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Old 12-10-2012, 02:20 PM   #11
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Old 12-10-2012, 07:20 PM   #13
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Now if you want to take the bounce out while on the road, you need to add shocks.

It does make a tremendous difference in how the trailer rides and tows.
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Old 12-11-2012, 11:29 AM   #14
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This is my 2nd Rockwood, and as yet have not really noticed any real bounce issue with the torq flex axles. Who knows might be only way to tell any difference is to install shocks. Any spring project OLD COOT? Like shocks on my trl????
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Old 12-11-2012, 05:47 PM   #15
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This is my 2nd Rockwood, and as yet have not really noticed any real bounce issue with the torq flex axles. Who knows might be only way to tell any difference is to install shocks. Any spring project OLD COOT? Like shocks on my trl????
For a price, I can make you the brackets, etc.
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Old 12-11-2012, 06:34 PM   #16
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Thanks OLDCOOT, but until I see that there is and issue with road bounce with my little 2604, I'll just keep keeping on as is. Towed over some really rough back roads and haven't seen any issues yet.
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Old 12-13-2012, 07:53 AM   #17
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lindy,
OLDCOOT is right about the shocks. I will also agree that you may not THINK that you need shocks but as the TT moves down the road hitting bumps/dips the tires will bounce. Even the slightest bounce will affect tire wear and handling. Any type of spring: coil, torsion, or leaf will oscillate until the energy of motion is either dampened or it dissipates. It is preferable that the energy is dampened and a shock will convert that motion into heat. We just got our Flagstaff with the Tor-Flex axles. I've contacted Dexter asking about installing shocks on the Tor-Flex axles. They told me that Airstream puts shocks on some of their units. I'll be designing mounts and installing this spring.
Dunnec has already done this and maybe Oldcoot has as well. Just some food for thought.
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Other than the cost, is there any reason why 2-pairs of Lippert's Electric Stabilizing Jacks couldn't be used for this? clicky
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OLDCOOT is right about the shocks. I will also agree that you may not THINK that you need shocks but as the TT moves down the road hitting bumps/dips the tires will bounce. Even the slightest bounce will affect tire wear and handling. Any type of spring: coil, torsion, or leaf will oscillate until the energy of motion is either dampened or it dissipates. It is preferable that the energy is dampened and a shock will convert that motion into heat. We just got our Flagstaff with the Tor-Flex axles. I've contacted Dexter asking about installing shocks on the Tor-Flex axles. They told me that Airstream puts shocks on some of their units. I'll be designing mounts and installing this spring.
Dunnec has already done this and maybe Oldcoot has as well. Just some food for thought.
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Dunnec & Oldcoot are the same person. Youroo!!
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