Oh praise thee great sway bar!!!

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  1. DansAndDogs

    DansAndDogs New Member

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    We just took our second trip out in our pup. The first trip was to say the least a very harrowing experience. It was a real handful to pull and I couldn't get above 60 mph on the Interstate because of the sway. I added an anti-sway bar and made sure the tongue height was correct. I just can't even explain the difference it made! I was able to tow comfortably at 70 mph and felt in control the whole time. I have read others on this forum discussing the tendency for a Coleman to sway, so I felt like I needed to let everyone know that didn't already have one installed what a HUGE difference it made. I can't wait for our next trip out. BTW...anyone ever had to replace the pex plumbing? Is this a common item to keep in stock at Camping World? The supply to the outside shower broke at the connection in the slide out dinnette. It looks like kind of a poor design, any ideas about replacing with a more flexible tubing?

    2000 Coleman Utah
    2006 Town & Country
    Me, the Wife, our daughter and 3 dogs
     
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    DansAndDogs,

    I have changed out some of my hard opaque tubing (PEX fittings) with reinforced flexible tubing and hose clamps. Seems to be working pretty well. I have taken the old clamps off with plier, diagonal cutters and even my dremmel tool with a cutting wheel on it. I was going to replace with PEX clamps but just couldn't find the same size around here.

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    I ended up using braided rubber line (dishwasher supply hose). One end was threaded correctly, but the other I had to put an adapter on. So far so good, and pretty easy to do.

    2000 Coleman Utah
    2006 Town & Country
    Me, the Wife, our daughter and 3 dogs
     

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