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Old 06-18-2013, 12:19 PM   #1
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Hellwig 7254 Rear Sway Bar

Interest in your thoughts if you added the subject to your Solera. Does it really work and is it a noticeable improvement? Thanks.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:24 PM   #2
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I just installed them this week myself. They are real easy to install. Only problem I had was. I did not have the Allen wrench socket so I had to go ask my brother to use one. Less than an hour to install. He lives about 4 or 5 miles away. So when I was done I drove camper to return tool. Not a very long drive but sure seems to make a difference.
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I haven't installed mine yet. Probably within the next two weeks.
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Old 06-18-2013, 02:13 PM   #4
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I just installed them this week myself. They are real easy to install. Only problem I had was. I did not have the Allen wrench socket so I had to go ask my brother to use one. Less than an hour to install. He lives about 4 or 5 miles away. So when I was done I drove camper to return tool. Not a very long drive but sure seems to make a difference.
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Good info - thanks. I plan on doing my own installation, too. Did everything come complete in the kit? Do I need a jack... if so, how much lift? And anything else I need to know?
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No jack

I did mine by myself. It would of been easier with and extra set of hands. All you need is torque wrench and metric socks. Oh and a metric Allen wrench sock.
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Old 06-20-2013, 07:50 PM   #6
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What is the purpose of this Sway Bar

What does it cost?

How much for someone else to install it?

Does every Solera need one?

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What does it cost?

How much for someone else to install it?

Does every Solera need one?

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I ordered mine and it was about $150, if I remember correctly. Look at a thread about shocks awhile ago. Anyway, from what I understand it will help with the stability of the unit. I haven't got mine on yet, so dont know if it will make a difference or not.
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What does it cost?

How much for someone else to install it?

Does every Solera need one?

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1. You can find them for around $180-200 with shipping. Do a search on the Hellwig style #.
2. Papa P installed in less than an hour. If you can find a shop in your area who will do it in that time, you can multiply one hour by their shop rate. In our area, shop rate is running around $90/hour
3. That's entirely subjective. If you are comfortable driving the Solera without it, by all means save your money. However, it will give a much more stable feeling when going around curves, etc., and particularly in windy conditions and slipstream from passing trucks, which tend to want to push the rear end of the MH to the side as they pass. I installed heavy duty sway bar on my SUV and it made a tremendous difference, and I anticipate the same improvement with the Solera. I'll be ordering mine as soon as my next welfare check comes.

Here's a link to what looks to be a pretty good price:
http://www.sdtrucksprings.com/hellwi...otorhome-08-12
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This thing is really easy to install. It's only 6 bolts. No way I would pay someone to install this. Even if you have to go buy the tools it is still cheaper to do yourself.
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Welfare check arrived. Ordered my Sway Bar today (from Amazon). Should be here Wednesday... Hopefully I'll get it installed before next camping trip - maybe first cool day.

I'll see what effect it has on handling; may order Bilsteins when welfare check arrives next month.
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