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Old 02-26-2011, 12:42 AM   #1
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I have a Ford F53 Chasis on my motorhome and I wanted to know if anyone had any suggestions on how to improve the ride. Since it has leaf springs on front and back it rides like a truck. I have heard of these rubber inserts that dampen the bumps but even those are expensive. I am looking for something fairly inexpensive if possible. Thanks!
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Old 02-26-2011, 08:14 AM   #2
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You might look at tire pressure. If you know the weight of your axles you may be able to adjust your tire pressure to improve your ride.
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Old 02-26-2011, 09:10 AM   #3
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It basically is truck had one in 04 you can fell the pot holes you did not say how old or miles tried shocks it might be just the nature of the beast.
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It is the nature of the beast. There are many posts here on this very subject. What it boils down to is load the front to it's max weight. Or spend lots of $$. I went with the kony's and it helped some.
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Have coach weighed and adjust tire pressures to manufacturer's recommendations. If they are over-inflated, it rides much harsher. If they are under-inflated, you risk damage to the tire, possibly a tire blow out.

Second, Koni FSD shocks should help the harsh ride the most.
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Humm, a Ford F-53 (Which is a Truck) rides like a truck..

Air-Lift, the company is in Lansing Mi
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Plus better shocks,, That would be my recommendation

(I've looked at several air-bag suspension improvements, theirs tend to be lowest in cost plus I like pushing Michigan products)
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