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Old 04-07-2012, 07:38 PM   #1
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What is the best sway bar to buy?

I have a 2005 36' Monaco Laplama and would like to install a rear sway bar and would like to hear from all of you on which one you think is the best.
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Old 04-07-2012, 07:46 PM   #2
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I have a 2005 36' Monaco Laplama and would like to install a rear sway bar and would like to hear from all of you on which one you think is the best.
Thank you.
Dan,

We own a 2006 Allegro Open Road that is 35'6" long on a Workhorse chassis and haven't had any problems with swaying. If you haven't owned your Monaco for a while I would suggest that before you go spending money drive it for a while and see if you really need one after you become accustomed to how it handles.

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RoadMaster chrome Molly I believe is the BEST they even make them for our military vehicles. deSanford
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Old 04-08-2012, 05:29 AM   #4
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curious as to what led you to believe you need a sway bar? Planning on driving a slalom course?
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Old 04-08-2012, 06:16 AM   #5
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To help with crosswind and when the big rigs go by. Or do you think a stay safe on the front would be better. I would fell a little better with less movement It is not to bad with the big rigs but, could be a lot better when the wind is so strong.

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Sway bars provide better handling in all kinds of situations one encounters when driving a large rig. deSanford
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I know you have a Monaco but you might get a better answer on the Chassis Forum under the Workhorse section...That way you will access other makes of MH's rather than mostly just Monaco's...I have an entirely different chassis than yours so I really have no comment on yours but I know on mine the RoadMaster REK kit made a huge improvement.

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To help with crosswind and when the big rigs go by. Or do you think a stay safe on the front would be better. I would fell a little better with less movement It is not to bad with the big rigs but, could be a lot better when the wind is so strong.

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it sounds like we have the same rig. I have koni FSD shocks on all 4 corners and an 18 wheeler can go by at 80+ on the highway and I dont get any sway or pitching.
But ironically when stopped at a turning traffic light(left lane)... when cars go by I get a mild push.

I would look at the shocks first.
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Thank you all for the help and I will look into all the above.

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The single best upgrade we did with respect to excessive steering corrections caused by crosswinds and passing semi's was installing a BlueOx Tiger Trac rear trac bar.(DIY and I liked the design) Best bang for the buck IMHO. With those long rear overhangs on gas'er RVs, you would think that they would come factory installed. Bob
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Dan,

What Bob is talking about is known as a track bar or panhard bar. Panhard bars help reduce side-to-side movement, while sway bars (actually anti-sway bars) reduce lean. Use the search function to read lots of comments about how these components work before you spend your money on the wrong part (I think you really need a panhard / track bar, you may already have a rear sway bar).

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The single best upgrade we did with respect to excessive steering corrections caused by crosswinds and passing semi's was installing a BlueOx Tiger Trac rear trac bar.(DIY and I liked the design) Best bang for the buck IMHO. With those long rear overhangs on gas'er RVs, you would think that they would come factory installed. Bob
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