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Old 07-12-2015, 05:57 PM   #1
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Suspension Once Again

I have read the posts on the easy fix. Working on that. bi have a 2013 FR 30DS

Should we also be considering front steering control stabilizers?

And rear as well?

Are the stabilizers bought separately?

Anyone know what we are looking at cost wide if u have it installed?

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Old 07-12-2015, 06:09 PM   #2
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They are separate and run around $150. They are a pretty simple install...
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:35 PM   #3
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Not sure where to get a front steering stabilizer for $150, I know to buy it and have installed at camping world in Winchester VA was around $600. That included all mountings.
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Old 07-12-2015, 08:53 PM   #4
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$350....my bad.

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Old 07-12-2015, 09:19 PM   #5
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You might want to consider a Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer. I put one on my 2015 30DS and the steering/handling improvement was quite dramatic. I bought mine on Amazon and saved some bucks.
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Old 08-30-2015, 04:10 PM   #6
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Front & Rear stabilzier added

Had new unit wheel alignment done. Didn't see any improvement in handling.

Had dealer install (on their recommendation) front stabilizer - did see an 'improvement' in handling but still was not 'happy' with how the 30' FR3 handled.

Had dealer install (on their recommendation) rear stabilizer - BIG improvement in handling and now I'm happy. Those 'big' trucks etc don't throw the unit to the side and driving on windy days is not as 'hard' on us.

The dealer installed the Roadmaster type stabilizers. We have put over 8000 miles on the unit with the stabilizers and are comfortable with how it drives. Wife has no issues driving it now by herself.
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Had dealer install (on their recommendation) rear stabilizer - BIG improvement in handling and now I'm happy. Those 'big' trucks etc don't throw the unit to the side and driving on windy days is not as 'hard' on us.

The dealer installed the Roadmaster type stabilizers.
Rear Stabilizer??? Roadmaster makes a HD Anti Sway bar and a panhard bar (track bar) for the rear of the F-53 but I'm not familiar with a rear stabilizer or what "Roadmaster type" means. Please post pics of this new device along with a manufacturer and part number. Inquiring minds want to know. Would also like to know if you moved the stock swaybar links to the firm position and did not experience driving quality improvement. It should have been very noticable on a 30'er. Thanks in advance for the clarification and pics.
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Old 08-30-2015, 05:54 PM   #8
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I would drive it first to see how it handles after doing the CHF. You may decide you don't need any additional suspension components.
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More clarification - I think for 'duckogram':

Believe your terms / knowledge far exceeds mine with the 'add-on-stabilizers'.

Here are some photos that may help with what was done by the dealer after trying to drive the FR3 for the first couple of thousand miles without doing anything but tire alignment.
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I know I'd call it an auxiliary rear sway bar. I installed same thing, but from Hellwig. A lot cheaper than other vendors. Does make a difference when the Kansas winds kick up around here.

In case others are interested in the Part Numbers:
Hellwig 7217 for the front ($340)
Hellwig 7215 for the rear ($593)

I'd start with an alignment and making sure your caster is set on the high end of the tolerance.
Then check your weights and adjust your air pressures accordingly.
Then your CHF that your planning to do.
If your still uncomfortable, possibly go down the path of the rear trac bar and upgraded sway bars.
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