Figuring Out What Shocks You Need Based on Your RV Chassis

Shockwarehouse carries a wide variety of shocks for motorhome applications. The motorhome/RV suspension market is different from the suspension market for cars and trucks. In most cases your motorhome's body will come from one manufacturer, the chassis it rides on from another, and the engine that runs it from a third. Your owner's manual may not even tell you who made what. Instead of your chassis being made by an RV manufacturer like Winnebago, Fleetwood or Four Winds, RV chassis are actually made by companies like Ford, Dodge and GM. Ford has really dominated the Class A motorhome chassis market with the F-53 chassis, though Workhouse re-entered the market in 2015 and has gained some traction. Here at Shockwarehouse the Bilstein Steering Stabilizer and Bilstein Heavy Duty shocks for the F-53 are among our best sellers.

Peter Scalf's article for RV View magazine was written in 1999 but has some good information about motorhome suspensions.

To get started you need to know your chassis type to make the right decision about what shocks to buy. The chassis is identified by the VIN number on the chassis. If you can't find it, call Shockwarehouse at 1-800-245-7469 and our specialists will help you find it.


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