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Old 02-07-2015, 11:12 AM   #1
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Equa-Flex or shocks ?

Because my new trailer is a pretty heavy for 2 axles I was thinking to upgrade the suspension at least little bit. I thought shocks will be be great upgrade, but when I saw the Equa-Flex equalizer on Lippert web site I thought if this could be enough. Any idea or experience you guys have, which is a better way to go ?
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Old 02-07-2015, 11:19 AM   #2
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I have the Equa-Flex and would like to add shocks for a smoother ride back there.
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Old 02-07-2015, 10:12 PM   #3
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I installed the Equa-Flex on our TT. I honestly can't say how much difference it made, but IMO any amount of "cushion" is better than just the stock springs. For the little amount of $$ that they are I think they are worth it.
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Added the Center Point Air system to our 36RE without shocks and it made a big difference in the ride and control of the unit. I hope to add shocks at the FROG in Aug. in hopes of improving ride more. Really like to Center Point system.
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Old 02-08-2015, 12:56 PM   #5
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I'm considering going with the equaflex suspension. I found a good deal and will be doing it hopefully in the spring. I figure I'm due to replace the nylon spring/equalizer bushings anyway. So that would be a good time to install them. I'm getting the kit with the bronze bushings and wet bolts.
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Old 02-08-2015, 01:19 PM   #6
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I'm considering going with the equaflex suspension. I found a good deal and will be doing it hopefully in the spring. I figure I'm due to replace the nylon spring/equalizer bushings anyway. So that would be a good time to install them. I'm getting the kit with the bronze bushings and wet bolts.
Why you don't go with the Never fail bushings ?
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Old 02-28-2015, 03:15 AM   #7
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Decades ago, before shocks were popular, i had a customer come in wanting shocks. He complained everything was flying around back there. Not knowing how he drove, i agreed to do the install with no guarantees as to his satisfaction. I got some monroe gas shocks installed with the understanding he was to report back. When he showed later he pointed to a glass ashtray on the rear dinette table and proclaimed...thats where she rides. Ive been sold on the idea every since...
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I have the Equa-flex today but after reading about the Joy Rider shocks in the September issue (I think) of trailer life, am contemplating adding them.

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I have the Equa-flex today but after reading about the Joy Rider shocks in the September issue (I think) of trailer life, am contemplating adding them.

http://www.rvimprovementsystems.com

I want them after reading OldCoot's description. I'm just not sure who to go to for the fabrication and install.
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That's the thing with the Joy Rides. No fabrication necessary. Yes, you have to dril 16 holes for the top brackets but other than that it is pretty straight forward. Even uses the existing u bolts.
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