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Old 06-06-2018, 08:45 PM   #1
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Has anyone added shocks to their 5th wheel? If so are you happy with the decision?
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Old 06-06-2018, 08:59 PM   #2
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Has anyone added shocks to their 5th wheel? If so are you happy with the decision?
Yes sir I did and am very pleased with the results. Lot of manual labor but not too costly.
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Old 06-07-2018, 12:18 AM   #3
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I had the JoyRider Shocks added to my 42' fifth wheel. I can't say that I noticed an incredible improvement or even if I would pay to have it done again. If you're handy like OldCoot and can install them on your own, it might be worth it but the installation got quite expensive to have an RV service center do it for me.
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Old 06-11-2018, 04:48 PM   #4
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Like ependydad ... I've had shocks on the fiver before my current Silverback ... there was very little difference before and after install. I'd not spend the money if I had the opportunity again. OldCoot has the Independent Suspension ( no leaf springs) with shocks mounted in a way that allows them to work properly ... most aftermarket shocks do not. They are installed at such an angle on fivers and TT's that the shock only moves an inch or two ... that angle makes them ineffective.
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That is what I thought, too steep an angle to work correctly.
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Old 06-11-2018, 09:25 PM   #6
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What about these flex devices that replace the iron piece between the springs.
Anyone had any experience with those?
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Old 06-12-2018, 04:38 PM   #7
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Most all Silverbacks and Cedar Creeks come with the EZ Flex rubber cushioned spring equalizers as standard equipment. I put the Equa Flex on my old 2005 Montana. My 2011 Montana had the Mor Ryde LRE 4000 rubber shear springs in place of the metal equalizer on it as standard equipment. I'm sure they all cushioned the ride to some extent.
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