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Old 12-26-2013, 06:47 PM   #1
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Roadmaster vs Helwig

Currently working on a 2001 35' Winnebago Chieftain on a Ford chassis. Very nice low mileage coach. Have added front and rear trac bars, Koni FSD shocks, new tire and alingment. Drives pretty well but would like to tighten up the drivability a bit more. Does anyone have experience adding either a Roadmaster or Helwig auxullary rear sway bar? The Roadmaster mounts in front of the axle and the Helwig mounts behind. Any thoughts would be appreciated.


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Old 12-26-2013, 11:05 PM   #2
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I installed the Roadmaster P/N 1139-144 1-3/4" auxiliary sway bar. Well worth the money , while the track bars helped with the rear sway I stll had some because of the over hang rear of the drive axle I wanted to get rid of. With the addition of the auxiliary bar the MH handles much better, no sway on roads with a lot of turns. Haven't driven it in any real strong side winds yet, the winds I have don't even notice them. Bought mine at etrailer.com they don't show it on the web site unless you do a serach for the P/N. When I ordered mine Roadmaster was out of stock for three weeks, etrailer deliveried it in less then a week. Shipping is free for orders over $150.00. If you have the tools and jack stands the install isn't to difficult did most of it myself.

Chuck & Teri, 1999 35 ft. Dolphin 5350, F53 Chassis with tag axle, Chassis build date 1/99 in Mexico, Banks System, Trans Command, Air Lift Air Bags on rear, Koni Shocks, Blue OX TruCenter, TigerTrak track bars front and rear, Roadmaster 1-3/4" rear auxiliary sway bar, 2013 VW Passat TDI SEL Premium, 1994 36 ft. Avion 5th Wheel. FMCA #F430129
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Old 12-27-2013, 07:15 PM   #3
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We installed the Roadmaster (formerly IPD) rear sway bar on our 2001 Adventurer 32V. It made a world of difference, especially in windy conditions and when being passed by large trucks. I could drive with 1 hand on the wheel in all but the worst weather conditions. It was well worth the money and easily installed in an afternoon.

We traded the coach in on our 2013 when it had well over 100,000 miles on the odometer. The sway bar still worked as well as it did the day it was installed.
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