Best Suspension Enhancement for 2018 Forest River Georgetown 31R5


After looking on your website, it appears the following enhancements would fit my 2018 GT 31R5: RM-RBK22-RSSA steering stabilizer RM-1139-140 front anti sway bar RM-1139-145 or RM-1139-149 rear anti sway bar SSF-170-40-2 front axle helper springs SSF-187-54-1 rear axle helper springs Can you confirm these and offer advise as to changes or the most important to install first? The GVWR of this motorhome is 20,500. Thanks. Are the handle nuts of BX2663 used in the installation video provided in the kit? If not, where can they be sourced? Thanks.


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According to my research your 2018 Forest River Georgetown 31R5 is built on a Ford F-53 chassis, which is what the parts you listed will fit.

The best way to enhance the ride of your motorhome is to add a rear anti-sway bar as it will most effectively limit the side-to-side movement and create a more balanced driving experience. The correct rear anti-sway bar for you is Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1139-145 though this will only fit if you are certain that your 2018 Forest River's shock mounts are parallel to the ground like in the accompanying photo.

After that you can further improve the ride by adding Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1139-140 and Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer # RM-RBK22-RSSA; the combination of these three parts will dramatically increase the handling and comfort of your motorhome, allowing you to enjoy your time on the road instead of exhaustively attempting to keep your rig centered at all times.

After that the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs # SSR-187-54-1 for the rear axle and the SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs # SSF-170-40-2 for the front axle are what you will want to install as these will further enhance your driving experience.

I have added links to installs and video reviews of these parts for you to check out as well.

Finally, to answer your question about the handle nuts, yes they do come with the Blue Ox Base Plate Kit # BX2663 as you can see in the linked installation instructions. They are actually the first part listed on the parts list of the directions.

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