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Old 05-17-2022, 05:39 PM   #1
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99 Holiday Vacationer suspension HELP

The sway and pitching side to side on any kind of bump is horrible!! I Replaced all 4 shocks with top of line Bilsteins, installed Firestone Airbag helper springs on the rear and replaced all sway bushings with Polyurethane. To put mildly, still hate driving it. Nice comfortable when sitting still, but driving not so much. Looking at Sumo springs, Airbags for front, sway bars front and rear, steering stableliizers , but canít afford all. Any advise on which to do 1st for best effect for my money? Thanks
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What chassis is your coach built on ?

Do you have your loaded for travel scale weights ; for front and rear axle to compare to your chassis ratings ?
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Ford F53 chassis has "cheap handling fix" many vids and posts out there you move sway bar links.
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Ford F53 chassis has "cheap handling fix" many vids and posts out there you move sway bar links.
I’ve moved the rear link arms. The front requires replacing the arm as stock are too short .. I was told that Heilwig(sp?) has an adjustable option I am on the Ford F53 chassis
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What chassis is your coach built on ?

Do you have your loaded for travel scale weights ; for front and rear axle to compare to your chassis ratings ?
I am on the F53 chassis. I have not weighed my loaded rig. I’m near a Loves truck stop I will check into using their scales. Not sure how to weigh the axles separately?
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Tell the scale operator you need three weights ; you'll stop with just the front axle on the scale , then move forward so both axles are on , then move again so just the rear is on . Print out will give you the three weights , Then you have to compare to axle ratings & GVWR , usually on the tire inflation placard.

Individual wheel weighing not always possible at Loves .
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Oops posted about cheap fix again I thought another poster chimed in not you the OP.
Super Steer rear Track bar gets high praise for F53 but not sure if it sway as much as better tracking and more relaxing to handle.
Might want to search and dig into some old posts to see what got most bang for the buck.
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