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Old 05-07-2015, 09:20 PM   #1
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Coach rocking and swaying at Hwy speed

2003 Georgetown by Forest River. Just replaced shocks but still have really severe rocking of coach at 65-70 mph on hwy. any suggestions.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:23 PM   #2
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Was it doing it before you replaced the shocks? What kind of new shocks were installed? Do you have any anti-sway bars installed?

I never go over 65 in our motorhome. Seldom over 62.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:29 PM   #3
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Was it doing it before you replaced the shocks? What kind of new shocks were installed? Do you have any anti-sway bars installed?
Yes that is why the shocks were replaced. They were replaced with same model shocks.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:30 PM   #4
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It was fine in past years. 70 mph was no problem. No rocking or swaying.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:33 PM   #5
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Many posters here, myself included, have had excellent results from installing Koni FSD shocks. I also had anti-sway bars installed to reduce the rolling and wallowing due to uneven roads, cross winds and passing big rigs.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:21 PM   #6
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What chassis do you have?
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Old 05-08-2015, 06:31 AM   #7
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I don't think it's a safe activity to be doing while going down the road. Mine only rocks and rolls while we're parked.
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Old 05-08-2015, 02:17 PM   #8
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worn Sway Bar links and bushings, broken spring, bad tire, and the list goes on
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Go to the Fleetwood section and check out the "CHF" cheap handling fix. Mostly applies to Ford F53 chassis but has a lot of info on how to fix rock&roll.
I just work mine over and it handles great now.
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If it didn't do it in years gone by, but does it now...there must be a reason..as posted already..do a good search / inspection of the springs and shackles... sway bars and bushings. steering parts or tires.....something must be worn out or physically broken if your coach handles badly....
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sway bars... My MH did the same, added new heavy duty front and rear swaybars and rear now no rocking. "on and off" the road. added power steering stabilizer also, my coach doesn't wear me out driving it anymore.

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Make that the Ford Chassis forum not the Fleetwood.
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You did not tell us your chassis. Your chassis is 12 years old. The first thing I'd do is replace all front and rear sway bar bushing with blue poly ones. If it road OK before that's a good place to start. Even if they are not worn (but with 12 years on the chassis I'm sure they are) changing to a poly bushing is the absolute must to do. Then drive it and report the difference.

Once that's done let us know and we'll go from there. Those bushings are available through these forums. Just google right her at the top of the page, "Sway bar bushing replacements."

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Who replaced the shocks, did you tell them the reason you were having them replaced, if you did and they didn't check for the cause of complaint I wouldn't go back to them.
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