Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 02-17-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 8
I am planning on upgrading my front shocks on my 08 Cayman. I spoke to Koni and they could not tell me with a 100% certainty what shocks I need without cross-referencing the number on my stock shocks. I am thinking I got the “new guy” on the phone and he just was not willing to take the time to investigate? Anyone upgraded their 08 Cayman with Konis and have the part number handy?
Thx,
__________________

__________________
jwc500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 02-17-2009, 05:25 PM   #2
"Formerly Diplomat Don"
 
Dutch Star Don's Avatar
 
Newmar Owners Club
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Moorpark, Ca.
Posts: 9,121
I don't have the numbers for you, but I put a set on our friends 07 Cayman. I think you need to call Koni again. Unless Monaco made some change to the R4R chassis, the 4 bag coaches should all be the same.

If you can afford it, I would throw them on the rear too. They soften up the 4 bag ride.
__________________

__________________
Don & Mary
2014 Newmar Dutch Star - All Electric - 450 ISL
2016 GMC Canyon 4WD Crew Cab
Dutch Star Don is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-17-2009, 05:56 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
BudtheDiplomat's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Houston, Texas
Posts: 434
JWC500;

I spoke with a Monaco tech guy last year about Koni shocks for my 08 Diplomat. He said that the 08's have a longer travel on the shocks than previous years and the 03-07 year shocks wouldn't fit properly, indicating that the 03 thru 07 year Koni shocks would be almost to their full length of travel when mounted on an '08.

I didn't ask about Caymans, but figured that if that info is correct, the 08 Knight would be the same.

People say terrific things about Koni's. If you can find a fit, I'd say "go for it!"
__________________
Bud
US Army Major, Retired
'08 Monaco Diplomat SFT,
'11 Z-71 4X4 toad
BudtheDiplomat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 07:57 AM   #4
Member
 
Tony2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 51
On my 2007 Cayman 36PDQ I ordered the Koni FSD through Shox.com

KONI - Shocks 8805-1021 (front)
KONI - Shocks 8805-1022 (rear)

Had my dealer put them on, and according to them all went well, however I have not driven the coach yet as it has been there since Sept for some last odd and end warranty, waiting for parts, etc. So I cant comment on ride improvement yet.

Tony2
__________________
2007 Monaco Cayman 36' PDQ
Tony2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 10:25 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
beaverjim's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Punta Gorda Fl
Posts: 785
golly tony, i hope you've been snowed in since then and couldn't use it anyway! good luck with your koni's, we sure like ours. jim
__________________
Jim & Sue
2017 Cambria/Aspect30j
2012 Turbo Beetle
beaverjim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 11:14 AM   #6
Member
 
Tony2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 51
Yes, too cold up here to camp and the dealer winterized for me no charge. No camping until mid April most likely and there will still be some snow in the mountains where we like to go.

I will report back once I finally get a chance to drive it and give you guys an idea of how much it helped the 4 bagger.

Tony2
__________________
2007 Monaco Cayman 36' PDQ
Tony2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 12:00 PM   #7
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 8
Okay, called koni back and Tony is right:

KONI - Shocks 8805-1021 (front)
KONI - Shocks 8805-1022 (rear)

After I get them installed I will give everyone a "ride report".

As an fyi...143.00 each free shipping @shox.com
__________________
jwc500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-18-2009, 01:14 PM   #8
Member
 
Tony2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 51
They were good to deal with, fast shipping, etc!

Good luck give us an update on the ride!! lol if it is before April you will know before me it seems!

Tony2
__________________
2007 Monaco Cayman 36' PDQ
Tony2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 07:08 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Up N Flames's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Simi Valley, CA
Posts: 160
Can't wait to hear the ride results.
__________________
Brett & Heather

2008 Monaco Cayman 38PBD
Up N Flames is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-19-2009, 06:20 PM   #10
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Sweetwater,TX
Posts: 87
I can't wait either. Anyone interested in trying to get a discount for a multiple order if they do seem to help ? This has been my biggest gripe in mine. Other than that ****** Piece ** **** MagnaDyne Satellite Radio in the dash. I'm pretty sure mine is possessed. been replaced twice already.
__________________
Lenny

2013 Keystone Laredo 291TG TT 2011 F150 puller
Lennyzx11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-20-2009, 05:52 AM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: Post Falls, ID
Posts: 5
I have a Safari RD 36 PDQ on the Roadmaster R4R chassis. I changed out the shocks with Koni FSD's. The fore and aft pitch cycle is reduced but the ride is noticeably harsher. I didn't gain enough improvement to justify the cost.
__________________
Ron Berg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-27-2009, 08:32 PM   #12
Member
 
Dancing Bear's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 67
Anything new on the shocks? Tony - Have you driven your rig? Any difference?

Heading to Alaska this summer and anxious to know if I should be installing on my 08 Caymen.

Thanks, DB
__________________
John & Karen
Thousand Oaks, Ca
'08 Cayman 35, '05 Rubicon Unlimited
Dancing Bear is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-28-2009, 06:44 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Mesa, AZ
Posts: 8
okay...just picked up coach and had about a 10 mile ride home from the shop. The "porpoising" has been reduced. Ride is still a bit harsh, my expectations may have been too high given the koni hype. Longer trips and time will tell.
__________________
jwc500 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-23-2009, 11:57 AM   #14
Member
 
Tony2's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 51
Hidey Ho All,
Well just wanted to give you all an update, FINALLY I picked up my unit over the weekend and had a chance to drive with the Koni’s installed.
I did not drive a ton, however I did notice on the smaller road expansion joints that it did smooth those out slightly, it also cut down on the porpoising so that is all good news. The bad news much like JWC500 mentioned that the ride is still harsh, on route to where we store our unit they are doing some road construction so the road is pretty chewed up.................no improvement on rough roads or the more severe expansion joints. I think I also had my expectations set too high! Needless to say I don’t think I would spend the $$ knowing what I know now.
I must admit I have been disappointed with the ride of this unit and quite frankly it is my own fault for not investigating more in depth from the get go and test driving the unit over more adverse terrain!! I have come to the conclusion it is just a shortcoming with this 4 bag chassis, unfortunately at this point is seems our choices are to either slow down and live with it, or upgrade.

Tony2
__________________

__________________
2007 Monaco Cayman 36' PDQ
Tony2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
KONI Shocks Buzz43 Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 3 07-17-2007 11:52 AM
Koni Shocks BobD Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 21 10-06-2006 06:50 PM
Koni shocks Photog Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 18 07-05-2006 11:41 AM
Koni shocks Tom and Patty Alpine Coach Owner's Forum 10 05-25-2005 08:09 PM
KONI Shocks Easyrider Workhorse and Chevrolet Chassis Motorhome Forum 8 02-10-2005 10:02 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:16 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.