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Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar - 1-3/8" Diameter

Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar - 1-3/8" Diameter

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Minimize sway and driver fatigue by improving the stability and driveability of your vehicle. The bar on this sturdy, effective anti-sway system mounts to the front axle and to the frame to balance weight transfer and reduce body roll. 1-800-940-8924 to order Roadmaster anti-sway bars part number RM-1139-157 or order online at etrailer.com. Free expert support on all Roadmaster products. Great prices and Fastest Shipping for Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar - 1-3/8" Diameter. Anti-Sway Bars reviews from real customers.
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Roadmaster Anti-Sway Bars - RM-1139-157

  • Anti-Sway Bar
  • Front
  • Roadmaster
  • 1-3/8 Inch Diameter
  • Steel w Polyurethane Bushing

Minimize sway and driver fatigue by improving the stability and driveability of your vehicle. The bar on this sturdy, effective anti-sway system mounts to the front axle and to the frame to balance weight transfer and reduce body roll.


Features:

  • Minimizes side-to-side movement to improve overall stability of your vehicle
    • Lets you execute turns and quick maneuvers with confidence
    • Allows for a level ride, even on irregular surfaces
    • Reduces driver fatigue - minimizes effort required to keep your vehicle in line
  • Diminishes effects of crosswinds, passing motorists and shifting cargo
  • Designed to fit your vehicle and work in conjunction with its suspension system
    • Attaches to front axle and to chassis - uses weight of axle to brace frame as it shifts in turns
    • Engineered to avoid interference with most popular aftermarket add-ons and accessories
  • Made with polyurethane bushings instead of the standard rubber variety for a longer-lasting system
    • Polyurethane is durable and resistant to damage caused by oil, gasoline and ozone
    • Less wear means less give in the system and better support
  • Constructed of thick 4140 chromoly steel for superior strength
  • Includes heavy-gauge mounting hardware, easy-to-follow instructions and bushing lubricant
  • Works with rear anti-sway bar (sold separately) for absolute stability - available on certain applications only
  • Made in the USA


Specs:

  • Bar diameter: 1-3/8"
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


Roadmaster Anti-Sway Bar Installed

Benefits of an Anti-Sway System

The Roadmaster anti-sway bar does for side-to-side movement what a good pair of shocks does for up-and-down motion. You will notice a marked improvement in your vehicle's stability as the bar works to balance weight transfer and reduce body roll. The anti-sway bar acts as a link between your vehicle's frame and its front axle, using the axle as a brace to more effectively balance the shifting weight of your vehicle as you maneuver it. Lubricated bushings allow just enough pivot and rotation to compensate for the pressure placed on one side of your vehicle when it goes into sudden maneuvers, hits crosswinds or encounters shifting weights.


Roadmaster Anti-Sway Polyurethane Bushings

Superior Construction

The Roadmaster anti-sway bar is made of 4140 chromoly, a chromium and molybdenum steel alloy. This type of steel is considerably harder and stronger than the standard 1020 steel that is typically used in anti-sway applications. In addition, the larger diameter of the bar increases its torsional roll stiffness. The result is a bar that is not only stronger than the competition, but also nearly 30 percent better at resisting sway. The polyurethane bushings and grommets used at the attachment points are durable yet flexible, ensuring that the system is neither so rigid nor so malleable that it becomes ineffective.



1139-157 Road Master Anti-Sway Bar - Front

Installation Details RM-1139-157 Installation instructions

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Video of Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar - 1-3/8" Diameter

Videos are provided as a guide only. Refer to manufacturer installation instructions and specs for complete information.




Video Transcript for Manufacturer Breakdown - Roadmaster Anti- Sway Options

Hello neighbors, it's Brad here from Etrailer and today, I'm with Jeff from Roadmaster. And today, we're taking a look at what you can do to your coach to enhance the suspension. So a lot of coaches out there, real top heavy feeling and people think, "Well, it is what it is. It's a big bus, you know, how do I improve this" But that's not necessarily the case. Roadmaster has a few different options to help make a better ride, overall. Definitely, it definitely does.

So typically, we educate our customer to let 'em know that yes, you can improve your ride or you can get that GT version suspension with your motor home. And how we do is we basically have to find out what's the root of the problem, okay. So typically, when a customer comes up to us, the very first thing they say is, "Hey, I'm constantly doing this when I'm going down the road." That that just means so many different things. So we actually ask a few more questions. "Hey, do you tow a vehicle behind your motor home Does it get worse when you put that motor home behind, or that vehicle behind the motor home And when it does, is this getting worse as well" And when the answer is yes, yes and yes, then we kind of know that the issue is tail wag at that point.

And that's usually fixed by a product called a track bar. And what it does, it just locks the rear axle in place. So it's not moving side-to-side. It's only moving straight up and down like it should, okay Or the next thing that I typically ask my customers is, is "Whenever you go in and out of turns, does it feel like the coach wants to roll over to its side" Most of the time, the answer is yes. And typically, the reason why is because when that coach or when the chassis was manufactured, they really had no Earthly idea what the final output was gonna be, how tall it was, how much weight was gonna be on it.

So you actually took center of gravity from probably a foot and a half, to a foot off the ground and all of a sudden, you're six feet off the ground or eight feet off the ground. We're putting air conditioners, solar panels, satellite dishes, everything else on top of these things. And we just need to drastically improve that. So how we do that in this case, is we upgrade the sway bars. In some cases, we're doing a remove and replace.

In other cases, we're actually piggybacking, adding a second sway bar to the rear or to the front of the coach. So sway bars are something predominantly, you see on passenger vehicles. And when I started working here, putting a sway bar on an RV, I go, "Well, I mean it's the same concept, why not" But seeing the difference, I've done sway bars on my own personal vehicle and the first turn you take, you go, "Oh, that's a lot better." Definitely. It's no different on an RV, in fact, it might even be. Jeff Much more noticeable. Yeah, absolutely, 'cause. Or before driving, it does feel like it's gonna topple over and you don't necessarily get sports car handling, but it's more response on the steering, it's more direct and you just feel a little bit more planted, more, honestly, confidence when driving. Yeah, and a lot of our customers are reporting back up, you know, they're saying up to a 60% increase in how they feel that their coaches is handling. And that's what we really like to hear and that's where we're trying to aim for. We wanna give that customer their vacation the minute they start out of the driveway and not once they get to their destination. Yeah, and so as far as sway bars, there's rear sway bars as well as front sway bars, correct Correct. So why would someone choose one or the other or should they go with both Typically, we suggest both. In some cases, yes, you can start off with the rear, but like I said, again, we like to suggest both because we're actually tuning the bars for the weight of that vehicle that it's gonna carry. So to have an upgraded bar in the rear and not one on the front, kind of does it a little bit of injustice. That's fair. Now something else too, as a long drive that's gonna wear you out is, is fighting the steering wheel back and forth and you guys have a way to fix that, correct Absolutely, we sure do. So once we turn and look at all the issues that the customer has, we determine what the issues are, we start talking to the customer and we resolve 'em by doing track bars, sway bars, the last and final thing that we usually recommend is a steering control. So basically, what the steering control does and essentially, is put center force pressure on a tie rod. So that way we're trying to hold that vehicle in a straight line. So if the customer has road ruts, if they turn around and hit potholes in the road, high winds, it's an assistance for that customer to keep in a straight line on their coach. Yeah, and that's, again, one of the installs, many of the installs that I've done is the steering stabilizer. And again, that's one of those, "Does it really make that big of a difference" Well, just going through our parking lot and cutting it, you let go of the steering wheel and it kind of still just tracks that way, whereas the steering stabilizer, you can see the steering wheel go back to center and then, when you're just going down a straight line, it just feels like it's in a nice natural groove. Jeff Yeah, sure does. So it's definitely a lot more comfortable, especially, you know, putting a lot of hours on the road or doing any twisty-turvy, you know, curvy roads out there, it's just gonna help balance it and kind of counter steer a little bit for you, bringing it back to center. That way, you're not having to fight that wheel back and forth. Now with both of, you know, our front sway bar, rear sway bar as well as the steering stabilizer, that's gonna get you a really good ride. And I think overall, better drivability, these also still work in conjunction with other suspension enhancements that you can add on as well, so you can really deck out the suspension of your RV. And I think it's. You'll be a believer once you start doing these, you're just gonna enjoy driving it more, I believe. Exactly, it brings the vacation back and the fun back into RV-ing. Yep, absolutely. Well, this was a look at some of the Roadmaster suspension components to just get your coach going down the road a little bit safer and a little bit more comfortable. Thank you Jeff from Roadmaster, for taking the time to break that down for us. All right, thank you.


Customer Reviews

Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar - 1-3/8" Diameter - RM-1139-157

Average Customer Rating:  4.8 out of 5 stars   (1928 Customer Reviews)

Minimize sway and driver fatigue by improving the stability and driveability of your vehicle. The bar on this sturdy, effective anti-sway system mounts to the front axle and to the frame to balance weight transfer and reduce body roll.

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I have a 2017 Ford F350 Super Duty SRW, and we haul a heavy truck camper (Lance 1055.) I have Stable Load Uppers and HD airbags, but wanted to add a sway bar to add that extra layer of control, even though my truck has handled the camper well over the last 2 years and 10,000 miles. My truck did not come with an OEM sway bar installed, so I needed this kit that included the End Links too.

The Roadmaster Rear Sway Bar and End Links sold on etrailer are top quality products. They are robust and well made, with quality hardware to match. The product deserves a 5-star, and even unloaded, my truck handling improved right after installation, with improved cornering and no real impact on ride quality in my opinion. I have not yet loaded up our camper or towed our boat, but I have no doubt this sway bar will substantially reduce sway and will improve control and handling when the camper is loaded.

So why 4 stars and not 5?

1. I researched this product and the installation in detail. I planned on installing it myself and expected to find plenty of detail on etrailer's site, or Roadmaster's site, or the internet. My most pressing question was about where to mount the end links, and the orientation of the sway bar arms since I wouldn't be using the OEM end links. That information was no where to be found on the etrailer site, Roadmaster's site, or in any installation manuals. For a product and supplier that has likely sold lots of these to Ford Super Duty owners, I was surprised to find how little info was out there. The installation video on the etrailer site was helpful, but did not include any information for the end links, as they had a 2015 Super Duty and used the OEM end links already installed. I contacted etrailer and they told me to contact Roadmaster for more info on where to locate the end links with this kit.

2. I contacted Roadmaster. They told me they had no instructions and that despite my truck already having the cut-outs for the OEM bracket that attaches the OEM end links to the frame, that none of those holes may work for me. So they suggested I connect the sway bar brackets to the axle first and then see where the arms would line up with the end links. The tech also suggested that it wasn't critical that the end links were perpendicular
to the frame, but that I should try install the end links to allow the arm of the sway bar to hand as close to parallel as possible. No bueno. When I installed this the 14" end links (center hole to center hole) didn't allow for the arms to hang parallel to the frame. And I don't think it matters as the orientation of my sway bar and the arms looks about like every video or picture I could find on the internet of this year/model truck and this sway bar kit. It seems to function fine.

3. Installing it was a bear, especially the way they instructed me to. And I had to make some modifications to fit my truck, as the sway bar arms were rubbing up against my airbag mounting brackets. I got it installed, but the thin instructions turned what should have been a 60 minute job into 2 1/2 hours. A bit frustrating.

All in all, this will do the job intended and will provide me with peace of mind next time we load our camper. I am a bit frustrated that there were zero installation instructions specific to my year/make/model of truck given it did not have an OEM sway bar and the end links had to be installed with a bit of guesswork. You will also note in my pictures that I had to mount the end links to the sway bar arms differently on each side to make the bar fit around my air bag mounts.



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Fairly easy install. Drilling the hole in the frame was decent started with a 17/64 pilot hole then the 17/32 final hole. Take your time and let the drill do the work.
Do be aware of the hole placement on the drivers side as there are brake lines and wiring there.



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This product arrived on time, and is as described in company literature. I have installed the sway bars and the sumo springs on my 2019 Ford E3 26 foot Thor motorhome. Installation is fairly straightforward. Having said that, I am a retired farmer and I am quite familiar with this type of work. Having the proper tools makes the job go much quicker and easier. Installation of the front sway bar took a little under an hour. The rear sway bar is a bit more complicated to install, but he can be easily accomplished by someone of average mechanical skills, equipped with the proper tools. I strongly recommend removing the rear wheels to facilitate installation of the springs and the sway bar. I have not driven my motorhome yet, but will be taking an extended trip in March. I am looking forward to an improved ride.



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All the contents were delivered in the package. The kit fit perfectly as designed. Ordered for a Ford F-350 Super Duty. Truck handles great!



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Was told from etrailer that this was going to be a quick plug and play but no this was to be installed on a class c ( no drilling) but no , ustraps had to be adjusted did not fit and struts would not reach had to drill chasis



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Solid-built sway bar. Helps stabilize in wind while driving. Using on 2016 Thor Vegas 25.3 RV, notorious for suspension and driving issues. Using front anti-sway bar as well with Safe-T-Plus steering stabilizer.



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OH My! If you are thinking about getting one for your P32 wide body. Please don’t hesitate. It REALLY Works. Take the white knuckle effect out of driving. EASY installation! Easy Ordering from etrailer. Roger helped me get through the buying process and shipped to my house in 2 days! Thank You!!



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First, Eric was a great help throughout the purchasing and installation. I watched the tutorial numerous times and set up my tools. I bought a 3/4 inch torque wrench at Harbor Freight and a 4 ft galvanized pipe at Home Depot. I followed the instructions and the tutorial to the letter. The bar and mounting plates are heavy, so be very careful. This job isn't for a beginner, but if you are somewhat mechanically inclined, you can install it. The 300 Ft. Lbs torque of the 8 nuts took everything out of me. LOL...I adjusted the end links twice, and it leveled out great. Now, I will do a test run and see how it improves the handling of my motorhome. Its a 2022 Entegra Vision 29S.



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Very heavy duty sway bar. Using it on a 2016 Thor Vegas 25.3 RV. Much thicker than original and still holding up fine. Helps to stabilize in high winds and passing trucks. Also added the Safe-T-Plus stabilizer to keep wheels from wandering.



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I am happy to finally have the rear anti-sway bar installed. Noticed the difference right away. I will order the front anti-sway bar soon. I have the skills to install the anti-sway bar, but did not have the heavy tools to do the job. Paided a local shop 2hrs labour, well worth it.



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I watched your video on the installation of the rear sway bar which I found to be helpful. I used an adjustable strap to level the sway bar before aligning and drilling for the links. Looking forward to a road test soon. Thank You



by:

This sway bar is the real deal. Easy to follow instructions but I had it installed because I'm lazy. It took one hour labor



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Your installation video was helpful. The front bolts on the the hangers required heating to break them loose. The factory was generous with blue lock tite. I might add the front bolts require a 18mm socket. Looking forward for a road test. Thank You always



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Haven't opened the stabilizer bars but I did open the Sumo Springs and the Snap Pads. All seemed to be there in good condition.



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The sway bar is good quality and probably does help with the cornering and the wind buffing from the semi trucks on the freeway.
The negative side is the bolts supplied adapter kit were under sized diameter to the point of ratting when you walked back and forth in the camper. To correct the problem I had to drill the poorly punched holes in the shackle to a true 1/2" then purchase new bolts and lock nuts that fit the bushings. After all the labor and expenses the sway bar has worked as intended with no noise. The other thing I had not considered was how much traction you loose on uneven ground but that is the trade off with better highway control.



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This should have been original equipment.It ( 1995 Safari Trek) now drives like a completely different vehicle! I added Sumo Springs on the rear .These 2 items together are well the money. I installed both alone by myself (67 years young).



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I didn’t realize our motorhome had an OEM sway bar already installed which was left in place. Etrailer selected one for us that was heavier and more appropriate for our unit. Instructions were a bit to be desired but once installed made a world of difference. Their staff is very knowledgeable and didn’t try to sell me more than I needed. Thank you Etrailer.



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The antisway bar I purchased was relatively easy to install, and the service department was quick to respond to inquiries. It made a dramatic improvement in driving the motorhome, handling in wind, curves and semi truck winds was quite improved.



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This sway bar works great even with an 11-foot truck camper loaded on it.



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Replaced the anti-sway bar on our 2019 F350. No special tools or jacks needed for the installation. Now our Lance 850 truck camper doesn’t sway nearly as much as before. Big improvement. Very pleased!



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Installed sway using hand tools. Relatively easy install on a Class C Entegra Odyssey that sits on a Ford E-450 chassis. Unloading the rear is not required for install; however, raising the rear gives you more working room. Once installed, I noticed a marked improvement in reduced body lean going around corners. Front Sway Bar is next.



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Received the product in a timely manner. The shipping company used I’d give a no star rating. I received the anti-sway bar bare out of a box or wrapper with the installation part box and a cut out piece of cardboard with the shipping label on it taped to the bare bar with about five yards of packing tape. The bar was scuffed, scratched and chipped with the RoadMaster label destroyed. I realize it’s going to be installed under the front of my motorhome but as much as it costed I would like to be the one to scratch and scuff it. If I was a company installing this on a customers vehicle I’d return it. I do not believe it was shipped from etrailer in this condition.



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I purchased the Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar about a year ago. I have a 2016 F250 which did not come with an Anti-Sway bar. Why they come with one is crazy.
I have a Slide in Truck Camper and and it made a world of difference. With out it, it felt very rollie. My other truck I had the Hellwig anti-sway bar. It was ok, not as good as the Roadmaster. In my opinion.



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The last thing to upgrade my front suspension on my 2018 Winnebago Aspect 27k. Money well spent! Easy installation, the ride greatly improved. Etrailer shipped this fast and I'm very pleased. Thanks.



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Sway bar well made. Heavy duty. Bar specifically made for the 2010 Pleasure Way van. Fit was good and installation went without a hitch. Helps control sway on curves. Very satisfied. Would recommend.


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