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Old 05-24-2011, 09:51 AM   #15
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I know what you're talking about; everybody has an opinion, depending on what they're selling or what they already bought. Mine was doing the semi-hootchie-kootchie, too. My dealer was no help ("they all do that. You need a $1000 steering damper") DriVer's thoughts (and Oemy's) made the most sense to me about the rear being the first piece to tackle, what with the enormous overhang. I talked with Jon Braziel, too; he sells all this stuff, so I figured he didn't have any particular axe to grind about what to buy first. Jon said the same thing; start with a rear track bar, that alone might do the trick. No pressure, just useful advice.

I ordered up his UltraTrac, currently on sale, relatively easy install (hint; air tools!) and I have to say, he was right! I might at some future time look at better shocks, but for now, that was time and money well spent and I feel no urgent need to do anything else. I don't seem to have a rut tracking problem so a front track bar won't make a huge difference, and I think steering dampers, steer safe, etc are like putting a bandaid on a brain tumor; they don't fix the real problem. With the track bar, I don't have any problem going in a straight line (even hands-off) and there's plenty of assist in the power steering to manage a blowout, so that boogyman is dead, too.

Do the rear track bar. Compared to what you've already spent, it's a fart in a windstorm.

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Old 05-25-2011, 08:11 AM   #16
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Steering issues,

Thanks, Sam, for your feedback and recommendations on tracking and steering issues on motorhomes. I do not seem to have a rut tracking problem either, mainly a rear sway due to the rear overhang. The general consensus seems to be, as you have recommended, is to start with the rear track bar. I also talked to Jon at Brazels who was very helpful without being "pushy" with his recommendation to start with the rear track bar.


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Old 05-25-2011, 01:55 PM   #17
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Thanks. You nailed it.
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Old 05-26-2011, 06:41 AM   #18
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Where is info on rear track bar? Brands, type, where to buy. Workhorse W-22, 2004.
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Old 05-26-2011, 02:12 PM   #19
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Blue Ox Tiger Track, Brazel's Ultra Trac (now on sale for $429), to name 2. Can't speak for the others, but the Brazel's was a fairly easy bolt on, albeit with some pretty hefty torque values. Air tools help a lot; maybe an hour install all together, if you read and follow the directions. Longer if you don't--the bar itself is asymetrical and has to go on the right way (the way it's pictured) or things don't fit. Don't ask how I know that.
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Old 05-26-2011, 05:31 PM   #20
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Anyone had any experience with Davis Tru Trac Bar or Steer Safe. I have a 1999 Four Winds Majestic M30Q motorhome on a F53 Ford Chassis, V-10 motor? Would like a little better tracking of the MH on the road. Do these really work and which might be best to use? First Class A motorhome.
I installed a Steer Safe 1 year ago and wow what a difference. I noticed the difference within 2 mile of the resort where it was installed in about 20 minutes. I was skeptical but not now. The best money I spent, and now I can look at the views also as I drive my coach. I know the Ford chassis has a different way of steering but the Steer Safe will fix alot of the problem.

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