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Old 03-21-2015, 08:22 PM   #1
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Trailer shocks

I have equa flex equalizers on my trailer springs that seem to do a good job smoothing normal road irregularities. But very large bumps cause a huge secondary jerk of the truck. I'm trying to determine if adding shocks would reduce that hit or if it would be a waste of time and money to add shocks.
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Old 03-22-2015, 12:40 AM   #2
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That is called "chucking", and is pretty normal for most 5th wheel towing. Our TrailAir kingpin boxes help with that somewhat... and I've found my best results are when I keep the bag filled between 65-80 psi.

Some people get either air bags or helper springs for their tow vehicles... but I've not found that necessary towing my 3200.
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Old 04-08-2015, 06:59 PM   #3
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I use the TrailAir hitch with 80psi in the bags towing my V3600. Im very impressed with it and has almost completely eliminated the "chucking" in my opinion.
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