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Old 03-09-2020, 03:36 PM   #1
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I have been doing some research to put shocks on my Aspen Trial 20 foot dual axle trailer. My springs are under-sprung which means to me the shocks need to be longer. I really like this kit Roadmaster Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - RM-2450, but from the looks of the mounting hardware at the axle it will not work. My question is has anyone done this modification and what and how did you do it? Lippert does make a kit but sure about the quality of shock and hardware.
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Old 03-09-2020, 11:52 PM   #2
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Have you checked out Sumo Springs for travel trailers.
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Old 03-10-2020, 04:01 PM   #3
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Just checked into those, looks like a very good alternative and whole lot easier to install. Did you put them on your rig??
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Haven't put them on yet, have been hearing some good things about them from those that did.
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Old 03-13-2020, 06:40 PM   #5
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Ordered a set for each axle will see what happens.
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Old 03-13-2020, 08:51 PM   #6
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Let me know what you think, your feedback will make my final decision on installing.
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Will do.
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Old 03-14-2020, 10:30 PM   #8
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I just finished

I used the Lippert kit on my 296RKS and they seem fine. Bracketry is heavy and shocks seem to be good quality units. Follow directions, watch a You Tube or two and go to it. Haven't pulled it yet, but will soon.
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Old 03-23-2020, 06:32 PM   #9
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They came yesterday, look well made. Waiting for weather to warm up a bit. Looks like installation will take no more than an hour for both sides. Good instruction and even comes with loctite .
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Old 05-06-2020, 02:41 PM   #10
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Shocks Installed

I finally got to putting on the Sumo Shocks. Hardest part was moving the gas line. During the install actually called them as they were taller than the space when the trailer was jacked up by an inch. Quick response was to go ahead and put them in and try for a trip. If two much support then cut off the inch from the top. Since these are not bags and are some kind of foam this can be done. Our axles are on top of the springs. So far on the short trip back to storage seems not to rock and roll as much.
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