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Old 07-12-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Unhappy sway

I have a 2000 Holiday Rambler 34' motorhome that seems to sway too much and causes the wife to feel sick and wondered what the best way to solve this might be. kurt
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Old 07-12-2012, 10:45 AM   #2
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I have a 2000 Holiday Rambler 34' motorhome that seems to sway too much and causes the wife to feel sick and wondered what the best way to solve this might be. kurt
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Are the tires aired up to the right pressure? Low air will cause swaying. New shocks might help.
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Old 07-12-2012, 11:08 AM   #4
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Welcome, Happy Hunter. You don't say what chassis you have. I had the same problem with my Allegro Bay on a Workhorse chassis. I changed to Koni shocks and added Blu Ox trac bars front and back and that solved the problems.
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Old 07-12-2012, 01:03 PM   #5
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Welcome, Happy Hunter. You don't say what chassis you have. I had the same problem with my Allegro Bay on a Workhorse chassis. I changed to Koni shocks and added Blu Ox trac bars front and back and that solved the problems.
The Koni shocks contributed the most to solving the sway problem, track bars do very little for sway.

Solutions are in listed in the order they should be performed

Problem: Body roll, most noticeable when entering/exiting driveways
Aliases: sway
Solution: Adjust tire air pressure per vehicle weight, replace/upgrade shocks, check bushings, replace/add anti-sway bars

Problem: Rough ride when pavement is rough
Aliases: porpoising
Solution: Adjust tire air pressure per vehicle weight, replace/upgrade shocks

Problem: Continuous steering corrections
Aliases: tail wagging, wandering, road ruts, side winds, passing gusts
Solution: Adjust tire air pressure per vehicle weight, check bushings, replace/upgrade shocks, add track bars (if leaf spring suspension), add steering stabilizer
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Old 07-13-2012, 06:47 AM   #6
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Bought my 2001 Winnebago Adventurer 32v in Florida this February and drove it back North for the summer.
I knew it needed new rear stabilizer bar bushings.

I felt the rear roll a lot when we would go over uneven surfaces. Took a while to stabilize and never felt tight.

So, Replaced the rear bushings (old ones were totally decomposed) with new harder polyurethane bushings and just returned from a short trip.
Noticed that the rear end was Tight and did not feel the swaying that I previously felt.

My steering is tight and my shocks seem to be doing OK. so I guess I'm good to return South this Winter.
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Old 07-15-2012, 07:43 PM   #8
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RoadMaster anti Sway Bars made of chrome moly are the BEST for sway problems. deSanford
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