My stupendous wonderful smart intelligent mechanical sweet marvelous husband took one look at those shocks, and said:
" Oh gee, they are just gas filled instead of hydraulic, and just are not compressed yet!"
He got out his tools, put them on, and they WORK!!!!
We just got back from a test drive, and it's smooth as velvet, of course, but no more rattling sound under my feet and it glided along like a swan on a smooth glass lake!
(the dogs got to go along too, or else they never forgive us for leaving the yard with their motorhome!)
Now to go start loading up for a weekend of camping!!!
and yes... I gave him a huge KISS!