Originally Posted by beckeda
Good luck to you. I had a 2020 Newmar Baystar Sport on the 20.5K chassis. The Newmar part was fantastic. The Ford part was unbearable for me. I put sumo shocks on front and rear, stearing stabilizer, rear track bar, and performed the CHF on the front. This made a nice difference on the drivability (steering and keeping it on the road). However, the jarring and rattling on anything but nice smooth roads was something I could not live with. I finally gave up and traded for a diesel pusher.
Yes I have all that expect the steering stabilizer, I have the Koni shocks vs the Sumo shocks, I do have 4 air bags with controls in cab and my motorhome still has some jarring and rattling going on but not as bad, I did find some softer riding tires, Firestone FS561, when the roads are good its smooth and quiet.
I only drive my motorhome about 4000 miles a year so I cant see why I need to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars for a diesel motorhome and the expensive service it needs but if money is not a issue than I guess its OK, my 08 Bounder is paid for and I can do my own service and repairs and that's how I like it..