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Old 08-23-2011, 07:17 PM   #1
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Hello all, i want to replace the shocks on our 2000 allergo workhorse, 7.4 28' mh. I have a deal on magum's and was wondering if anyone has any luck with them. Also, what is the correct method to messure the length to insure the correct shock. I know, dumb question, but i work where the phone service is not an option during business hours.. Thanks...
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You must do a chassis model number look-up for the proper shock.
Forget the length measure idea.

These are specific to the chassis that you have and the weight rating for that axle.[ ie, will vary front from rear.] Physical dimension of the device is not relevant.

BTW: I used Koni FSD's on my 2003 W-22 Workhorse.
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Last summer I replaced the original Bilstein's on my 08 Allegro Bay with Koni's, and like many others, am very satisfied with their performance.

While the OEM Bilstein's that came on the coach are a good shock absorber they were just too hard on many roads, most notably the infamous I-5 in California.

I have no experience with the Monroe Magnum's so can't offer any feedback.

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Hello all, i want to replace the shocks on our 2000 allergo workhorse, 7.4 28' mh. I have a deal on magum's and was wondering if anyone has any luck with them........ Thanks...
outthere: to answer your question, Monroe "Gas Magnum" RV shocks were what Workhorse provided to eliminate the porposing I experienced when my W-22 was new. They lasted for years before I replaced. Workhorse went to Bilstein Shocks and has stayed with them. MANY members here have acheieved great satisfaction using Koni FSD.

All that said, your P32 chassis will require a specific shock according to its GVWR, which also determines if it is "wide track" or not. Do yourself a favor and find the model and GVWR of your chassis before ordering ANY brand of shock. If you can't locate that chassis info., please post the last 8 vin digits and I'll look it up for you. Ed
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Thanks for the reply's.. Nor cal, I may send pm soon.. edgray, the last digits are 3309716. thanks
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Thanks for the reply's... edgray, the last digits are 3309716. thanks
Sorry, but I need the last EIGHT (8) digits to use the system.
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Sorry, but I need the last EIGHT (8) digits to use the system.
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Sorry, x3309716... was that stupid of me or what!! Thanks in advance.....
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outthere: No problem. The "x" just confirms the model year, but is required to access the chasis build info, which I'm sending you via PM. Frankly, some of the spid codes are confusing me, so beware when ordering parts based solely on this info.

Yours is a model P31432 with a 14,800 pound GVWR. From other resources, I'm led to believe this GVWR means you have a 69.7" standard wheel track and NOT the 82.95" "wide track" chassis. The info I've found about the front suspension is that the shocks are "heavy duty 35mm hydralic" shocks and you have a 1 & 1/4" dia. stabilizer bar, in addition to your coil springs over airbags, plus the steering dampener "shock". Apparently the rear shocks are also "heavy duty 35mm hydralic" shocks.

There is quite a bit more info about the P-series chassis contained in the chassis guide, available as a free download from Workhorse. It is a huge file to download, but the info specific to the P chassis begins on page 85, and I'm sure you'll find it a valuable resource if you put forth the effort to DL it. Good luck,
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Thanks for all the info. It's just what i needed, See ya on the road!
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