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We had a Centerpoint air suspension made for a smoothride didn't add anything to CC.


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CavemanCharlie wrote:

I think we need to know first why you are putting air shocks on ? Are they just for the dampening action or are you trying to solve some sort of problem you are having ?


To prevent those stuff inside the RV from flying all over.

Good enough reason to spend $600?

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KD4UPL wrote:

I wouldn't use air shocks for anything. Shock mounts are NOT made to support weight.
If I put shocks on a trailer I'd put them on both axles.


I hope this is what you intended to say. Shock mounts take a lot of stress, but are not designed to carry any real weight.

OP should consider a set of the equalizer replacements that have cushioning or dampening in them, Dexter E-Z Flex, Lippert Equa-Flex or Road Armor, or MORryde.

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CharlesinGA wrote:

OP should consider a set of the equalizer replacements that have cushioning or dampening in them, Dexter E-Z Flex, Lippert Equa-Flex or Road Armor, or MORryde.

Charles


Ditto, then also look at installing normal shocks. For example, Outdoors RV is currently using KYB shocks on their TTs.

My 2018 ORV has Monroe shocks on it.


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Electric shocks ... I mean dampers ... shock absorbers... not “shocks” as in zap...

Anyways- like my BMW has - adjustable on the fly - they work quite nice.

Being a distant relative to Elmer Fudd I would start by securing stuff better inside the camper.

Then I would install Trailer Flex air suspension.

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If you want a better ride, air shocks are not the way to get it.


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Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

I think we need to know first why you are putting air shocks on ? Are they just for the dampening action or are you trying to solve some sort of problem you are having ?


To prevent those stuff inside the RV from flying all over.

Good enough reason to spend $600?

I wouldn’t. But I did spend about $10 on a couple cabinet latches, eye hooks, and small bungee cords.


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I have the Moreyde 3000 and OEM shocks on my TT and it rides as smooth as I could hope for.

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GrandpaKip wrote:

Yosemite Sam1 wrote:

CavemanCharlie wrote:

I think we need to know first why you are putting air shocks on ? Are they just for the dampening action or are you trying to solve some sort of problem you are having ?


To prevent those stuff inside the RV from flying all over.

Good enough reason to spend $600?

I wouldn’t. But I did spend about $10 on a couple cabinet latches, eye hooks, and small bungee cords.


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goducks10 wrote:

I have the Moreyde 3000 and OEM shocks on my TT and it rides as smooth as I could hope for.


Shock absorbers is another option. Except I can't DIY this. And I'm loathe to wait two months for an RV shop for an appointment.

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