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Old 06-10-2017, 10:16 AM   #1
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Question Sumo Springs - rear or front & rear?

I have installed a Safe-Steer system on my rig and that really helps with the steering.

However, I don't like the sway when I go around curves, etc. The Sumo springs were highly recommended at the Winnebago Rally last year (by Bob Livingston), but I am not sure if installing a pair in the rear is sufficient or whether I should do front and rear.

Anyone with experience with Sumo Springs?

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Old 06-10-2017, 01:53 PM   #2
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I have them on front and rear and love them. Well worth the money
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:22 PM   #3
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I have on front. Love them. Couldn't fit back.
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Old 06-10-2017, 06:35 PM   #4
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I put them on front/rear. Eliminated the sway. 24V View. I'm glad I did it. The wife loves the new ride. Also upgraded the rear shocks and larger anti sway bar.
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Old 06-11-2017, 08:55 AM   #5
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Front and rear, made a difference in the handling. Next for us is anti-sway bars
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Old 06-14-2017, 06:51 AM   #6
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I have front and rear installed on my 2016 View G. Helped with rocking and pushing from passing trucks. Highly recommend.
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Old 06-14-2017, 01:01 PM   #7
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Thumbs up

Thanks for the input - ordered sets for front and rear from Amazon this morning!
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Old 06-14-2017, 04:40 PM   #8
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I ordered front and rear from Amazon yesterday for my 2015 Vista 27N. Hundreds cheaper than I could find elsewhere.
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Old 09-22-2017, 01:18 PM   #9
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I had them installed both front & rear. Enjoying the ride. Read a lot of postings before shelling out the money. After that, I had Hellwig anti-sway bars front & rear. Oh, forgot KONI Shocks were first upgrade before the springs. Enjoy the ride! ����
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I chose to go with Firestone airbags instead of the Sumo Springs. I wanted the ability to adjust the ride. When I asked my mechanic at the RV dealership about the Sumo Springs, he indicated they were having some customers complain the ride was too stiff. I see you ordered the Sumo Springs back in June. Curious what your opinion is about the ride after the install...
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Old 09-23-2017, 05:09 PM   #11
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I chose to go with Firestone airbags instead of the Sumo Springs. I wanted the ability to adjust the ride. When I asked my mechanic at the RV dealership about the Sumo Springs, he indicated they were having some customers complain the ride was too stiff. I see you ordered the Sumo Springs back in June. Curious what your opinion is about the ride after the install...
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Since I ordered my Sumo Springs in June I am responding although you didn't say whom you were asking. DW and I both like them. We think they control the ride great and we came from a 40' DP. Firm ride, certainly not like air on DP, but controlled the bounce and roll. Read my following post and the reply I get.
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I had them installed both front & rear. Enjoying the ride. Read a lot of postings before shelling out the money. After that, I had Hellwig anti-sway bars front & rear. Oh, forgot KONI Shocks were first upgrade before the springs. Enjoy the ride! ����
What benefit do you feel that you got out of the anti-sway bars after adding the Sumo Springs? I think the ride is fine with just the springs but maybe you have some additional experience we all need to know about. Thanks.
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Thank you "RanchDog" for the reply. My response was actually directed toward the OP, but I truly appreciate your response. In your following post, you asked about the benefit of the anti-sway bars after adding the Sumo Springs. As I mentioned above, I chose to go with the air bags, and the anti-sway bars which added to the handling and stability of the RV, especially around curves, pulling out of driveways, and vehicles that pass by.

I went from a Class C to a Class A. The first thing I noticed driving the Class A was how much more affected the RV was to wind and road conditions. If I was to buy a similar RV in the future, I would ensure I had all the same suspension upgrades (air bags or Sumo Springs, anti-sway bars for front and rear, trac bar, and steering stabilizer).

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"RanchDog", I did an incremental suspension upgrade on my coach. First was the super-steer,Then in order,Cheap handling fix, rear track bar, front Sumo springs, rear additional sway bar, finally new shocks all the way around.

Each modification incrementally improved the handling. I don't get pushed around at all by trucks, crosswinds are more manageable, no more "white knuckle" driving. DW likes the smoother ride and the "no more rocking"

Mine is a F53 gasser chassis
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