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Old 09-23-2018, 06:20 PM   #15
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I'm a new owner of a 2008 Allegro Bay 35TSB. Drove it home from Texas to Olympia, WA .
Where in Texas? We saw an Allegro FRED in Austin the other day. Was that you?
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Where in Texas? We saw an Allegro FRED in Austin the other day. Was that you?
No, we picked up the motorhome outside Fort Worth on July 5th and drove home right away.
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Howdy. FRED owner for 2 months here, moved into a 2007 Allegro Open Road with about 73k miles as my full-time home. Overall pleased with my choice of FRED!

I've noticed that some driving maneuvers which upset the MH laterally cause it to roll (tip) left and right, back and forth 3-4 times before it settles down. This happens when (e.g.) entering a road diagonally from a banked driveway, or going over a bump with only one side of the coach.

Is this how tall vehicles normally behave or is it a symptom of bad/old shock absorbers? I'm hoping for an answer of either "that's typical, just drive carefully" or "That's bad and you should buy new shocks".

It still has what I'm guessing are original shocks (completely yellow). After getting an alignment done and new tires, I've driven about 1000 miles including high winds and mountain roads. It's done great overall and I'm not aware of any other suspension problems.
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I'd put new shocks on. The KONI shocks are awesome but expensive. Sumo springs would probably help, too. Upgraded sway bars wouldn't hurt, either.

Are you towing anything?

We haven't towed with our yet and I was wondering how the FRED does.
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I'd put new shocks on. The KONI shocks are awesome but expensive. Sumo springs would probably help, too. Upgraded sway bars wouldn't hurt, either.

Yeah, the cheaper Bilsteins seem to be out of stock / discontinued most places, so KONI may be the only choice. The sway bars already look very beefy (though from an automotive perspective).



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We haven't towed with our yet and I was wondering how the FRED does.

Not yet but I'll be towing a Yaris when I de-snowbird in a month. The coach is wired for "brakemaster" pneumatic trailer brakes (triggered by hydraulic pressure from the main brakes) but otherwise have yet to figure out towing.
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[QUOTE=grilledcheez;4677835]Yeah, the cheaper Bilsteins seem to be out of stock / discontinued most places, so KONI may be the only choice. The sway bars already look very beefy (though from an automotive perspective).

I ordered a set of Bilstein shocks last year but only the front shocks arrived and they said the rears were back ordered. I tried to get the rears a few months ago but no luck. I have just contacted Bilstein to see if they can help me locate a set of rear shocks. If not, I will have to go with the Sachs in the rear.
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Are you towing anything?

We haven't towed with our yet and I was wondering how the FRED does.[/QUOTE]

I haven't towed anything but the previous owner towed a huge enclosed trailer that had to be over the limit. He said it towed beautifully.
BTW, the trailer was heavy enough to wear the receiver pin hole a little oblong.
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BTW, the trailer was heavy enough to wear the receiver pin hole a little oblong.
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