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Old 08-22-2013, 08:47 PM   #11
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36 CKTS, never empty the porcelain, no water on the floor. No shocks.
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Old 08-22-2013, 09:32 PM   #12
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The shock design on multi axle towable's, are not for up and down motion like motorhomes, car's and truck's. It is front to back motion between the axles. If you look at the hanger's you see they are at about a 45 degree angle. That is the reason for the air pin boxes, equal-flex type axle connections, etc., the Dexter air suspension, or MorRyde IS system, this all are designed to help smooth the units ride. I agree with Ducky, we had 7000# axles, changed to 8000#, then changed to MorRyde IS. NEVER had any water from the commode come out, and we've gone over some pretty rough roads. One time (before the IS system), we were on such rough roads, we had three cabinet door opened and broke some things, several pictures come off the wall, but not one drip of water came out of the commode. Actually, most places are taking any shocks off, if they are still on. A few years back, the shocks were twisting, bending, or coming loose. They would rub and cut the tires, causing a lot of damage to units. Before I added anything, I'd talk with Mike at CC, ask him to see what he thinks might be happening in your situation. I'm sure they can come up with an answer.

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Old 08-22-2013, 09:53 PM   #13
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Do you have any contact information for Mike?
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Old 08-23-2013, 11:43 AM   #14
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Tim,

Here is the contact info for Mike Antal:

Mike Antal
Technical Retail Service
Service Dept
Forest River, Inc
Cedar Creek Division
501 Hawpatch Dr
Topeka, IN 46571
260-593-2326
Fax: 260-593-3333
email:MAntal@forestriverinc.com

Only have talked with him a couple of times. They have changed people there, in the last few months. But the attitude with Cedar Creek is still the same, customers first!

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Old 08-23-2013, 11:47 AM   #15
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Tim, I forgot to tell you, Mike at CC will need the last 7 numbers of your VIN number. Sorry about that.

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Old 08-23-2013, 12:02 PM   #16
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My Flagstaff has torsion axles and the shocks work great for stopping the bounce of the trailer as well as preventing it from telegraphing to the truck. With torsion axles, there is no back and forth action like on spring suspension and the walking beam. We leave the coffee maker on the rear counter and have towed to FL twice and from NC to Goshen, IN to Trenton, MO and it never moves. Don't know how the shocks can twist and cause damage unless the mounts bend or break.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:11 PM   #17
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X2 on the shocks like OC did it. Great mod.
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Old 08-25-2013, 12:31 PM   #18
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Make sure your tires are balanced. I always had my TT tires balanced. Always got a look from the tire guy, why?, I told him so my beer would be fizzy.
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Old 08-25-2013, 03:57 PM   #19
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I never had problems with water splashing out in my 2008 37RDQS even before changing the suspension. However, I do have the TrailAir on the front of my 5er. I also now have the MorRyde IS and their disc brakes on it now. I'll never have another 5er without it.

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Old 08-25-2013, 04:13 PM   #20
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I also was thinking about shocks. To keep from flipping my shackles. Had it happen last trip out, now I am real gun shy.
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