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Old 10-07-2009, 09:42 AM   #1
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Rear Sway Bar

I have a new 2009 HR Admiral 30 ft, and am not happy with the amount of lean I experience in corners. I am considering having a Roadmaster rear sway bar installed. I wonder if anyone has anything to report on that upgrade?
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I have a new 2009 HR Admiral 30 ft, and am not happy with the amount of lean I experience in corners. I am considering having a Roadmaster rear sway bar installed. I wonder if anyone has anything to report on that upgrade?
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Jim,

In addition to the sway bar, good quality shocks will also have to reduce lean. We installed Koni FSD's and they made a world of difference.

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Old 10-17-2009, 12:52 PM   #4
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I have a new 2009 HR Admiral 30 ft, and am not happy with the amount of lean I experience in corners. I am considering having a Roadmaster rear sway bar installed. I wonder if anyone has anything to report on that upgrade?
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Jim - Not sure what chassis your Admiral is on, but we have a 2008 Monarch 33 SFS, on a Workhorse 22W chassis, so it's probably similar. We were more concerned about a rough, jarring ride than lean, so we've started with Koni FSD shocks on the front. In addition to helping with the rough ride they also made a difference for the lean/sway we had. We're planning to replace the rear OEM shocks with Koni's in a month or so (Christmas present to our motorhome!). Only after then will we consider the sway bar.

We started with the Koni's and are very glad we did, but it all depends on which perceived "problem" you want to fix. Good luck and let us know your experience if you go for the sway bar
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I have a new 2009 HR Admiral 30 ft, and am not happy with the amount of lean I experience in corners. I am considering having a Roadmaster rear sway bar installed. I wonder if anyone has anything to report on that upgrade?
Jim, I think you need to rule out weights, loading, air pressures and alignment first before committing to such a large expense.

As you use the term lean are you referring to yaw or roll? Both are addressed using different solutions.
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Bruce---I should have mentioned I have a Ford chassis. My previous M/H was a Rexhall Airbus also on a Ford chassis. This unit however is a foot taller, and a ton heavier, both of which I suspect contributes to the problem.

To DriVer---air pressure is up there, so don't think that is the problem.

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Jim,

We have an 09 Monarch 33SFS. We installed a front sway bar during our first trip. It made a world of difference. I was considering installing a rear bar but am satisfied with the current setup.

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F53 chassis respond very well to a rear Track Bars.
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I have a new 2009 HR Admiral 30 ft, and am not happy with the amount of lean I experience in corners. I am considering having a Roadmaster rear sway bar installed. I wonder if anyone has anything to report on that upgrade?
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I had the same problem with my last MH, installed Bilstein shocks and the problem was gone and no more porpusing either.
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Del---when you refer to your last MH, what was that?

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Del---when you refer to your last MH, what was that?

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It was a 36' 2000 Monaco LaPalma on an F53 Ford Chassis.
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Like most suspension improvements, anti-sway bars are kind of expensive! For those who have replaced them already, if we wanted to start with only one (front or rear), which do you suggest we start with? We'd like to make improvements one step at a time rather than just doing it all at once. If a single improvement is enough we'd be happy to stop there!

2009 Monarch 33 SFS on a Workhorse W22 chassis. We've already replaced the original front shocks with Koni FSDs and were impressed with the improvement. We're still going to change out the rear shocks in the New Year but want to consider the following improvement as well.

Thanks for your experience!
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