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Old 07-09-2020, 10:07 PM   #1
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Safari Cheetah suspension ***HELP***

Hello group:
I'am new here, if I posted in the wrong department, please erase or redirect me. I have recently purchased a 2000 Safari Cheetah Class "A" diesel pusher and was ripped off in some aspects but, i'am to blame I suppose.
Suspension front and rear are of the "Torsilastic" (sp?) Style I believe???, In my opinion the way the coach handles, I will safely say the suspension is shot. The coach handles and rides as if it has marshmallows instead shocks or airbags. There is a badge by the door that says "Velvet ride by B.F. Goodrich" that's putting it mildly...lol
My question is there someone in the group that is familiar with this type of suspension?, Can this suspension be stablezed by retrofitting with airbags?.
Please feel free to chime in, any constructive criticism is welcome.
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Old 07-09-2020, 10:17 PM   #2
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Maybe it is something simple like 1 bad part or a missing or crushed bushing. The best thing to do is take it to a repair place and have the suspension checked out and repaired.

I never owned a motorhome but had cars with suspension problems. Bad tie rods, bad ball joints, bad shocks etc.
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Old 07-10-2020, 12:24 AM   #3
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Hi Edee-

Sorry to hear about your suspension problem. You'll probably find more help in the Monaco Owner Forum. https://www.irv2.com/forums/f115/

As best I can tell your coach is on an M4R chassis (Magnum chassis, 4 air bags, rear radiator). Does your Cheetah come up to ride height equally?

2000 is back before Safari went into receivership and eventually bought by Monaco. The woodwork and fit/finish of the interiors were highly regarded. I hope you're able to make this work out.
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From what I have read online most of the components for that suspension system are no longer available, though I think there is / was a place around Las Vegas that specialized in maintaining them as best as is possible.
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It's a good suspension. When it's in good condition.

I think you must have some worn bushings or alignment issues if the Coach is not handling well.

Have you had the front end inspected?

Have you had the Coach weighed - to determine if the weight distribution is correct and that your tire pressures are correct? Tire pressure is critical for good handling, and you want as much weight on the front axle (without exceeding the axle and tire ratings) as you can get.
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Old 07-10-2020, 07:25 AM   #6
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safari cheetah Suspension

contact Henderson Line Up, 541-479-2882. They deal with Safari problems, and have an air bag system to solve the torsalastic problems. There are no repair parts for it. Your coach is pre Monaco, and they cannot help.
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