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Old 07-06-2014, 08:52 AM   #1
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Bilstein shocks and sway

Will Bilstein shocks have any affect on swaying in my coach when it is parked?

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:29 AM   #2
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Will Bilstein shocks have any affect on swaying in my coach when it is parked?

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R U asking will they cause sway or will they reduce sway?

A High quality stiff shock such as this will reduce sway when sitting

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Old 07-06-2014, 09:47 AM   #3
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When parked? Not really their not designed for that. Shocks for the most part are designed to control bounce and absorb shock while traveling down the road. Sway bars and track bars control sway. If you want the RV to not sway while parked when walking around you need to use stablizers.

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no, shocks mainly fixed the front to rear bounce/porpoise effect. The rear tract bar helped my sway, and the reflect steering stabilizer helped our over steer. We get manageable push and pull from tractor trailers but now I leave on cruise and drive with one hand. These changes plus alignment and air settings in tires really helped. We bought some cheap manual stabilizers to set under steps and rear,if we are staying for a week or more, sometimes we don't put the stabilizer supports under. We use lynx blocks for leveling.
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