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427v8

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I bought a 1992 Four Winds 22 foot class C last spring. It had bad brakes and a lot of sway. Kind of scary on the road.

Well I redid the rear brakes, put in a new Hydroboost brake booster and things were better but still not acceptable.

Well today I put new good pads in front and I put polyurethane sway bar bushings in the front bar ( Energy suspension)

Now this think drive very nice!
It stops so much betterand rids much more predictable like a new van.

Polyurethane bushings are great. Of course the old ones were completely shot.
 

scottydl

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Did you do all that work yourself?  If so what did you think of the job?  I've done brake pads and swaybar bushing on cars of mine, but never on a MH.  Still trying to figure out what work I'll be able to do myself whenever I end up buying.  Glad to hear your problem was solved!  :)
 

427v8

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Yes I do all the work myself.
However I have an impact wrench and a aceteylene torch  ;D
I needed the torch for the bushings since some of the bolts were hoplessly rusted on.
Could have used a hacksaw I suppose.
But I did the bushings and front brakes in under 3 hours

Front brakes are like a car but bigger.
Rear brakes are huge. the brake drum weighs 50-75 lbs!
Also it's a full floating axle which was diferent.

But it is very doable IMHO. The size is just scary, I mean each wheel has 8 lug nuts torqued to 120 ft/lbs ::) You'll get a workout.
 

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