Originally Posted by MSHappyCampers
When we bought the DP last year I was very disappointed with the ride. I too was expecting to "float on a cloud" but it seemed like that cloud had lost all it's air! I checked the ride height of the air bags and it was OK.
Finally I gave in and changed all the shocks. I had heard that the Koni shocks were best and the Bilsteins next in line. The Konis were about twice the price of the Bilsteins. After a lot of research I found a lot of people who said that there was not that much difference. I bought the Bilsteins.
It made a huge improvement in the ride! I still get the clunk and rattle when hitting large potholes, but the overall ride is much, much better!
Good luck, happy trails, and God bless!
Our rig came with Bilsteins and road like a lumber wagon. At about 700 miles I jerked them off and put on Konis on all 4 corners and the ride was vastly improved. No more pounding on bridges and expansion joints. A Bilstein seems to weigh about 5 pounds. The Konis seem to weigh about 15 each. Maybe a little more money, but they are leaps and bounds ahead of the Bilsteins which if I hadn't given away, I would of thrown them in the scrap iron pile where they belong. Putting Bilsteins on a rig is a total waste of time and money, and they will beat you and your MH to death. The only reason coach builders use Bilstein shocks is because they are cheaper then good shocks, and in this case you really get what you pay for.