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Old 03-29-2016, 08:07 PM   #1
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Lippert Travel Trailer Shock Kit Installed

Hi All,

Just got done installing the Lippert Shock Kit (x2) on my Lippert I-Beam Frame today. Took me about 6 hours total over two days doing one side at a time.

We camped down at Galveston Beach last weekend and upon arriving the inside of the TT looked like it had been through an earthquake. No damage, just drawers opened and some things strewn about the floor.

Can't wait to see the difference on the next camping trip!

















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Good stuff. Be sure to come back and let us know how it goes once you get some miles on.
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Looks good. I'm doing the Joy Rider Kit and it states is for shocks to be effective they need be no angled no more than 40 degrees, which yours appears to be about 30 and mine will be also. Keep us in the loop on what your results are.
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Old 03-30-2016, 08:25 AM   #4
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Looks good. I'm doing the Joy Rider Kit and it states is for shocks to be effective they need be no angled no more than 40 degrees, which yours appears to be about 30 and mine will be also. Keep us in the loop on what your results are.
Hi Scotty, thanks! Yes, no less than 45 degress to be effective for lippert kit. I had to remount one shock as it was just below 45 degress. You will know that it won't work because the shock will not compress or extend (at least any appreciable amount) when cycling the suspension.

I will update after the next trip!
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Did you also replaced all your bushings with bronze and a wet bolt kit?

Plus, replacing the equalizer makes a HUGE difference. I just replaced my equalizer with a Lippert Equa-Flex and its great how well it rides now. I can't feel the driveline shock and flex from the weight while stopping and starting, plus the ride is way smoother. THe combination of shocks and a new equalizer would probably work great for you.
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:37 PM   #6
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Did you also replaced all your bushings with bronze and a wet bolt kit?

Plus, replacing the equalizer makes a HUGE difference. I just replaced my equalizer with a Lippert Equa-Flex and its great how well it rides now. I can't feel the driveline shock and flex from the weight while stopping and starting, plus the ride is way smoother. THe combination of shocks and a new equalizer would probably work great for you.
Thats next on the list! Though if I'm happy with just the shocks, I will go with an HD wet bolt kit. I wouldn't put what came from the factory on a utility trailer- so cheap!
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Old 03-30-2016, 02:40 PM   #7
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For anyone that is not a believe in the factory plastic bushings, some of mine were worn through after only using my TT one summer. I have a 6500lb dual axle Coachman that I only bought last June. Just replaced the bushings last weekend and there were worn, mangled, and packed full of rust.

Such low quality for such an important component.
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I did the joy rider on my 5er and now I have a great ride
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Old 03-30-2016, 05:22 PM   #9
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should the shackles also be upgraded given how the stock ones of so poor quality.
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We put the Lipper Shock kit on when we first got our new 320 home. Then off to 7000 Miles's plus another 1000 and haven't had anything come out on the floor. They really seem to work well.
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