Best Way to Reduce Sway in 2011 Forest River Georgetown 280DS on Ford F-53 Chassis


2011 Forest River Georgetown 280ds, 20500 GVWR. Please help me with my RV sway and roll and 18 wheeler blow. I want to add Sumosprings to front and rear. I was also advised to change the sway bar in front and add an additional sway bar to the rear as well as a steering wheel stabilizer or return to center device. Should I just go with sumosprings and see if it helps or get everything? Also, can you please tell what parts list I would need for my Georgetown 280ds, I was told its a F53 chassis. Thanks for your help.


Expert Reply:

While you can certainly add the SumoSprings Maxim Custom Helper Springs - Rear Axle # SSR-187-54-1 and SumoSprings Rebel Custom Helper Springs - 2 Piece - Front Axle # SSF-170-40-2 to your 2011 Forest River Georgetown 280DS built on a Ford F-53 chassis, by far the best way to enhance the ride of your motorhome is to add an aftermarket rear anti-sway bar, followed by a front anti-sway bar and steering stabilizer, in that order.

The reason these are the best options is because they are a vast improvement over the OEM sway bars and their placement at specific points on your motorhome's chassis allow for maximum efficiency in terms of better overall handling. The combination of these three parts will dramatically increase the handling and comfort of your 2011 Forest River Georgetown, allowing you to enjoy your time on the road instead of exhaustively attempting to keep your rig centered at all times.

The parts that fit your 2011 Forest River Georgetown 280DS with a 20,500 lb GVWR are:

- Roadmaster Rear Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1139-145 (Please note this bar will only fit if the shock mounts are parallel to the ground and have two holes, as you can see in the accompanying photo)

- Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar # RM-1139-140

- Roadmaster Reflex Steering Stabilizer with Mounting Brackets # RM-RBK22-RSSA

After adding these three parts you can then add the SumoSprings if you feel they would be beneficial, but I strongly recommend starting with the anti-sway bars and steering stabilizer.

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