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nomad2013

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Posted: 09/29/19 08:32am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

2007 Fleetwood 24ft motorhome. Looking for the best way to improve steering and suspension. Best type facility to do the job and what might be the estimated cost.
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Posted: 09/29/19 09:20am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So why are you posting in 5th wheel?


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My last 28’ MH on a Ford F450 chassis had these upgrades:
Bilstein 4500 series shocks
Bilstein steering damper
Firestone front airbags in the front springs
Steering box adjustment for tighter response
Proper front wheel alignment for the weight of the unit
Tireman brass extenders on each wheel to easily keep tire pressure at the proper psi

With all of this, the 28’ MH handled very well.

The next step would have been a Roadmaster rear sway bar, but I ended up trading the unit in for my current fifth wheel.


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Posted: 09/29/19 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Moved to Tech Issues forum from 5th Wheels.

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I just posted the topic. I thought it would go into a general topic agenda.

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  • If the rig's rear bumper sags more than four or five inches between loaded, not loaded add more leaves to rear springs. If the complaint is excessive leaning around curves a rear sway bar will help. a bigger front sway bar will further improve stability
  • As noted the best-rated shock absorbers are a must:I like KONI but maybe there isn't a number available
  • Maybe after these upgrades you won't need the steering fixes


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Posted: 09/29/19 12:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Here is one members upgrade and cost that may be of help to you.

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Posted: 09/30/19 05:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Great responses from all of you. I will taking this information to a commercial truck repair shop for installation. Thanks again for all your input!

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