RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 03-11-2009, 11:16 AM   #11
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Port Townsend, WA
Posts: 206
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.
__________________

__________________
1993 E350 SMB, 15M, 84k miles - a cheap date
2006 Toyota Prius because we like clean air
2002 Honda Odyssey - can haul lots of stuff
1972 Mercedes 350SL with 4.5l V-8, just because
Wag more, Bark less, Play well with others.
Psomaki is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 02:44 PM   #12
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 10,021
Garage
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?
__________________

__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 05:43 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
surfgeek33's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Long Beach, Ca
Posts: 985
Send a message via AIM to surfgeek33
Re: Camping Swaaaay

Quote:
Originally Posted by yvrr
I've never noticed our van swaying and we sleep in the penthouse. Are your shocks in good condition?
Checked and good.
__________________
???

"I do, cellularSTEVE" :o)
surfgeek33 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-11-2009, 09:39 PM   #14
Member
 
Join Date: May 2008
Location: Orange County, CA
Posts: 43
Re: Camping Swaaaay

Sway??

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.

Henry
__________________
Sprinter RB Penthouse
yakhlr is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2009, 11:43 AM   #15
Junior Member
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: San Diego, CA
Posts: 11
Re: Camping Swaaaay

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.

http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/it ... izer/34337

John
__________________

VintageSMB is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3
Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Sportsmobile SIP or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×