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Old 03-28-2016, 10:01 AM   #15
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Name: Russ
Trailer: Scamp 16' side dinette, Airstream Safari 19'
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With the stock axle our Scamp bounced so severely it literally unscrewed most of the interior trim screws, and cushions were tossed everywhere. The face of the furnace fell off. I later changed out the axle to a new Flexiride and switched to 14" wheels and tires. The ride improved quite a bit. Much lower frequency oscillations now. Properly matched shocks would certainly improve the ride even further. Trailers without shocks will usually have tires worn with cupping patterns caused by the constant hopping at the rigs resonant frequency. Our Jeep Wrangler tug has worn out shocks and the ride is suffering badly. Ka-ching! It's only money..

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Old 03-28-2016, 11:32 AM   #16
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Trailer: Casita 17 ft DLX SD
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We had Larry Gamble of LHC install the OMW shock kit on our Casita. In my estimation ,worth every penny I spent. It is nice to get your destination and find the cushions in place ,cupboard doors still closed with no stuff laying on the floor and my refrigerator door stayed shut.
My trailer is a 2013 and had the mod done in 2014 so my axle was in good shape. I credit the improvement to Larry , Jim and the shocks.

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