PENDER, Neb. — When an RVer buys a new or pre-owned motorhome they can be surprised by the uncomfortable, and sometimes dangerous, feeling they experience when driving around corners or curves. It feels as if the motorhome is top heavy and the sensation gives them an instantaneous “heart in the throat” feeling. It’s caused by what is described as body roll, Blue Ox noted today.
As a motorhome goes around corners the centrifugal forces push against the side of the rig. The chassis is planted on the ground and doesn’t have much room to move. The top of the RV is not secured horizontally and continues to move as the bottom stays in place. Under the most extreme conditions this force can cause the motorhome to roll over on its side. And unless the RV owner purchased a luxury class motorhome, he or she is likely to experience some degree of body roll sooner or later, the release noted.
Blue Ox has designed a new product for its Chassis Performance Package that minimizes body roll. Blue Ox’s Sway Bars are designed to eliminate the excessive side-to-side movement referred to as body roll.
Like all of its products, Blue Ox’s Sway Bars are designed, engineered and tested for reliability, safety and durability, the release noted. They are heat treated with a tensile strength of up to 180,000 psi, have forged ends on all models, come with a lifetime warranty — and they are made in the United States.
Blue Ox President and CEO Ellen Kietzmann said, “With the addition of sway bars we now have a complete line of chassis performance products that will dramatically increase the ride comfort of most motorhomes.”
In addition to its new line of Sway Bars, Blue Ox’s Chassis Performance Package includes TruCenter and TigerTrak, all designed to virtually eliminate poor handling in any motorhome.
“We look at this product as taking a stock chassis and turning it in to a high performance chassis,” Kietzmann added. “Used all together, the Chassis Performance Package will make a motorhome drive more comfortably and decrease driver fatigue. Even people that haven’t been comfortable driving a motorhome may feel much more comfortable once they have our Chassis Performance Package installed.”
“So take the stress out of driving a motorhome by contacting your local dealer or service center to have Blue Ox’s Chassis Performance Package installed,” said Kietzmann. “You’ll arrive at your destination more refreshed and be ready for the adventures ahead.”
For more information about Blue Ox’s Chassis Performance Package, call 800.288.9289 . They are available at Amazon.com at significantly discounted prices.