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Old 01-04-2014, 08:01 AM   #151
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You will be more than pleased with the Hellwig purchase. Makes a world of difference. :-)
X2. It is DEFINITELY a MUST
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Old 01-04-2014, 10:14 AM   #152
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Anyone know the weight difference between the stock and hellwig bars?
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Old 01-04-2014, 02:30 PM   #153
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Anyone know the weight difference between the stock and hellwig bars?
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I don't know the spec figures, and of course my stock bar is long gone in the trash and the Hellwig installed. Comparing the two before installation, just from the heft I would estimate the Hellwig to weigh probably an extra 10-15lbs. The cross section is much larger, but the Hellwig (if I'm not mistaken) is an alloy and weighs proportionately less.
If weight is a concern, I'd certainly leave something else out in order to have this installed (wouldn't want to drive a Sprinter without it!).
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:12 PM   #154
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Thanks Taylorgso. Sounds like your are really sold on the bar. If I were to get one I would probably install my. From what I have read so far it does not appear too difficult to do.
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Old 01-04-2014, 05:49 PM   #155
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They are very easy to install. All you need is a few hand tools and a tourque wrench.
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Old 01-09-2014, 02:15 PM   #156
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Solving Sway - Front or Back ?

I have followed this thread and done other research on products that would reduce fighting the wind. Wind gusts are always a problem in the West on the Interstate (especially crossing Wyoming). Without winds my Solera tracks well and is a joy to drive.

What I read has left me in doubt whether the fix should be in the front suspension (as with Safe-T-Plus) or with a sway bar in the rear.
See the document from RV2 website dated Sept. 2012 that discusses all the mechanical issues with swaying.

My buddy at Camping World contacted the wholesalers of the front steering control and he said the manufacturer is now recommending that the solution is in the rear Sway bar. They recommend the Roadmaster Sway Bar, Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories.

I will keep tracking this issue for a while before I install any equipment. Thanks to everyone for describing your experience. Cheers, Steve
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Old 01-09-2014, 03:03 PM   #157
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I have followed this thread and done other research on products that would reduce fighting the wind. Wind gusts are always a problem in the West on the Interstate (especially crossing Wyoming). Without winds my Solera tracks well and is a joy to drive.

What I read has left me in doubt whether the fix should be in the front suspension (as with Safe-T-Plus) or with a sway bar in the rear.
See the document from RV2 website dated Sept. 2012 that discusses all the mechanical issues with swaying.

My buddy at Camping World contacted the wholesalers of the front steering control and he said the manufacturer is now recommending that the solution is in the rear Sway bar. They recommend the Roadmaster Sway Bar, Roadmaster Inc. - Tow Bars, Braking Systems & RV Accessories.

I will keep tracking this issue for a while before I install any equipment. Thanks to everyone for describing your experience. Cheers, Steve
I have yet to see or hear of anyone installing a Roadmaster sway bar for a Sprinter Class C; indeed the CW website shows a Roadmaster sway bar for a Sprinter 3500 and at a price almost $150 more than you can buy the Hellwig elsewhere. Your friend at CW is correct in that the correction should be at the rear axle... the overhang behind the rear axle is catching the wind - very little (if any) overhand in front of the forward axle. If CW can order and install the Hellwig 7254 that might be a consideration, but they are so easy to install I'd hesitate to go out of pocket that much more by buying from CW.
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X2 on Ed's posting here, it takes about 1 hour to install the sway bar.
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X2 on Ed's posting here, it takes about 1 hour to install the sway bar.
X3- Very easy to install as long as you have the proper tools.

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Old 02-23-2014, 02:47 PM   #160
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Hellwig sway bar weighs 22.7 lbs.

not including the brackets and bolts.
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