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Old 06-17-2013, 02:37 PM   #1
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2009 Safari Simba Stablization

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We purchased a 2009 Safai Simba 30 SFS and are very pleased with it, with one esception. When driving on the highway, either passing and being passed by a semi or in high winds, its definitely a white knuckle experience.

I have read some of the posts here and it appears that I will need to install everything from steering sway stablizers, rear sway stablizers and possibly new Bilstein shocks.

Can anyone tell me if some or all of this will take care of the white knuckle experience; if so, were can I purchase these items.

The other issue I am hoping someone can comment on is the installation of some of the aftermarket items offered by Banks Diesel for improvement of power and fuel economy. Presently, when I pull my jeep wrangler behind the MotorHome, I am getting about 61/2 - 7 MPG.

Any help and comments would be appreciated.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:33 AM   #2
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Hello Folks,

We purchased a 2009 Safai Simba 30 SFS and are very pleased with it, with one esception. When driving on the highway, either passing and being passed by a semi or in high winds, its definitely a white knuckle experience.

I have read some of the posts here and it appears that I will need to install everything from steering sway stablizers, rear sway stablizers and possibly new Bilstein shocks.

Can anyone tell me if some or all of this will take care of the white knuckle experience; if so, were can I purchase these items.

The other issue I am hoping someone can comment on is the installation of some of the aftermarket items offered by Banks Diesel for improvement of power and fuel economy. Presently, when I pull my jeep wrangler behind the MotorHome, I am getting about 61/2 - 7 MPG.

Any help and comments would be appreciated.


it would help if we knew more about your moho.
you can add this info in your signature block.
my moho is front engined gas.
i installed a rear track bar from brazels in centralia, wa.
this made a huge difference in straight line stability in windy conditions.
koni shocks helped the handling and ride too.
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it would help if we knew more about your moho.
you can add this info in your signature block.
my moho is front engined gas.
i installed a rear track bar from brazels in centralia, wa.
this made a huge difference in straight line stability in windy conditions.
koni shocks helped the handling and ride too.
Our Safari Simba has a gas engine that is also in the front of the Motorhome, it has the Tritan 30 Valve V10 engine. Is there additional information needed?
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Our Safari Simba has a gas engine that is also in the front of the Motorhome, it has the Tritan 30 Valve V10 engine. Is there additional information needed?
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That's what is needed. That means it's a Ford chassis. There is a sub-forum on this website just for that chassis. Look for "Ford F53".

This is a Chevy (workhorse) area.

I think if it's getting unstable under passing conditions it's probably suffering from a little tail wag. Typical fix is a panhard bar for the rear axle... This keeps the rear axle from moving side to side when taking a bit of side force from a passing rig.

There are other options too, but I'd post this over on the F53 section.
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