Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar Installation - 2019 Winnebago Adventurer Motorhome

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How to Install the Roadmaster Front Anti-Sway Bar on a 2019 Winnebago Adventurer Motorhome


Today in our 2019 Winnebago Adventure motor home, we're going to be taking a look at and showing you how to install the Roadmaster front anti sway bar. Having a motor home can be a really fun thing and we can enjoy it a lot. Can go places we've never been before, spend time with our family, go camping, or anything like that. But at the same time it can be really stressful and even scary at times because our motor home is, it's a rather big vehicle and there's a lot of area here for the wind to catch. So when we're driving down the road, it may feel that we're getting pushed around and the body starts to lean and role, especially when a semi dries past us or we hit a big crosswind. So before we put any of our suspension components on, let's take it on our test course and see how it handles.As I bring my motor around through this long course, I can definitely feel a lot of body roll going on.

Like it almost wants to lean before it starts to turn. And coming in and out of the turns, it really feels like I need to slow down so I don't lose too much control and is this kind of an unnerving feeling. As I'm going through the bump course, you can definitely feel every single one. The alternating bumps is really throwing me side to side, and the rebound on is a little unnerving and I really was having to fight the steering wheel the entire way. But now that everything's on, let's go ahead and take our motor home back on our test scores and see how it handles now.As I'm driving to this long course here, I can immediately tell the difference.

I can relax a lot more, I feel a lot more in control of the motor home, and really it doesn't roll as much, just feels a lot more planted on the ground and it's a lot easier to maneuver in and out of the turns. And over our bumps course, don't get me wrong, the bumps, you can definitely feel them, but the motor home's definitely reacting more quickly and it gets back to that neutral position rather than continuing to bounce a whole lot. Overall or motor home does feel a lot more stable. It's a lot more comfortable to drive, and going over the bumps and in and out of the turns, it's not rolling as much and definitely just feels more solid.So here's what our Roadmaster anti sway bar looks like once it's installed. Now this is going to do for side to side movement what a good pair of shocks does for up and down.

It's going to minimize that really mushy body roll feeling that we get when we turn where it almost feels like our motor home's leaning and then starts to turn, which can be a little nerve wracking. This is going to cut that down a lot and we're going to feel like we have a lot more control and a lot more stability in the motor home. And it's going to do that by mounting to the axle here as well as the frame, and it's going to provide that stability and keep everything nice and tight and together. Our sway bar is meant or replace the factory one. Now this is going to be thicker in diameter.

It's going to be an inch and three quarters, where the factory one's only going to be an inch and a half. This is actually made out of 41 chrome moly steel, so it is going to be a lot more rigid and thicker giving us that much more support.Our sway bar is going to come with new bushings. They're going to be polyurethane rather than just the regular rubber type, and these are going to withstand a lot more pressure and have less give to them than rubber so we're going to get a lot more stiffness out of the bar. Not to mention, they are going to hold up a lot better and not deteriorate over time. Now Roadmaster really took the extra time when designing this sway bar because it's going to work with most aftermarket accessories like we have here with our steering stabilizer and the helper springs, and we're not going to have to worry about any interference between any of them. Our Roadmaster sway bar's going to come with everything we need to get it installed. The hardware, brackets, bushings, and the bar itself. Keep in mind you are going to reuse the factory end links though.But now that we've seen what it looks like and gone over some of the features, let's put it on together. To begin our installation, I do want to mention we are able to do this with all four tires still on the ground. Now we do ever leveling jacks lifting it up just enough so we have a little bit of sag in our suspension, but you want to watch the end of the sway bar link here so we can make sure that it clears the leaf spring. But if we come to the end of the sway bar link we'll see that there's a nut holding it in place with the bolt going all the way through. So we're going to want to grab a 15 millimeter socket and an 18 millimeter wrench and we're going to loosen up the bolt holding all this in place. Now I'm going to remove the nut and the washer off the end, and I'm going to leave his bolting here now until I get to the other side loose cause I don't want my sway bar to come rolling down on me.And once you have both nuts removed on each side we're going to need to work the bolt out. We're gonna want to hold onto the washers that we're on the outside of this end link here. Now you may need to grab a hammer or just tap it with your wrench to get it to work loose because it can be pretty tight there. So we'll discard the bolt and the nut, but again you want to hold onto those two flat washers. And by covering the axle, we'll find this clamp that's holding our sway bar to it. There's gonna be two bolts, one on bottom and one on top, and the nut that's holding it on on the backside. So you can grab an 18 millimeter wrench to hold the nut and a 15 millimeter socket, and we're going to pull these out. Now I do want to mention right now these clamps on each side is holding this sway bar in place, and once we go to loosen these it could rotate down. So you just want to be mindful and not be underneath this when you're loosening it up. Remove the nut and bolt. The one on top I'm going to loosen but I'm not going to fully remove it just yet, that way when I take the other side out I don't have to worry about it falling.We'll move to the other side and remove the other two bolts as well. Once you have the last bolt removed, we'll carefully lower our sway bar and we can pull it out from underneath the motor home. So here we have our old sway bar versus the new one, and you can see just how big of a difference in the bar diameter there is. And since the bar's going to be bigger, it's going to give us a lot more strength and rigidity when we're driving down the road with our motor home, so we're not going to have quite as much flex or that body roll going on. We're going to want to grab the new saddle clamps as well as the bushings from our kit. Now I like to have the new sway bar close to the old one so we can get our bushings and clamps in about the right spot.What we'll want to do is we'll grab the grease out of the kit and we'll grab one of our bushings. Now these are going to be split bushings so we can open them up pretty easily. I do suggest wearing gloves because grease can get a little irritating on your skin. But we just want to fill in and coat the inside of that bushing where it's really well lubricated, and that's going to cut down a lot of those squeaking and noises that we hear when we're driving down the road if water we're to get on the inside of the bushing. But once we have it lubed up on the outside, we'll open up the bushing, kind of lift up the sway bar a little bit so it goes right around it. Let me just take the excess grease and we'll put it on the outside. You don't need a whole lot, just to coat it a little bit. And we'll take our saddle clamp. We're going to go right down around the bushing. And we'll repeat that for our other bushing on the other side.Now since our sway bar is going to be heavier than the factory one, I've got an extra set of hands helping me. But we're going to lift it up to where the saddle clamps line up with the holes in the frame, and we're going to take one of the bolts from our kit with a flat washer, we're going to go through our bracket, and then we're going to put another flat washer on the backside, and then finally we're going to secure it with the nylon lock nut. Now you want to get at least one on each side so that it will hold itself up, and then we can work on getting the rest of the hardware in place. Now we'll put the same combination of hardware loosely on the bottom holes as well. I'm going to come back and I'm gonna snug up my hardware just enough to where the sway bar won't move too much, but I'm still able to slide it up and down on the bracket here using a 19 millimeter socket and wrench.Once we have it snug we want to get this bracket here as centered on the axle as we can. So we need to slide up a little bit. So it's a little too snug so I'm just going to loosen it up some. We're going to slide that bracket up to where it's about where it is now, and then we'll tighten it up so it won't move anymore. So now that this side is tightened down, we're going to go in and repeat that on the other side and center it and tighten it up. So we're going to grab our sway bar and we're going to rotate it up until it meets, or pretty close to meets up with our sway bar and link. Now when we pass the bolt through we just want to leave a little bit of room cause we're gonna grab one of those flat washers and make sure it goes in between the end of our sway bar and the end link here. We'll get everything to line up. We're going to pass the bolt all the way through. We'll grab another one of the flat washers when we first took it off, and then we'll secure it down with another nylon lock nut. Now you want to repeat that on the other side as well.Then I'm going to come back with that same 19 millimeter wrench and socket, and I'm going to tighten up my end link bolts. And when you tighten these up, you just want to tighten them up enough to where those washers are going to make contact with the bushings, but not crush them. Now we'll tighten up any other hardware that we have loose. But with all of our hardware tightened down, we're ready to lower our motor home back down on the ground and hit the road. That'll finish up your look at the Roadmaster front anti sway bar on our 2019 Winnebago Adventure motor home.


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