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Old 03-11-2009, 10:16 AM   #11
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Re: Camping Swaaaay

We've got rear airbags and they do help with the sway, but our SMB is low in the front, so we tend to reduce rather than increase rear airbag pressure, unless we find a proper slope or are able to put stuff under the step-blocks we carry for the front wheels. For us, getting the beds level is more important than stopping occasional sway.

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Old 03-11-2009, 01:44 PM   #12
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Re: Camping Swaaaay

If you put air bags in the front wouldn't the front sway bar disconnects be worthless? 4x4 only of course. I like the wheel travel with the disconnects open and why I didn't put them up front. Am I missing something?

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Old 03-11-2009, 04:43 PM   #13
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Re: Camping Swaaaay

Originally Posted by yvrr
I've never noticed our van swaying and we sleep in the penthouse. Are your shocks in good condition?
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Old 03-11-2009, 08:39 PM   #14
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The bed in our Penthouse Sprinter is eight feet off the ground and we have not noticed any movement with the van (that we cause) that would wake either of us up. Maybe we are both sound sleepers. Really high winds will rock and roll it.

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Old 08-04-2009, 10:43 AM   #15
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We have not used our SMB enough to notice a penthouse sway problem but I saw this brace at Camping World the other day that might help. It appears to be light, simple, inexpensive and it got good reviews. It's hard to see in the photo but it is drawn together/tensioned by a motorcylce tie down. Here the link to the product on Camping World's site. ... izer/34337


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