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Old 11-25-2007, 09:14 AM   #1
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My friend Jim has a Holiday Rambler Class A on a 1999 Ford chassis. He was wondering if anyone has installed the Kelderman air suspension on the front axel and if it is worth making this modifacation.
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My friend Jim has a Holiday Rambler Class A on a 1999 Ford chassis. He was wondering if anyone has installed the Kelderman air suspension on the front axel and if it is worth making this modifacation.
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Sammie, before spending a great amount of money on the suspension mentioned I would highly recommend he replace all shock absorbers on his coach with Koni FSD series shocks.

They're also a bit pricey about $300 per pair but they work wonders with improving ride comfort. I would start with just replacing the front shocks then go from there.

I would also recommend he weigh his coach and then using his tire manufacturer's inflation guide he may be able to safely adjust tire pressure downward providing a bit more comfortable ride.

I have the Koni adjustables on the rear of our f53 chassis installed March 06. I replaced my front Monroe shocks with the Koni FSD's January of 07.

I had a fairly decent ride with the Monroe's but the Koni FSD's improved the ride comfort even more.

I would have installed the FSD's on the rear, but they didn't become available until later in 2006.

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Old 11-26-2007, 04:43 AM   #4
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The best price is shox.com. I got mine for $500 even with free shipping. It made 100% better ride, and I run 90 PSI in front and 80 PSI in rear. Except for the big changes in the road conditions, you really don't feel any jars or thumps.

My front axels weights 7420 lbs. and on an F-53 chassis, the more it weights the smoother it handles. This way the springs and shocks move/work together and not just bounce you all over the road. It is well worth it. I was skeptical at first, but I bit the bullet and now I'm glad I did. Until you feel the difference, it is hard to have other owners believe in the difference.............
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