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Old 03-19-2015, 10:45 PM   #1
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Rocking swaying help

I just bought a 90 jamboree 24ft. The rig is in very good exterior and interior condition and mechanically runs really good. I have notice driving it it seams to sway and rock a bit more than the newer units I've rented in the past. Also my wife was driving behind me and noticed it too. I have read on other sites that it may be caused by tires and shocks. When I purchased it had the four rear tires put on new and front are about 8 months old. Under a quick inspection I noticed the rear shocks have Coil springs attached to them. I am not sure what brand they are or how old they are. Should I change them? What else can be the issue. Any help would be appreciated. We are planning to take it out in about a week and want to make sure it's safe.
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Old 03-19-2015, 11:06 PM   #2
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I'd have the suspension checked for loose components. Also if any sway bars are installed, make sure their bushings aren't worn and allowing play. Shocks are also a good investment, Bilstein or Koni are good brands of shock absorbers.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:00 AM   #3
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I'd have the suspension checked for loose components. Also if any sway bars are installed, make sure their bushings aren't worn and allowing play. Shocks are also a good investment, Bilstein or Koni are good brands of shock absorbers.
Thank you, I was planning on switching the shocks out and will look at the rest of suspension. I have rig in storage so not that easy to pop in whenever but the manager at lot has been letting me go in and work on it to get it ready for our first trip.
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Old 03-20-2015, 12:09 AM   #4
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Super Steer Rear Anti-Sway Bar [lifetime], RoadMaster Front Anti-Sway Bar [lifetime], Koni FSD Hydraulic Shocks, Sumo Springs front & rear, and Safe T Plus Steering Stabilizer [lifetime]. With this combination you can't go wrong.
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I'd start with making sure the tires were properly inflated. THEN Have the front end looked at/do what you need to do...
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Old 03-20-2015, 10:24 AM   #6
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I just bought a 90 jamboree 24ft. The rig is in very good exterior and interior condition and mechanically runs really good. I have notice driving it it seams to sway and rock a bit more than the newer units I've rented in the past. Also my wife was driving behind me and noticed it too. I have read on other sites that it may be caused by tires and shocks. When I purchased it had the four rear tires put on new and front are about 8 months old. Under a quick inspection I noticed the rear shocks have Coil springs attached to them. I am not sure what brand they are or how old they are. Should I change them? What else can be the issue. Any help would be appreciated. We are planning to take it out in about a week and want to make sure it's safe.
the reason for the springs on the shocks was back in the day,.. those coaches had too light of rear spring... the spring shops made a small fortune doing a re arch and add a leaf...
right now the easiest , cheapest and best thing to do would be put sumo springs in the rear...
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Is there an antisway bar installed? If not, add one.
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I have an 89 Tioga with the same spring shocks and was wondering if that was an after thought. Mine also sways alot. I have a 26' unit. If thats the case with the shocks then they have to be the originals. I do plan on putting Firestone ride rites on the back to help with the swaying. Most likely you also have a sway bar in back like mine since they are just about the same model and year from Fleetwood.
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Check out the Cheap Handling Fix in the Ford Chassis Owners subforum.
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Check out the Cheap Handling Fix in the Ford Chassis Owners subforum.
If I remember correctly, that only applies to the f53 frame on the class A's not the E350 frames on the class C's. I could be wrong but when I looked at mine it didn't have the extra set of holes in the sway bar.
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Thanks, Rick
Same logic applies--if you have a swaybar, shorten the arms.
If you don't have one, add one.

If your shocks are shot, replace them. If shocks are good, look at swaybar.
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So I went to storage place today and climbed under rv and noticed the front swaybar bushings looking pretty bad. How much would this effect the handling. I plan on swapping out this week.
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I also looked at rear and noticed I don't have rear sway bar and doesn't look like mounts are welded to axle. What would be my options in the most economical way.
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Get poly eurethane sway bar bushings,, not rubber... They are stiffer and last a Lot longer...
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