Recommended Suspension Upgrade for 2018 Fleetwood Bounder 36D on Ford F-53 Chassis

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What upgrades would you recommend on a 2018 Bounder? It’s is difficult to handle in light wind horrible in 15 to 20 mph winds. Very ruff ride, reading through the reviews it appears your suggestions helped on older models. It there something for newer coaches

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I strongly recommend both front and rear anti-sway bars, and for your 2018 Fleetwood Bounder 36D on a Ford F-53 chassis with a GVWR of 22,000 lbs and a V10 engine the correct rear anti-sway bar is the Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1139-149 while the front anti-sway bar is # RM-1139-140. For the rear bar you may need to use Extended U-Bolt Kit # RM-590050-00 if you find the square OEM U-bolts on your Bounder are too short. The Extended Kit gives you U-Botls which are 15-3/4".

These anti-sway bars work to level your motorhome out, balance how the weight is transferred - particularly during turns - and reduce body roll that you may encounter. The rear anti-sway bar will make the biggest improvement for you, followed by the front anti-sway bar

The combination of both the front and rear anti-sway bars is going to make your Fleetwood experience a pleasant one compared to how difficult it is right now. I've added links to video reviews and an install of the stabilizer on a 2017 F-53 for you to check out.

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thanks for the information, what about the Sumo Springs would they help the ride?

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The SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs # SSR-187-54-1 will absolutely help the ride on your 2018 Bounder and work with the aforementioned upgrades. They are going to work independently of one another to further minimize sway as well as absorb shocks to give you a smoother ride.

I've added a link to a video of these springs being installed on a 2017 F-53 for you to check out.

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