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Gonzo42

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Posted: 11/27/19 10:46pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Has anyone gone for a thicker stabilizer bar on their Class A and did it improve the handling?


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Posted: 11/28/19 03:27am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I put a Hellwig anti-sway bar on the rear of my National Seabreeze and it made a huge difference. I no longer get pushed by passing semis and box trucks. A bit more stable in crosswinds as well.

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PLEASE, if you want information relevant to YOUR CHASSIS, please make clear exactly what you have.

Good advice for other class A chassis may well be wrong for another chassis.

From your signature, are we to assume that you are asking for advice for your Class C Winnebago View???


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Thank you, but actually we are toying with the idea of trading up to a Class A so we have questions.

Handling of our class C is quite good, but we hear that Class A, not so good.

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I added the Helwig rear track bar and it made a HUGE difference in stabilized travel when towing my car. Before it was a handful trying to keep the thing going straight down the road. Now like it is on rails. Well worth the investment.


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Depends on the chassis and even the year of the chassis. Also depends on the WB/OL with the shorter wheelbase/overall length being more sensitive and benefiting more from add on devices.

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With an older Ford chassis, we did the "cheap handling fix" both front and rear and it improved handling a lot. We also added a Safe T Plus steering stabalizer on the front. Those 2 things made a big difference for ours.

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Posted: 12/04/19 10:23am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

thicker stabilizer bar on their Class A front and rear will always improve the handling and I will stand behind that no madder what.


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Typically a bigger class a is never going to drive as tight as your 24ft class c sprinter. Those sprinters are caddilacs. Depending on your budget you should consider skipping all the stops and getting a diesel pusher.


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Many have gone to bigger anti-sway bars. also the bushings on the bars may need replacement.. HOWEVER.. I drive a workhorse.. NO bushings to wear out... (And an "Oversizw" Sway bar from the factory)

So the answer is "It might" .


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