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Old 08-17-2015, 08:17 AM   #141
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Mine has a healthy ~2100 pounds of cargo. My dealer aligned it w/ a full tank of fresh water before I signed my papers. I'm pretty happy w/ it even though I have the 4" Hellwig spread in the back. I haven't experienced any issues really. In fact I can take her up to 65 and let my hands off the wheel and she tracks true (so long as there are no crosswinds). I was debating tightening them up another 1" or so given this thread, but I'm afraid I'd mess up the alignment by sending more weight forward.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:00 AM   #142
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I'm with you Jopopsy. I've been following this thread for some time thinking this was something I would do. I've got about a 5" gap on both ends that supposedly should be adjusted. My rig handles and rides so nice that I'm afraid to mess with it and goof up my handling and ride. It rides and drives soooo much better than my Class A Winnebago.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:01 AM   #143
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My prior Minnie Winnie handled like absolute complete garbage.
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Old 08-17-2015, 09:36 AM   #144
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I'm with you Jopopsy. I've been following this thread for some time thinking this was something I would do. I've got about a 5" gap on both ends that supposedly should be adjusted. My rig handles and rides so nice that I'm afraid to mess with it and goof up my handling and ride. It rides and drives soooo much better than my Class A Winnebago.
Try it, you can always put it back where it was. But I don't think you will....
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Try it, you can always put it back where it was. But I don't think you will....
I just may this winter when I'm on the prowl for stuff to keep me occupied.
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Old 12-19-2015, 09:29 PM   #146
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I know this thread has been resting for a while but thought I'd wake it up again with my own input. After meeting up with another 29MV owner in my neighborhood who had done the adjustment, I decided to go ahead and give it a try. Purchased a 7/8" ratchet wrench and made the adjustment. Made the adjustment by unloading the Helwigs with my levelers. Went just peachy until I got to the last shackle. That one gave me quite a hard time trying to break it loose but finally got it done. It'll be interesting to see how the adjustment affects the ride and handling. I'll probably take it out some time in the next month just to run it and to verify the handling.
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Made a big diff for my handling, hope it works for you to.
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Old 03-20-2016, 10:32 AM   #148
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My 2016 Redhawk 26XD (on a 2015 Ford chassis) has a tendency to wander making for a tiring drive.
A trip to the local scales with a fully loaded unit weighed in at, front axle 3924 lbs. (max 5000 lbs.), rear axle 9127 lbs. (max 9600 lbs.).
My dealer has contacted Jayco and they have agreed to foot the bill for an alignment. My dealer asked about the Hellwig spring issue at the same time, all Jayco’s reply was to Fax me the installation guide for Hellwig helper springs which were of no help as to what the settings should be.
My question: are there others out there with the smaller units having the same issues. Did you adjust the helper springs and if so by how much? If I have to adjust them I would like to do it prior to taking the unit in for realignment.
I have no qualms about adjusting the spring tension myself as they are designed by Hellwig to be adjusted to suit load variances as necessary.
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Old 03-20-2016, 02:33 PM   #149
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Brandysdad, sorry I can't really help you out but I'm betting the front end alignment will be a huge help.

I've put about 1000 miles on my rig since I made the Hellwig spring adjustment. I can tell no difference in handling or ride. Apparently I was one of the lucky ones that had a properly adjusted front end as my rig handles very nicely.
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I'm happy w/ my 29MV as well; maybe the weight distro on our rigs are good to go w/ the stock way Jayco/Mor-Ryde installs the Hellwigs.
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