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Old 09-11-2013, 07:26 PM   #1
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shock absorbers for my 2005 Country Coach Inspire 330

Does anyone know which is the best shocks for my 2005 Country Coach Inspire 330? I am looking at Bilstein and Koni. I will be putting them on myself and wonder if any one has used these and which model number is suggested. Thank you for all the help. Jerry
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:34 PM   #2
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Old 09-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #3
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Old 09-12-2013, 11:09 PM   #4
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Mine coach came with Koni. When I replaced the rears earlier this year I put on Koni's again. Mine went over 100,000 miles before one of the rears leaked. Call the Country Coach factory and ask them what they think. I am very happy with the ride on my coach.
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If you're interested in Bilstein's, call Jose @ 858-386-5900 for part numbers.
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Thank you. The MH now has Road King. At 26,000 miles the front shocks would bottom out. I've been reading that the Koni and Road King are too rigid on the highway...
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Call Doug Beaudry at Country Coach and ask him what he recommends. I have had both Bilstein and Koni in the past. My Country Coach with Koni and my GMC with Bilstein. Both were good working shocks. I have heard, but have not personally verified that Koni's are larger and heavier duty. The front shocks on our coach are Koni and have 112,000 miles on them. The ride is very good and they do not bottom out unless I don't wait for the air pressure tank to get fully pressurized before I drive over speed bumps leaving an RV park. The rears as previously stated were also Koni and one leaked about 4,000 miles ago so I replaced with same.

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Shock absorbers

Thanks again Bob. Appreciate the input. Jerry
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I had the same issue with my 05 Inspire. Tried new Koni's but no relief. So after reading a post in Yahoo's Country Coach forum I increased the ride hight about a inch to 1 inch. What a difference. Also, someone from Henderson's Line-Up confirmed that as a solution. (they sell Road Kings).
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My Allure had a nice, soft ride but was porpoising more than I liked and would bottom out occasionally. I replaced the OEM Koni FSD's with Koni's adjustable SP3's. It now bounces less, no bottoming out, but the ride is not as soft and I do 'feel' the road more. Overall, I'm pleased with the results.
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Thank you for all the input. I have an appointment 9/30 at Oregon Light Truck and RV, White City, Oregon, to adjust the height on the air suspension. Will follow up with this post after this is complete. Thank you.
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Much better, it made an amazing difference. Would recommend Oregon light truck if you live within area. Jerry
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