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Old 05-20-2016, 09:23 PM   #1
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Rear anti-sway bar may or may not fit

After reading positive recommendations in several forums I decided to purchase Roadmaster anti-sway bars as part of a suspension upgrade on my 2016 Thor Miramar.

All went well installing the front anti-sway bar. However, although the vendor website indicated it was the correct one for my rig, the rear anti-sway bar did not fit .

I called Roadmaster tech support and found out Ford uses three different rear axles on the F53 motorhome chassis. From my description, they determined I need the #1139-145 bar instead of the #1139-144 indicated on the vendor's website.

So now I'm trying to get the bar exchanged for the correct one.

If you are considering a Roadmaster anti-sway bar for your F53 motorhome, I strongly recommend calling Roadmaster tech support before ordering, and avoid some potential headaches.

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Old 05-22-2016, 05:04 AM   #2
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Good heads up, thanks!

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Old 05-22-2016, 06:21 AM   #3
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If I remember correctly, Ford only has 2 different rear ends in the F53 chassis. The only difference between the 2 part numbers you listed is one is 1 and 1/2 inches in diameter and the other is 1 and 3/4 inches in diameter. The reason for having the 2 different sizes is based on the length of the coach. I found out all of this when i got my swaybar at a very discounted price. I knew it was for the shorter chassis but it would fit and help a lot anyway.

Are you doing the install yourself?
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Rear anti-sway bar may or may not fit

Originally Posted by Mel556180 View Post
.......I called Roadmaster tech support ........

I have a Roadmaster Sterling tow bar that is 13 years old. In the past year it developed some problems, and I recently completed a full rebuild on it myself, with advice and assistance from the techs at Roadmaster. Like a brand new bar, now.
Roadmaster makes high quality products, and their tech support people are both knowledgable and helpful. They're on my short list of really good companies to deal with.

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