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Old 12-02-2011, 10:03 PM   #15
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Monroe gas shocks were the only shocks available, and they were 150miles away. Was real skeptical and planned to change them asap but have really enjoyed the ride for the last 1900 miles. Still have Koni's on the front and plan to keep the Monroe's on the back until I decide if I want to have a REK installed and a few other upgrades or perhaps just upgrade the coach. Aside from replacing the trailing arms for safety purposes, I've only had a few minor issues.
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Old 12-03-2011, 12:46 AM   #16
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Koni & Bilstein warranty does not cover broken shocks
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Old 12-03-2011, 09:37 AM   #17
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Monroe gas shocks were the only shocks available, and they were 150miles away. Was real skeptical and planned to change them asap but have really enjoyed the ride for the last 1900 miles. Still have Koni's on the front and plan to keep the Monroe's on the back until I decide if I want to have a REK installed and a few other upgrades or perhaps just upgrade the coach. Aside from replacing the trailing arms for safety purposes, I've only had a few minor issues.
I would check to see if the rear end of the MH is adjusted at the proper height. I had the Bilstein installed on mine and they seemed to be a bit short but when I checked the height, it was about 1" too high.
With the lever of the arm it means more travel distance at the shocks, maybe 2" or more (I didn't check). So the shocks would be stopping the travel of the axle by extending too far. My$0.02, but your MH might be different than mine.
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Old 12-04-2011, 03:02 PM   #18
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Will definitely have the ride height checked... Thanks all.
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:19 AM   #19
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Koni & Bilstein warranty does not cover broken shocks.
Sorry, but I just read the Koni Warranty page and I didn't see any verbiage referring to NOT covering broken shocks, especially if they happen to have been defective. If they were installed properly and used under normal service conditions, they warranty the shocks for their lifetime.

Web site for the warranty.

Koni North America - ITT - Warranty

Web site for executing the warranty.

http://www.koni-na.com/pdf/warranty.pdf

I have 8 Koni's installed on my coach and have driven the same interstate as the OP without having any problems. In fact I have driven over 15,000 miles from CA to AK to FL to NY and back to FL without having ANY shock problem.

My guess is that they were not installed correctly. If that is true, then they may deny any warranty claim.

To each their own. They are GREAT shocks and they stand behind their products.

Only my opinion.

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Old 12-09-2011, 09:50 PM   #20
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Every time I've seen a shock break like described it has been that the shock lacked sufficient travel. I would check it by inflating the rear air bags to maximum travel with the shocks unhooked and make sure the eyelets will still align, if they don't you have your answer. It can happen if the shocks are too long as well, if they bottom out the 30k lb coach will win and snap them off or bend them. Can check that by dumping the air in the rear bags with the shocks unhooked and make sure they compress so the eyelets align. Good luck.
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Old 12-10-2011, 08:42 AM   #21
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I agree with Brent. The wrong travel on the shocks maybe caused by the wrong ride height but regardless the shocks broke because of over extension or too much compression.
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