RV News RVBusiness 2021 Top 10 RVs of the Year, plus 56 additional debuts and must-see units → ×
RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > MOTORHOME FORUMS > Class A Motorhome Discussions
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Reply
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 09-06-2018, 04:26 PM   #1
Senior Member
 
Ray,IN's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2001
Location: North America somewhere
Posts: 21,184
Suspension shocks and effect on handling and ride..

Our MH now has new Bilstein shocks after only 47,xxx miles. I didn't know the old shocks were so bad, thought the swaying and rocking were normal since most MH's on the road do so too.
Now it is much easier to handle, sway is gone when turning or driving over a bump on one side of the coach.
MORAL_ shocks do go bad while the MH is sitting parked; our MH had sat parked in a garage for 8 years prior to our purchase, and showed 23,xxx miles in 2013.
When the old shocks were removed they did not extend on their own, just layed there. Next morning one had extended to maximum travel, the rest were the same.
__________________
2000 Winnebago Ultimate Freedom USQ40JD, ISC 8.3 Cummins 350, Spartan MM Chassis. USA IN 1SG 11B5MX,Infantry retired;Good Sam Life member,FMCA." My fellow Americans, ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country. John F. Kennedy
Ray,IN is online now   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-06-2018, 08:43 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Fleetwood Owners Club
Freightliner Owners Club
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: FORT WORTH, TEXAS
Posts: 2,006
Absolutely right. You should also look at the bushings on the sway bar. I replaced mine with polypropylene and it made a big difference. You can find them at most car parts stores.
Bill
__________________
2008 Newmar Mountain Aire
450 HP Cummins ISM 4000MH Allison Trans.
Towing a 2014 Honda CRV with a Blue Ox tow bar.
WILDEBILL308 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
shocks, suspension



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weight distribution, does it effect handling? Unicorn Driver Class A Motorhome Discussions 3 04-04-2017 04:06 PM
Does overall air pressure have an effect on ride quality DD788Snipe Spartan Motorhome Chassis Forum 18 12-06-2016 12:40 PM
2015 Thor Challenger 35HT Handling/Cheap Handling Fix Review wldracing Thor Industries Owner's Forum 13 08-15-2016 10:16 AM
Wondering How these shocks effect my ride RBeau1954 Ford Motorhome Chassis Forum 2 12-12-2014 01:05 AM
Safari "Velvet Ride" vs. air ride suspension? SteveLevin Monaco Owner's Forum 5 11-11-2010 06:53 PM


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:10 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.