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Old 01-31-2015, 08:14 PM   #1
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Anyone have a remedy to the front end of the CC Magna 630? The ride is too soft, replaced shocks a couple times in the last 20k miles, Koni's. Adjusted to maximum firm. the shocks have been installed by premier and cummins coach care in junction city and coburg. Both shops are good. know their stuff.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:24 PM   #2
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If you installed the Koni SP3 (red) adjustable shock and it still is not adequate, I believe several folks have been pleased with Road Kings. They are expensive but apparently about as heavy duty as you will get.

My Allure had Koni FSD's (gold) on the front and it was too bouncy so I replaced them with Koni SP3's set to the 4th setting (5 is most firm). They have performed well but I suspect your front axle weight is higher than mine.
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Road king has a new 3 inch shock they say works well. They use them on the Newell's. I tried to order a set for my 08 but could not get to a point of getting a part number. After several conversations I gave up. Lonnie was the guy that new his stuff there. Not sure if he is still with road king
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For a coach with a heavy front end like yours, the Koni is a joke. Contact Road King and get their 3" shock. Lonnie is still at RK.

FYI, I installed the Koni FSD and they were shot in 25,000 miles. I replaced them with the Road King and all is well
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Yes to agreeing Road Kings will help the front end. Lonnie yes too, and I have the generation just prior to the 3" model coming out. I put them on all axles, but suspect the SP3 generation Koni's would have been fine for the duals and tags. Smaller lighter 40' Allure, and it handles well. I also added the Motion Control Units from Super Steer, Front and Back. It helps on the coach 'setting' faster as the weight shifts from side to side, say like in and switchbacks on a mountain.

I did read that Koni has a larger shock out then the SP3 now, and some of the Alpine owners have been adding them with positive results. A call to Justin at Koni could save you some coin, if they have a model to support the Magna.

Not knocking the Road Kings, I again like them - but they're very proud of them when the come to pricing!

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Anyone have a remedy to the front end of the CC Magna 630? The ride is too soft, replaced shocks a couple times in the last 20k miles, Koni's. Adjusted to maximum firm. the shocks have been installed by premier and cummins coach care in junction city and coburg. Both shops are good. know their stuff.
Uh oh!!
We just signed paperwork on a 2009 Magna 630 at Premier yesterday and now someone says the stock shocks are not good enough? "Our" Magna has 47,000 miles on it and I haven't checked what's under there yet. Nor do I have the maintenance/upgrade records to check.
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Uh oh!!
We just signed paperwork on a 2009 Magna 630 at Premier yesterday and now someone says the stock shocks are not good enough? "Our" Magna has 47,000 miles on it and I haven't checked what's under there yet. Nor do I have the maintenance/upgrade records to check.
Did it bounce or porpoise when you did the test drive?
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Did it bounce or porpoise when you did the test drive?
Haven't had a chance to test drive it yet. Even thought they knew we were coming down they didn't think I wanted to drive it!!
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Haven't had a chance to test drive it yet. Even thought they knew we were coming down they didn't think I wanted to drive it!!
That is surprising. I would think they would expect any serious potential buyer to want to test drive the coach, especially if you traveled some distance to see it.

When we first looked at our Allure at the dealer in Concord, NC (Tom Johnson's), they had loaned it to some NHRA officials for a weekend of drag racing activities. We had unlimited access to inspect the coach but they wanted me to sign the sales contract and let them leave it at the racetrack for 3 days before I could test drive it. I said no way. If you want to sell it to me, you have until tomorrow morning (we were in our other MH nearby) to let me test drive it or we will continue our shopping. They evicted the race guys and let me drive the coach the following AM.


This dealer is very loyal to NASCAR and NHRA drivers, teams and fans since that is a huge part of their business.
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Sounds like your test drive ended with good results, since you posted that you bought the rig.


Congratulations on buying a very impressive CC.
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Anyone have a remedy to the front end of the CC Magna 630? The ride is too soft, replaced shocks a couple times in the last 20k miles, Koni's. Adjusted to maximum firm. the shocks have been installed by premier and cummins coach care in junction city and coburg. Both shops are good. know their stuff.
What front axle do you have? There were at least two used and it depended on when yours was built. The Magna we're buying has the Reyco-Granning IFS2000S2 unit. Other units had the Dana IFS. The change was made starting with unit 6986. The Magna we're buying is 6999 and unit 6986 is up for sale in Junction City at the CC website as I remember. Here's a link to Damon's web site with the info: http://damonrapozo.com/model_history....php?id=000057
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Sounds like your test drive ended with good results, since you posted that you bought the rig.


Congratulations on buying a very impressive CC.
Well, we didn't buy it to be "impressive", we bought it because we wanted it, could afford it and thought it was time to treat ourselves to the fruits of 50+ years of work! DW got to wondering why we were hanging on to all our money. She's been in the hospital 15 times in 3 years and only three were scheduled the others were emergencies.
Actually we haven't given final approval or signed the final papers yet. All financing is in place and the rest of the down payment should come in from the annuity as early as Tuesday so we're pretty well committed.
Asked for a oil sample, results should be in tomorrow or Monday. Going down again in the morning (Friday) to do some measuring. Wife wants a storage bay freezer like we have in the Dutch Star although it only has a 8 CF Norcold refer/freezer and the Magna has a 22 CF unit so I don't see a need for the extra freezer. But the DW may insist on it anyway!!
If everything looks OK we'll probably take delivery on the 19th and spend a couple days at Premier moving in and learning some of the systems.
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Well, we didn't buy it to be "impressive", we bought it because we wanted it, could afford it and thought it was time to treat ourselves to the fruits of 50+ years of work! DW got to wondering why we were hanging on to all our money. She's been in the hospital 15 times in 3 years and only three were scheduled the others were emergencies.
Actually we haven't given final approval or signed the final papers yet. All financing is in place and the rest of the down payment should come in from the annuity as early as Tuesday so we're pretty well committed.
Asked for a oil sample, results should be in tomorrow or Monday. Going down again in the morning (Friday) to do some measuring. Wife wants a storage bay freezer like we have in the Dutch Star although it only has a 8 CF Norcold refer/freezer and the Magna has a 22 CF unit so I don't see a need for the extra freezer. But the DW may insist on it anyway!!
If everything looks OK we'll probably take delivery on the 19th and spend a couple days at Premier moving in and learning some of the systems.
Unless you plan to haul or store a lot of frozen food, I think you will find the freezer in the 22 cu ft. Fridge more than adequate. We spent 4 months in our Allure last year with the new-to-us side by side fridge and never had any issue with space in the freezer. However, we did tax the fridge side at times. We never liked side by side fridges and would certainly replace it with one of the bottom freezer, two door fridges if/when the Amana dies.

We had the same feelings as you describe when we got our Allure. We had a perfectly good, well-maintained, highly upgraded 36' Winnebago Journey when we decided to spend some of the money we had saved to treat ourselves to something a bit nicer. We decided life is too short and uncertain.

Let us know how your shake down goes.
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