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Old 08-14-2019, 05:09 PM   #1
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Shocks testing

How do you test shock on a 2003 monaco knight? it has 19,000 miles on it and sat up alot before I got it. Today I walked inside today and bounced up and down and it bounced at least 5 times after I stopped. The air bags were almost depleated, just wondering is this a good way to test them. Also should stay with Monroe that was oem or something else. thanks
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Old 08-14-2019, 06:49 PM   #2
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How do you test shock on a 2003 monaco knight? it has 19,000 miles on it and sat up alot before I got it. Today I walked inside today and bounced up and down and it bounced at least 5 times after I stopped. The air bags were almost depleated, just wondering is this a good way to test them. Also should stay with Monroe that was oem or something else. thanks
A sixteen year old coach with OEM shocks and 19k on the clock, its time to replace. Upgrade to Bilstein, a bit more expensive but just about the best shock on the market.
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Old 08-14-2019, 11:02 PM   #3
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How do you test shock on a 2003 monaco knight? it has 19,000 miles on it and sat up alot before I got it. Today I walked inside today and bounced up and down and it bounced at least 5 times after I stopped. The air bags were almost depleated, just wondering is this a good way to test them. Also should stay with Monroe that was oem or something else. thanks
I definitely agree, there are several shocks threads worth reading in this group but HIGLY recommend not using Monroes. Go with at least Bilsteins, shockwarehouse.com is a good place to find them.
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Why do you think a shock is bad just due to age (with such low miles on them)?

Are you saying the shock is bad due to some internal part going bad from age?

What is the cause of 16 year-old shocks (rubber seals) going bad - if so wouldn't you expect to see external leakage?

What if the shocks were new in box but sitting on parts shelf for 16 years - still bad?
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Disconnect bottom of one and compress it. Then pull down on it. First thing to fail is rebound. I don't know about your model but bilstien made an upgraded comfort version for my MH from original part# that came on it.
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