Just saying.
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I did some thinking on the washers that I added and came to the conclusion they were not quite thick enough. This morning I replaced the washers and I am much happier with the fit. To makes things easier I used a ratcheting tie down strap to pull the exhaust pipe away from the bolt. A small bottle jack to hold and position the bar to align the bolt holes and all is well.

Recommend the ratcheting strap to move the exhaust pipe. Test drive to go!
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Rock-n-roll?

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I'm surprised that MB pulls such a light weight bar on a light duty truck chassis? It's not just the MH's in use here it's also delivery trucks and other vans that are involved and they have to experience the same sway with that bar? Just saying.
Exactly! And...esp. from the Teutonic engineers from MB? I "think" something got lost in the translation between the shipped-out chassis's(they are built in Deutchsland I assume...or?) to FR in Indiana where the coaches are built on.
For such a tall ( almost 11' with A/C) unit (am not complaining as I like the stand-up room!) and almost 11,000 lbs before load...man, I would be wobbly too with that factory bar! They missed the mark on this one.

I park mine beside my home and to do so must jump a rounded curb, over sidewalk and power up a small incline on grass and tree roots into a fenced-in area. Coming up over that curb as easy as I can nonetheless produces some interesting oscillations needless to say. Scared my Grandaughter to death first time she rode up with me during this navigation. Backing down and into the street is tricky too with the same motorboat sensations. So, if I have to get them myself, then so be it....torsion bar AND SumoSprings! The cost of these items WILL be worked into the sell price come the day I upgrade?
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Should have mentioned that I painted a small alignment mark between the bolt heads and the "U" bracket to alert me if a bolt has loosened. I can see the marks without getting under the RV and won't need to check torque or disturb the Locktite.
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I too have the same situation with the driveway and Curb. Lot better with the new sway bar haven't done the springs let but will look into that some day. Did you do the springs yourself or take to a shop? And are those new shocks?
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