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Old 09-01-2015, 09:30 AM   #11
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FR-3 Dave,
Thanks for the pics and info. B239 is the part number for the bracket that holds the end of the Roadmaster Aux Anti-Sway bar. Here is a link you what you have: http://roadmasterinc.com/pdfinst/1139-143.pdf It contains lubrication info that should be helpful.
Just above your shiny new sway bar is the link for the factor bar. Its a z-bracket set up so all you need to do is unbolt it and turn it around so the link attaches to the hole closest to the axle. That will help reduce, or stabilize if you prefer, the roll of the box.

If you still have "tail wag" or yaw, and/or if you tow anything, you will need a panhard bar or track bar (same thing, different name). You already have one on the front from the factory. What that does is prevents the side to side movement of the rear axle itself. It connects the axle to the frame. Those giant leaf springs have way too much lateral movement to produce stability. The addition of the track bar will also work with your safetplus steering dampner (I have the same one) to reduce oversteering.

Don't worry about terminology or not being up to speed on everything F-53. There are lots of folks with experience to share that could help you make your coach an enjoyable experience.
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Old 09-10-2015, 04:08 PM   #12
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I have a 2015 Georgetown 280 on F53 Chassis. Was very scary to drive with almost any wind and trucks passing. I put on a Roadmaster supplemental rear sway bar and Supersteer Rear Trac Bar kit. Much much better now. The Trac Bar made by far the greatest improvement. It should be standard equipment as is the front Trac Bar on the F53 now in my opinion.
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Old 09-19-2015, 11:33 AM   #13
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Can anyone tell me the size chasis on my 2014 FR3 28ds. Looking to be sure in case I want to replace with a heavier duty sway bar. Rear and possible front ?
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Old 09-19-2015, 08:29 PM   #14
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Can anyone tell me the size chasis on my 2014 FR3 28ds. Looking to be sure in case I want to replace with a heavier duty sway bar. Rear and possible front ?
I believe you have the F-53 18,000lb chassis with the Dana 80 rear axle.
Find your specs here: http://www.fleet.ford.com/resources/...2014_LoRes.pdf
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Old 09-20-2015, 08:48 AM   #15
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:52 PM   #16
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I'm new to this forum and purchased a 2016 FR3 30DS early September. I have been retired 7 1/2 years and wanted a motorhome that my wife and I could use as well as our 3 grown chjildren and their families. We have a total of 8 grandchildren ranging in age from 4 to 9 years old and this model seemed to fit the needs of each family as well as ourselves. Being concerned about ride and handling I decided before purchase I would added the after market enhancements to provide the maximum performance since up to 7 different individuals would be driving this motorhome overtime. As a result I added these enhancements over the last 6 weeks: Safety-T-Plus steering stabilizer; RoadMaster aux rear stabilizer bar; Henderson SuperSteer SS-400 rear trac bar and this past Monday Maximum SumoSprings on the front and rear. I understand that Tiffin is now offering the SumoSpring as an option on their gas motorhomes and now is considering it standard. After picking up our new motorhome in September it was somewhat of a white knuckle ride home for 60 miles through Detroit rush hour traffic. Following these enhancement the improvement in ride and handling is amazing. The ride is extremely stable and takes little effort to drive with one hand on the wheel versus my original experience. Thank you to all on the forum for your great insight and recommendations. Click image for larger version

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