Two Thumbs Up! MorRyde IS w/Kodiak 4Wheel Disc Upgrade
After discussing my concerns with several of you, reading about very premature failures from too many of you, and doing some detailed research; we decided to invest in the MorRyde solution.
There were several options:
Two disc brake options: (chose the one with easy to find replacement parts)
Two hub options: (chose the one with serviceable bearings & chose the best bearings available)
Both of these choices are rooted in my 30 plus years in the automotive aftermarket business, and especially the last 20 in sourcing brakes for a Fortune 200 company.
Enough of that. Let me tell you about the 587 mile return trip.
First, I was not able to air up the TrailerSaver TS3 to 90 PSI, because I left my compressor at home. In need of air, I stopped at Pilot TS, and fed the portable machine. It would only provide 80 PSI, (at least in the time I was prepared to wait). Normally, this would have caused more "porpoising", than we are comfortable with experiencing. Though, not the case! The IS was more responsive to the very rough roads in North Indiana, and around Louisville. In a couple of areas of I-40, (which we travel quite a bit), I chose to carry a bit more speed (60mph, though normally 50mph) into downhill curves, to get a feel for any change. I was quite surprised at the stability and feel.
Lastly, an accident, requiring an abrupt slow down and stop, required me to energize the 4/wheel disc, and WOW!
Suffice to say, the additional margin of performance and safety, are quite comforting! No, we will not travel faster or seek to use up the new found margin. And we hope no situation requires us to use it. Though should such demand occur, it's there!
As for the Trilogy, and Silverado, they will no doubt perform better and require fewer repairs along the way, due to the upgrades.
Gentlemen, (you know who you are), thanks for bearing with my questions and comments. Your insight and candor are much appreciated! I look forward to learning and sharing with you in the future.
BTW, Rob Kolean at MorRyde is a fine ambassador for their company. Not only is he a bit of a perfectionist; I found him to be spot on with communication, service, and attention to detail in customer satisfaction!
David & Cathy
2015 Trilogy 38FL
2016 Silverado 3500HD DRW
Trailersaver TS-3 Hitch on B&W Platform