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Old 07-29-2013, 12:02 PM   #1
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Smooth-out RV ride

I have a 2003 Southwind 37'. I have all the stabilizers available.
I have problems with the front end chattering down the bumpy freeways. It is very annoying.

Would airbags help me? Any solutions would be truly appreciated.
I have a bad back and I'd appreciate any help?
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Old 07-29-2013, 12:05 PM   #2
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Have you been weighed and adjusted tire pressures?
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Old 07-29-2013, 03:05 PM   #3
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Hi Mike,
Definitely get it weighed and adjust tire pressure.
If you observe that the front axle is relatively lightly loaded, you may find that redistributing heavy stuff to the forward-most compartments can help smooth the ride. Some chassis simply don't have enough weight on the front springs so you end up with a harsh ride on rough pavement.
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Old 07-30-2013, 12:09 AM   #4
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Get KONI Variable Frequency Damper shocks. You will not believe the DRAMATIC difference.
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Old 07-30-2013, 11:43 AM   #5
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I would not think a gas-powered coach would be light on the front axle. Have you inspected for bent rims or (can only be performed by demounting) defective tires?
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Old 07-31-2013, 01:52 AM   #6
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I have a 2003 Southwind 37'. I have all the stabilizers available.
I have problems with the front end chattering down the bumpy freeways. It is very annoying.

Would airbags help me? Any solutions would be truly appreciated.
I have a bad back and I'd appreciate any help?
we need more info about your rv such as which chassis, etc.
you can add this info to your signature block in your profile.
koni fsd shocks from shox.com made a big improvement on my moho.
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Old 07-31-2013, 03:40 PM   #7
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Mike, what do you mean by chattering? I have a '96 P30/Workhorse chassis and on bumpy roads my steering column chatters, don't know why. I know I had to replace my bell cranks because my steering was scary in the wind. Also, since you have a workhorse, don't you already have front air bags? Mine does and I keep them inflated to 85-90 lbs, sure helps the ride.
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My Gulf Stream has a w22 chassis and when the road gets even a little bumpy it the ride is harsh. I want to upgrade the shocks or install air bags but I can not find anyone who has aftermarket air bags on their rig to compair.
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My Gulf Stream has a w22 chassis and when the road gets even a little bumpy it the ride is harsh. I want to upgrade the shocks or install air bags but I can not find anyone who has aftermarket air bags on their rig to compair.
check out sumo springs for the front. i have read good things about them on this forum.
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