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Old 01-10-2018, 12:08 PM   #1
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Solutions for sway on Newmar Baystar

We recently purchased a 2014 Baystar 3124. (20.5 k chassis) Looking to reduce side to side sway without stiffening the ride. Any suggestions?

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Old 01-10-2018, 12:33 PM   #2
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Try looking at the CHF thread. It's hundreds of pages but is very low cost or free. Basically it uses some existing holes on the sway bar to stiffen it.

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Old 01-10-2018, 12:56 PM   #3
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Since this is a used coach, definitely check underneath to see what may have already been done and work from there.

The CHF as Luv2go indicated is a good start (but it may already have been done). Then you could look at adding heavier sway bars. I went with the Road Master SB front and back. The front one is a heavier duty bar than the OEM one it replaces. The rear (at least on my 22k chassis) is added in addition to the OEM SB.

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The best improvement I made when we had a Baystar was to change the front sway bar link mounting holes on the bar. The bar has two mounting holes on each end, one at the end and another a little closer to the inside. If you change the link from the outer to the inner hole, you will be surprised in the difference in sway with no degradation in ride that I could feel.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:49 AM   #5
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Thank you all for the information. Off to check on the things you all have suggested.
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Any gas coach can use the rear torque bar for straight ahead driving and no more sway.
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I did the CHF front and rear plus added a Super Steer rear track bar. Now the coach handles as well as my 1997 Safari DP which had the Magnum leaf spring suspension and was a real pleasure to drive. That work plus a quality alignment cost me about $1k at Josam in Orlando. Best money I have spent on a coach.
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Old 01-11-2018, 07:31 PM   #8
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Lots of good info on the ford chassis forum.The chf is described in detail,and worked great for our baystar sport.We also added the sumo springs which gave us complete handling.

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