Shock Absorber recommendation
#1
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?
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#2
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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#3
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
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#4
Rancho 9000's 
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