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Old 09-21-2017, 09:40 PM   #1
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Chev/Workhorse Class C owners:Help!!

I have a 2008 Maverick 213QB class C on a 2007 Chev Workhorse chassis, which is basically a Chev 3500. Mine does not have a rear sway bar or stabilizer bar. All of the research I have done leads me to believe that Workhorse installed a heavy duty rear sway bar on this chassis. Not sure why I don't have one-maybe the previous owner removed it??

Anyway, if you have a Chev or Workhorse class C of any year, could you do me a favour? Could you check and see if yours has one? And if you installed an aftermarket rear sway bar, what did you get? I am having trouble sourcing one.

By the way, mine is the 12,300 lb GVWR. It handles quite well at highway speeds, but I am getting a lot of side to side movement at low speed on uneven pavement. Think pulling out of a gas station-cupboards have opened and dishes have gone flying!
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By the way, mine is the 12,300 lb GVWR. It handles quite well at highway speeds, but I am getting a lot of side to side movement at low speed on uneven pavement. Think pulling out of a gas station-cupboards have opened and dishes have gone flying!
Thanks
Continuing back and forth sway after passing over a curb cut like you describe is not for lack of a anti-sway bar, but rather shocks. Heavy duty shocks will dampen this side to side movement. In fact, adding a heavy anti-sway bar will actually increase the uneven surface type of side to side movement.

You probably do need the anti-sway bar however, to help with the "being blown off the road by a semi" effect you probably experience.

If your MH has any miles at all on it, I can assure you, the rear shocks are totally worn out. They probably were not heavy duty enough to start with, and the extreme weight only worn them out faster.

Charles
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Our Fleetwood Jamboree, which is on a Chevy 3500 chassis has leaf spring suspension, not coil spring, so no sway bar.
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Old 09-24-2017, 04:59 PM   #4
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Fwiw, my 1977 Chevy chassis does not have a rear sway bar. I actually have a sway bar and all the mounting brackets from a Dana 70 I cut out from under a 1988 Chevy dually pickup. My MH also has a D70 and I am thinking about trying out the sway bar on the MH since I already have it lying around.
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