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Old 11-09-2015, 12:37 PM   #1
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Front sway

My RV is in shop again for repair and I need some advice on what to install to improve the sway from the front end. Apparently I have a rear sway bar but nothing on the front.

Any thoughts? 2016 ACE 293.3
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Old 11-10-2015, 05:45 AM   #2
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I put a steering stabilizer on my ACE 30.2. Made a big difference. I installed a safe-T-Plus, but there are several choices.
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Old 11-10-2015, 10:13 AM   #3
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My RV is in shop again for repair and I need some advice on what to install to improve the sway from the front end. Apparently I have a rear sway bar but nothing on the front.

Any thoughts? 2016 ACE 293.3

Are you sure? We have the ACE 30.1 and both would be on the F-53 chassis, might be a different wheelbase and/or GVWR though. Our 30.1 has a front and rear sway bar and a front track bar, seems like you would have these also. Yes, there is some sway with our 30.1 but not anything that is not manageable. If anything is changed on our's it would be the addition of a rear track bar which is where the "front end sway" is actually comming from. We have 5,000 miles on ours now and I have heard the tires need a break in period of a few thousand miles and I belive this is true. Either the tires settle in or we have gotten used to driving our first MH, either way it seems easier now. Jim.
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Old 11-10-2015, 11:53 AM   #4
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Thor specs show the 29.3 is built on 18,000 pound GVWR F53 chassis. And Ford specs from 2014 and 2016 show the 18,000 pound F53 chassis comes with front and rear sway bars, plus a front track bar.

It's possible Thor and or Ford specs are wrong, but I'd start by questioning the dealer for more details, and try to get them to put it in writing.
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Old 11-10-2015, 12:46 PM   #5
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Thank you so much for this information. I will look into it right away. Being new and not mechanical I dont know what I have.
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Old 03-26-2016, 12:45 AM   #6
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Front sway

There are two sets of holes at the end of the front sway bar --
The factory setting is --- soft

You have to use the other set of holes to stiffen the front sway
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:02 AM   #7
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chf

Look up cheap handling fix
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:09 AM   #8
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:11 AM   #9
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What are your tire pressures
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Old 03-26-2016, 07:18 PM   #10
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did you do this and what year is your coach
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Old 03-26-2016, 11:50 PM   #11
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The F-53 Ford chassis is bulletproof and quite reliable and durable. It is built to last a long time as is the V-10. It is a heavy truck chassis, and made to carry heavy loads. It does not handle very well in a motorhome application. My 2010 Tiffin was top-heavy and felt it, handled poorly on the highway with cross-winds and semi-trucks. I installed Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer, lined up the front end, installed heavier anti-sway bars, and a track bar for the rear axle. Amazing Improvement. Spent about 3 grand, but if you plan to keep the coach for a long time, it is worth the expense to be rid of white-knuckle driving, and a massive improvement in safety.
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Old 03-27-2016, 10:47 AM   #12
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I have 2016 marimar 34.2 had it 7 months put safe-t-plus on and supper steer rear track bar and front end lined but was thinking sway bars but then saw one can move sway bar positioning wondering if this works .
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Old 03-28-2016, 12:32 AM   #13
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I'm currently at the SW Connector Walmart in Austell, GA for the night before heading to my appt at the Safe-T-Plus factory. The Manager at WM kindly approved our overnight. Hopefully I85 won't be as interest with the Safe-T-Plus installed. Saving about $250 compared to Camping World's quote.
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:03 AM   #14
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Hi, I read your post. I have a 2016 ACE 27.1 and driving with wind and trucks passing me creates a large degree of sway. Is there any where I can obtain spec for my chassis. Thanks Ozzie
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Old 04-05-2016, 02:27 AM   #15
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Hi, I read your post. I have a 2016 ACE 27.1 and driving with wind and trucks passing me creates a large degree of sway. Is there any where I can obtain spec for my chassis. Thanks Ozzie
For the application guide, you can go to their website: Safe-T-Plus.Com their phone number is there to. Great folks. Great product.
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