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Old 09-26-2013, 02:23 PM   #1
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Shocks??

I know, this is a subject that goes on and on, But, I have not replaced my Koni FSD's (42' CC Allure)(heavy). I am at the point that I would like to get it done, over with, so I stop by Cummins Atlantic, I ask what shock would work best for my rig, one looks at at other, and no one speaks, then one says, It kinda like which one you want, I surely don't know.
I am not happy with Koni, I know they have Adjustables, but would like to try another brand, they have had their chance.
I was wondering what shock that Newmar uses on its 42-45' Rigs, does anyone know?, seems I never hear them complaining. I did not want to spend more for shocks than my new tires cost, if something else will work as well. Road King seems to know the problem, but, they sure do know how to pick your wallet. Need help, anyone installed the Gaberial?
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Every chassis is different. I put Koni FSD's on my Monaco and couldn't be happier about them. Your chassis, or the ride you want may not be what the Koni's provide. Try asking this question in the Country Coach Owners Forum. At least that group will have the same chassis.
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I put Bilstiens back on mine.
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Old 09-27-2013, 12:02 AM   #4
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I put the Koni FSD's on my 40ft Intrigue and in 25,000 miles, it was no better than the Koni I took off.

I went to Road King and all is well. As you said the front of a CC is pretty heavy, the FSD just doesn't hold up.

The RK is expensive but in my opinion, well worth it. You can talk to Oregon Motorcoach for some good advice
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I put road kings on my CC 36' 2002 and love them. If you go that route be sure to ask for Lonnie the boss.
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I put road kings on my CC 36' 2002 and love them. If you go that route be sure to ask for Lonnie the boss.
Thanks pumper,
I have talked to Lonnie and have all the info for my coach, I am squeezing that $$$$ a little longer trying to convince myself that maybe the gabriel adj.may work,I am not planning to be buried with this thing, even though my D/W thinks different..
Anyone have any good news on Gabriel adjustables?
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I installed the Bilstein comfort shocks and just got back from a 7100 mile trip and am very happy with them. I had them installed on my last coach and they improved the handling and ride. I have read alot posts and people seem to like the FSD's....you might try adjusting them.
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I put Bilstiens back on mine.
I have talked to several truck shops,and with CumminsAtlantic and have yet to find one that even heard of Rod King, CA recommended Bilstiens,, I really need a part# if possible, I am more satisfied on the $ side. Anyone recommend a source? I live on the right coast.
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Call Spartan at 800 722 3025 with model and VIN number. They will give you the correct Koni shocks and best price. That's where I got mine.
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Call Spartan at 800 722 3025 with model and VIN number. They will give you the correct Koni shocks and best price. That's where I got mine.
Why would the OP call Spartan for info when he has a DynoMax chassis?
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Because they can get him the best shocks at the beat price. They are Koni distributors and have the best prices for most units.

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I have read alot posts and people seem to like the FSD's....you might try adjusting them.
FSD's are not adjustable, that's the beauty of them, they're soft when they need to be and hard when they need to be.
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FSD's are not adjustable, that's the beauty of them, they're soft when they need to be and hard when they need to be.
Sounds like mine may need some viagra?
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