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Old 04-23-2014, 12:53 PM   #15
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Does anyone have part # for the shocks on the tag axle ?


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Old 04-24-2014, 05:27 AM   #16
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Is that and airstream # and what is the cost ?
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Old 04-24-2014, 01:22 PM   #17
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Is that and airstream # and what is the cost ?
That's our number.

The cost is $ 28.95 each, plus shipping via USPS.

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Old 04-28-2014, 04:25 PM   #18
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Ok, so what are stock shocks for a 300LE? Are they he same for all P30 models? I find it hard to believe that the Koni FSD's designed for a p30 Moho would be so bad compared to the old Bilstiens? Next step...replace the springs and see how they work with the Koni's?
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Old 04-28-2014, 07:39 PM   #19
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Was talking to a heavy truck mechanic about this whole shock spring thing . He was saying the P-30 chasis is right at it's limits with the weight of the airstream but works well with a " glass and sticks motorhome " . So this past weekend I installed new bilsteins front shocks . Going to try 55 psi in front air bags and tires at 110 psi , that's what is on tire sidewall . But the next thing on frontend will be ball joints and spring replacement . Have not firgured out what weight rating the spring will be but they won't be stock .
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'Silver Bullet' would bottom out on every bump and was always blowing the air bags. I replace the coil springs and bags. It drives better, rides better, don't bottom out(as bad), raised the front-end and I haven't blown the air bags.
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Would you have a part # for the front springs
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Old 05-02-2014, 12:34 AM   #22
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Anyone try the SuperSteer coil springs? I know stock parts can be good, but feel there is always a better aftermarket part available... Are the stock shocks (whatever they are) really better than Koni FSD's?
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Old 05-02-2014, 09:03 AM   #23
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Anyone try the SuperSteer coil springs? I know stock parts can be good, but feel there is always a better aftermarket part available... Are the stock shocks (whatever they are) really better than Koni FSD's?
Airstream does research when designing any system.

They have a given spring and a given shock for the front.

When you switch brands, your really on your own.

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Old 05-02-2014, 11:27 AM   #24
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So Andy, do the original springs wear out? Are the spring the same for all motorhomes? If so, it's hard to believe using the same springs on a 28 footer should be the same as a 36. What are the original stock shocks? Do the airbags wear out, or do you replace them only if they leak? Should tire pressure be set to the owners manual spec, or tire rating? Is this the same for all motorhomes?
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It would be great to have the above information listed in one post...
Stock front spring part name and number:
Front shock part name and number:
Rear shock part name and number:
Tag axle shock part name and number:
Stock front airbag name and part number:
Stock rear airbag name and number:
Airbag psi rating: 55 lbs.
Tire psi front:
Tire psi rear:
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Old 05-02-2014, 11:56 AM   #26
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It would be great to have the above information listed in one post...
Stock front spring part name and number:
Front shock part name and number:
Rear shock part name and number:
Tag axle shock part name and number:
Stock front airbag name and part number:
Stock rear airbag name and number:
Airbag psi rating: 55 lbs.
Tire psi front:
Tire psi rear:
Front Spring Chevy part
Rear spring Chevy part
Front shock Chevy part
Rear shock Chevy part
Tag axle shock Airstream part that's the same for trailers
Front air bags. Depends on year
Rear air bags Depends on year
Front air bag PSI 55 #
Tire pressures depends on which tires, their rating and the payload.

Easy questions, but one must be very specific for the correct answers.

Airstream does not stock Chevy parts, therefore they (parts department) have no specs.

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Old 05-02-2014, 01:37 PM   #27
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This is from the GM Motorhome P-30 Service Manual.


"VEHICLE RIDE HEIGHT-FRONT COIL


SPRING/AIR BAG REPLACEMENT


The motor home owner should be cautioned in the use
of some after-market front coil springs currently available .
Some after-market front coil springs are merchandised as
a method to increase ride height for the motor home. To
obtain this additional ride height, manufacturers have increased
the diameter of the wire slightly and added one
extra coil. However, use of these after-market springs
should be considered very risky for the motor home owner.
GM recommends the use of only factory-approved replacement
parts for this "safety-sensitive" area of the vehicle.
Some after-market coils are physically too large for
the normally designed working area of the front coil spring
as the wheel goes through its ride travel. On crush, these
after-market springs can create a metal-to-metal "coilbound"
condition before the ride stops come into play.




(The damage created by using a metal-to- metal solid coil




can be compared to installing a piece of well casing in
place of a spring, then raising the vehicle in the air and
dropping the vehicle to the ground.) The force of this
metal-to-metal "coil-bound" condition is transferred directly
into the potential destruction of the lower ball joints
or broken lower control arms. The addition of a spring
shim (donut-type spacer) has a similar effect of promoting
a "coil-bound" condition .
Complaints of air bag failures are also the result of these
after-market front coil springs . The springs have a tendency
to "pinch" the air bag between the coils on crush.
Front coil springs should ONLY be replaced by a qualified
service shop. Access to the front coil spring and the air
bag is gained by lowering the lower control arm .
CAUTION : USE ONLY GM APPROVED REPLACEMENT
PARTS FOR THIS SAFETY-SENSITIVE AREA
OF THE VEHICLE.
1984 to Current . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GM Part No. 14054345
Prior to 1984 . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . GM Part No. 472222
NOTE : 1984 to current front springs (GM Part No .
14054345) can be used for 1983 and prior years
that require front spring GM Part No. 472222 .
This will raise the front of the vehicle 3/8 inch to
1/2 inch measured at the "A/BC" measurement
location shown in Figure A3-2-1 . Study Figure
A3-2-1 at the back of this section of the manual
to determine if the useful life of the front coil
springs is exhausted and replacement of the front
coil springs is necessary."




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Thanks Smartstream, I have read that, but it was a bit hard to make sense of the spring instructions.

Has anyone replaced their springs and shocks with all stock, and thinks it works really well? It looks more common to "upgrade" to Bilstein or Koni. One great thing about forums is people have tried many combinations, and come up with great solutions, not just "use stock parts or you will destroy your motorhome". Sorry to hijack the thread...
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