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Old 10-26-2005, 01:55 PM   #1
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I just bought an '04 MH on a W22 chassis with about 19,000 miles. In checking with Workhorse, I learned that the chassis was built 10/02 (don't know if that's important).

I've read Driver's info on shocks, front & rear track bars and steering damper. Since I'm not too mechanically gifted, can anyone give me an idea about cost to install these items (in the Dallas area)? If I can't afford all of them at once, what is the recommended priority & how critical are they from a safety standpoint?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-26-2005, 01:55 PM   #2
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I just bought an '04 MH on a W22 chassis with about 19,000 miles. In checking with Workhorse, I learned that the chassis was built 10/02 (don't know if that's important).

I've read Driver's info on shocks, front & rear track bars and steering damper. Since I'm not too mechanically gifted, can anyone give me an idea about cost to install these items (in the Dallas area)? If I can't afford all of them at once, what is the recommended priority & how critical are they from a safety standpoint?

Thanks for your help.

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Old 10-26-2005, 03:16 PM   #3
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Drive your coach first before spending a lot of money needlessly. Mine was fine right out of the box.
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Old 10-26-2005, 03:50 PM   #4
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by Paul 'n Deb Gray:
</div></BLOCKQUOTE>Paul, Drive your coach first before spending a lot of money ....

Get to know your coach and how it handles. Don't look to doing anything for at least 3 or 4 months of ownership. Try to get a few thousand miles under your belt and see how you like your coach just the way it.

We can always help you by answering your questions as they arise. I didn't make any changes for at least 3,000 miles and then the changes were gradual.
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Old 10-26-2005, 09:28 PM   #5
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Paul,

I have an 03. I really didn't start making changes until this last year. But what a difference it has made. So as they have said already, drive for a while, see how you feel driving it. But most importantly enjoy it, and again, welcome to the forum.

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Old 10-27-2005, 10:51 AM   #6
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I had a Workhorse Dealer install two RV Monroe Magnums on the rear of my RV about a month ago. My cost was $278 with labor.
Workhorse paid for the front. They made a great difference.
If you elect to install yourself. They come with a wire holding them compressed. DO NOT cut this wire until they are bolted in place. The serviceman said he did this once and had to order new ones as he could not compress them.
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Wow! Timely information for a change, and who sez guys don't read instructions! Thanks, EZ Livin. You saved my day.

I'm sitting here right now, after having just opened the box with my new Monroe fronts inside, and I noticed the afore-mentioned wire. Being the brutally-strong person that I am (uh-huh sure), I was about to cut one and see just how much push it would take to get 'em back in the box, as it were.

You'd think I'd remember that I still haven't gotten an HWH jack to go back to its deflated position after I had to replace one last year. Playing with it and pulling it out was the easy part, getting the piston to go back has been impossible so far. Fortunately, I didn't try pulling out the new piston too, but simply installed it without any experimentation.

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Hey Paul, just call your brother....again, Steve
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I just got my laptop up & running again. Thanks to all for your advice. Steve, I'll give you a call -- again.
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Just got a $ on the Monroe Gas shocks for my MH.
Fron and rear same $50.64 EA. $130. labor if I just do the front. Also looking at tires for front. Running Michelin XRV 19.5's now. Dealer gave Price on Good Year $285.0 and Toyo $275.0 Mich $349.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
Dealer gave Price on Good Year $285.0 and Toyo $275.0 Mich $349. </div></BLOCKQUOTE> Wow! ya need tires already? The XRVs are certainly up there. I wonder if you think they are worth $65 bucks more?
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Well driver there is that 5 year rule. Yes only 42,000 on MH. Front tires worn on outside and inside edge. Looking at Michelin tire chart. Indicated under inflation. Have had front end alignment checked. Never been a Good Year fan. (Like the Snoopy Blimp better) Toyo's have no idea about them.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by rvten:
Never been a Good Year fan.. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Those "Goodyear" Eagles worked pretty good for Carl Edwards in the #99 car this past weekend at the Texas Motor Speedway.

I don't believe that you would be "stuck" with "low bid" tires if you got the Goodyears since we have to change our tires every 5 years.

"Plus" the French sorta have their hands full right now.

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