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Old 06-30-2015, 09:29 AM   #1
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Suspension issues.

I know several have installed mor/ride disc Brake systems. How are they working out?
I have had several issues with original alko axles. One brake backplate replaced. Axles replaced due to camber issue (tire wear). Still wearing tires. The latest is the rear hanger on the curb side failed.
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:10 AM   #2
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I don't know what model yours is, the axles on ours are bolted on - not welded and I am no fan of leaf springs (not saying they are bad, but on a trailer like the Trilogy - no).
We have 8000# axles with independent suspension and disc brakes and love them. If you decide to upgrade this is the setup I can recommend from personal experience with the addition of shock absorbers. Remember, road shocks should be absorbed before they travel to the trailer frame to reduce bounce and that's where leaf springs are not the best option. They need regular lubrication but that's about it.
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Ours is a 2014 36re. What model do you have and did it come that way or did you get it upgraded?
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Old 06-30-2015, 11:33 AM   #4
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There doesn't seem to be much consistency, my axles are Lippert and the brackets are also welded to the frame.
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We have a 2014 3650 RL (see signature) custom built. I'm not at the trailer right now, but I could try to sneak out this pm and take a couple pics. of our setup.
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Both lippert and alko axles we're used with the tru-trac leaf spring system with welded hangers
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Old 07-04-2015, 02:23 PM   #7
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The Lippert/Alko system failed on my coach this past April. I too am looking at upgrading to the Mor-Ryde system, with shocks.


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I had MOR/ryde IS and Disc brakes on my 2008 Cedar creek and ordered my Trilogy with the MOR/ryde IS and Disc brakes as well. No issues in over 12,000 miles since purchasing the Trilogy. Would NEVER own a 5th wheel without the MOR/ryde systems.

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When we arrived in Whistler, BC. 800 miles from home...



Luckily I was able to talk the CG management into letting me get a welder onsite. I could understand their concerns, with noise and smoke for the other campers, but I was able to time it after checkout and before check in to minimize the number of people affected. Was only one other couple there at the time, and I went over and explained the situation to them. They understood.





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Interesting that ours was the right rear as well. This was not new, as 2/3 of the break was well rusted. I looked at all the other hangers and there was no cracking evident.
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...Finished product:...Interesting that ours was the right rear as well. This was not new, as 2/3 of the break was well rusted. I looked at all the other hangers and there was no cracking evident.
IMO, from a design engr standpoint, I would have boxed all the uprights (4 total) to spread the load, leaving just enough room for the swiveling of the spring shackles. Boxed similar to the center ones. The fronts could be boxed the full length on the front and only part way on the back of the fronts.
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