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Old 08-04-2010, 08:54 AM   #1
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I have an Allegro 35QBA from Tiffin. As for any gas motorhome, it sways a lot as it does not have air suspension. I was wondering if someone has upgraded this type of rig with air suspension.
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Welcome to iRV2.com! We have installed supplemental airbags on our F53-based coach, more for "stealth leveling" than to control sway. Here is a thread from a couple of months ago where other posters mentioned airbags helping quite a bit, so YMMV.

Here and here are some threads discussing air ride conversions for gas chassis. If I remember correctly there was one true air ride conversion available, but the mfr stopped making it due to lack of demand.

Heavy-duty sway bars and Koni shocks are also much talked-about additions that other posters say help sway on these coaches.

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I have an Allegro 35QBA from Tiffin. As for any gas motorhome, it sways a lot as it does not have air suspension. I was wondering if someone has upgraded this type of rig with air suspension.
I just started a new thread on this forum re: airless air bags that you may want to follow and see if anybody responds with positive results.

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Bigger anti-sway bars would probably help more than air suspension.
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Thank you all for your help. I did try bigger anti-sway bar. I have tried the Roadmaster one. I have the front one but I could not install the rear one. the Allegro 2010 has a modified F53 chassis and the rear bar don't fit anymore. I would loose the guaranty if I touch it.
Anyone that know anti-sway bar that could fit Tiffin Allegro 2010?
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Welcome to iRV2.com! We have installed supplemental airbags on our F53-based coach, more for "stealth leveling" than to control sway. Here is a thread from a couple of months ago where other posters mentioned airbags helping quite a bit, so YMMV.

Here and here are some threads discussing air ride conversions for gas chassis. If I remember correctly there was one true air ride conversion available, but the mfr stopped making it due to lack of demand.

Heavy-duty sway bars and Koni shocks are also much talked-about additions that other posters say help sway on these coaches.

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Thank you. I checked your links and found an interesting solution at HWH Active Air HWH Active Air Brochures . Looks like it would address what I want.

Did someone try this it?
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pretif,

The way I read the information from HWH is that this system is for the control of the air suspension on a DP not a gass unit. I might be wrong but it states that it monitors the air bags already installed on the coach, which a gas rig comes with none.
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The way I read the information from HWH is that this system is for the control of the air suspension on a DP not a gass unit. I might be wrong but it states that it monitors the air bags already installed on the coach, which a gas rig comes with none.
You are correct. I just talk to them and told me the same thing. SO I am back trying to find a company that install air ride on F53 in the east coast. Any suggestions?
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You are correct. I just talk to them and told me the same thing. SO I am back trying to find a company that install air ride on F53 in the east coast. Any suggestions?
See post #3
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yes. I have switched to that thread already
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Thank you all for your help. I did try bigger anti-sway bar. I have tried the Roadmaster one. I have the front one but I could not install the rear one. the Allegro 2010 has a modified F53 chassis and the rear bar don't fit anymore. I would loose the guaranty if I touch it.
Anyone that know anti-sway bar that could fit Tiffin Allegro 2010?
Try calling these guys and explain your problems. I'm quite sure they can help you.

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Pretif, did you think about changing to Koni shocks? I have an 06 Allegro Bay on a wh chassis and the Koni shocks prevented the swaying and the so called wal mart wobble. It made lots of difference in the ride and handling.
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Try calling these guys and explain your problems. I'm quite sure they can help you.

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Pretty cool. Thanks for sharing. I will surely call them. I hope they can help me given that I am on the east coast. Good link. Tx
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Pretif, did you think about changing to Koni shocks? I have an 06 Allegro Bay on a wh chassis and the Koni shocks prevented the swaying and the so called wal mart wobble. It made lots of difference in the ride and handling.
did not know about koni shock. thank you.
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