Air Bags vs Anti-sway bar

Discussion in 'Class A / Diesel Pushers' started by EZE6008, May 16, 2011.

  1. EZE6008

    EZE6008 New Member

    Which is better for minimizing tipping/rocking motion? I have a 06 Southwind 32V (Ford Chassis) and I was going to install a Roadmaster sway bar on the rear axle but a friend suggested airbags. He said Motorhome magazine compared the two and rated airbags higher. I’ve checked the MH website but could not find any articles comparing the two.
     
  2. Triple E

    Triple E Senior Member

    Re: Air Bags vs Anti-sway bar

    I used to have a 2000 Coachman, 36 foot, that I installed airbags. Man what a difference. Loved it. Now I have never owned a RV with the sway bar so I cannot compare. But I can say that in a guest of wind the airbags really helped.

    If you do go with airbags go with the ones with the pump so you can adjust the pressure if needed. :approve:
     
  3. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Air Bags vs Anti-sway bar

    well I don't have either, but my MH rides just find for me, besides the $1500 to put air bags under it will go a long ways in camping. :laugh: :laugh:
     
  4. EZE6008

    EZE6008 New Member

    Re: Air Bags vs Anti-sway bar

    Thanks I appreciate your input. I had a Coachman Class C that had airbags and it handled very well. But, I wasn't sure if it was the airbags or the smaller and lower profile coach that made less susceptible the rocking.
     
  5. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Re: Air Bags vs Anti-sway bar

    i have had airbags on 2 of the coaches i have owned ,, and i will never have another one with out ,, as steve said ,, when u get that big gust of wind , airbags will do more for u then a bar ,, both my coaches had tag axles ,, and they to have air bags ,, and to tell u the truth the tag (to me) does wonders ,, u can adjust it to make up for heavy side winds ,, and passing semi's ,, that is another thing i will not be with out ,, and i know alot of others will say " just 2 more tires to buy " but IMO ,, the ride and the safety both the air bags and the tags provide are more to me ,, then the price ,, but it up to u ,, let us know on what u decide ;) :approve: :approve: :) :) :)
    btw,, my current coach has air bags front and rear ,, all controlled with a compressor which has a dash mounted control and gauge :)
     

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