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Old 03-01-2012, 07:32 AM   #1
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Replacing Shocks

Have a 2004 Fleetwood Revolution 40ft. DP: 60,000 miles. Can anyone advise how often one would replace the front shocks?
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I guess that depends on the condition of your current shocks and your satisfaction with current handling and ride.

I just replaced the OEM Sachs shocks on our Journey with Bilsteins at 36K miles. It made a wonderful improvement in handling and ride.

The Sachs were too soft and allowed considerable roll and sway. They also allowed jolts from expansion joints and pot holes to be transferred to the steering wheel. That has been eliminated.

Bilstein, Koni and Road King are great shocks if you feel you need replacement. If you are doing this for ride and handling improvement be sure to address proper alignment, tire inflation and weight distribution first.
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Old 03-01-2012, 11:07 AM   #3
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Bill is right on. If they are Koni, Bilstein or King of the Road then they are normally good for 100K+ miles. Monroes are only good for 15K to 18K miles and really go dangerously bad after that.

Hootie-Owl what shocks are on your MH now?
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The shocks on mine are original factory shocks. 60k miles.
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What color are they top and bottom of the shocks? All white, yellow on the bottom and blue rubber on the top, yellow both top and bottom, all black, or red top and bottom?
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Mike,

Mine are all black, top to bottom.
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Hootie-owl, They are the Sachs shocks. I have a 2005 Fleetwood/Revolution. I replaced mine with the Koni's FSD shocks. The roll & sway was gone and the ride comfort has been much better.
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Hootie, before you do anything to that MH I would first replace those shocks with Bilsteins or Koni. You will probably find enough improvement that you can stop there.
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Thanks for the advise.
I will be replacing the shocks before my next trip.
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