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Old 10-19-2003, 09:36 AM   #29
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.....also installed the wheel balancers that camping world sells ...


Could you explain how and where the balancers mount, and how they work?


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Old 06-04-2004, 07:49 AM   #30
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Wink Shock absorber mounting

The top mounting bolt for the rear shocks on P30 chassis older than 1989 need to be reinforced by a weld bead around the bolt to the mounting bracket. If you buy new Bilsteins you will get this notice in the box. Take-offs offered on e'bay probably wont tell you this. So be advised!!!!

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Old 06-08-2004, 10:34 AM   #31
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thanks for that ---- most of us who got shocks off ebay bought the fronts. I haven't seen any rears for sale there...although there might have been a set or two I missed.
The front shocks and steering damper on mine made a nice difference in handling.
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Old 08-04-2005, 08:38 AM   #32
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Thumbs up shock replacement 370 LE

I'm trying to find out the manufacturer of the front and rear shock absorbers on my 1989 370 LE. It's on a Gillig chassis with a Ford motor/transmission. I want to replace them but I need a model number to cross reference.

I emailed Aistream and they told me to call Ford at an 800 number. They were more lost than Airstream.

Any 370 LE owners out there that can help?
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Old 05-11-2010, 05:57 PM   #33
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Shock absorber top mount loose

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Crawled under there last night to take a better look. Its broken at the top mount (starboard side). The mount itself is rivited to the frame and is fine. Looks like the mounting bolt broke off. The left shock has the same aged "patina" is the right so I'm sure this is worthless too.

Spotted Bilstein shocks on ebay at a good price so thought I would check my old ones, picked on passenger side front, pulled the bolt from the bottom, pushed and pulled and shock has tension, BUT the top mount was loose. took an adjustable wrench on the shaft and a 15/16 socket with extension solved that problem and discovered the bottom bolt wouldn't go back in hole, had to make a point on the bolt to help it find the hole. Sure glad to be doing it in the backyard rather than on the road at a truck stop. Price for repair 0.

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