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Old 11-04-2014, 08:18 PM   #31
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My old shocks were shot and the new ones only helped take the major jurk out. I have the dexter ez flex already standard from the factory.
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Old 11-05-2014, 12:45 PM   #32
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My old shocks were shot and the new ones only helped take the major jurk out. I have the dexter ez flex already standard from the factory.
i quit using manroe on my truck and trailers cause they are complete junk compared to kyb. i put kyb mono max on my truck and camper , far far better imo and personal experiance. they do make the empty ride a little stiffer over monroe but then monroe do not control the load of the camper near as well as kyb mono max. i used the mono max on my camper too, used one for a tacoma rear but in the kyb mono max tow shock. the air hitch made a huge diff too with forward and aft absorbtion. not all systems that come on the campers are the dexter ez flex systems with wet bolts. there are other brand names and not all are the same. does your say ez flex on it?
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:10 PM   #33
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Those that have never had shocks on trailers just don't know what a difference they make. They use all sorts of excuses/reasons why they don't THINK they are needed. They just don't know any better IMO.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:37 PM   #34
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i quit using manroe on my truck and trailers cause they are complete junk compared to kyb. i put kyb mono max on my truck and camper , far far better imo and personal experiance. they do make the empty ride a little stiffer over monroe but then monroe do not control the load of the camper near as well as kyb mono max. i used the mono max on my camper too, used one for a tacoma rear but in the kyb mono max tow shock. the air hitch made a huge diff too with forward and aft absorbtion. not all systems that come on the campers are the dexter ez flex systems with wet bolts. there are other brand names and not all are the same. does your say ez flex on it?
Yes they say ez on them. Stamped on the outside of the drums. You are correct OC that we have the same axles.
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:52 PM   #35
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Concord, NORTH Carolina.
Oops I knew I would get in trouble.... Sorry OC..lol
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Old 11-05-2014, 01:54 PM   #36
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Putting shocks on a spring suspension is pretty easy, putting it on a torsion axle is a little more challenging as you have to design a method to attach the shock to the spindle/backing plate bolts.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:12 PM   #37
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Those that have never had shocks on trailers just don't know what a difference they make. They use all sorts of excuses/reasons why they don't THINK they are needed. They just don't know any better IMO.
I would then assume FR doesn't know either or they would come with them. I'm sure they help but are not a must have, in FR's opinion in your opinion yes. I do not know of to many FR units that come with shocks installed. Good question for the factory, not saying your wrong but if they are needed why aren't they installing them instead of flex axles? Just a question. It would cost the average person around 600 to 800 dollars to have them installed. For a little chucking? They have hitches to do that, but shocks on a trailer will not stop the chucking from quick stops or acceleration. Might help on a rough road I agree but really where does it stop. I guess some people can't stand it and others like me really do not care, nothing falls over or cabinets doors open from things falling out I can put up with a little chucking and save 800.00 bucks. More power to the person who can do it on there own and design something, way past my pay grade.
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Old 11-05-2014, 04:30 PM   #38
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The dexter ez flex system is just a fancy walking beam which softens the ride of the spring suspension. It does nothing for eliminating chucking or dolphining. FR is not going to put anything on a trailer that will make the trailer ride more pleasant. Using the logic "if it were needed, FR would furnish it", why doesn't FR equip all the 5ers with an air ride or shock absorber pin box? All I can say is I've towed thousands of miles with spring suspension trailers, torsion suspension trailers, trailers with and without shocks and this trailer with shocks is the best towing trailer I've ever towed, bar none. Any how, I'm outta here.
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The dexter ez flex system is just a fancy walking beam which softens the ride of the spring suspension. It does nothing for eliminating chucking or dolphining. FR is not going to put anything on a trailer that will make the trailer ride more pleasant. Using the logic "if it were needed, FR would furnish it", why doesn't FR equip all the 5ers with an air ride or shock absorber pin box? All I can say is I've towed thousands of miles with spring suspension trailers, torsion suspension trailers, trailers with and without shocks and this trailer with shocks is the best towing trailer I've ever towed, bar none. Any how, I'm outta here.
Well thank you for your information, you never stop surprising me with your knowledge on such matters. You should be an engineer for FR. With you that would put FR up there with such units as Deluxe Suites. Have a wonderful night and thank you for your point of view. My point of view is they try to turn out a decent trailer that people do not have to break the bank for. As you stated it would take special brackets that you designed to attach them, Most folks don't own a CAD or FR will not supply the parts needed to do it, or believe that they are needed with the suspension system that they installed already. Why redesign the Golden gate bridge, if it not broke don't fix it. In your own words I'm also outta here. THANKS PS: as stated before an air ride or shock system can't fit in the framing of 10" It will fit on higher end units such as CC, Saber and Columbus. Not Rockwood or flagstaff. People have a choice what to purchase.
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Mine happens mostly on cement especially bridges. I am getting some air bags installed on the bed this winter.
X2 - bridges tend to suck. If you happen to have a reese sidewinder 15K, we were advised by the Goshen Weight Police to raise our hitch up one notch. This has had the dual effect of eliminating chucking (only a slight chuck on bridges now) and repositioning the weight distribution toward the rear of the 5er (the scales said we were a tad front heavy). YMMV but it worked for us!
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