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Old 06-04-2014, 10:36 AM   #1
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Question Monroe Gas Magnum Shocks

Has anyone here used the Monroe Gas Magnum shocks on their Motorhome?
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I replaced my factory OEM front shocks with the Monroe gas magnum shocks back in Aug 2001, then in Jan 2007 replaced the Monroe's with Koni FSD shocks.

The ride comfort was significantly better. I would highly recommend installing the Koni FSD shocks, and yes they're a bit pricey but in my case, well worth the money spent.

I understand Bilstein now has a shock I believe called the Comfi Trac but don't know how it compares to the FSD's for ride comfort.

Good luck with your choice and safe travels...
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Well you will probably get six pages of replies telling you to purchase Koni's. If you are looking for a more economical solution then the Monroe's will fill the bill. To answer your question yes I have them on the front of my coach. They replaced the original and very stiff factory Bilsteins and improved the ride quite a bit. I don't have any experience with the improved Bilsteins but they may be worth investigating. Yes the Konis are the best but you will definitely need deeper pockets.
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Old 06-05-2014, 07:53 AM   #4
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Thanks for the reply but Koni's are out of the question. We only use the motorhome 3000 miles a year. Monroe may not give the ride that Koni's do but I just can't justify the additional cost.
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I just replaced the OEM factory Bilsteins on my 11 year old coach with new Monroes in March/April.

Just got back from an 1800 mile trip with lots of experience on the new shocks.

WOW what a difference! The new shocks dampen the sway and help so much more than just the bumpiness of the road.

So much better. Much better priced. I am not a Koni or Bilstein customer, but I have lots of experience with Monroes in the past and highly recommend them!

I'm so glad I replaced mine with Monroes!

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I fell for all the FSD hype a few years ago, they proved to be a total waste of money. They maybe are an excellent shock for rigs that are close to maxed out for weight, but for my rig (light in weight) they proved to be a waste of time and money. When I purchased the rig, it had worn out OEM Bilsteins on it, I first put on Monroe's and I thought they were fine, but then the hype of FSD's took over. After 1 year, I installed the FSD's (silly me). Noticed no difference in ride quality. I replaced the FSD's after 2 years because my new tires were wearing funny, they were developing flat spots similar to wear patterns indicating a worn out suspension which it was not. I first installed Monroe's again, then decided it was only money and bought the new Comfortrac's by Bilstein. What a difference, they have definitely improved the ride.
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Thanks for the replies. I ordered a set of 4 Monroe shocks for $209.14 delivered. I have always used Monroe shocks because of their reputation and price. I never had an issue with Monroes and just can not (will not) pay the price wanted for the Koni's. Both will do the job they are designed to do.
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I fell for all the FSD hype a few years ago, they proved to be a total waste of money. They maybe are an excellent shock for rigs that are close to maxed out for weight, but for my rig (light in weight) they proved to be a waste of time and money. When I purchased the rig, it had worn out OEM Bilsteins on it, I first put on Monroe's and I thought they were fine, but then the hype of FSD's took over. After 1 year, I installed the FSD's (silly me). Noticed no difference in ride quality. I replaced the FSD's after 2 years because my new tires were wearing funny, they were developing flat spots similar to wear patterns indicating a worn out suspension which it was not. I first installed Monroe's again, then decided it was only money and bought the new Comfortrac's by Bilstein. What a difference, they have definitely improved the ride.
Sorry to hear the FSD's didn't work out for your coach as they did for mine and many others, however glad to hear the new Bilstein Comfortrac's did. May have to give them a try when my FSD's wear out....

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Thumbs up Monroe's

Monroe user here. Very satisfied. Run them on all our vehicles and have replaced the old shocks on both our class "A"s when first purchased with Monroe's . No regrets.
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The Monroe shocks are installed and it wasn't to bad of a job. I drank some coffee and a young man that does repairs on the side did the work. Best $80.00 spent in a long time. Took about 2 hours for the install. Took the Motorhome out for a ride and what a differance. The factoey shocks had nothing left. You could push and pull with no resistance at all. 23,000 miles and all 4 were shot.
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Glad it worked out well. Now go camping!

Just curious, what brand shocks came off? I have owned two Chevy Avalanches with Bilsteins shocks from the factory that were toast at less than 30,000 miles and those vehicles wear both just daily drivers on the street. Have not bought any Bilsteins due to that track record.
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Glad it worked out well. Now go camping!

Just curious, what brand shocks came off? I have owned two Chevy Avalanches with Bilsteins shocks from the factory that were toast at less than 30,000 miles and those vehicles wear both just daily drivers on the street. Have not bought any Bilsteins due to that track record.
Fords version of Bilsteins. Camping next weekend.
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