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Old 12-25-2017, 03:03 PM   #1
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have you installed shocks or equalizers

I have a 2017 T24RQMX and look to upgrade the equalizers and add shocks. Anyone done this? What did you install and what are your views of it? Pics would be nice.

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Old 12-30-2017, 08:51 PM   #2
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Wow, nobody.
I'm getting ready to add Lippert Correct Track, Equa-Flex equalizers, 1/2" thick shackles, Lippert Never-Fail bushings and Lippert shocks.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:08 PM   #3
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Here's what my RV service guy told me. If you plan to full-time, travel >8k miles a year, and plan to keep your rig for 5 years or more, then do it. Otherwise it's not worth the expense for the benefits gained. According to him anyway.
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Old 12-30-2017, 10:27 PM   #4
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Really like this guy's videos. In this one, he adds suspension and shocks to his Coachmen 360IBL 5er.



Hope this helps.
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Old 12-30-2017, 11:17 PM   #5
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Well, here's the thing. Fully loaded to 400lbs under gross weight (all weights were from a certified scale) with a TW percentage of 12.6% using a properly set up WD hitch, while increasing speed from 35MPH to 55MPH (not having reached the 55MPH) I developed a significant sway which ended up bending all my hanger brackets between 15º and 30º and shifted both axles about 2 inches to the left. The trailer has since been fixed but I know the hangers need some support. The Correct track will do that. Plus, tire clearance unloaded is 2 1/2 inches and that is the minimum you should have...Loaded! Correct track will raise the trailer 2inches. So, added support to the hanger legs, a block between the legs to essentially tie the legs together,2inches more clearance AND, the ability to correct axle alignment. That's a win. The equa-flex will smooth out all oscillations. Shocks will help control the suspension.
As for mileage, I do about 7K to 12K per year. I also go off road since it is a toy hauler and encounter things like off cambers, ruts, dips, holes, etc. As for 5 years, well I'm 62 and when I can no longer safely pull a trailer, I'll quit. Could be one year....could be 20 years.
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Wow..... that had to be some sway!!!! Hope all the after market goodies fix your problem. Good luck!!!
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