Shock Absorber recommendation
Howdy all,
   Not sure if it’s the poor state of roads these days, or that our shocks are worn, but the travel this year is awfully jarring.  We have a 2004 EC 950 on a 1999 Ford F250 V10 SuperCab, Firestone Airbags, sway bar, Timbrens, and leaf overloads.. with a total loaded weight of about 11,500.  This setup always seemed to work well in the past. If it’s the shocks, what would be a recommended brand (and model?) for replacement?
I've used Rancho 9000's on two trucks for the last 15 years.  They are adjustable with settings 1 to 9 with 9 being the firmest.
With the shocks set at 1 to 3, the ride is too spongy with the camper on.
With the camper off the  truck it rides like a one ton truck (which it is).
With the camper on, set the rear shocks to 9 and the front to 6 and it rides okay.
Even so, bridge overpasses still provide a hard bump when crossing them at speed.
I traded in the problematic 2014 Lance for an 1150 Arctic Fox - wish EC made the 1150.
The rig looks similar to this - nothing exceeds factory weight limits.
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OMG!  We lowered the tire air pressure by 10 lbs and it has made a WORLD of difference!  If we were going to do shocks, Ranchos were a top choice.  May wait till we’re home and get “favorite mechanic’s” opinion ?.
Thanks for the response, Rich.
Dee & Norm
Rancho 9000's 

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