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Old 03-22-2011, 09:37 PM   #1
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Suspension & Handling Help

Help...We took the new to us Motorhome out for its maiden voyage. The coach has excellent power delivery with brakes to match. The suspension on the other hand has many issues that need to be worked out. First the front right side seems to dip bounce/rock more than the left. The whole coach seems to rock side to side more than I'm used to (coming from an E450 class C 31'). The rear seems to get real happy when getting passed or while passing. There also seems to be some road harshness. The air pressure in all tires is currently set at 80psi. Thank you in advance for any suggestions/advise given.
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The air pressure you're running sounds about right, you might check the front stabilizer bar make sure it's intact, and check if yours has a "trac-bar" which is a crosswise mounted rod with one end connecting to the frame with the other end connecting to the axle. If it doesn't have a trac-bar I would highly recommend having one installed.

Also check your shock absorbers for leaks, even if no leaks and it has the original factory shocks, I would replace them with Koni FSD shocks and see if any improvement.

good luck and keep us posted
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You'll get alot more info on the F53 Chassis forum than here.
Rear sway bar bushings, new shocks(I like the softer Monroe RV), & after weighing at least the front & rear axles, set your tire pressures according the the tire Mfg's specs. I run 70 front & 80 rear on mine.
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Help...We took the new to us Motorhome out for its maiden voyage. The coach has excellent power delivery with brakes to match. The suspension on the other hand has many issues that need to be worked out. First the front right side seems to dip bounce/rock more than the left. The whole coach seems to rock side to side more than I'm used to (coming from an E450 class C 31'). The rear seems to get real happy when getting passed or while passing. There also seems to be some road harshness. The air pressure in all tires is currently set at 80psi. Thank you in advance for any suggestions/advise given.
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Thanks to all.
I going to start with the FSD shocks and the cheap fix.
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