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Old 11-17-2003, 06:18 PM   #57
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I replaced all 4 shocks with Konis. I found the ride to be greatly improved and completely acceptable.

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Old 11-17-2003, 06:32 PM   #58
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by not_lost:
I'm going in Wed for the replacement shocks..
anyone else change both front and rear? Please let me know.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>I just paid to have the 2 rear shocks installed this weekend and I now have 4 Monroe RV Magnums. They work fine, and overall I am pleased with the results and you should be OK with the new rear shocks depending on which model motorhome you have.

The reason why I was so insistent about having the rears installed is that I wanted to have a matched set of shocks (4) and not for little more reason that that. The older shocks I believe would have worked fine for the time being however for the reason stated I had to have them installed.

I was in pretty much the same situation as you were, WCC only authorized the replacement of the front shocks. I was advised that by adding the Monroes to the rear may in fact be disappointing and would want to make me restore the OEM units because of the harsher ride.

Well I'm glad to report that my motorhome is doing just fine with the new shocks. I don't know what motorhome you're installing your shocks on, you didn't say, but on a 38G they work well and I don't have any problems with the new replacement shocks.

The WCC folks may in fact be correct about a somewhat more harsh ride for rigs built on a 208 or some 228 wheelbase units depending on your make and model motorhome and especially depending on how your chassis is loaded. If your motorhome is light in the rear its more than likely that you will get a harsher ride.

Good luck on Wednesday and let us know how the new shocks are working.

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Old 11-17-2003, 06:39 PM   #59
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by cad_man:
I replaced all 4 shocks with Konis. I found the ride to be greatly improved and completely acceptable.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Konis are great and unlike the Monroes they can be adjusted or dialed in to match the exact weight of your axles. When it comes time for me to replace the Monroes, I'll certainly be visiting my Koni dealer.

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Old 11-17-2003, 09:24 PM   #60
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DriVer,
What you said is true, I talked to Henderson's before I installed them, I gave them my weights and they talked me through the adjustment. I forgot to request them pre adjusted when I ordered them. It was easy but takes a lot of strength to collapse them for the adjustment.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by djohn:
...saying it affected the ride too much and that he has seen customers bring the coach back to get the originals reinstalled.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>
Well, on my 36' Southwind they DEFINITELY affected the ride, but only for the better. I added the rear shocks first, ahead of everything, and did it myself cause WH wouldn't do it under warranty. Ride improvement and driveability improvements were tremendous. Would never think of going back, ever!

Only comment on the Bilsteins versus the RV Magnums is lifetime versus two years on the warranty. If you're going to have a coach for a long time, the Bilsteins might make your ride nicer longer.

I'm waiting for Truetrac and SuperSteer to arrive later this week. Will attach them both myself when it warms up. And warming to the idea of safetplus due to cost savings on these two by getting them off a tradein coach.

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Old 11-24-2003, 04:57 PM   #62
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Hi DriVer...Thanks so much for this info.. supposed to pick up our unit tomorrow with NEW Monroes, can't wait to see how it rides. Heard that you have a manuel on the workhorse, are any of those still available, if so would really like to get one. please let me know availabilty and cost. Will post as soon as we know how much difference the new shocks make. thanks in advance. Wilma
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wrbd88:
Hi DriVer...Thanks so much for this info.. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>You're welcome Wilma.

We are also glad to see you here in our little corner of the Internet. I hope that you continue to come and visit us from time to time and we'll look forward to hearing how your new shocks are treating you.

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DriVer... Maybe I didntmake myself clear...I wanted to know how to get this booklet on the Workhorse. If you could let me know I would appreciate it. Thanks
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Just got the front shocks replaced by Workhorse. Much stiffer ride, I don't BOUNCE along the highway anymore. I don't know why I waited so long to get it done. Really don't think I need the rears changed.

My unsolicited advise is: Don't wait any longer! If you are having a problem with porpoising, call Workhorse NOW!!!

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by wrbd88:
DriVer... Maybe I didn't make myself clear...I wanted to know how to get this booklet on the Workhorse.<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Wilma, You made yourself adequately clear. Please e-mail me your SHIP TO: address. I am waiting for a new batch of Workhorse Motorhome Chassis Guides and when they become available we would be pleased to send you one. In the meantime you can always consult your Owner's Manual. You'll find it to be quite helpful.

If there any pressing questions that you need answered please let us know and we'll help you out. You will find a score of Workhorse experts here in the forums all willing to help you along the way.

Thanks for choosing iRV2.com and we'll look forward to hearing from you about your new motorhome.

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driVer, I emailed Workhorse this evening requesting a copy of one of the Guides. Do you think I will be able to obtain one that way?

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by clipperbob:
I e-mailed Workhorse this evening requesting a copy of one of the Guides. Do you think I will be able to obtain one that way?<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Folks have gotten them directly from Workhorse however you know what happens to e-mails sometimes. A letter works really well, and tell them you heard about the Guide from your friends here on iRV2.com.

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DriVer, Thanks in advance,,, but I need your e mail address. Thought we were picking up our unit today but NOT..but will let you know when I do. Our feeling about the ride we were getting was like a smooth bucking bronco(and I have been there)so I know the feeling. Otherwise the ride seems to be good. Going in and out of gas stations can be hairy with the rocking side to side unless you are at a crawl speed. Not sure there is a remedy for that. Look forward to your address.
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.. but I need your e mail address...<HR></BLOCKQUOTE>Click on my name in the left hand column in my post. Click on "View Public Profile For DriVer". Click on the e-mail link that you will see in my profile. That's it!

Now you know how it's done!

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