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Old 03-09-2021, 12:19 PM   #1
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Steering stabilizers/sway bars?

Hi,
New to me 2011 Jayco 29D. Recommended to me over the phone, that I install steering stabilizers and sway bars to the tune of $16-1800.
Is this necessary?
I will be doing a lot of traveling and dont want to get overwhelmed by inclement weather....
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Old 03-09-2021, 12:38 PM   #2
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Go out and drive it to see how it handles.

If your comfortable, you don't need to do anything.
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Old 09-18-2021, 01:28 PM   #3
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I agree with twin boat but I had sway issues with my 31UL Precept and install Sumo Springs and they made a world of difference
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Old 09-18-2021, 01:47 PM   #4
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Does it drive bad ? if so I would install rear sway bar and steering stabilizer! That's what my class c has and drives like my car !
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Old 09-18-2021, 02:57 PM   #5
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I have a 2010 28 foot Fleetwood Class C. It sat for a number of years, and the past couple years I've fixed it up and have been using it. It drove pretty well except the steering seemed a little bit squirrelly, and it overreacted to seams on the freeway. I wemt under and looked at the OEM stabilizer, and it had pits on the rod from corrosion. I took it off and found that it was completely shot.

So I ignored all the hype about the expensive self-centering steering stabilizers, and ordered $30 Monroe stabilizer, that fit on perfectly. I also put a boot on it to try to protect the rod.

It drives beautifully now. I could drive one handed if I wanted to but I normally keep two on the wheel. Now when I go over those road seams the wheel doesn't shake it all. Honestly, I just feel like I'm driving my pickup truck when I'm driving the motorhome. It has 196 inch wheelbase, and I think that makes a huge difference.

By the way it did have one other issue... the bracket that the stabilizer mounts to on the passenger side was loose. I could not torque the bolts up to spec, and found that they were stripping. So I tapped them up to the next size and put new bolts in, and have them torqued up to spec now.

I personally don't see a need to upgrade the stock sway bars. I've driven it in pretty strong side winds, and it's controllable. And if it gets too windy, I just pull over and wait it out.

But as others said, just drive it and see what you think.
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