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Old 09-05-2010, 08:00 AM   #1
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Broken rear shock mount

Hello everyone. I recently bought my first motorhome, a 1998 Country Coach Alllure 40'. I was changing my oil and filters yesterday and found that the rear upper shock mount was torn out of the frame. It is a welded stud directly on the frame. The other side had the upper bolt missing. So basicaly I have had no shocks on the rear. I picked it up in Florida and drove it 1600 miles home and didn't notice. Anyone else ever have this problem and what did you do to fix it. Will welding it back be strong enough, and what could have caused it. I am thinking the shocks may not be correct, possibly too short? I think I will replace the shocks all around when I do it. Anyone ever run without rear shock for any amount of time, any possible complications? I hope I haven't bitten off more than I can chew with this rig, I know it is older and will have problems, but I hope I to enjoy it and not just fix it.

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Old 09-05-2010, 08:30 AM   #2
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I was on Yahoo group for Country Coach owners some time ago and recall that there was some discussion on how the rear shocks were breaking and the repairs needed. I think it had something to do with ride height. Might check site and get needed info.

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Old 09-05-2010, 12:49 PM   #3
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The problem is not with the shoc ks breaking or the shocks themselves.
There are changes throughout the past ten years and every model different. Then there was the addition of entry level CC coach's which brought out different problems and fix's.
Same problem but different year, model or even date in the year the fix may not be the same.

It is true that shock mounts have been a problem for many owners. This has been remedied through proper ride hight ajustment and the adition of a limiter strap on the axle. It is my belief that many of the dealers never did use the proper settings from the beginning. Take a dealer in Florida they may have felt they knew better than CC and put the ride height at a setting they used for Monaco. This would allow travel any where from an inch to more every time the axel rode up and down. eventualy failing.
Being a member of COUNTRY COACH INTERNATIONAL can help direct you to parties that can fix or give advice to a good repair. It is well worth supporting the community of fellow owners.
If it where me in your shoes I would first call either, John Davis at JDRV or Ed at OREGON MOTOR COACH CENTER.
You can go back and forth in the chats and all you are getting is a diluted version of what one of these indeviduals has stated. These are the people that built your coach.
Deal directly with those who know. Get the correct information than add additional information.
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Old 10-01-2010, 09:44 PM   #4
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I have a 2007 Tribute and was in for an oil change and lube this week when the tech noticed both rear shocks were broken. I had them replaced and thought I possibly overextended them once when I had an unlevel site and needed to put the front all the way down and the rear all the way up to get level.

Sounds like from the other replys that this may not be the issue, it could be the ride height? Why would they have a shock in there with insufficient travel in the first place? Why would the HWH level system allow me to overextend it to the point of breaking the shocks?

So being careful about leveling may not prevent a reoccurance and another 2 shocks and another $600?

Seems like if this was a problem in 2000 they would have fixed it by 2007.

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