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Offline dsrace

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toy hauler suspension
« on: April 22, 2013, 06:19:25 PM »
well been waiting for a dry day to get this done before the dune trip. added the ez flex and wet bolt kit to the leaf springs and shock absorbers.

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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2013, 07:22:14 PM »
I'm not very bright and don't know a thing about the ezflex but,are you SURE the shackles won't just flip over at that angle to an upward angle instead of down when you put the weight back on the wheels? Never saw a setup with spring shackles at such an angle.
 


Just now looked at Dexter site. I think you have an equalizer for 33" spacing axles but you need 35" spacing equalizer to correct shackle angle. Am I missing something?
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2013, 07:30:44 PM »
Other than ride height, I don't think it would make any difference if they flipped............
 
They look interesting, curious as to how they work.

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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #3 on: April 22, 2013, 07:40:13 PM »
The geometry isn't right up or down. Dexter site shows shackles pretty much perpendicular to the ground. All trailer spring setups I have seen are that way also.  To transfer loads correctly to the ez flex equalizer the shackles need  to be so also,IMO.
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #4 on: April 22, 2013, 08:47:41 PM »
you are correct they are supposed to but up and they do go up when I let the weight back on it. I set them down to set the shocks. I bought longer shocks than needed but thought about a 2" lift down the road to accommodate 235 80 16 tires and wheels and have 225 15's now. I do have 33" spacing on the axles when it's on the ground.    from what I have read on several camper forums several have added them ( the ez flex equalizers ) and on the same roads behind the same trucks the one thing they ALL say is that there is no more objects bouncing off beds and around in cabinets anymore and most say feels better in the truck.   I know when I bought this new and deano and I towed it home with the tires aired up to 80 psi max it was bouncy on the innerstate in iowa and smooth once we hit nebr. we stopped and dropped pressure down to 60 psi and 50% of the bounce stopped and that was unloaded so I know shocks alone would've handled that.  the shocks they offer on the dexter site are what you see on campers and I believe Monroe shocks.  I have used these kyb monomax on my truck and what a diff they made over the same rated Monroe's. I found the correct length monomax off a Toyota and figured they were for heavy hauling so with the weight of the camper it's always handling heavy loads lol.
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2013, 11:52:24 AM »
HAVE YOU TOWED IT YET ??? 8) :police:

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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #6 on: April 23, 2013, 03:20:03 PM »
as soon as i get the other side done i will.
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #7 on: April 23, 2013, 03:37:07 PM »
when you put a jack under the axle may shackle does pivot up and once loaded just like in the video



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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #8 on: April 23, 2013, 03:44:05 PM »
Dang that hurt just watching.  That is something to look into.  been wanting to put a set on my TH.

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« Reply #9 on: April 23, 2013, 03:58:14 PM »

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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #10 on: April 23, 2013, 04:50:37 PM »
Yea the video part where shows the thing bouncing swinging back and forth bout made me car sick. Lol.  Hope it works out great!  Might be an add on?
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #11 on: April 23, 2013, 06:23:00 PM »
from what I have read on the camper forums they really make a diff. people have posted about before and after, now they're not having items bounce off beds and what not, where they did before but I don't think they have ever drove into Oklahoma lol that will be the real test!! lol

here is a cheap and probably easier shock kit to add for those that want to.
http://dexteraxle.com/inc/sdetail/1168/1171
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #12 on: April 23, 2013, 07:32:49 PM »
http://www.monroeheavyduty.com/products/kits/trailer-retrofit-kits  or this one like I bought.. I did screw up and ordered qty 2 when I should've only ordered qty 1 on the shock  mount kit from Monroe so I have a kit to do 1 more tandem axle trailer. I will just put it for sale when I am done.
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #13 on: April 23, 2013, 07:33:40 PM »
http://www.monroeheavyduty.com/products/kits/trailer-retrofit-kits  or this one like I bought.. I did screw up and ordered qty 2 when I should've only ordered qty 1 on the shock  mount kit from Monroe so I have a kit to do 1 more tandem axle trailer. I will just put it for sale when I am done.
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Re: toy hauler suspension
« Reply #14 on: April 23, 2013, 08:38:32 PM »
ezflex cost?
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