RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > THE OWNER'S CORNER FORUMS > Monaco Owner's Forum
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-27-2014, 07:37 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,751
Kudos to you....

Gentlemen in your golden years, tackling shock re & re on the Roadmaster chassis !
I'm in my early 50's, and just doing the very front two,( the other pair are on back order) beat the he.. out of me! Cant see the back 6 being much fun either! The top stud nut on the passenger side, was one click on the ratchet at a time, and was work right till the last two threads !
What everyone has found with the Monroe Shocks, absolutely true. Compressed them with one hand, and 4min later, they were still expanding !!
__________________

__________________
Ben & Sharon
2008 43' Holiday Rambler Scepter PDQ
96 Wideglide is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-27-2014, 07:41 PM   #2
Registered User
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Varies Depending on The Weather
Posts: 8,517
That's why I paid a RV shop to install my 8 Koni's for me. Only cost me $200.

It was worth every penny!

Dr4Film ----- Richard
__________________

Dr4Film is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-27-2014, 07:48 PM   #3
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,751
I'll guarantee you it was!
__________________
Ben & Sharon
2008 43' Holiday Rambler Scepter PDQ
96 Wideglide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 04:41 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
nodine's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Knoxville, TN, USA
Posts: 3,637
Quote:
Originally Posted by 96 Wideglide View Post
Gentlemen in your golden years, tackling shock re & re on the Roadmaster chassis !
I'm in my early 50's, and just doing the very front two,( the other pair are on back order) beat the he.. out of me! Cant see the back 6 being much fun either! The top stud nut on the passenger side, was one click on the ratchet at a time, and was work right till the last two threads !
What everyone has found with the Monroe Shocks, absolutely true. Compressed them with one hand, and 4min later, they were still expanding !!
On most Monaco coaches, at least on ours, there are two straps at the bottom of the wheel well fender covers. If you take those straps loose the fender will swing up and expose the air bags and the shocks. It might make things a little easier for you. This will not work on the right front fender and only works on the left front if the slide is open.

Bob
__________________
Bob and Pam
2006 Diplomat 40PDQ
2013 Silverado Z71 CrewCab
nodine is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
96 Wideglide's Avatar
 
Holiday Rambler Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 5,751
Really. I'll certainly investigate that before I tackle any more.

Thanks.
__________________
Ben & Sharon
2008 43' Holiday Rambler Scepter PDQ
96 Wideglide is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-28-2014, 01:18 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
kketterling's Avatar
 
Monaco Owners Club
Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Stockton, California
Posts: 1,180
Did mine last year at age 64 yrs young. Is a job but spread it out over two days. The top stud is a pain to remove but a trick is to loosen the stud nut slightly then lay the wrench on the nut and turn the body of the shock. The reverse procedure when installing the new shocks will not work if you are installing Bilstein due to rubber boot versus metal housing on old Monroes.
__________________

__________________
Ken, Chris & Toby (Golden Retriever)
2009 Beaver Contessa
1984 LS1 CJ7 & 2017 Yamaha YXZ SS SE
kketterling is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Another kudos for CS Bill in FL Entegra Owner's Forum 2 07-23-2014 02:44 PM
Kudos to Oregon Monaco Service Ctr Nana25K Monaco Owner's Forum 8 05-27-2014 10:15 AM
Kudos to Newmar slabman Newmar Owner's Forum 3 02-28-2014 03:25 PM
Kudos! VSPA iRV2.com General Discussion 4 12-06-2013 06:01 PM
KUDO's for Service Wayne M iRV2.com General Discussion 7 06-30-2013 06:20 AM

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:44 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
×