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Old 11-10-2010, 07:27 PM   #1
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shock replacement?

i have a 39k meridian with 16,000 mi and i bought it with 7,600 mi. i don't know where it's been before i bought it, but it seemed to be in great shape. any rule of thumb when to replace shocks. i've never been a trk driver, but i can handle my coach. it rides ok for me as a novice of rving, but shocks may make a difference. just checking.
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I certainly would not think your shocks are needing to be replaced unless you had handling or ride quality issues. We bought our 2002 in '05 with 31,000 miles and felt the ride was a bit harsh. In '06, I replaced the OEM Bilsteins with Koni FSD shocks and felt an improvement in the ride quality.

If you ever want to really improve the way that Freightliner chassis handles turns and uneven road surfaces, consider installing the Super Steer Motion Control Units. These are fairly simple restrictors you place on the air lines near each suspension air bag. They really make an improvement in the way the thing corners and handles. Plus, they minimize the 'Walmart Whip' or the sharp snap back and forth when you enter or exit parking lots.

Bottom line, you are satisfied, I'd wait until you get some evidence of worn shocks....that should be many miles down the road.
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I have a 2004 Meridian 34H with 71,000 miles and it still rides great. Unless your shocks have a leak or are broken or the suspension bottoms out, they a probably just fine.
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