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Old 01-04-2021, 11:46 PM   #1
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Stabilizers recommended Y/N

Stepping up from a Freedom Elite 24FE, purchasing a 2021 Hurricane 29M are after market stabilizers a good idea or a waste of money on bigger rigs?
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Old 01-04-2021, 11:54 PM   #2
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Stepping up from a Freedom Elite 24FE, purchasing a 2021 Hurricane 29M are after market stabilizers a good idea or a waste of money on bigger rigs?
I don't know what you call stabilizers, but bigger rigs like the Hurricane come with leveling jacls that also stabilize the RV.
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Old 01-05-2021, 02:43 AM   #3
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Clarification on "stabilizers"

I apologize for not being clear in my request for information.
My interest is in preventing sway/roll when going down the road to smooth out the road. Do after market steering and rear stabilizers work? Are they worth the money?
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Old 01-05-2021, 04:55 AM   #4
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On my 29M, doing the CHF, aligning the front end and setting the tire pressures helped with the handling. The saf t plus steering stabilizer is a safety enhancement that may help in the event of a front tire blow out. The sumo springs I added to the front end were the last change I made and they were the improvement that benefited me the most. I can drive the rig now with no issues from passing trucks and mega buses. The rides is also a tad smoother.
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Old 01-05-2021, 11:33 AM   #5
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I can't speak to the F53 chassis but I am sure others will chime in who have it.

I installed Hellwig heavy duty sway bars, a Roadmaster steering stabilizer and front and rear Sumo Springs on my last coach (2018 Ourlaw 29H on the E-450). It made the handling and comfort improve dramatically. I did the work myself and it cost about $1500 in parts.

The stock E-series chassis suspension has a hard time handling the length, height and weight of a Class C over 25 feet.
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:33 PM   #6
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I would suggest logging some serious "seat-time"; before making any decision about the suspension.
But no matter what you do: these beasts will never corner like a slot car on steroids...
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Old 01-05-2021, 12:55 PM   #7
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Happy and noticeable improvement with road stability / sway (especially the passing of semi's) on the E-450 27' Vegas. We did Sumos up front and Helwig sway bar in rear. Tire pressure is important as well.

Labor done myself so pretty minimal cost with decent results.
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