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Old 02-26-2021, 09:37 AM   #1
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Front Stabilizer

If I was to google them I would probably get 10,000 responses. So is there a favorite stabilizer on this forum? I have a 2013 Canyon Star on the Ford chassis but as I have aged I want a little more help fighting the winds and trucks on the H W. I am leaning towards RoadMaster. Pluses and minuses for RM. any others that are as good or better?
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If I was to google them I would probably get 10,000 responses. So is there a favorite stabilizer on this forum? I have a 2013 Canyon Star on the Ford chassis but as I have aged I want a little more help fighting the winds and trucks on the H W. I am leaning towards RoadMaster. Pluses and minuses for RM. any others that are as good or better?
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I have the Roadmaster on our class C and had it on our old class A. Both improved the handling but the CHF and a tracbar also improved the class A.
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If holding the steering wheel tight doesn't stop the movement, a stabilizer won't either.

Do the CHF and see if that helps.
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I have a Roadmaster on my 2019 Canyon Star. After I installed it I couldn't tell a bit of difference but I left it on so I didn't have to store it in the garage.
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I have a Roadmaster on my 2019 Canyon Star. After I installed it I couldn't tell a bit of difference but I left it on so I didn't have to store it in the garage.
If you ever have a steer tire blowout, you may be glad you left it on.
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If you have a long rear overhang, a track bar might be a better way to go. Fixed most of my sway.
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,,, So is there a favorite stabilizer on this forum? ,,,
Sure, it's going to be what ever an owner has installed on their rig.
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If I was to google them I would probably get 10,000 responses. So is there a favorite stabilizer on this forum? I have a 2013 Canyon Star on the Ford chassis but as I have aged I want a little more help fighting the winds and trucks on the H W. I am leaning towards RoadMaster. Pluses and minuses for RM. any others that are as good or better?
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I would suggest two items:

1) Saf-T-Plus steering stabilizer (will help wander, which also helps sway more than about anything else)

2) Ultra-Trac rear trac bar from Brazels' Ultra RV (seems to work better than some other products, but it will cut down rear sway, & help with "lean" as well)

And if you wanted to consider a third option....without a doubt..KONI shocks!

Best of Luck!

PS: Added these & a couple other "mods" to my 2020 Canyon Star and made a world of difference in ride, drive, & handling!!
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Why does everybody prefer the Koni shocks over others. I recently replaced my OEM Bilstein shocks with the new Bilstein shocks. The shop they did all my work said he preferred the bilstein over the koni.
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My front Road Master bar did wonders.
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Positive caster is natures steering stabilizer. You need over + 5 degrees for highway driving.

Too little caster creates a steering dead "do nothing" zone between left and right at highway speeds.
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Why does everybody prefer the Koni shocks over others. I recently replaced my OEM Bilstein shocks with the new Bilstein shocks. The shop they did all my work said he preferred the bilstein over the koni.
I'm no expert!

But, I believe it has to do with compression/rebound rates of the shocks, based on the weight/load that is being supported.

Even within the same manufacturer there are shocks with different compression/rebound rates; i.e., faster in one direction, slower in the other, etc.

Maybe someone with motorcycle, off-road, or car racing experience can chime in with a better explanation.

I do know that the Koni's made a big difference on my coach when brand new!

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If I was to google them I would probably get 10,000 responses. So is there a favorite stabilizer on this forum? I have a 2013 Canyon Star on the Ford chassis but as I have aged I want a little more help fighting the winds and trucks on the H W. I am leaning towards RoadMaster. Pluses and minuses for RM. any others that are as good or better?
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I have the Roadmaster and can't compare ot any ohters due to lack of experience with any others. The RM was a big improvement with the steering fight which helped with MH being pushed with wind or passing big rigs. After having one, I wouldn't be without it. What I did was got the MH on a straight and pretty level road "road not heavily leaning to the right". Drove it about 20 mph to make sure I had the steering right in that straight ahead spot. Stopped and put 1 piece of elec tape extending from steering column to steering wheel. Then cut it with a knife where they intersect. Drove back to storage. Realigned the steering wheel to where the tape matches again and installed Roadmaster. Luckily it came out perfect. No readjustments after installation. Also performed the front CHF right before this. The 2 of these made the MH where it's a lot easier to drive.
Something else that I found, I bought this MH used. It was a year old with 8000 miles. On the 1st trip out, when even a car would pass me it would "dip" to the direction of the passing vehicle. My 1st thought about this was bull. This isn't right. Crawled under it and above each axle, in each corner, there are rubber "bumpers" that limit travel of the suspension. The one on the back driver's side was gone. The bracket was there but the rubber was gone. Ordered a new one. Install took about 15 minutes and that also helped.
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Safe-T-Plus for me. Why? Cause it's a totally inclosed stabilizer and keep all the nasty road stuff out of it. Been running ours now for 4 years and definitely helps in front sway, and wandering, plus assist in the event of a blow out.
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