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Old 07-17-2011, 08:58 AM   #1
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Hi, I am a 65 year old female who has never been camping or rving (except as passenger). I wanted to try the lifestyle but didn't want to invest a lot of money just to try it out. So I purchased a 22 ft. 1992 Tioga, Ford 350 with 50,000 miles on it. It bounces while driving and I have read about airbags on this site. Is that something that comes on the rv or something that has to be added. Would it stop the bounce or do I just need shocks? Also, the cabover has a squeak which sounds to me like rubber rubbing against rubber. Is there anything that can be done to stablize the cabover part to stop this annoying sound. Please any suggestions or recommendations? Thanks
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Old 07-17-2011, 09:03 AM   #2
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Bouncing is usually a sign of worn shocks or tires that need balancing. I would have these two things looked at first.
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Good point, also have the age of the tires confirmed & check for ply seperation,
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Hey, good for you! You are never too young to enjoy yourself. I'd say your shocks are bad. If you can afford them Koni FSD's are the best. If not, get heavy duty ones made for a heavy load and not just regular van shocks.
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Thanks for the replies. Can anyone give me an estimation of price of heavy duty shocks plus cost of installation?
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The Konis will cost you around $800 for 4 installed. Blistins HD's are around $450 installed for 4. Go to a truck center to have them installed so you don't waste your money on car shocks somewhere else.
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Thanks for the info and advice.
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Also, if you can isolate where the rubber against rubber noise is coming from a little silicone spray on the rubber will help. Good luck with your new RV.
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