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John Rilkoff 05-06-2018 12:55 PM

2008 Monaco Simba 37PDQ
I have just purchased this unit from the original owner and on my drive home from Edmonton, Alberta to Sechelt, BC I quickly realized that shocks on this unit would have to be replaced.

I would greatly appreciate any and all suggestions/recommendations regarding replacement shocks for this beautiful coach.

Secondly I would appreciate getting names for places that supply Monaco (pre 2009 models various parts) as well as information such as OEM and schematics for my coach. Unfortunately all information for this coach was lost during the Fort McMurrary wild fires when the original owners home burnt down.

Thanks all

manwithtools 05-06-2018 04:34 PM

Do you know if the trailing arms have been upgraded? They are known for cracking/breaking and failing, causing damage and/or injury.

Do a Google search for "roadmaster trailing arm recall"

I don't mean to alarm you, but this is a serious issue. So far I think the rest of the coach is sound.

Contact Source engineering at 541-343-0293 or Source Engineering Inc | Custom RV Chassis | Eugene, OR for more information. They make replacement trailing arms and Ride Enhancement Kits (air bags and specially valved shocks).

For parts, you can check Northwest RV Supply and

I've got a 2007 model of that coach I just got a month or two ago, also purchased from original owner. Trailing arms and REK are going on this week. I'm also getting new steer tires and installing Source's re-designed engine cooling fan along with a Saf-T-Steer stabilizer.

manwithtools 05-06-2018 05:00 PM

BTW, welcome to irv2. Lots of great information here.

MSHappyCampers 05-06-2018 05:02 PM

Hi John! :wavey: Welcome to IRV2! We're sure glad you joined the gang! :dance:

Congrats on the new rig! Most folks use either the Bilstein or Koni shocks. I went with the Bilstein because they are about half the price of the Konis. Keep her between the ditches!

Good luck, happy trails, and God bless! :thumb::D

John Rilkoff 05-06-2018 09:23 PM

I had heard about the trailing arms prior to purchasing and had a mechanical inspection done prior to purchase. I was informed the trailing arms are in great shape. Coach only has 40,000 miles on it.

Thanks for the feedback

manwithtools 05-07-2018 10:13 AM

Glad to hear you had the arms checked. Mine only has 22k miles on it and they are fine as well, I just decided not to take any chances. Good luck with your coach.

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