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Old 08-03-2016, 09:14 PM   #1
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Joy Rider RV Shocks

This shocks were featured in Trailer Life awhile back. Has anyone installed these on your rig?

If so was it fairly easy and how are they working for you. I know Lippert has kit for this but from the pictures these look better for the mounting brackets. Not sure about the shocks themselves.

And the Cost for 2 axle trailer is right on $500 for the kits.
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This shocks were featured in Trailer Life awhile back. Has anyone installed these on your rig?

If so was it fairly easy and how are they working for you. I know Lippert has kit for this but from the pictures these look better for the mounting brackets. Not sure about the shocks themselves.

And the Cost for 2 axle trailer is right on $500 for the kits.
Note the equalizer is not in the kit. Just the shocks and brackets.
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Old 08-04-2016, 10:21 AM   #3
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Shocks aren't going to hurt. I know some brands of trailers came with them stock. Airstream is one that did, I think that the 5th wheel that Newmar built for a few years did too. They would help even out the ride, but cost money so most manufacturers don't put them on.

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Mike,

That gizzmo sure looks like it's alot more complicated than it needs to be. Far too many small bits to bolt together for my liking. The kits that Lippert or Dexter have do the job with a lot fewer parts and a couple hundred dollars less in cost.

I'd check my local spring and axle shop, they probably have something similar that would do the job.
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So I just got of the phone with the owner of the company on these shocks. Since my TT has 14 inch wheels and the axles are above the springs these shocks will not work. As the lower mount will be below the bottom of the wheel and would dig into the pavement if a blowout or flat occurred. He did mention that there should be some shocks available in about six months.

As we only have one more short trip this year. I am gong to hold off for now on any shocks unless the kit from etrailer may work. Any help or thoughts would be welcomed.
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