I want to replace the shocks on my 2002 Monaco Windsor 40PBT. Where can I find out which Roadmaster chassis this coach has? I called Monaco tech support and the guy told me it was an 8R chassis, but he seemed a little hesitant so I want to verify this. I want to use the Bilstein Comforter shocks (or think I do). Can anyone tell me what Bilstein part number I would need for this chassis? Thanks!
Easy-- if you have air bags outboard in front of and behind each wheel, it is the 8R. If looking inside the wheel wells and don't see air bags in front of and in back of the wheel, look further inboard to find two per AXLE in line with the frame rail. Strongly suspect you will find 8 air bags.
Go to the Monacoers forum, that has close to 4000 members with Monaco coaches. You will get the exact answer, from a member who has your model and year coach, that has already done it. Remember tho, there are 2 types of Bilstein shocks for the Roadmaster chassis, the original extra firm ride and the newer comfort ride model.
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Look at your shocks, & see if they have a pin (stud) on top & an eye on the bottom, or an eye on both top & bottom -- If they have the pin/eye, then Bilstein # for front is 24-186605 , & rear is 24-186612- Bill Willard
The Windsor is on the RR8S chassis. The RR stands for Raised Rail and the number signifies how many air bags, eight in this case. The last letter determines radiator placement. The RR8S has a side mounted radiator vs. the RR8r which is a rear radiator. That should be the only difference and I don't think that even makes a difference for shocks.
For your Windsor there is even one more difference as it is build using the steel semi-monocoque chassis similar to the S-Series on the Dynasty and up except it only has eight bags/shocks vs. 10 on the S-Series.