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Old 06-25-2018, 01:14 AM   #1
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Added the Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer in the front and a Rear Sway Bar on our 2017 Miramar 34.1 and they made a big difference.Click image for larger version

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Old 06-25-2018, 01:46 AM   #2
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Added the Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer in the front and a Rear Sway Bar on our 2017 Miramar 34.1 and they made a big difference.Attachment 10996
Look good, did you install it yourself ?
I had our 2017 Challenger 37 TB front end Aligned, it made quite a difference, now when I add the Steering Stabilizer and the Cheap Handling Fix it will hadle like a dream !
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Old 06-25-2018, 01:56 AM   #3
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Yes I installed it myself. It was generally a pretty straight forward install. The hardest part was loosening the 2 ubolt nuts on the right front spring in order to attach the bracket. A breaker bar solved that problem. Then torquing those 2 nuts to 250 ft lbs was difficult while lying underneath.
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Yes I installed it myself. It was generally a pretty straight forward install. The hardest part was loosening the 2 ubolt nuts on the right front spring in order to attach the bracket. A breaker bar solved that problem. Then torquing those 2 nuts to 250 ft lbs was difficult while lying underneath.
Thanks, thinking I'll do myself, any problem getting it zeroed in ? I've already had a frontend alignment, should make it eaiser, I hope.
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Thanks, thinking I'll do myself, any problem getting it zeroed in ? I've already had a frontend alignment, should make it eaiser, I hope.


No problem zeroing in. Mine was on point by just making sure the wheels are pointed straight forward upon install.
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Old 06-25-2018, 04:06 AM   #6
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No problem zeroing in. Mine was on point by just making sure the wheels are pointed straight forward upon install.
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Old 06-25-2018, 11:29 AM   #7
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No problem zeroing in. Mine was on point by just making sure the wheels are pointed straight forward upon install.


I did my Roadmaster as well. Easy and mine too was spot on from the start. As mentioned be certain the wheels are straight before you start and youíll be close or fine.
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Old 06-26-2018, 03:47 PM   #8
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I did my Roadmaster as well. Easy and mine too was spot on from the start. As mentioned be certain the wheels are straight before you start and youíll be close or fine.
I had a Front End Alignment done so like you say, if I make sure the wheels are straight I should be good.
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I had a Front End Alignment done so like you say, if I make sure the wheels are straight I should be good.


I would also suggest you make note of the EXACT steering wheel position on a dead straight road. Maybe a couple of different roads. And then go by that steering wheel position. I know some people go so far as to tape a stick to the dashboard that rests on top of the steering wheel. Then with a strip of masking tape on the top of the wheel itís easy (well sort of) to mark the wheels proper position. On the other hand, making small adjustments to fine tune the steering stabilizer are so easy it might not be worth the bother. Good luck.
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I would also suggest you make note of the EXACT steering wheel position on a dead straight road. Maybe a couple of different roads. And then go by that steering wheel position. I know some people go so far as to tape a stick to the dashboard that rests on top of the steering wheel. Then with a strip of masking tape on the top of the wheel itís easy (well sort of) to mark the wheels proper position. On the other hand, making small adjustments to fine tune the steering stabilizer are so easy it might not be worth the bother. Good luck.
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:19 PM   #11
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Added the Roadmaster Steering Stabilizer in the front and a Rear Sway Bar on our 2017 Miramar 34.1 and they made a big difference.Attachment 10996
Does these types of systems not add stress to the power steering causing premature failure of the power steering ?
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Old 08-27-2018, 08:31 PM   #12
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Not that I have heard. I can’t envision how that could be the case since power steering systems are hydraulic and robust enough to handle it. The spring actually assists with calming the steering wheel from adverse forces and helps return the wheels to centered alignment. Whether you are stretching the spring or compressing the spring it is always going to return to its neutral position. The exception to that would be if a bracket, bolt or the spring broke.
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Old 08-28-2018, 12:56 AM   #13
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Does these types of systems not add stress to the power steering causing premature failure of the power steering ?


Wouldnít think so. I presume you are concerned that working against the spring will be ďharderĒ for the system. But, of course it ďeasierĒ when returning to center so maybe it all balances out. And I also think the system is robust enough to handle a lot more stress than this spring. Iím glad I have mine.
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Old 08-28-2018, 01:12 AM   #14
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Steering stabilizer is a GREAT add. Helps the steering staying centered in normal driving but in a the event of a blowout it can be a lifesaver. We had our Roadmaster Steering Stablizer installed soon after buying our coach. We now 52k+ miles on our coach and one front wheel blowout behind us. Our coach handles really well and in the event of the blowout we can attest to how much it helps to keep the coach moving straight ahead.

No problems with stressing the power steering (that we are aware of).

This is a link to our recounting of the blowout. Steering Stabilizers and Guardian Angels!
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Old 08-28-2018, 10:45 AM   #15
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I can understand the purpose of the steering stabilizer. My question is would it help a Class C as much as it does for a Class A. Class A has bigger tires and the CG is a lot higher so when a tire blows there is more movement and weight that moves toward the blown tire.

Has anyone in a Class C ever have a blown front tire and what was the results. Did you have a steering stabilizer.

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More like than a blowout is dropping a wheel off the edge of the pavement. Had this happen in my class C with a wandering oncoming, inattentive driver on a narrow road. It was briefly terrifying. I then puta steering stabilizer on the coach but, thankfully havenít had occasion to test it yet.
Personally, I think the device might be of greater benefit on a C than an A because so many Cís are at (or above) their GVWR or other chassis design specs.
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I actually traded my Chateau 31W for a Vegas 25.4 because I hated the way it drove in windy conditions. I think it would be needed more on a big class C.
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I also put Roadmaster anti-sway bars front and rear on our 2016 Miramar.
Yes, along with several other suspension upgrades, they made a big difference in the handling quality.

Recently Iíve heard and felt a vague popping when making a tight turn and over uneven pavement, and the handlingís seemed a tad less precise.

I took our rig to a shop to give it a good look over before our big outing to the west coast, and mentioned the popping.

The mechanic said he thought he might have found the problem and showed me these.

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The two shackles holding the OEM rear anti-sway bar had snapped apart: Most of one was missing.

FYI the Roadmaster rear bar doesnít replace the OEM, but supplements it. Replacement shackles are on order.
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I also put Roadmaster anti-sway bars front and rear on our 2016 Miramar.
Yes, along with several other suspension upgrades, they made a big difference in the handling quality.

Recently Iíve heard and felt a vague popping when making a tight turn and over uneven pavement, and the handlingís seemed a tad less precise.

I took our rig to a shop to give it a good look over before our big outing to the west coast, and mentioned the popping.

The mechanic said he thought he might have found the problem and showed me these.

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The two shackles holding the OEM rear anti-sway bar had snapped apart: Most of one was missing.

FYI the Roadmaster rear bar doesnít replace the OEM, but supplements it. Replacement shackles are on order.


I guess I need to add crawl over and under as I meticulously inspect every single component to my before and after trip routine. What Fun! This RV thing is great!
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Yes, it does require a certain amount of physical attention. Not an appliance for sure.
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