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Old 05-20-2019, 08:53 PM   #1
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Venetian A40 Shock Absorbers

Has anyone replaced the shocks on a Venetian A40 coach? If so, what brand and are they better?
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Old 05-20-2019, 10:07 PM   #2
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shocks?? I believe you only have air bags?
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Old 09-01-2019, 12:26 AM   #3
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Finally got the shocks changed. Went with Bilsteins. Handles much better
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Old 01-05-2020, 11:26 PM   #4
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Just curious on the coach age and miles

How many miles or how old was the coach when you changed the shocks. Also what was your main complaint about how it handled?
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Old 01-10-2020, 04:41 PM   #5
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Finally got the shocks changed. Went with Bilsteins. Handles much better
glad it handles better, mine came with Bilsteins

What brand did yours come with?
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:47 PM   #6
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How many miles or how old was the coach when you changed the shocks. Also what was your main complaint about how it handled?


I probably had 4000 miles on it when I changed the shocks. The front end always seemed way to soft. Coming to stop the front would drop 8-10 inches. Driving in the wind it was all over the road. Finally realized it was leaning to the side when it was windy and I couldnít keep it in my lane. The Bilsteins are stiffer and they have dramatically improved the drivability. I also installed a steering stabilizer first but only had minimal improvement
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Old 01-19-2020, 10:48 PM   #7
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glad it handles better, mine came with Bilsteins



What brand did yours come with?


It came with Sachs shocks
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Old 01-21-2020, 06:17 PM   #8
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It came with Sachs shocks
My data sheet noted Sachs however that wasn't the case and we bought it new so something changed someplace and the Bilsteins have been great for us with 25K on them

Not sure what the 2020's are supposed to have on them
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