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Old 09-16-2009, 01:22 PM   #1
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Question P30 swaybar bushings for 81 Excella 280

The Chevy dealer in Tucson who is fixing our tranny output seal leak noticed that the sway bar bushings were dry rotted. I said go ahead and replace those but the problem is their parts guy can't locate a P30 chasis part number for them. My question is, did Airstream do something custom with the swaybars or is this a standard Chevy/GM P30 part? Also if anybody knows the part number please forward.

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Old 09-16-2009, 02:06 PM   #2
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Ken if its the sway bar frame bushing what counts is the diameter of the bar. Is the bushing the shape of a half moon? if it is it is the frame sway bar bushing. They are made for a 1 1/16, 1 1/8 ,1 1/4, and 1 5/16 dia bar. They are not hard to replace. In another life I was a Front End Mechanic. Anthony
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:17 PM   #3
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Class A Motorhomes (listed by chassis type)



Chevrolet P30 / P32 / P3500 1968-99

Front sway bar 1-5/8" diameter





$225.00



Stage 1 susp. kit 1-5/8" diameter front bar kit w/poly bushing kit for stock rear bar





$265.00



Polyurethane bushing kit for front 1-1/4" stock bar

109-109




$62.95



Polyurethane bushing kit for rear 1-3/4" stock bar





$62.95







Front sway bar on Chevrolet P30 chassis - 109-151








Part Numbers Highlighted May be Purchased Online by Clicking on the Part Number

Dodge M400, M500 1973-81

Front sway bar 1-5/8" diameter

129-100




$340.00



Rear sway bar 1-5/8" diameter (with original equipment sway bar)

129-102




$315.00



Rear sway bar 1-5/8" diameter (without original equipment sway bar)

129-105*




$427.00



Dodge M600 1973-81
Front sway bar 1-5/8" diameter

129-100




$340.00



Rear sway bar 1-5/8" diameter for vehicles originally equipped with a rear sway bar (modifications/welding may be required)

129-103*




$205.00



Rear sway bar 1-5/8"for vehicles without stock bar

129-104




$273.00



Modifcation may be required.
* Welding required




Class A Motorhomes
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Old 09-16-2009, 03:22 PM   #4
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Anthony,
You are the man! I will get this to our Chevy guy.

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Ditto thanks! All p-30 mo/hos should have the front end aligned every once in a while.
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Ken here is a link to Moog suspention parts the parts are a lot cheaper. Moog makes a good suspension part. Had to stop and think of the brand that I used to get fron carquest. Chevrolet 2WD P30 Motor Home 1981 non 4 Wheel Disk Brakes, Moog Suspension Parts. They also have for4 weel disk brakes
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I believe all AS mo/ho units have four-wheel disc brakes.
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On the moog sight it shows non 4wheel disk brakes and 4 wheel disk brakes for motor homes. not necessarily Airstream though
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Mike,
I'm pretty sure our 81 280 only has disc brakes in the front. I think the rear duallys are drum brakes.
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Interesting....we have full disc.
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Ken here is a link to Moog suspention parts the parts are a lot cheaper. Moog makes a good suspension part. Had to stop and think of the brand that I used to get fron carquest. Chevrolet 2WD P30 Motor Home 1981 non 4 Wheel Disk Brakes, Moog Suspension Parts. They also have for4 weel disk brakes
Was going to recommend Autozone until I went to this site, excellent prices.
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Don't forget to have the mechanics lube the upper idler arms; most don't know they exist.
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Interesting....we have full disc.
Just FYI......

Argosy's for sure have rear drum brakes and possibly some of the early Classic's have rear drum as well. Our 84 310 has all disc brakes where our 74 20' Argosy has front disc and rear drum.

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