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Old 07-23-2014, 12:04 PM   #15
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I wasn't satisfied with how my 31' Ford chassis motorhome rode and handled, so I had the following installed:
Koni FSD shocks (replaced the OEM Bilsteins)
Front sway bar (replaced with a heavier one)
Rear sway bar (in addition to the small factory one)
Rear trac bar

Now the coach handles the way it should. I had way too much lean and sway that it actually felt dangerous descending winding mountain pass roads.

The Safe-T-Plus is a great addtion. It made the steering more comfortable to drive. If there's no strong cross wind it's a one hand operation now. Plus the Safe-T-Plus creates a return to center with the steering as it should be, but isn't on the Ford chassis. Not to mention the unit provides other safety benefits.

Overall these additions to the chassis weren't inexpensive, but still well worth it.

You don't always have to do as much as I did to achieve better and safer handling and ride, but I wanted to get the most benefit.


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Old 07-23-2014, 03:15 PM   #16
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Don't know where you are located, but if you're close go to Kaiser Brake & Alignment in Eugene, OR. They put the Safe-t-Plus with a trim adjust on our Monaco. What a difference it made!

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