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Old 12-16-2018, 03:09 PM   #1
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2018 Winn Sunstar LX30T question

I have a 2018 Winnebago Sunstar LX30T.
Does anyone know if this RV has a factory installed track bar?

Thanks
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Old 12-16-2018, 07:36 PM   #2
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Not sure what you are referring to "track bar".

I have the same rig.
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Old 12-16-2018, 08:36 PM   #3
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I know that the 2017 version has a front track bar installed by Ford. It does not have a rear track bar. I installed an after market rear bar.
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Old 12-16-2018, 11:54 PM   #4
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Hey OP, I think it's time for you to get to know your RV. Crawl under there and take a look. Better yet, get yourself a creeper and spend an hour or two under there and familiarize yourself with your RV. You need to inspect the rear sway bar bolts, issues with them being loose from factory, The front sway bar same thing, the Track bar and anything else that may seem important or out of place.
While yo are at it, getting to know your RV and all. perform and inspection on the ATS, make sure that you are NOT hooked up to anything and the generator is not running. OF course if you have and ATS and generator. If so make sure the lugs are all good and tight in it. Now would also be the time to install an inline Surge protector, while you are not using it.
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Old 12-17-2018, 06:22 AM   #5
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Thanks for all your input.
I appreciate it very much!!!!
Sounds like it has a front track bar.
I will do a little more research.

I am getting to know my RV slowly.
Right now, it is stored in a friendís barn for the winter, otherwise, I would look for myself.
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Old 12-17-2018, 04:24 PM   #6
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I believe the factory bars are sway bars-front and rear. Some have added a second one in rear which previous owner did on mine. He also upgraded the front one to a beefier after market one.
Many have done the cheap handling fix -CHF. The ford chassis forum has a lot of info on that if you don't like the handling of the coach as far as cross winds and trucks passing.
Some have added track bars but to be honest am not sure of their function as the sway bars help with the side to side rocking(sway)
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Old 12-18-2018, 05:32 PM   #7
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To date, I have installed the following:

Roadmaster sway bars (front & rear)
Roadmaster steering stabilizer
Sumo springs (front & rear)
Koni shocks (front & rear)

The improvement after installing the above mentioned upgrades was dramatic. Really love the way the RV handles now.

Only thing left to consider is a track bar.
I never looked to see if a track bar already came with the F53 chassis. My bad.

Thatís why I asked.
I am very hesitant to do the CHF.

Thanks for all your input!!!!
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:41 PM   #8
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I believe the factory bars are sway bars-front and rear. Some have added a second one in rear which previous owner did on mine. He also upgraded the front one to a beefier after market one.
Many have done the cheap handling fix -CHF. The ford chassis forum has a lot of info on that if you don't like the handling of the coach as far as cross winds and trucks passing.
Some have added track bars but to be honest am not sure of their function as the sway bars help with the side to side rocking(sway)
Sway bar is a different animal than a track bar (Panhard bar).

From 2006 and up the F-53 chassis had the front track bar as standard. The rear track bar makes a world of difference. It is very effective in cross winds and when pulling a toad helps to eliminate the "tail wagging the dog" feel. I love the handling after I installed one on our unit. Worth every penny and the two hours installation time.
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Old 12-18-2018, 06:43 PM   #9
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To date, I have installed the following:

Roadmaster sway bars (front & rear)
Roadmaster steering stabilizer
Sumo springs (front & rear)
Koni shocks (front & rear)

The improvement after installing the above mentioned upgrades was dramatic. Really love the way the RV handles now.

Only thing left to consider is a track bar.
I never looked to see if a track bar already came with the F53 chassis. My bad.

Thatís why I asked.
I am very hesitant to do the CHF.

Thanks for all your input!!!!
With the RoadMaster aftermarket sway bars, you no longer have the option of the CHF.
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Old 12-18-2018, 07:46 PM   #10
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With the Roadmaster sway bars you shouldnít need the CHF.

The read sway bar is installed in addition to the factory rear sway bar, so you can use the CHF on the factory bar.

The front Roadmaster sway bar has two mounting holes. In theory you could do the CHF with that bar but you shouldnít need it.

I donít know if anyone has tested the aftermarket front sway bars on the stiffer mounting point.
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I believe your coach is on a 18K chassis which should have a front track bar as standard equipment. I have the same chassis and added a track bar to the rear. The rear track bar really lessened the the effect passing trucks have on our coach. Much improved!
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I believe your coach is on a 18K chassis which should have a front track bar as standard equipment. I have the same chassis and added a track bar to the rear. The rear track bar really lessened the the effect passing trucks have on our coach. Much improved!


What brand rear track bar did you install?
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I had an extra Roadmaster front track bar and fabricated new brackets to use it on the rear. Works great.
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What brand rear track bar did you install?
We have the 18K chassis, and I installed the Ultra RV track bar.


UTF53V8R - Rear UltraTrac Trac Bar Ford F53 14-18K GVW Chassis (Fits V10 & V8)
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