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Old 02-06-2014, 05:54 PM   #1
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Replacement Shocks for 2008 Excell

Hi fellow RV'rs;
I own a 08 Pleasureway Excell TS with the V-10 Engine. Van was purchased new and came with the notorious steering wandering problem. Long story short, after spending over 2K on tires etc. it was finally fixed by replacing steering box. Van steers OK now, but at 35k miles I want to replace the stock shocks. I have read posts on other forums that some 08 Excell owners have replaced the stock shocks with Bilsteins. My question of anyone who has experience with these shocks is should I use the "comfort" or "Heavy Duty" Bilsteins? What results did you experience? Any advice will be appreciated.
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Old 02-06-2014, 06:22 PM   #2
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Hi fellow RV'rs;
I own a 08 Pleasureway Excell TS with the V-10 Engine. Van was purchased new and came with the notorious steering wandering problem. Long story short, after spending over 2K on tires etc. it was finally fixed by replacing steering box. Van steers OK now, but at 35k miles I want to replace the stock shocks. I have read posts on other forums that some 08 Excell owners have replaced the stock shocks with Bilsteins. My question of anyone who has experience with these shocks is should I use the "comfort" or "Heavy Duty" Bilsteins? What results did you experience? Any advice will be appreciated.
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Welcome RW to the IRV2 forum. You posted this in the Peterson Industries Excel 5th wheel and TT section. I suggest you contact a moderator and have it moved it to the appropriate MoHo or technical forum for the best help. Thanks, rockin'
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Hi fellow RV'rs;
I own a 08 Pleasureway Excell TS with the V-10 Engine. Van was purchased new and came with the notorious steering wandering problem. Long story short, after spending over 2K on tires etc. it was finally fixed by replacing steering box. Van steers OK now, but at 35k miles I want to replace the stock shocks. I have read posts on other forums that some 08 Excell owners have replaced the stock shocks with Bilsteins. My question of anyone who has experience with these shocks is should I use the "comfort" or "Heavy Duty" Bilsteins? What results did you experience? Any advice will be appreciated.
Thanks
This is a Excel fifth wheel forum. So not many maybe able to help you here.

If it was me in your situation I would go with the Heavy Duty Bilsteins. I feel like you cannot go wrong with any of the major brands with the best they make.
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My mistake

Sorry about that folks, I thought this was the "Pleasureway Excell Motorhome forum.
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Old 02-06-2014, 07:19 PM   #5
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Sorry about that folks, I thought this was the "Pleasureway Excell Motorhome forum.
No problem, my man! Hope to see you down the road! rockin'
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I've moved this thread to the Class B Forum.

You should be able to get answers from your fellow B owners soon.

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Short answer is want the heavy duty option. Check your personal messages.
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I'm going replace mine on my 2003 Excel with Bilstiens HD before our next trip. I've been researching for best price and so far EShocks.com has best price around $85 each.
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Update on the upgrade to HD Bilstiens on my 08 Pleasureway Excell. Had them installed and an alignment done. Noticeable improvement in ride and handling. Van feels solid and stable at highway speed. I would recommend this upgrade to any Excell owner, or other Class B owner for that matter.
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Me too, Bilstein HD work fine.
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I have them on my 2005 Chinook Concourse. Great!
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Bilstien's are good but I recommend Koni's. More money but better life and ride!
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Bilstien's are good but I recommend Koni's. More money but better life and ride!
It appears Koni doesn't make a shock for Fords E-350 chassis
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For 92-2013 Ford E-350 , Koni #88-2553 front #88-2554 rear.. those are adjustable Koni's
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