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Old 12-19-2018, 08:19 PM   #21
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Did you change your shocks with the wheels still on the RV?
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Old 12-29-2018, 01:04 PM   #22
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I'm sure all the aftermarket additions, make a big improvement in handling,but before you spend all that money on parts, get a quality Alignment done. That way your beginning from a stable, and a correct position to add all your enhancements to.
I took our our 17 Challenger 37TB to a Heavy Truck Suspension Shop and had an Alignment done, and was amazed at the improvement in Handling ! It went from White Knuckle, Constant Steering Imputs, to Tracking Straight down the Lane, HANDS OFF ! Overtaking and Approaching Traffic is barely noticeable now ! It also seems more stable in turns as well.
I talked to the Tech that did my Alignment, and he said it was out of Spec pretty bad, which he said was typically what they see in RVs, as well as Road Tractors. He says both are just "Ball Park" Alligned at the Manufacturer. I still intend to install a Safety Plus Steering Stabilizer for front blow outs.
I would also suggest looking at Sumo Springs as a addon. I added them to the rear, along with Bilstines HD to my 2012 F-350 King Ranch when we had a 5th wheel, it made the unloaded ride in the F-350 almost pleasant, and the loaded ride was even better !
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Old 12-30-2018, 12:28 AM   #23
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Actually, my newly purchased 2015 Axis drives very well, so I don't think I need an alignment.
I want to add sways and shocks to improve the rig's handling.
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Old 12-31-2018, 06:51 PM   #24
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Actually, my newly purchased 2015 Axis drives very well, so I don't think I need an alignment.
I want to add sways and shocks to improve the rig's handling.
I highly recommend at least the front sway bar and saftey steer type stabilizer. It did wonders to my 2017 Axis.

My alignment was good on mine so it drove straight.
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Old 12-31-2018, 08:39 PM   #25
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I took a look under my front end yesterday and I was surprised at how close the front sway bar was to the front of the vehicle. With a couple of short ramps made out of 2x12's this install should be fairly easy.
I noticed that the previous owner had already installed a rear stabilizer bar.
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