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Old 10-08-2010, 10:57 AM   #1
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First time ower of a Motorhome. Purchased a 2001 Itasca 35 ft. Would like to make it a smoother ride. Any suggestion... shocks, type, airbags?
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Which chassis do you have. If Ford then search on the Ford Chassis forum. Lots of information there especially on shocks. Keep in mind that the gassers are never going to ride like a car. Will always be a big truck.

That said, there is several improvements that can be done. The first and easiest is to have it weighed and adjust tire pressure to recommended PSI. Most new owners inflate with too much pressure. What does it ride like now.
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I beg to differ, I have a 06 Allegro 35ft on W22 chassis and it rides better than some cars I have ridden in. It rides better than my last coach, 94freightliner chassis. I would recommend the koni shocks. May be more expensive but well worth it.
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You may be right, I have had both Ford and WH chassis motorhomes and the WH had a much better ride.
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A SEARCH on "shocks " or "shock absorber" will find numerous previous discussions on this topic.
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Go to "shockwarehouse.com", very good specs on all models etc. I just installed Bilestine's on my W22, and they feel great at 1/3 the cost of others.
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On a good road it has a fairly smooth ride. We went down to LA last weekend and their roads were like riding on cobblestone, and the coach bounced around a lot.
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