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Posted: 11/22/19 09:25am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Replacement 283271 Lippert shock is about $100 Canadian currency each at dealer or Napa.
Amazon about half that but will not ship to my location.
Options?


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eTrailer.
There might be a Monroe equiv. as they make a lot of trailer shocks/kits.

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Monroe 555001 GasMagnum for around $30ea.


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Thanks Cummins. Just ordered them.

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ivbinconned wrote:

Thanks Cummins. Just ordered them.


GREAT!

I had then on two previous RV's and they were much better than the Chinese OE shocks.

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ScottG wrote:

eTrailer.
There might be a Monroe equiv. as they make a lot of trailer shocks/kits.


I believe that Monroe discontinued trailer shock kits years ago.





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What's a "trailer shock kit" ?

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Lynnmor wrote:

ScottG wrote:

eTrailer.
There might be a Monroe equiv. as they make a lot of trailer shocks/kits.


I believe that Monroe discontinued trailer shock kits years ago.

Monroe quit makeing the mounting kits but still make rv shocks. Our Jayco came with mounts but no shock. I followed Monroes instructions for measuring and my local auto parts guy matched up what I needed. I thought I still had the model but no can find.
It did make a difference on stuff moving around . However from vidideos on utube the Joyriders or whatever they are called would be the better way even tho more $. Having the mounts the shocks were worth it but if you have to go with the lci kit would go better.

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Ok Cummins about to install the number on the old is 122108.
The Munroe number 5550001 seems to be about 1/2 inch longer compressed.
Might this be a problem?

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More info. Obviously the old shocks were bottoming out as the cupped washers are driven down over the nut on the end of the tube.
I installed the new shock. Installed the wheel, let down the jack.
Now I measured the new shock with weight on it. It is with in 1/2 inch of bottoming out!!
Not good.
I’m considering this. Welding a short piece of angle iron onto the top bracket and adding 1/2 inch or perhaps a full inch distance between the to mounting positions.
This would also give a more vertical position to the shock too.
Thoughts?

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