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Old 01-15-2015, 11:18 PM   #1
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Anti sway issues

I have a 2012 tiffin allegro open road 35 QBA. I would like some suggestions on how to help control the lateral sway and roll of the chassi. I feel like I'm being blown all over the road and im tired of the side to side roll of the motorhome. I have looked at different things like: air bags, anti sway bars, steering stabilizers, and shocks. It seems like you could spend thousands on it but I would like to know what works best. Thanks. J.
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:33 PM   #2
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:43 PM   #3
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I put the blue ox front and rear track bars on mine after a white knuckle trip home from Disney (1100 miles). Best money I ever spent. Can't tell when trucks pass now and no "ass wiggle". Mine is 38ft and there is a lot of overhang beyond the rear tires. Just my $.02
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Old 01-15-2015, 11:53 PM   #4
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If gasser on Ford chassis, rear track bar is usually the most impactful add on. Also do the cheap handling fix. But first ensure all stock steering and suspension components are working properly, not worn, etc. Check alignment. And weigh the coach and set tire air pressures accordingly.
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Old 01-16-2015, 12:08 AM   #5
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Agreed. I did mine in two stages. Rear first. The results were so good I added the front. Now it's even better.
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Agreed. Did the rear first. The results were so good I added the from. Now it's even better
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I have a 2012 tiffin allegro open road 35 QBA. I would like some suggestions on how to help control the lateral sway and roll of the chassi. I feel like I'm being blown all over the road and im tired of the side to side roll of the motorhome. I have looked at different things like: air bags, anti sway bars, steering stabilizers, and shocks. It seems like you could spend thousands on it but I would like to know what works best. Thanks. J.
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Old 01-16-2015, 08:03 AM   #8
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Two products (well 3 technically) and a 4th I will mention

Sway = Side to side rocking, Rig leans left/right/left/right, SWAY BARS, try to control this, Some motor homes can stand improvement in this area. Some times they use a chassis that is a bit light in this area.

Wag: Like a dog's tail, side to side "Wagging" usually if the rear wags left the front wags right then they swap back and forth.. You think you are going down the road in a zig-zag pattern so you tend to correct, but this only makes it worse. TRAC BARS (Front and rear, why I said 2, technically 3) stop this dead, 100% cancel it out, Kill it totally,

I recall back in the 60's when the rage in pick up trucks was IFS (Independent Front Suspension) This type of suspension does not need a front trac bar That is what makes it so good.

The 4th Item you may enjoy is a steering Stablizer, Mine is a Blue Ox Tru Center,, At the time it was the only one that offered remote re-centering (From the driver's seat)

I understand Safe-T-Steer now offers that feature as well.

And I recommend any unit that has that feature.

These devices try to hold you on the straight and narrow, (Try to keep it centered) the advantage of remote re-centering is if you are on a high domed road or have a nice steady cross wind you can compensate with the stabilizer instead of having to fight it.
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looks like where the cheapest to buy is camping world, anybody else have a cheaper price on them
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I highly recommend both front and rear "Trac" bars and a steering stabilizer.










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I just purchased the 2009 35QBA and had the same questions. Ditto to make sure all things are good. My rear swaybar bushings were GONE> Ordered some polys from Ebay.
Just ordered the Blue OX rear panard, try that, then do the Sumo springs on the front. If still not right, then either the sumos on the back or the panard on the front. I don't think with 27k on the clock the shocks are bad.


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Blue Ox had a bit of a discount and no shipping or tax.
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Old 01-16-2015, 10:50 PM   #14
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I've got a 2013 35 QBA. Same issues.
Would anybody share the cost of these upgrades ?
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