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Old 09-28-2020, 05:59 PM   #1
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99 F53 Bounder

Long 2 weeks researching shocks and stabilizers

We changed out all 6 shocks or should I call them shot shocks
30,000 miles and all where shot.
New tires and shocks maybe some if this white knuckle driving will ease off some now.

Will see in about 3 days
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I take it that you recently bought it? Have you taken it to a scale to get the axle weights and total to compare to the chassis weight ratings? Is is pretty much equal weight from one side to the other? Also, with the history of Bounder being near or over the GVWR, spring failure is a common problem.
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Spring failure is not a common Bounder failure. Bounders are no more over loaded than any other brand. In fact spring failure on the OP's coach would be almost non existent, as the OP's coach has a tag axle. Thus giving the coach 20 or 21 thousand pounds GVW

To the OP, two of the best thing you can do to make your coach drive better is 1: get the toe in set to 5/32" toe in and 2: add a front track bar (pan hard bar).

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