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Old 11-13-2009, 03:04 PM   #1
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Track Bar for Ford E-450, class C, is there one?

Is there a Track Bar made for a class C , 2003 Ford E-450 chassis motor home?

I'm trying to avoid having the motor home , 28', from being pushed or pulled sideways in cross winds and when semi truck pass me. I have anti sway bars already, and have the correct tire pressure. Any suggestions?
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The E450 will benefit from heavier Anti-roll bars with urethane and Bilstein shocks. Thoe Ford anti-roll bars are really whimpy and way under sized.

Also, get the coach aligned when loaded for travel by an independent truck alignment shop. Ford does not know how to align a truck chassis.

IPD USA use to sell them for motorhomes but sold that part of the business to someone in the RV business.

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Check Roadmaster, I think they have them
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I checked Roadmaster sway bars. They have front and rear sway bars for the E-450. Which ones are you recommending? Front, rear, or both?
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Get both. It does not do a lot to stiffen one end and not the other. We added the ant-roll bars and Bilstein shocks to our 1999 E450 and it was a dream to drive afterward.

With the front anti-roll bar you can not add some of the steering dampeners.

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I have an F53 chassis but I would think the rear anti-sway would be similar. First I did the Bilstein shocks (rear only) and the urethane bushings. When that wasn't enough, I built my own rear track bar that installs behind the rear axle similar to the one CW offers. It ain't rocket science if your handy with tools and a decent welder. Less than $50 for materials.

The stablility was so much better I didn't bother with building one for the front.
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A point here...the F53 chassis and the E450 are two different beast.

I imagine that what you are experiencing with the E450 is the side to side rolling. With the suspension on E450, every time the body rolls, you have to correct the steering, so you wind up driving with a see-saw effect to approximate a straight line. This referred to as rood steering or bounce steering.

The suspension on the E450 was not meant to handle such a large box on it's back. To get the full benefit of the suspension upgrade and make the thing drive well, you need heavier shocks on all 4 corners and anti-roll bars on BOTH ends. If you install them on only one end, it is kind of like sharpening only one side of a knife.

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Check with Henderson's Lineup in Grants Pass, OR (hendersonslineup.com. They put a Davis Trutrac on my E350, made a huge improvement.

Correction: I think it is a Supersteer Trac Bar.

2nd Correction: Yes, indeed it is a Supersteer Trac Bar.
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