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Old 10-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #1
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Need some information/help. Getting ready to do some upgrades to my 98/99 Itasca Suncruiser, 99 F53 w/V10. Want to soften the ride and I'm looking at adding the AIR LIFT airbags/suspension offered by Camping World and either the SAFE-T-PLUS or the STEER SAFE Stabilizer. Would greatly appreciate any info or comments from anyone that has or knows someone who has used the products.

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Old 10-10-2006, 10:27 AM   #2
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Need some information/help. Getting ready to do some upgrades to my 98/99 Itasca Suncruiser, 99 F53 w/V10. Want to soften the ride and I'm looking at adding the AIR LIFT airbags/suspension offered by Camping World and either the SAFE-T-PLUS or the STEER SAFE Stabilizer. Would greatly appreciate any info or comments from anyone that has or knows someone who has used the products.

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Old 10-10-2006, 10:39 AM   #3
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I installed a Safe T Steer on my old P-30 chassis and it made a nice improvement in rut wandering.

There was a recent (sometime early this year) issue of the FMCA magazine with an article on handling improvements on a gas coach. They gave road test reports after each suspension upgrade. They added shocks, new sway bar bushings, coil springs, etc.
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Old 10-10-2006, 12:24 PM   #4
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Mac,alot has been discussed on this subject if you go to "FIND" above you and type in "air bag" you will find what you are looking for and on your F-53 chassis. Leave the check mark or you will get more than you want.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:32 PM   #5
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I put AirLift Springs front and rear on my 1999 Winnebago Brave 35C on F53 chassis. Didn't improve ride (may be a little harder), but handling is dramatically improved. Just got back from a 700 mile trip thru some bad winds and rain and never had any "white knuckle" moments. I really recommend the AirLift springs - I also had them installed at Camping World.
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Old 10-10-2006, 07:46 PM   #6
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Linked to Ford Chassis forum for better coverage...
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Old 10-10-2006, 10:17 PM   #7
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Be sure to check the manual. I have a 98 F53 chassis with the 460 V8. The manual specifically says do not install air bag suspension. But that info may be specific for the 460 V8 F53.
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Old 10-11-2006, 06:36 PM   #8
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Go one step at a time...Try new shocks first, they may give you the improvement you are looking for.
Added Monroe gas RV shocks to a 99 Adventurer and it was a remarkable improvement.
Softer Ride than Bilsteins so thats why I went with Monroe. Good Luck
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Old 10-12-2006, 11:51 AM   #9
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Hey CSM Mac. I installed a Saf-T-Steer on my previous Ford Chassis MH and it made a dramatic diff with steering wander and rut tracking. Simple to install. Would recomend doing one improvement at a time and see if it makes a diff before going to the expense of additional improvements. Do the cheapest one first.
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Old 10-15-2006, 10:46 AM   #10
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I took my new A class on two long trips before realising that my tire preasure was to high. I have lowered it to the manufacturers suggested psi and now the ride is smooth as a kitten.
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