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Improving Handling and Reducing Sway of 2006 Fleetwood Bounder W22 Chassis

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I bought a Class A motorhome 2006 Fleetwood Bounder, 35ft, Workhorse, W22, 8.1 Chevy engine. I am sick of *swimming* and pushed left and right when a BigTruck is passing by or the road is not the best. I am pretty sure its starting from the back of the motorhome. More than 60 miles an hour is extremly dangerous. I have to *work* with the steering wheel all the time and this is exhausting. With one hand on the steering wheel is dangerous. After a lot of research it looks like I need a Anti Sway bar and/or Rear trac bar. The Bounder has already improvements in the front because of a Banks Power System. Dont know what kind. Alignment check was done in a shop and 6 new tires installed. What kind of recommandation do you have? Ive got some information from this articel:

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We have just what you need to improve the handling of your 2006 Fleetwood Bounder W22 chassis with the rear sway bar part # RM-1259-109. For Class A motorhomes like yours the biggest ride quality improvement you can make is with a rear sway bar. This will be a night and day difference.

Next biggest improvement you'll make is with a front sway bar which the part # RM-1259-106 is the correct kit which also includes a TruTrac rod kit as well. Finally the next biggest improvement you'll make is with a steering stabilizer like the Roadmaster part # RM-RBK13-RSSA and you'd be set. This will work fine with the setup you have now that you mentioned as well.

With all three of these kits installed you'd have a very easy to drive, dare I say enjoyable, motorhome. You might just start with the rear bar and work your way forward, but if you want it all at once that would work well too.

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