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Old 12-19-2011, 01:58 PM   #1
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Rocking

I went on top of my MH yesterday and found if I stand facing forward with my legs slightly spread and shift you weight from leg to leg I can make the MH rock. It doesn't really take much effort. I'm thinking that I need shocks. What do you think?
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Old 12-19-2011, 02:15 PM   #2
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Sounds like you need stabilizers. I put down my jacks and use stabilizers under the slide out.
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A slow high center of gravity caused roll should not tell you anything about the shocks on your rig. If I am right, shocks retard rapid axel movement and dampens repeat bouncing (porpoising). The strength of your springs or airbags or both plus torsion bars will limit the ease of rocking.
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What brand shocks are on the MH right now and how many miles on it. If they are Koni or Bilsteins then it most likely is not a shock problem unles you have lots of oil running down the sides of the shocks. If they are Kybe or Monroes then you probably need new shocks. Side to side rocking like you are doing is controlled by the shocks
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I would definitely not let anyone walk up there as you are driving down the road in any case.
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I would definitely not let anyone walk up there as you are driving down the road in any case.
Agree
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A slow high center of gravity caused roll should not tell you anything about the shocks on your rig..
Exactly

Standing on the roof of an RV and gently rocking side to side is NOT even close to the same as bouncing a car fender and watching the car take multiple bounces to determine shock health..
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Hi zip0,
My coaches have done the same thing. I know my coach suspension parts are as close to perfect as possible. For me, I'd worry not as the test you means nothing for a coach.
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