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Offline dsrace

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toy hauler shock absorber kits
« on: January 24, 2012, 10:06:11 PM »
well it took some time and a few calls after tracking down the first number and some info but I found the guys that can get the bolt on kits to add shock absorbers to the toy hauler/campers/trailers that don't have them. the listing I found was for c-channel and boxed frames which I think are more for rv's calss c and a than tt's. my 295 wolf pack has an I beam frame. monroe shows a kit but when you call they have discontinued, I found the guys that are continuing to build that kit and can line you up with kyb mono max shocks as well at a very good price. the mono max are far far superior to monroe! if your interested in getting one of these kits I suggest you call and talk to Ross at 401-515-4601. measure up the leaf spring width, measure from the bottom of the leaf spring square plate to the center of the frame member for shock height and add 2 inches and look at the tag on the axle for what it's rated and measure the dia of the tube before you call.

http://www.shockwarehouse.com/site/mon_retrokit.cfm
this is a list of the basic measurements to make and right down before you call.
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #1 on: January 24, 2012, 10:08:04 PM »
Anything for torsion axles out there?
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:10 PM »
they claim to have that kit too but you would need to call ross to know for sure if he can get them or is still making them. I ordered a set for mine should have them in 2 weeks then I can see just how there made! but I have to say I have been thinking about that for some time with the old camper and the hauler enemy now has that shocks sure would have been nice in the wind!! I'll find out real soon! I have notice running empty that airing down from 80 psi to 65 psi really takes a lot of bump out on rough roads so i figure a good set of shocks will do much more.
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #3 on: January 24, 2012, 10:13:54 PM »
Shocks on a trailer is one of the best things ever. Once you tow with one, you will never go back.

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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #4 on: January 24, 2012, 10:15:39 PM »
this is a nice read up or write up that might interest some.

http://www.modmyrv.com/2009/01/31/rv-shock-absorbers
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #5 on: January 24, 2012, 10:16:54 PM »
fabbr read down on this link for your torsion axles.

http://www.monroeheavyduty.com/products/trailer_retrofit_kits.asp
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #6 on: January 24, 2012, 11:45:04 PM »
Some nice to know information. Would never thought of putting shocks on the trailer. Hmm

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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #7 on: January 25, 2012, 06:16:29 AM »
My little toyhauler has shocks and I was shocked when DS said his didn't.  Some of the cargo type trailers I can understand but damn a $25k trailer shouldn't be bouncing down the road.  Very good idea to instal on about any trailer. 
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #8 on: January 25, 2012, 06:40:57 AM »
Almost all trailers are built without shocks. Shocks are a luxury add on.
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #9 on: January 25, 2012, 07:34:32 AM »
yep but they all should have them imo!
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #10 on: January 25, 2012, 07:54:11 AM »
Agreed but the tight asses buying them don't want to pay the difference. The market (tight asses) decides what is used.
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #11 on: January 25, 2012, 09:21:10 AM »
yep!!

the only campers be it fith or bumper that I have seen with shocks were either ordered that way or had an msrp or 75k or more and then you see triple's under them too. othere wise like fabbr said the cheap ass's set the pace for the mid range equipment out there. this new one I got did bounce bad but that was in IA!!!!  once we crossed the river into nebr it was so smooth I actually forgot it was behind us at times. now not all roads will be smooth for a couple of hundred miles and that's why we let the air pressure down to 69 psi from 80psi when the chop started. now this wouldn't work if we would have been loaded but empty it's ok but doing this took 50% of the bounce out so I know shocks will do soooooooooooooooooooooo much more!! for $400 for all 4 shock and the upper and lower mounting brackets who wouldn't!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #12 on: January 25, 2012, 01:27:40 PM »
be 600 + for us triples. Guess it'll just keep bouncing along.
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2012, 02:22:45 PM »
be 600 + for us triples. Guess it'll just keep bouncing along.

ya that sounds about right and that's with the goo kyb. the monroe shocks they list are like 30% cheaper but not worth it imo. did you find the torsion axle spec?
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Re: toy hauler shock absorber kits
« Reply #14 on: January 25, 2012, 02:54:46 PM »
Saw it but I have I beams.
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but something else also, isn't an American at all.  We have room for but one
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