"Replacing the stock front shocks on Mercedes-Benz’s 2500 and 3500 Sprinter chassis with KONI Heavy Track “Reds” can make a welcome change in ride quality and handling"
We are happy to be apart of RV Enthusiast Magazine for their Febuary 2023 issue. Bruce W. Smith the writer of the article is such an expert at his craft and a real pleasure to work with.
"Anytime a group of RVers get together, one sure topic of conversation is the “towing capacity” of their rig — and we’re not just talking about pickup trucks. Motorhomes also are rated by their manufacturers with a maximum weighted ability to pull “stuff” across the country.
On the other hand, one topic usually overlooked — but shouldn’t be — is their rig’s cargo-carrying capacity, especially for a self-contained coach not traveling with a dinghy. And since you won’t see a “toad” behind a Class B motorhome, what owners put inside their conversion vans (and even smaller Class A and Class C motorhomes) has a big effect on how they handle.
For example, a 2022 Mercedes-Benz Sprinter 3500 chassis — a popular choice for manufacturers of luxury Class B and Class C coaches — has a stout 11,030-pound GVWR (gross vehicle weight rating). That’s an impressive number and leaves plenty of room for cargo and things you’ll pick up along the way. However, the more “stuff” you add to any vehicle, the more it tends to negatively impact its riding and handling abilities. Age and miles also take their toll....."