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Old 05-09-2008, 06:13 AM   #1
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I suspect my shock absorbers need replacement but I'd like to know for sure. On my cars I use to unhook the bottom of the shock and push up to test for resistance. Since the motorhome shock is larger I don't know how much resistance it should have. If I unhook the bottom of the motorhome shock should I be able to push it up by hand or does it require a jack to compress it?

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Old 05-09-2008, 06:13 AM   #2
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I suspect my shock absorbers need replacement but I'd like to know for sure. On my cars I use to unhook the bottom of the shock and push up to test for resistance. Since the motorhome shock is larger I don't know how much resistance it should have. If I unhook the bottom of the motorhome shock should I be able to push it up by hand or does it require a jack to compress it?

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Old 05-09-2008, 07:02 AM   #3
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It better take a lot more pressure than you can exert by hand!

I don't think there is any practical way to test a heavy duty shock like that.
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Old 05-09-2008, 11:25 AM   #4
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I can tell you that when I replaced the shocks on the front of my 04 LaPalma, I could very easily compress the old shocks(replaced in 05).
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Gedney....If they're the stock shocks it's time. Replace them with the Koni FSD's and you'll think you have a new coach.
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Old 05-14-2008, 06:09 AM   #6
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Yeah, you're probably right Don. Been doing some research on the forums and see lots of good comments on the Koni's. Also seeing some good comments on the new Monroe RV shock and the price is sure a lot lower compared to the Koni's.
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If they are 5 years old or at least 20,000 miles replace them. You will find that the new technology is a lot better in ride and handling.
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I have replaced my original Monroe RV shocks with Monroe RV shocks and I am totally satisfied with their performance.
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