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Old 09-23-2021, 04:27 AM   #1
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Steering Stabilizer?

My 2008 National RV Pacifica 40ft has a freightliner xc chassis. I have noticed a lot of body sway and wandering on the road. Its just not the easiest to drive. I have just installed a ride enhancement kit from Sourcerv. It included a rear stabilizer bar, new bilstein shocks and air bag valves. It definitely has helped a lot. I just had my coach aligned and my steering still feels sloppy. My coach still seems to wander. I was thinking of installing a steering stabilzer like "Safe T Plus" or " Roadmaster RSSA". Anyone have any thoughts on this?
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Old 09-23-2021, 05:09 AM   #2
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We added a roadmaster unit to our classc and made a big difference.
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Old 09-23-2021, 06:32 AM   #3
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Has anyone looked at the steering system and front end to make sure there aren't any worn out or damaged parts? (Ball joints, steering gear, steering shaft, etc...)
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Have you ever had axels weighed, and adjusted tire pressures to manufactures load rating charts. Are they per set to placard somewhere in coach or at max tire pressure on sidewall.
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Old 09-23-2021, 08:17 AM   #5
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I have the Roadmaster on my rig and it helped quite a bit.
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Old 09-23-2021, 09:26 AM   #6
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I had a 2007 National TropiCal on a Freightliner XC chassis and it had the wandering problem as well. I replaced the bell crank with a ball bearing type and added the Safety-plus. Made all the difference in the world.
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Old 09-23-2021, 11:08 AM   #7
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I have read that the Safety Plus is better than the rest, but some people have said they notice no difference with the Safety Plus. That's good chunk of change if it doesn't work.

I will be adding one later, so trying stay up to speed on these.
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Old 09-23-2021, 11:31 AM   #8
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TBH, steering stabilizers are a band-aid and more often than not are simply covering up a problem. Things like

Worn bearings
Worn bushings
Sloppy steering shaft joints
Sloppy steering box
Sloppy steering linkage ends
Worn ball joints
Bad alignment (all 4 wheels)
Bent suspension components or even bent frame
Bent wheels or out of balance wheel/tire combos
Bad tires (inflation, bad belts, wear)
Poor loading (axle weights)
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