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Old 05-20-2015, 08:16 PM   #131
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My RV dealership was steadfast in their lxk of desire to handle anything before my scheduled appointment, so I had to go directly to ford. It is resolved now and the ~20mile drive back to the storage area was much better. Lot less wandering and steering correction needed. Going to north Carolina this weekend, so that will be the true acid test.
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Old 06-09-2015, 10:32 AM   #132
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Had my helper springs adjusted yesterday to 2 1/2 inches. Huge difference driving. Noticed it immediately. Much more stable, less rocking !!!
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Old 06-09-2015, 11:56 AM   #133
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Good. That is the true fix. I have experienced the same at 2". Gets so that you almost don't have to even steer. LOL
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Old 06-09-2015, 03:31 PM   #134
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Good. That is the true fix. I have experienced the same at 2". Gets so that you almost don't have to even steer. LOL
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Old 08-09-2015, 08:26 PM   #135
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taking mine to the local truck dealer is it 2 inch front and rear, no problem but bottoms out and wanders all over the place
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Old 08-13-2015, 09:00 AM   #136
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taking mine to the local truck dealer is it 2 inch front and rear, no problem but bottoms out and wanders all over the place
It is very easy to tighten up. I would do it with the weight off the axles.
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Old 08-16-2015, 07:58 PM   #137
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It is very easy to tighten up. I would do it with the weight off the axles.
Helliwig specifies that axles should be weighted when adjusting.
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Old 08-16-2015, 09:08 PM   #138
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Helliwig specifies that axles should be weighted when adjusting.
That is true but it is easier to tighten with no weight on the axle. As long as you don't over tighten them it doesn't matter how you do it.
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Old 08-17-2015, 05:54 AM   #139
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How are you guys actually adjusting these? Just taking off the bottom nut, tightening the top nut on either side of the U-bar, and putting the bottom nut back on? Is it that simple?

Also are you guys tightening both the front and rear U-bolt assembly or just the front?
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Old 08-17-2015, 08:14 AM   #140
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You need to tighten both. You can tighten them to about 1" of clearance to the factory suspension. That will provide the maximum support to your unit. It will also reduce the bottoming out problems. It really depends on the coach you have, a 31FS weighs a lot more than a shorter unit. Rather than take the weight off as I mentioned above you can also use a "C" clamp to relieve some pressure on the nuts. By all means tighten them evenly, i.e. tighten one side a few turns and then the other side a few turns and then the front two a few turns until it is tightened enough. It is very easy to strip the threads. If you do however don't worry as Hellwig has a lifetime warranty on the components so you can just call them and they will send out a replacement part at no charge.
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