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Old 09-15-2011, 09:24 PM   #15
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Love my Koni's!!
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:11 PM   #16
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Dan, are you sure your MH has Bilsteins on it and not Monroes? How do you know they are Bilsteins? The ride you are describing at that mileage sounds like they are the @#$%$ Monroes. Bilsteins don't normally fail and don't normally ride rough.
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Old 09-16-2011, 03:57 PM   #17
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Has anyone had experience with Road King shocks on their RV?
At over $400 each I don't think many people have!
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Old 09-16-2011, 04:01 PM   #18
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Wow, let me see....I would need ten of them for $4000. I would be afraid somebody would steal my shocks.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:41 PM   #19
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Bilsteins to Koni

I recently changed shocks on my 10 air bag chassis. The stock shocks were bilsteins with 30K miles. The bilsteins rode very nice except for certain undulations, typically bridge expansion joints, when the coach would porpoise. I could reduce the porpoising by over pressurizing the tag axle air bags. However, the weight transfer to the front axle was too much exceeding the tire weight rating.
So I installed Koni FSDs. I now can set the tag axle air bags to their proper pressure and no more porpoising.

The ride quality is the same as the Bilsteins.
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Old 09-16-2011, 06:51 PM   #20
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Yes they are Bilsteins. I thought they might be Monroes until I look under the RV. yellow tops an blue bottoms and they say Bilsteins on them. I am waiting to her from Monaco on the height adjustment to see if I am set up right.

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Old 09-16-2011, 07:07 PM   #21
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Dan, there must be another problem because Bilsteins are great shocks. I am not sure you would/could tell the difference with Koni other than your wallet.

Lol. If they are blue bottoms and yellow tops then they are mounted upside down from the norm. Shocks work ok upside down. We do that in racing to reduce the unsprung weight.
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I might have flip floped the colors but I am sure they are Bilsteins. Like I said it may be my set up. Sent Monaco another E-Mail and still waiting to here back from them.

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When I asked Road King for a quote they told me $2100 for the 6 shocks I need. I haven't looked under my coach but having an S series Roadmaster it may be more than this. is anyone able to confirm how many I may need?
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Stillwater,

I'm glad that you're as satisfied with the Bilstein shocks as we are. I did not realize that you changed from Koni shocks. That answers a big question for me, as I've never tried the Koni shocks.
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I'm glad that you're as satisfied with the Bilstein shocks as we are. I did not realize that you changed from Koni shocks. That answers a big question for me, as I've never tried the Koni shocks.
My Konis where adjustables. I have no problem with the Bilsteins they work just fine. I was told by the Bilstein western rep that I would probably find the comforts to soft. I wouldn't want the ride any softer than what I have with these HDs. In saying that his recommendation was based on my chassis, GVW etc. other peoples mileage may vary.
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