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Old 09-08-2016, 09:43 AM   #1
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Front sway

Is there anything I can do about the front sway on the 2016 Forester. It's like the wind is constantly blowing, a little hard to keep it on the road? Any info appreciated
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Old 09-08-2016, 09:48 AM   #2
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Which chassis - MBS, Ford, Chevy?
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Old 09-08-2016, 10:12 AM   #3
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mine was really bad before I knew to look at the air pressure in the airbags. I have a 2016 3011DS.

Once the bags had like 80 PSI in them it was like driving a car. Mine do leak and I have to put air in them almost every time I drive it.
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Old 09-08-2016, 06:17 PM   #4
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It's a Ford. 450. Forester 3051
The hoses on the air bags was replaced at the frog rally in Goshen. They wouldn't hold air now they do but don't know how much should be in them.

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Greets Copikat! read "Passing trucks causing sway" posts in this forum. See if that helps.
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Old 09-08-2016, 08:06 PM   #6
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Put 70-80 lbs in the bags. Check every day when driving. That helps a bunch. Get a good front end alignment at a truck shop. Major improvements. Keep all tires inflated properly, for me that's 80psi cold all the way around.

The ultimate after the above is upgraded shocks, new larger front and rear stabilizer bars and a steering stabilizer and then another front end alignment. I haven't done this yet cause paragraph 1 made mine very good. But I think if I keep it, I will go all the way for the long extended trip out west.
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Ive got a 2017 Forester what type of air bags could I get and what's the cost if anyone knows.
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Old 09-09-2016, 12:28 AM   #8
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Front sway

All the suspension upgrades won't do much good if you don't keep the front axle weight above 50% of the the rear axle. i.e. 9000 lbs on rear axle, then no less than 4500 lbs on the front axle. Good idea to get your unit weighed when fully loaded to see where you are at.
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Ive got a 2017 Forester what type of air bags could I get and what's the cost if anyone knows.
https://www.bing.com/search?q=rv+air...ZI&form=MOZSBR
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Old 09-09-2016, 06:13 AM   #10
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Ballzitch, you have air bags on the rear, just inflate them.
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Old 09-10-2016, 08:48 AM   #11
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Ballzitch, you have air bags on the rear, just inflate them.
Unfortunately with an MBS chassis we get the Helwig sway suspension helper NOT the Firestone spring air helpers.
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It's a Ford. 450. Forester 3051
The hoses on the air bags was replaced at the frog rally in Goshen. They wouldn't hold air now they do but don't know how much should be in them.

Ron

Ok probably a dumb question here, but do all the Foresters come with those air bags? We have a 22' . I am not aware of having those air bags.
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Old 09-18-2016, 08:49 AM   #13
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Our 2250 Sunseeker had a Firestone airbag label next to the entry door, but it did not have the bags. The label is part of the label package, so it was installed. After checking with the dealer & them researching the issue, they determined the 2250 didn't have airbags.
Take a look under the rear - you can verify pretty quickly if there are airbags or not. It didn't take long for me to remove the label.
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Old 09-20-2016, 07:49 PM   #14
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check you alignment, I suspect it is out. All 3051s need an alignment.
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check you alignment, I suspect it is out. All 3051s need an alignment.
We haven't felt (pulling to the right or left) that we needed an alignment yet. We keep our airbags at 65 psi and have towed our Focus from Missouri to Washington state to North Carolina to Florida and everywhere in between with nary a problem.
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We have a 2015 3050s Sunseeker which is essentially the same as your MH. My MH had tow out from the factory no pulling but did not handle well. Other member have also seen the same, seems Forrest River does not realign the chassis after adding all the weight of the MH. I also heard that they will pay if you ask them to. Check other post for alignment specs.
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