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Old 08-25-2014, 03:12 PM   #15
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I replaced an old set of worn out aftermarkets with standard monroe matics for trailers and the difference is substantial. The trailer handles much better with the good shocks than with the bad ones. Glad I made the change and it was worth the $75. However, mine are aftermarket and the install is aftermarket. Somebody welded the angles on the trailer frame way before I owned it. I do not think it came frome the factory that way.

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Old 08-26-2014, 09:17 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by Cumminsfan View Post
Drilling 4 small holes on the bottom flange of an I-beam will do virtually nothing to cause any beam failure. Look around any RV trailer frame and you'll see holes all over. Gas lines and that plastic underlayment are all screwed to the bottom flange. If it is a Lippert frame I'd be more concerned about the poor welds holding it together.

I do agree with TeJay that the kit is over complicated.
I couldn't tell if yours and Tejay's comments were directed at my reply, but I will assume as such for this comment. You had stated;"..As far as warranty is concerned. What would shocks do to affect the warranty. Nothing. I can't imagine how adding shocks would affect anything on the frame that might be covered under warranty..." I simply explained why there would be issues with warranties. And you're right about shocks not needing to be complicated, all they do is smooth out rebound. Most cars don't even have functioning shocks. I don't know about making mounts out of wood..Don't even like the walls made out of wood..The shocks do take a load though, and putting a cantilevered mount puts a large load on the mount, whereas a shock anchored on both sides is much more stable. I don't think I would buy this kit either.
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Shock suspensions

The rubber suspensions on tandem axle trls respond differently that is why the shock angle is not strait up and down. A recent art in this months trl life showed a good kit for about 500 but if you are handy you could just look at the pic and copy their mounting system.
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The rubber suspensions on tandem axle trls respond differently that is why the shock angle is not strait up and down. A recent art in this months trl life showed a good kit for about 500 but if you are handy you could just look at the pic and copy their mounting system.
Do you recall the manufacturer's name?

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