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Old 04-23-2016, 07:19 PM   #1
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I'm new to the Forum and pretty new to class B rving. Can anyone advise how to reduce sway in 2007 Pleasure Way Excel-TS? We put new tires on and that helped but do sway bars or some other thing help reduce it? Thanks,
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Old 04-23-2016, 11:27 PM   #2
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Does it have rear suspension air bags?
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I think the newer ones also have big rear swaybar, to address that issue. Can't say by year on the swaybar. Along with airbags Marko mentions, which you can try different air pressures if you have the bags, the swaybar is said to greatly improve handling issues in Excels.
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Yes it has the rear air bags they're set at 35. Don't know if there is a rear sway bar. I will check; it's kept in our community boat/rv yard about a mile away. If it needs a sway bar, what kind and who/what will install one? Thanks very much (
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Yes it has the rear air bags they're set at 35. Don't know if there is a rear sway bar. I will check; it's kept in our community boat/rv yard about a mile away. If it needs a sway bar, what kind and who/what will install one? Thanks very much (
I think the bar was made by Roadmaster. I know I have read about several people calling Pleasure-way to get information on getting the bar. I think Pleasure-way also had some different alignment specs that they were giving out also, so a call would probably be in order.
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Old 04-24-2016, 03:40 PM   #6
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A steering box adjustment will help a lot on E350 with with some miles on them.
At rallies and pleasureWay Facebook it has been discuss. Plus air pressure that you already checked
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If you are not already a member, I recommend that you join the Pleasure-Way Owners Group on yahoo.com. There have been numerous posts pertaining to both the Dodge chassis and the Ford Chassis Excel (and the Dodge chassis Lexor) sway. There are some very straightforward things that you can do to reduce sway. The pressure that you have in your airbags is way too low. Should be more like 65 to 70 pounds. Also, verify that your tire pressures are as follows 80 pounds rear, 65 pounds front.
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I was under my 2001 class b coach and plulled down hard Rear frame. the front end bounced a lot,which seemed strange to me, like bad shocks. I then increased my rear air shocks to around 70 lbs. Once I did that putting my weight on the Rear bumper caused no bounce . I travelled 800 miles one way,on my first trip since getting it with 116,000 miles and it drove nice. In side winds you can get a little side to side because of the wind. On a calm day 70 mph is top speed for me. Have someone bounce the rear bumper and look under to see what the front end is doing. This is my opinion only.
new front tires also helped. Still running old rear for now.
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Than you very much for the information on the Pleasure Way owners club and the rear air data. Really appreciate it ldd1555
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A really nice thing with rear air bags is that you can experiment with air pressures to get the combination of handling and comfort you prefer.

70 psi is too firm in my van on rough roads for example. My van most likely weighs less than yours though. Some small items bounced off a rear shelf at 70 PSI - that never happened before. I'm running 80 rear tires, 60 front tires & 60 air bags right now as I set things up for towing a travel trailer with the van.
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