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Old 01-28-2019, 01:50 PM   #1
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Angry FR3 30DS Stability Problem

In order to combat stability problems on my new 2019 FR3 30DS, I have installed a "Safe-T-Plus" steering stabilizer on the front axle and a Roadmaster sway bar on the near axle. But I still have a coach that rolls from side to side at times during driving. It has become very frustrating and sometimes dangerous.
I hate to throw more money at this problem but, what can I do to combat this "roll" tendency? Any suggestions would be appreciated.
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:23 PM   #2
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Is this a phenomenon that you've noticed with other coaches, or is it really an issue with this particular one?
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Old 01-28-2019, 02:36 PM   #3
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Is this a phenomenon that you've noticed with other coaches, or is it really an issue with this particular one?
It is a issue with this model because of the Ford F53 18,000 lb chassis. I have had some folks tell me to put air bags and/or Sumo springs on the front and rear axles. But that will take more $$$ that I want to put into an inexpensive coach.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:19 PM   #4
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Only mod I’ve ever done was the CHF.

I drove school buses for miles and miles and years and years.
If there was a CHF for school buses, I would’ve done it.

Not that it’s promoting safety, but my Georgetown can be driven single handed on the highway, and is stable enough in all but the strongest crosswinds.

It’ll never match the drive of an Entegra.
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Old 01-28-2019, 03:36 PM   #5
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I used to drive school buses as well, but I've never really noticed any unsafe rolling. It's just how they handled.

My first thought would be to upgrade the FRONT sway bar before anything else. And maybe getting it aligned just to be sure. Things can get squirrelly if not aligned properly.
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Doing the CHF made a tremendous difference in the handling of our 2013 Encounter. There are many posts on the CHF.
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Old 01-28-2019, 08:16 PM   #7
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Do the CHF! It's free and it makes a huge difference.
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Do the CHF! It's free and it makes a huge difference.
Where can I get a copy of the CHF procedure?
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POPULAR MECHANICS MAY 1973:
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If too little caster exists, the car will wander and weave,
thus necessitating constant corrections in steering.
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Where can I get a copy of the CHF procedure?


Just search the internet for cheap handling fix for F53. There are dozens of articles. There is a youtube which shows the entire procedure.
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