Originally Posted by FL420
Which Roadmaster chassis?
The RR4R has had dangerous failures with trailing arms on the rear axle breaking. The later RR8R and RR8S chassis didn't have those problems.
Source Engineering has produced a kit with much sturdier construction that is highly regarded. The price 3 years ago was in the neighborhood of $5,000, IIRC.
Please note this only applies to one chassis that Monaco/ Safari used. They used a total of 4 different chassis models for this coach. I know because I have the coach in question. This is a quote from another forum on the subject.
"The recall affects Rear Suspension Trailing Arms ONLY ON THE R4R and RR4R CHASSIS with the "Monaco Gold" or sometimes referred to as "R-Way" suspension. It is an in-house copy of the Neway suspension. It does NOT include any suspension systems made by Neway or Reyco.
The recalled R-Way arm goes UNDER the rear axle and is made of 3" square tubing. They are on either side in the rear. The rear air bag is bolted to the rear/back end of the trailing arm. The center of the trailing arm is bolted to the rear axle with a large u-bolt and plates and the front is bolted to the frame. The cracks happen on the upper or lower portion of the center of the trailing arm where the u-bolt holds it to the axle.
You can identify the Reyco rear suspension (NOT AFFECTED BY THE RECALL) by the trailing arms that go over the axle rather than under."
I just wanted to make sure the right information got out for an informed choice.