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Old 02-25-2012, 10:01 AM   #1
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shocks for 1980 class a Motorhome

I can't seem to find someone who knows the right shocks to get. I'm being my two front ones bad. Its a p30 chassis I believe (though I'm just basing that off of the various discussions I've heard on here). I'm not sure how to know for sure. I keep looking online and finding the p30 referred to as standard van or converted van, but this unit is 31 ft long so its definitely not what I would consider a standard van.
So can anyone help me get a shock that would work. The front is around 5000 fully loaded.

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Old 02-25-2012, 11:21 AM   #2
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Do you have the Chevy 454 engine? Then its a P30 chassis. In parts lists, choose "Standard" if they don't have a separate RV listing. We buy shocks here

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Old 03-06-2012, 07:37 PM   #3
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The van they are referring to is the StepVan, like the UPS brown delivery truck that comes to your (my) house.
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Old 03-23-2012, 06:32 PM   #4
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Bilstein shocks

If you are looking for shocks and you plan to keep the coach for a while, and enjoy driving a well handling vehicle, look at Bilstein. Yea, they are a good bit more but worth it:

eshocks.com: 24-011730

Here are some additional choices for a bit less:

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at the bottom of the shock there are manufacture numbers clean off the shock and get the numbers .
go to napa and they will hook you up .
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