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I've got a Phoenix Cruiser that has the QuadVan 4X4 conversion. Handles great off road.


I have a Ford E-450 RV right now. Just hate the way it handles. The steering is so lose and sloppy compared to the Sprinters. I'd rather have a 2wd Sprinter than another Ford.

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I mean order a van and have them cutaway the back. Not cutaway meaning chassis cab.


I see what you're saying, but IIRC the vans are unibody and the cutaway models have a boxed frame of sorts. Sounds much easier to convert a cutaway to 4WD.

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CoeyCoey wrote:

SweetWaterSurprise wrote:

I've got a Phoenix Cruiser that has the QuadVan 4X4 conversion. Handles great off road.


I have a Ford E-450 RV right now. Just hate the way it handles. The steering is so lose and sloppy compared to the Sprinters. I'd rather have a 2wd Sprinter than another Ford.


Fixing the E450's sloppy steering isn't difficult, just requires a good alignment shop, and possibly some larger sway bars.

If you took your motorhome to QuadVan, it will handle much better when it's done, since they at dual Bilstein shocks, a steering stabilizer, and sway bars as needed.


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carringb wrote:

CoeyCoey wrote:

SweetWaterSurprise wrote:

I've got a Phoenix Cruiser that has the QuadVan 4X4 conversion. Handles great off road.


I have a Ford E-450 RV right now. Just hate the way it handles. The steering is so lose and sloppy compared to the Sprinters. I'd rather have a 2wd Sprinter than another Ford.


Fixing the E450's sloppy steering isn't difficult, just requires a good alignment shop, and possibly some larger sway bars.

If you took your motorhome to QuadVan, it will handle much better when it's done, since they at dual Bilstein shocks, a steering stabilizer, and sway bars as needed.


I have Bilstein shocks, a steering stabilizer, and sway bars. Still handles like ****. Every Ford and Dodge I have owned had crappy steering and death wobble issues.

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