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Old 07-05-2014, 08:59 PM   #11
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If you have the J-Ride package you only need to replace the front Ford Sway bar if on the other hand if you don't I would replace the rear one with a large replacement.
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Old 07-06-2014, 05:11 PM   #12
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What does the J-Ride package consist of? I purchased my Greyhawk used and the previous owner did not mention having that package installed.
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Old 07-06-2014, 07:07 PM   #13
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It's easy to tell. Hellwig helper springs, and sway bar as well as upgraded shocks. Look under your coach and see if you have any extra springs u bolted to the factory Ford springs.
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Old 07-09-2014, 05:45 PM   #14
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plus one for the Roadmaster Reflex steering stabilizer. I installed it myself.. was very easy to replace. Now Iam not making constant steering adjustments.
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Old 07-10-2014, 02:09 PM   #15
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My 05 drives pretty well, but it's all relative.
The first thing to do, even with a new one is get an alignment with the RV at "travel" weight. The weight will affect the alignment geometry. Have them set caster at the higher positive end of the range, this will help with stability. You may need to see a shop that is familiar with commercial trucks. Ford may tell you that this can't be set, but it can via shims.

Be specific that you want a "before" and "after" spec sheet.

See: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f87/e350-...er-158832.html


In terms of sway bars, generally on cars, you do the front first. An overly flat rear can cause worse handling (on a skid pad). But on an RV, I'd do just the opposite.. Mainly due to tail "wag" caused by semis, etc... This is just my opinion. And if you can turn a wrench, you can install a sway bar. You don't need to lift the vehicle, at least not on my 05.
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Old 07-17-2014, 12:36 PM   #16
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My 05 drives pretty well, but it's all relative.
The first thing to do, even with a new one is get an alignment with the RV at "travel" weight. The weight will affect the alignment geometry. Have them set caster at the higher positive end of the range, this will help with stability. You may need to see a shop that is familiar with commercial trucks. Ford may tell you that this can't be set, but it can via shims.

Be specific that you want a "before" and "after" spec sheet.

See: http://www.irv2.com/forums/f87/e350-...er-158832.html


In terms of sway bars, generally on cars, you do the front first. An overly flat rear can cause worse handling (on a skid pad). But on an RV, I'd do just the opposite.. Mainly due to tail "wag" caused by semis, etc... This is just my opinion. And if you can turn a wrench, you can install a sway bar. You don't need to lift the vehicle, at least not on my 05.
I was thinking rear also. And yes I can do the install. Doesn't look too tough. Maybe rear sway and a better stabilizer up front.... hmmmmm

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Old 07-17-2014, 03:00 PM   #17
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I've read that Jayco will cover alignment on new ones under warranty.. But confirm with them first.
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