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Old 08-03-2013, 02:22 PM   #15
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To adjust a Koni adjustable shock, you have to fully compress the shock and rotate the top of the shock clockwise.
Hmmmm! So you have to fully remove the shock from the MH in order to adjust it??? That sounds really convenient.
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Old 08-03-2013, 05:45 PM   #16
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Hmmmm! So you have to fully remove the shock from the MH in order to adjust it??? That sounds really convenient.
If you've got room, you could leave one end attached and compress and twist it there. The convenience is having adjustable levels of firmness without having to buy new shocks.

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Old 08-03-2013, 10:17 PM   #17
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I would do the ride height validation, and be sure the recall was taken care of. You do not mention if you have tags or not, suspect no.

The air bags 'carry/control' the majority of your rear suspension. You can search and find many posts of rear shock breaks that the owner did not know about for quite sometime.

- validate rear height and valves are working well
- set Koni SP1 to 5 setting
- front IFS, Road Kings -or- Koni SP3 on setting 5 ($$$ saving between these two)
- add Super Steer Motion Control Units front and rear

I have a 40' Allure wit tags. Went with 6 Road Kings, SS MCU's. Very pleased with the handling. But, Koni's third generation of Adjustables came out after I did this. If $$ is tight, suspect the SP3 generation on front, with rear SP1's on 5' and SS MCU's would be a big improvement. If happy stop, if not RK's front next. Etc., until you are happy.

$$$ But 'handling' of the rig, is a safety factor. The best you can make it handle, the safer you are on the road. All, IMO!

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Old 08-04-2013, 06:48 AM   #18
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I have yet to install my Koni SP3's on the front of my Allure but will report as soon as I get that done.

Agree with Smitty on the Supersteer MCU's, especially if you don't have a tag axle. I put them on my previous coach (a 36' DP on a Freightliner chassis) and the difference in handling was pretty amazing. I am holding on putting those on the Allure since I do have a tag axle and the coach handles really only complaint is the floating up front. I may add the MCU's later after I get more road time in the coach.
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Old 08-05-2013, 01:03 AM   #19
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Thanks all for your info. Mine has no tags. From service records, in 2008 the airbag heights were re-adjusted, a valve was replaced, but that was nothing related to recalls I think. Since CCC went bankruptcy, recalls were forever gone.

The Koni adjustment job seems like straight forward but the big tires on the way is intimidating... lol. I have yet to spot where those shocks are mounted. When I get back after this trip, I will dig into it.
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