F53 motorhome shocks. Suspension Upgrade Improves our Gas RV Ride and Handling 2019-04-04

f53 motorhome shocks

RV Suspension

f53 motorhome shocks

There are a few shops out there that still do this, and it works. The original Bilstein shocks were much too stiff and resulted in a jarring drive over those rough sections of roads. If an axle bounces more than 1. And its special valve filter shuts out annoying vibrations before they enter the vehicle. They recommended Koni's for a total of 8 shocks 2 per wheel. I now carry 70 in front, 80 in the rear. Glad it fixed the problem.

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Upgrading Suspensions F53 Chassis

f53 motorhome shocks

If they are leaking oil not just damp, but leaking they are bad. Two ways: Check shocks physically. Unbolt the original shock and compare to replacement. Install new shock with label and numbering right side up. Did you tell Henderson you have an unlimited budget and to go crazy with every modification they could think of? Did you tell Henderson you have an unlimited budget and to go crazy with every modification they could think of? Will only have 300 or so miles on it when we pick up in April. All four corners of coach weighed. I have Michelin tires and accessed there web site at and looked up the tire pressure required for the load.

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Shock Absorbers

f53 motorhome shocks

I only had my 2014 37' gas coach for about 18 months. Are they worth the investment? Please include all contact information so that we may contact you in case of a delay. I only paid for mounting and balancing the new tires. The new tires are in the rear. What about an alignment if you're having handling problems? You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community.

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RV Suspension

f53 motorhome shocks

We appreciate your business, and will do our very best to serve you. I called a tire dealer here locally, that's been in the tire biz for over 30 years, and discribed my problem. If you have out-of-round tires, this will definitely contribute to vibration and steering wheel movement at specific speeds like 55+. I'm sure the quality is better, but if I can get the ride to smooth out truing the ones I have, I'll be happy. I have a customer yes, I'm a shop owner who replaced his Bilsteins and called me to tell me that the improvement was significant.

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Suspension Upgrade Improves our Gas RV Ride and Handling

f53 motorhome shocks

He sent me a text message and said it was no problem and it was a relaxed day behind the wheel. Marc, I just took delivery of a 2017 Tiffin Open Road with the Sumo Springs installed at the factory. Bill First time on forum. Have your coach weight front and back, then each corner, that's in travel mode with all of you in it and full fuel, water and all that you will be taking with you on the road. In the end, for us, it was about finding the balance between a significant improvement to our driving experience and an affordable upgrade investment.

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8805 1019 Koni FSD Gold RV Shock Ford F53 Motorhome

f53 motorhome shocks

Much to my surprise when I hit a stretch of road that was rough and uneven, I get a lot of bounce in the front end and the dash and steering wheel vibrate like crazy. Listed below are the Bilstein Motorhome Shocks that are designed to work with the 2006 Ford F53. Next I had the Safe-T Plus installed. Joe, glad that it is handling better. If I can find a tire truing shop I'll do that first. I had it done at their factory up by Atlanta because we were going to be in that area.

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Ford F53 Shocks

f53 motorhome shocks

Look up the tire manufacure's web site for what you have and see if you need to adjust the pressure. It is obvious, though, the shocks are worn. He has a F53 chassis. I called a tire dealer here locally, that's been in the tire biz for over 30 years, and discribed my problem. I think the shocks will be an upgrade so I ordered them.

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Upgrading Suspensions F53 Chassis

f53 motorhome shocks

Hard to believe they could do such a bad job of installation. Steve, Welcome to the forum. Also Sumo Springs front and rear to help out the leaf springs. Most orders are shipped the same day. The only thing I can add is Bilstein is factory equipment on some F53's now.

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Ford F53 Shock Absorber and Strut Assembly

f53 motorhome shocks

I have also heard of owners who have had their tires 'trued' meaning shaved and it worked for them. What about an alignment if you're having handling problems? I sold my truck and camper and now have a Class C motorhome. I would estimate the Safe-T Plus improved handling another 10% or more. He said they used to true tires but tire quality has improved so much over the years that it is not necessary any longer. You are on a Ford F53 chassis-- probably 2010 or 2011. There was only minor improvement in ride characteristics.

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