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Old 07-25-2018, 09:21 PM   #21
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Here's some light reading on the CHF. Cheap Handling Fix - iRV2 Forums
Thanks Sarah!

374 pages, wow! That has to be some sort of all-time record!

I read enough to confirm what I thought was/is going on.

It's interesting that Ford does not set it up that way to begin with.
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I did the CHF on my 27N. After 20,000 miles, no problems, and a huge improvement. Good Luck! Do it!
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Old 07-29-2018, 09:54 AM   #23
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Our unit is a 2006 Winnebago Sightseer. It is on the 18K GVWR F-53 chassis.
I had to replace the rear sway bar bushings when we got it - they were gone, but the brackets were still in place. At the same time I did those, I did the CHF front and rear. For the front I used Hellwig adjustable sway bar links. I set it up so that the sway bar had the same angle as it did stock. I then took the longer front sway bar links and used them to do the CHF on the rear - and this kept the angle near stock too. I did not have to worry about the upper arch of the sway bar knocking the connector for the speed sensor unit off at the top of the differential housing.

That alone made a great deal of difference, but when pulling our toad we still had a lot of rear-end "wagging". A rear track bar made a huge difference.


I added SumoSprings to the front, and will soon add a set to the rear (when the heat breaks). The front SS addition did firm up the ride a tad (and the front sites about 1-1/2" higher), but it lessened the "jar" from some rough bridge crossings.
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Hello 1 Hope your having a great day. do you have a Ford or W.H. chassis ? thank you in advance if you reply
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:12 AM   #25
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2015 vista 27n Ford f53 chassis.
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Hello 1 Hope your having a great day. do you have a Ford or W.H. chassis ? thank you in advance if you reply
David--as far as I know, the "Cheap Handling Fix" is specific to the Ford F53 chassis.
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Old 08-17-2018, 08:44 AM   #27
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Yes, we did it. Did make a difference. Tighten nuts @65lbs and use RED lock tight. Took about an hour with my son doing most of the work. Made a 4" ramp from 2x12 to raise it up a little. A good pry bar helped to center the hole. It is worth doing.
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Old 09-21-2018, 06:52 PM   #28
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Our new Vista 29VE was delivered a few weeks ago replacing my old Vista 26he and so far we have not been able to drive it..We had family visiting the last 2 weeks,I knew the swaybar links were going to have to be re positioned without even driving it so today I done the links to the rear sway bar first and then tackled the front..I did remove them from the rig and welded in a 21/2". extension..I felt this was necessary because the angle of the arms on the bar seems to be too linear resulting in a straight line pull rather than a torsion twisting motion... I hope to be able to take the rig out this weekend and check it out...It made quite a difference to my 26 he so hoping for similar performance...The total time it took was just under 4 hours.
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