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Old 08-06-2012, 09:07 PM   #29
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The bar in the first picture is not an anti-sway bar. Do you have one on the front axle?

You do have a trac bar on the rear axle.
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Good question... I never thought of it as a "lean" - more like the rear end getting shoved aside and I need to make a steering correction. It does lean on me if I take the curves a tad too fast though. I've had all the front end parts checked (twice) by different shops... Both said all is a-ok! I took off the Safe-T-Steer unit and am sending it to the Mfr to have it's competence verified also.
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Old 08-06-2012, 09:21 PM   #31
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With the rear trac bar, it shouldn't feel like the rear is getting shoved aside. That's what it's there for.
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:12 PM   #32
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They're called "Indiana Jones bars" - for those times when your rig gets hijacked by Nazi soldiers and you need a quick getaway.

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Old 08-06-2012, 11:13 PM   #33
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This coach came from Fleetwood with the Mor/Ryde suspension on it. I have the original sticker with the manuals. However, passing trucks give me a pretty good push as they go roaring by. It has an anti-sway bar on the front like was described earlier on this thread. It has at least a one inch bar. I am in the process of installing new shocks, which is why you did not see them in the pictures. Original shocks were on this coach... w/29,000 miles. Trying to find some Koni's to replace OEM shocks, but since the coach is 23 years old, we are having to go by OEM specs. Sure can get complicated trying to sort this stuff out. Thank god for all you great people on this forum who are willing to freely share your knowledge. Hope I can pay it forward in the future. Thanks, Tom
My '89 Oshkosh/John Deere drives just about like a big truck with no wander, wag, or 'pushing' from trucks.. Wife was actually very surprised after riding around on some Chevy chassis. Main reason I bought the one I have.. Wonder if that Mor/Ryde is actually set up correctly?
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Old 08-06-2012, 11:39 PM   #35
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Well, No wrong answers....the one in front of the axle is a cross member support, and the back one is a sway bar and both are part of the Mor-ryde system for the John Deere chassis. (see page 3) http://www.morryde.com/downloads/tec...e%20Manual.pdf

BTW Tom- I think this is the manual for your system...
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Well, No wrong answers....the one in front of the axle is a cross member support, and the back one is a sway bar and both are part of the Mor-ryde system for the John Deere chassis. (see page 3) http://www.morryde.com/downloads/tec...e%20Manual.pdf

BTW Tom- I think this is the manual for your system...
Good info.. Pretty complicated suspension..
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Hooligan,
Wow! Thanks for the manual. You're correct, this is my chassis setup. Really helps to understand it better. You are awesome!

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Well, No wrong answers....the one in front of the axle is a cross member support, and the back one is a sway bar and both are part of the Mor-ryde system for the John Deere chassis. (see page 3) http://www.morryde.com/downloads/tec...e%20Manual.pdf

BTW Tom- I think this is the manual for your system...
In Figure 1 (8) and 2 (9), in the manual, the cross bar is called a "Sway Bar". In Figure 3 (6) it is correctly named as a "Trac Bar".

There is no way the rear cross bar can be a "sway bar". It cannot stop body roll, but it can stop chassis to axle displacement side to side.
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I saw that, but didn't know how to put it into words. Page 9 shows what looks like Tom has and is called a Trac Bar.
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Since we're talking about Trac Bars, I have a question. I will almost always be towing my 20' enclosed ~5k actual weight trailer with a Curtis sway control bar.

Will this combination eliminate or reduce the rear end of my MH from needing a trac bar? I've done the CHF, but have only had it on two trips and I don't recall it having any tail wagging the dog traits. It seems like the sway control bar would reduce the tendency for rear end to shift.
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Is the front bar attached to the Jacks. On some motorhomes the jacks had to be mounted at a weak point in the frame and a cross bar was installed to stabilize the jacks.
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Figure 2 on pg 3 is the correct diagram for a John Deere chassis, which is what I have.

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