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Old 02-07-2008, 03:49 PM   #1
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I have a 2004 Dolphin on a w22 (late 2003 version). I have had handleing issues since my new purchase in 10/2004. I have made several upgrades one at a time. Davis track bar front, roadmaster sway bar in rear 3 t's RV anti-rock (air shocks in rear) 3 t's stear safe, bilstien shocks all around, roadmaster sway bar in front. Finally it will corner and go through a drive in a service station wthout rocking 6 or 7 times. But now it feels like it's botteming out, it just pounds on a rough road and hops on the pavement joints. The weight is good according to Workhorse. Will air bags all around help?
Incidently, workhorse has done nothing although I've always gone through them. (Well they did put monroes on the front a few months after purchase). They even blame the body builder, then me for not building it right and for not loading it right. Speaking with them is a waste of time, unless you count feeling like their whiping boy worth while. My cabinets are being pounded apart and the dash bounces so bad you cannot read the gauges.
What do you think about air bags? Which ones?
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I have a 2004 Dolphin on a w22 (late 2003 version). I have had handleing issues since my new purchase in 10/2004. I have made several upgrades one at a time. Davis track bar front, roadmaster sway bar in rear 3 t's RV anti-rock (air shocks in rear) 3 t's stear safe, bilstien shocks all around, roadmaster sway bar in front. Finally it will corner and go through a drive in a service station wthout rocking 6 or 7 times. But now it feels like it's botteming out, it just pounds on a rough road and hops on the pavement joints. The weight is good according to Workhorse. Will air bags all around help?
Incidently, workhorse has done nothing although I've always gone through them. (Well they did put monroes on the front a few months after purchase). They even blame the body builder, then me for not building it right and for not loading it right. Speaking with them is a waste of time, unless you count feeling like their whiping boy worth while. My cabinets are being pounded apart and the dash bounces so bad you cannot read the gauges.
What do you think about air bags? Which ones?
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Old 02-07-2008, 04:39 PM   #3
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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 Crash Venne:
What do you think about air bags? Which ones? </div></BLOCKQUOTE>I can not endorse any air bag system that will keep your suspension from hopping or bottoming out. It is likely that the components that have been added may not be the correct suspension upgrade units that you need and what may be happening is that although the suspension has improved handling you may have removed the suspension from the vehicle and it seems to be fighting you to regain its vertical travel.

If you find yourself out in Redlands, CA please go and see our good friends at Redlands Truck and RV Performance Center. They are indeed suspension technicians and they can get your Workhorse to handle exceptionally well.

Rather than spend any more money at this time, spend the time to get to know Keith and all the guys at Redlands. You'll be happy you did.
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Consider Firestone rear air bags. All Triple E units come with them. I have them and they help controll rear bounce. Now Triple E puts them on the front of the longer units (37 F).
Run them with 65lbs at first then go up 5 lbs at a time until you feel more stable then go back down till it feels more "sloppy", then go back up to where it felt best (70-85lbs). I put an auxillary guage and pump in the front and can compensate for full water and gas or if lighter. I can even blow the right side up 5 lbs more and stop the pull on a high crown road.
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I foregot to mention that at rest it sits on the jounce bumper on all four corners.
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