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Old 08-30-2005, 08:33 AM   #113
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I just returned from a 5000 mile trip and, as much as I loved it, I was worn out after 150 miles each day. I have a 2003 Winnebago Brave with a Workhorse Chassis. After reading this thread I am going to talk to my dealer about the porpoising problem.
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Old 08-30-2005, 10:15 AM   #114
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Bella, Welcome to irv2
Anything will be better than the OEM's I went for the Blistiens on my W-22 its a joy to drive now. Its just a matter of price, go for it you will not regret. "007"
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Old 08-31-2005, 02:37 PM   #115
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I love the warranty on the MONROE, 2YR. or 200.000 miles, now let me see what the warranty
is on the other YELLOW and BLUE logo shock is??? I see!!! Well you get what you pay for.
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Old 09-02-2005, 01:31 AM   #116
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Hi all (and especially DriVer) –

I've been following this thread with great interest ever since I got off seasick medication after just my first trip in the new motorhome. I'd consider having a soda-can in the dashboard cup-holder being tossed onto the floor as porpoising, so I want to make some changes.

Initially, I read that the Monroes were the thing to have, but now everyone seems to be migrating to the Bisteins, or all the way to Konis. With the commensurate jump in prices as you move up, is there ˜really' that much difference in ride? In other words, if the Bilsteins cost twice as much as Monroes, do you enjoy twice the comfort? And if the Konis are 4x, are they worth it? (Now, I know this is a subjective question, but I'd anticipate a "Law Of Diminishing Returns" kinda thing after awhile, yes?) I also realize the 2-year vs lifetime warranty comes into play, but I'm going to ignore that for now because it seems that I end up replacing my "this is the last one I'll ever buy" motorhome every 2-4 years anyways.

Reason I ask about the cost is that I'm planning on hacking them myself, as my local dealer is .... ummm... a bit less than helpful in these matters, and I see it as less of a headache to spend the $$$ myself than to try and push a wet rope one more time. Besides, I like getting dirty.

How about the trac-bar? Should that be seen as a same-time sorta project, or wait until I do the shocks and re-evaluate?

Ok, one last question. What about after-market rear airbags (Firestone, etc)? Anyone have those? Initially, when I got this rv, I liked the low-slung look rather than the tippy-toe stance my previous vehicle had. But now, it seems to clean gravel off every lip and bump I go over, and I think I could enter one of those low-rider contests (and might win!). Has anyone tried them, and how well do they work for you? Oh, and does WCC have anything to say?

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'bump'

Any comment on the Monroes vs Bilsteins, and the price-difference vs ride-difference?

How about re: the trac-bar?

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Ronboc Wrote:

<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">it seems that I end up replacing my "this is the last one I'll ever buy" motorhome every 2-4 years anyways.
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Like the guy that named his boat "Last One VIII" LOL
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Old 09-23-2005, 01:47 PM   #119
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I put Ride Right Air Bags on the rear of my MH years ago, and have never regretted it, it just rides like a Caddy. I also put "Four-way" Shocks on the front, so that it doesn't nose-dive on a quick stop, or sway from side to side.It handles like a dream.
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53clipper -

How are you handling hurricane Rita? We got everything all packed-up here in DFW in preparation for the worst, but she turned east and now we may not even get rain-showers.

What chassis do you have? What are "Four-Way" shocks, and who makes 'em? (I'm not familiar with them)

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by 53clipper:
It handles like a dream. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Good question ronboc! Yes, What kind of chassis do you have?
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I did have bilstines, have them on my off road racer even,and my rock crawler, but they were a bit too harsh on the motorhome so I stuck with the Monroes.
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I called Workhorse about my porpoising problem. Unfortunately, my RV had just come off Warranty and they wouldn't do anything. I ordered Bilsteins from Camping World. I am going down there (Anthony, TX) this weekend to have them installed. I'm also having Steer-Safe installed while I'm there. Hope these two things will improve my ride.
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">I called Workhorse about my porpoising problem. Unfortunately, my RV had just come off Warranty and they wouldn't do anything. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Why is your WH chassis off warrnty? it's an 04, mine is an 03 and still on warranty

Oh, forgive my maners, welcome to the forum
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Welcome Bella to irv2, the WH chassis is under warranty for 3 yrs the shocks are part of chassis, they may put on Monroes on front end an you would pay for rears. If you don't want the hassel BILSTEINS are ok in my book. They will make you happy in your seat. "007"
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Apparently the shocks are on a 1 year warranty.
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