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Old 05-09-2013, 11:31 PM   #29
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We have a high end coach with Koni shocks and it weighs 42,000 lbs. Rides smooth on good roads. On some California roads it gets rough. It may be your coach is normal.
What year and miles on your coach?
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Oh! OP was talking about California roads. Yep bangs covers it. I went to Koni's still have bangs on occasion.



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I have a 2005 Fleetwod Expedition. I consider my ride a little on the harsh side. The last time I crawled under neath I noticed I have Sachs brand shocks. Anyone have an opnion on these ? I have 46,000 miles on the coach , do you think it maybe time for replacement ? All four appear to be not leaking.
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Big bangs over very really bad roads happen......I don't care what you drive and what you have....they happen!! My advice, stay off really bad roads.

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I couldn't agree more. All 3 of our DP'er were harsh when going over pavement with abrupt height changes at the expansion joints!
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I have a 2005 Fleetwod Expedition. I consider my ride a little on the harsh side. The last time I crawled under neath I noticed I have Sachs brand shocks. Anyone have an opnion on these ? I have 46,000 miles on the coach , do you think it maybe time for replacement ? All four appear to be not leaking.

I'm interested to hear the responses to this, as well. I have about 50k miles on my Horizon; original Bilstein shocks. Spoke with both Bilstein and Freightliner tech support last week, ready to order new shocks. They asked if mine are leaking. I told them they were not. Reply was "then why change them? How often do you change the shocks on your car?". Got me thinking about that; I have well over 100,000 miles on my 2001 Jeep; oroginal shocks, and the ride is still as good as when new.

My motorhome rides and handles the same as it did 10 years ago, so I didn't put new shocks on it. But I am open to hear if ride/handling would improve, if I did.
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Shocks loose their effectiveness over time, even without leaking. Good shocks just last longer before eventually becoming less effective. And keep your receipts. I had a Koni go bad (bad seal) and would have had it replaced free except that I could not find the receipt. Yes the Konis make a huge difference particularly over rough expansion joints, not nearly the pounding and banging that I got from the original shocks.
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I'm interested to hear the responses to this, as well. I have about 50k miles on my Horizon; original Bilstein shocks. Spoke with both Bilstein and Freightliner tech support last week, ready to order new shocks. They asked if mine are leaking. I told them they were not. Reply was "then why change them? How often do you change the shocks on your car?". Got me thinking about that; I have well over 100,000 miles on my 2001 Jeep; oroginal shocks, and the ride is still as good as when new.

My motorhome rides and handles the same as it did 10 years ago, so I didn't put new shocks on it. But I am open to hear if ride/handling would improve, if I did.


I would imagine they would loose effectiveness very slowly over the years/miles.

I doubt I could judge the change over the years on my 2006; but its my first
DP so I'm still learning.
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