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Old 04-24-2017, 08:55 PM   #1
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Thinking about new shocks--will they help (reply to old post)

Tried to reply to my original post of the same title, but couldn't due to date since last post.

UPDATE: I would have given a more timely update to this.. however health events prevented me from driving the coach for the past year. Last April I ordered and had installed Source Engineering Bilstein shocks, trailing arms and the "handling kit" -- new airbags and ping tank. While coach was in shop unplanned events ocurred. I had driven the coach app. 30 miles in the past year due to my health problems. Last week, I took it on a 1200 mile trip.

WOW and Amazing is how I describe the difference. It now rides sooooo smooth and soooo comfortable. In that entire trip, I only noticed one bridge joint that was rough where as in the past it was a jaw gritting ride. Trucks passing were barely noticeable.. more to their nose than anything. The difference of before and after is just unbelievable.

Was it the shocks?
Was it the trailing arms?
Was it the airbags?

I don't know and don't really care.... I can tell you it now rides so amazing and so much better. : dance:

Thanks to everyone for their advice on this issue.!
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Old 04-24-2017, 09:50 PM   #2
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Great hugmungous. I'm glad to hear you are happy with your new "ride". I know it's hard to spend money like that on your coach, but it's better when it pays dividends. Hopefully you're health is doing as well as the coach is handling.

I think all of your mods work together to make you're ride better. Of all the things I've done to mine, they all have seemed to help just a little in some way. Some maybe more so than others, but all contribute in one way or another.

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Source makes some great products. I love their sway bars. Those bridge joints were really smoothed out and it does not wallow around in curves.
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