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Old 10-30-2015, 01:09 PM   #21
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Sage do you think that this will help with wind mine handles well unless the wind is blowing hard with large gust I have done all I can do except add a better steering stabilizer
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Old 10-30-2015, 02:14 PM   #22
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Boso, I don't know if it was the alignment, changing air pressure in tires and air bags, the steering stabilizer or a combination that made the improvement. But there is significant improvement in all around handling for me.
I don't want to recommend anything as each of us has our own set of influences like weight, wheelbase, tire and air bag pressure, alignment, driving habits and road conditions.
But have you researched Steersafe, Roadmaster and Safe-T as I believe they all have self centering.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:16 PM   #23
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Sagecoachdriver, Is this the correct Bilstein part number 24-174534? Are you on an E350 or E450 chassis? Thanks!
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:35 PM   #24
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Marksha83, yes that's the one I ordered from Amazon and shipped from Shockwarehouse with free shipping.
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Old 10-30-2015, 03:55 PM   #25
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Sage I thought mine was handling great until a couple weeks ago driving home from mountains the wind was blowing at least 20 mph gusting to 40 I was all over the road at 70 mph
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Old 10-30-2015, 04:50 PM   #26
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Boso, I slow down when the wind picks up and follow the semi trucks at 55 mph or slower. At 70mph, you're going to have increased handling issues. Try it, better to get there a few minutes later than not at all.
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Old 10-30-2015, 05:19 PM   #27
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Yes you are right and the handling is great at 50-60 mph but I trying to get it to handle in the wind also I don't mind adding a steering stabilizer if that would improve it I think the trac bar was better than 500$ and it did help I think the loss of pressure in my airbags is my biggest problem
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Old 10-30-2015, 07:44 PM   #28
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Man Boso, haven't you got those bags fixed yet???
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Old 10-30-2015, 10:39 PM   #29
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No haven't yet in the shop now for last repairs bags up near top of list still warranty issues going on 14 months but I'm relentless will get um done sooner or later cameras up near the top of list also
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Old 10-31-2015, 11:32 PM   #30
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Question, is the Roadmaster Reflex any better than the Bilstein stabilizer. On Amazon the Roadmaster is $234 and the Bilstein is only $89.
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:13 AM   #32
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If you guys are having wandering and steering issues there are multiple threads on this forum that deal with that, seek and he shall find. One of the best things you can do for instant improvement is a Forest River spec'd alignment. I have the specs here: https://app.box.com/s/egdwsv5nefh2zub5n0rc7tw9m5izieov

In my case (2012 Sunseeker) I replaced all four shocks and steering stabilizer with Bilsteins and set my airbags to 65psi. Still had issues. It wasn't until I did the alignment that I was able to drive one handed, now this thing drives like a dream.
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Old 11-01-2015, 09:42 PM   #33
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Marksha83, yes that's the one I ordered from Amazon and shipped from Shockwarehouse with free shipping.

Does it fit the 2015 E-450?
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Old 11-01-2015, 10:03 PM   #34
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Papap from what I have read yes it will fit the E450 which I have as well. I am still deciding on the Bilstien or the Roadmaster RSSC. MY 33 foot Leprechaun really doesn't handle all that bad. I just want to reduce the play in the steering a little.
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Papap from what I have read yes it will fit the E450 which I have as well. I am still deciding on the Bilstien or the Roadmaster RSSC. MY 33 foot Leprechaun really doesn't handle all that bad. I just want to reduce the play in the steering a little.

My Forster is the same way. It drives pretty good. Just has a little more play in steering than what I would like.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:01 PM   #36
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Update on Bilsteins

Drove up to Yosemite yesterday. No wandering, little to moderate buffeting from trucks passing and wind. Mostly one handed steering comfort.
Remember Bilstein is a heavier duty damper and Roadmaster is self centering, apples and oranges.
Raining like crazy here, no visible leaks, knock wood.
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Old 11-02-2015, 01:25 PM   #37
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Sage what was the wind condition and the speed you were driving
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Drove up to Yosemite yesterday. No wandering, little to moderate buffeting from trucks passing and wind. Mostly one handed steering comfort.
Remember Bilstein is a heavier duty damper and Roadmaster is self centering, apples and oranges.
Raining like crazy here, no visible leaks, knock wood.
Yeah I agree.....that's why I don't know if the RSSC is really necessary for me. But I don't want to get the Bilstein and then wish I got the RSSC...hmmm decisions, decisions.....ha ha
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Old 11-02-2015, 02:10 PM   #39
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When talking about the roadmaster don't forget the brackets they are extra 70-80$
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Drove up to Yosemite yesterday. No wandering, little to moderate buffeting from trucks passing and wind. Mostly one handed steering comfort.
Remember Bilstein is a heavier duty damper and Roadmaster is self centering, apples and oranges.
Raining like crazy here, no visible leaks, knock wood.
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Have a nice trip! How's the crowds?

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