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Old 04-27-2014, 03:44 PM   #29
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I have 2013 Forest River Lexington. Have done extensive suspension mods so now it almost drives like my Mini.
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I can't imagine undoing my suspension mods. Just got back from a month in the Fl. panhandle and I put in a couple of 9hr. days each way. Couldn't do that with the stock chassis. I believe its about as good as it can be without a big $ air ride mod. I'm happy.
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I can't imagine undoing my suspension mods. Just got back from a month in the Fl. panhandle and I put in a couple of 9hr. days each way. Couldn't do that with the stock chassis. I believe its about as good as it can be without a big $ air ride mod. I'm happy.
I just looked up the Roadmaster Reflex and it's less than 300 bucks plus the brackets. I wonder if it's as good as the STP stabilizer or better.

First time I hear of this brand.
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On a scale of 1 to 5 - Be Honest with your vote, and if you could post what upgrades you have done:

  1. All over the road, wonders to the low point of the road, 18 wheelers push me to other lanes, small amounts of wind push me to other lanes, HATE driving it
  2. I don't hate driving it, but I'm all over the road and I'm constantly correcting for winds and trucks passing me
  3. I do get pushed by winds and 18 wheelers, but MANAGABLE to stay in lane, it is what it is, a "Sailboat"
  4. Very little push by 18 wheelers and winds, hands off driving for the most part unless I get caught off guard by gusts of winds
  5. As good as it's going to get, do not need to correct for 18 wheelers passing me, only hurricane winds push the coach, very HAPPY and comfortable to ride, will track straight with gust of winds and fast 18 wheelers passing me...totally hands off
I rate ours in the 4 to 5 category. It's a 2011 chassis. It wasn't that bad to begin with, but handling rough pavement joints/sharp bumps/ruts was pretty bad. So I've done this:

1. Front end alignment
2. Weighed coach and adjusted tire air pressures to suit load.
3. Kelderman Air Suspension System, front and back.

a. Kelderman System included the following:
New variable rate front springs
b. New HD front track bar
c. New Monroe shocks front
d. Air bags front
e. Air bags rear

4. Safe T Plus stabilizer front
5. HD Roadmaster sway bar rear

It drives one-handed, semis don't bother it, crosswinds are OK, it doesn't sway badly going into driveways or around sharp curves. It handles rough pavement joints a little better but I am still fiddling with the air bag pressures to help that out more. Next I would like to put in the HD front Roadmaster sway bar.
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