Originally Posted by etcmss
in normal driving conditions the TT performs well with no bounce, so what in the road causes the violent up and down bouncing?
and why would we need to add shocks on a trailer just for this? it still points to the TT should have had them when it was built.
Shocks only come on HIGH end trailers like Airstream, don't know if any Forest River trailers have them.
If all roads were smooth, there is no need for shocks on any vehicle, but a vast majority of the roads are far from smooth and once the bounce starts, it will continue to bounce until acted upon by an outside source, i.e. shocks. Newton's 1 law.
Try this experiment, unhook the rear shocks from your truck and then bounce on the back bumper and see what happens and it isn't even moving on a highway.