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Old 10-24-2013, 08:54 PM   #1
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Shock absorber choices??

Need to replace the shocks. I have searched this forum and the reviews are mixed on the Bilsteins and the Konis. The Konis FSD is not available for the chassis on my 1994 Callista Cove Class C with the E350 ford Chassis. Since they are the original shocks feel they ought to be replace after 18 years and 86,000 miles. Bought the Mh in Kansas Tue. and drove it back to Panhandle of Florida, arriving last night. This is my 8th motorhome over 30 years, and this one drives and handles about the best of all of them, even with the old shocks, the Kansas winds Tuesday, the trip down thru the Ozarks of Arkansas and the thru Little Rock in heavy traffic--so not replacing shocks because of handling, but there were some rough roads and I did feel them. Since I don't need shocks to improve handling, do I go with just any new shock to improve the ride--Monroe, Bilstein, or Koni. Is their an argument to be made for any one of them? An argument against would be cost of the Koni, about twice as much as the Monroe and even more than the Bilstein. A quote from Koni was $144 for their shock and Bilstein from eshock is around 65 dollars. Don't know about Monroes. Suggestions/comments welcomed.
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Old 10-24-2013, 09:16 PM   #2
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I would go with the Bilsteins.

They know how to build shocks for RV's.

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Old 10-25-2013, 09:37 AM   #3
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If you go with the Bilsteins make sure they are a heavy duty shock as they also make OEM replacement shocks.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:56 AM   #4
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Bilsteins and KYBs on back order everywhere I checked. Someone said they were retooling. Got a trip planned-need shocks so went with Monroe Gas Magnum which I pick up today at local store. We'll see how they work. Thanks
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I went with Bilstein's in my 91 28' E350 - happy with the shocks and glad I didn't install myself as the installer was cursing to get the old front ones off.
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Old 11-04-2013, 07:39 PM   #6
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I am having bilsteins installed this week. I have good reviews .
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the new shocks really stopped the front to back and side side bounce we were having, a great improvement. we still have push from tractor trailers and wind, and we plan to consider what we may do to reduce it
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the new shocks really stopped the front to back and side side bounce we were having, a great improvement. we still have push from tractor trailers and wind, and we plan to consider what we may do to reduce it
Thanks for the update !!
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