Originally Posted by DaGrinch
Myself and at least one other person on the forum have made some significant modifications to our units.
#1 - Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer
#2 - Blue Ox rear sway bar
#3 - Blue Ox trac bar
These made significant
changes in how my unit reacts to other vehicles. I don't have the sway when 18 wheelers or other big rigs pass, don't saw on the wheel going down straight roads and it stays flatter and I feel more in control around corners and curves. Numbers #2 & #3 did a LOT to help that.
Since you have the sister to my 3011DS Forester it may be good to compare notes with what you have done relative to what I might need to do.
1) I find it interesting that you installed a Blue Ox rear sway bar. Did your unit come with a sway bar installed and you replaced it with a Blue Ox? Or did it not have one when delivered? Mine came with a rear sway bar installed.
2) I was actually looking at a Blue OX Trac bar but on the website it seemed to indicate that it may not work with E450's that have air bags??? Since my unit came delivered with the Ride-Rite air bags , that may or may not preclude me from using Blue Ox.
3) I was thinking about a steering stabilizer up front to provide some protection against blow outs and to help keep the vehicle centered. I'm curious though if in doing that you might actually negate the need for a front stabilizer or trac bar.
I should probably note that I will be operating most of the time close to the 14500 GVWR limit whereas your model may be a little lighter.