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Old 11-20-2020, 10:57 AM   #1
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Suspension Upgrade (HELP NEEDED)

I have a 2020 Coachman Freelander 27QB (Chevy 4500) and am seriously considering upgrading my suspension (front and rear Anti-Sway Bars, Shocks?). Any thoughts or experiences would be helpful to me.

(We are new at this and have only been RVing since March.)
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Old 11-20-2020, 12:09 PM   #2
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We had the 2018 version of the 27QB and had the same desires. I installed Sumo Springs front and rear. Immediate difference, but I have since thought sway bars would be more effective. Or in addition to the Sumos.

Couple of considerations...the Sumos will make it lean less and steer better...but they also make the ride harder. Especially when light in the rear. I always carried full water tank to help that.

Also make sure your tires are at the right inflation for your weight.

I also looked at Timbrens...but they are hard as a rock.

Just my .02 worth.
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Old 11-20-2020, 02:32 PM   #3
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Old 11-20-2020, 06:15 PM   #4
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I have used all new Bilstein shocks and steering stabilizer on my previous motorhomes and liked them. Ordered them from Rock Auto who had good prices and shipped in a decent amount of time. Be aware some venders will list different shocks for long or short length motorhomes for different weight valving. I normally run with full tank of fresh water and loaded. I do also have airbags in the back as well.

Usually Hellwig and Roadmaster are common antisway bars. I would use either brand. Hellwig might be cheaper and is used on some Forrester premium models as a factory option.
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Old 11-20-2020, 11:42 PM   #5
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Roadmaster steering stabilizer, Bilistein shocks, and Helwig sway bars, and you will be set.
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Old 11-21-2020, 09:32 AM   #6
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Thank you very much! I get confused because almost everything you see out there for guidance pertains to the Ford chassis.
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Old 11-21-2020, 10:00 AM   #7
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I do not know want thing about the chassis you have, and I see you have some responses from people who DO, but I would recommend that you express what issue is causing you to want to upgrade your suspension in the first place. Your mention of sway bars leads me to believe you have some kind of sway or stability issue, more than a load carrying issue?
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2250 on the Chevy 4500 chassis and installed Bilstein shocks and was very happy with improvement in drivability.
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Old 11-22-2020, 11:45 AM   #9
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Highly recommend steering stabilizer. I installed steering stabilizer and front and rear sway bar upgrade. Trucks used to push me around a lot but hardly notice any more
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Highly recommend steering stabilizer. I installed steering stabilizer and front and rear sway bar upgrade. Trucks used to push me around a lot but hardly notice any more


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Old 11-23-2020, 09:32 AM   #11
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Wanting to improve the handling of my rig I booked an appointment with Hendersonís Line-Up in Grantís Pass OR. You accompany them on a test drive where they put it through the paces. They write up and discuss their recommendations. In my case upgraded shocks, sway bars and steering stabilizer. After those upgrades and a top notch alignment the handling improved enormously.
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