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RedRollingRoadblock

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Posted: 12/12/19 11:29am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And when you are done looking at the pictures, scroll down to post #7 and read and comprehend the first sentence.

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The aftermarket koni shocks were installed by pioneer metal works, I have the invoice.
The coach had 1 shock per side from factory.
They changed the geometry of the front shocks, stressing the frame.
I got a quote last week at $7000 for the repair.
after some shopping around, got all the metal needed for the repair for $100
and got a good quote at $800-$1200 for the repair.
I am going to sandwich the cracked area with Channel frame steel and a fishplate on both sides.

The shocks and mount are lose to the touch due to the cracks.
The ride is ok, until 45MPH i hear a knocking sound and slight vibration.

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Posted: 12/13/19 09:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I got this coach 2 years ago and have been remodeling the interior.
My reasons for buying this specific unit was it has a:
-mechanical 12 valve 8.3 cummins/6speed alison.
-Aluminum house frame
- One of the lightest class A's at 23000LBS with a powerful powertrain.
-floor plan.
-value for money.
Nothing even came close at $12k

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Posted: 12/14/19 06:42am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Psam wrote:

The aftermarket koni shocks were installed by pioneer metal works, I have the invoice.
The coach had 1 shock per side from factory.
They changed the geometry of the front shocks, stressing the frame.
I got a quote last week at $7000 for the repair.
after some shopping around, got all the metal needed for the repair for $100
and got a good quote at $800-$1200 for the repair.
I am going to sandwich the cracked area with Channel frame steel and a fishplate on both sides.

The shocks and mount are lose to the touch due to the cracks.
The ride is ok, until 45MPH i hear a knocking sound and slight vibration.


Be sure to drill a hole at the ends of the cracks or they'll just keep growing.


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Posted: 12/14/19 03:20pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Good luck on your pending repairs. I have had to replace the stud that was welded to the frame several times on different RVs over the many years due to frozen or bent shocks that broke them off.

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