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Old 12-19-2021, 06:18 AM   #1
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Rear Sway Bar

Considering the installation of a Rear Sway Bar that attaches to the rear axle and then to the frame of the RV. Once installed, will this device inhibit usage of the hydraulic jacks for raising and lowering the motorhome. Also called Track Bar. A single bar is attached to the Rear end or differential and then to the frame of the coach.
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Such a device is never correctly referred to as a "sway bar" If you need another name for the track bar, you can call it a Panhard Rod. The installation of this rod will enhance the handling characteristics of your MH and if correctly done will not hinder any function of the leveling system. You need to post information about your chassis for more definitive information.
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What exrench says. Please don't call a panhard rod (track bar) a "sway bar" - they are two different things.


A properly designed panhard rod will allow the suspension to it's full amount of up/down travel, so the coach can be raised or lowered as much as the suspension allows. Whether the available panhard rods for your chassis does that is a question for the company that supplies the panhard rod.


What year Pace do you have? Older ones are a gas chassis and could be Ford or Workhorse, while newer Pace's are diesel pushers. From your description, I'm guessing you have a gas chassis.
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Considering the installation of a Rear Sway Bar that attaches to the rear axle and then to the frame of the RV. Once installed, will this device inhibit usage of the hydraulic jacks for raising and lowering the motorhome. Also called Track Bar. A single bar is attached to the Rear end or differential and then to the frame of the coach.
He did say"Also called a Track Bar". It does help control body sway. He even gave an apt description of how the bar is attached.
No, the track bar will not interfere with the hydraulic leveling jack system, to answer your question.
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Best investment I ever made. While you’re at it, go for the front steering stabilizer too. You seriously will not believe the difference. Semis blow by me and I don’t even feel it. I have to look at the trees to know if it’s windy, and driving up canyons is like driving a sports car by comparison
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Been doing some research over the past week on handling and ride enhancements for my 06 F53. Track bar appears to be top three if not #1 add on suggested for most improvement...
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We did a rear Track Bar and rear Sway Bar. Huge difference in tail wag and sway.
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