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Old 07-25-2020, 02:17 AM   #21
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Just wondering why they aren't standard? The chassis should be upgraded with the installation of the home
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Old 07-25-2020, 05:39 AM   #22
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I couldn't agree more. We purchased ours a few states over so I drove it stock for some 500+ miles. White knuckle all the way. Felt like I had been wrestling with a bear afterward. As soon as we got home I ordered a roadmaster steering stabilizer and it made a night and day difference.
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Old 07-25-2020, 01:12 PM   #23
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Front or rear or both
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:33 PM   #24
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Steering stabilization Summary

Just bought a 2014 Thor Windsport 29X. Only 9850 mile on the odometer. Bought it from the proverbial older couple Who were going to travel North America but ended up weekending only and it sat in their yard. Does have a lot of sun fading which we will try and deal with (any suggestions?)

Had a tire shop do an inspection and the brakes, tires etc were fine. However driving it home the first day on open prairie highways with stiff winds and semis was akin to going to the gym. My arms ached. Also judging by the looks the spouse was giving me and the grip she had on the arm rests, convincing her to drive in the future may not have the desired results. Although we have had Class A motorhomes before and even much longer ones, I had expectations that a 30 ft , somewhat newer rig would handle better. Not expecting Lexus steering but reasonable to enjoy the trips. So I started the research into Improved steering and anti sway. I have read a ton of the posts and threads on this forum and on others on these topics. Unfortunately I donít have the skill set to do the work myself. ( note that Some specific brands may not be available here in Alberta, Canada)
My summary of fixes and looking for opinions:
A) have the sway bars moved to the other hole. ( CHF)
B) add a Rear anti sway bar such as a Roadmaster
C) add a Front steering stabilizer such as Steer safe or equivalent

As it would be About 3 grand to do Sumo Springs , I was going to wait to see if the above did the trick first. Then if still have concerns , add the Sumo Springs.

Also, The tire shop inflated tires to 90 psi, the steering wheel shimmies a bit so I reduced to the Recommended 82 psi as per coach sticker. Not sure yet if it helped much.

Thank you in advance for any suggestions, help, comments.
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Old 07-25-2020, 02:42 PM   #25
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I would start with weighing for correct tire weight balance all tires four wheel alignment
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:21 PM   #26
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I have the same problem with my Thor Axis 27.7. Did you order the parts yourself if so where did you order them. Thanks....Bob
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Old 07-27-2020, 08:46 PM   #27
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My summary of fixes and looking for opinions:
A) have the sway bars moved to the other hole. ( CHF)
B) add a Rear anti sway bar such as a Roadmaster
C) add a Front steering stabilizer such as Steer safe or equivalent

As it would be About 3 grand to do Sumo Springs , I was going to wait to see if the above did the trick first. Then if still have concerns , add the Sumo Springs.
That would be my plan of attack. Do A,B,C first. You will be much happiuer and your spouse will be much happer.

All of this can be done by the owner if your are still able and willing. Nothing hard IMO.
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Old 07-28-2020, 12:26 AM   #28
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I have the same problem with my Thor Axis 27.7. Did you order the parts yourself if so where did you order them. Thanks....Bob

I spoke to a couple of dealers here and contacted Some suppliers direct. I am going to order my own parts and have a shop in St Albert install them
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