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Old 05-24-2016, 01:28 PM   #43
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What 'they' said - the MORryde in particular has an equalizer total movement of 3 plus inches instead of being fixed while the Lippert is supposed to be similar though I have no experience with that brand. Now, mechanically, it doesn't make sense to me as the axle movement is basically up and down with some fore and aft as well, and dictated by the equalizer regardless of whether it's a rubber snubbed version or not. Lippert makes a bolt on shock arrangement that to me appears to be a decent way to go and one I may try regardless of their recommendations: Amazon.com: Lippert 281281 Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit 3" Axle 5.2K - 8K: Automotive.

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Old 05-24-2016, 07:37 PM   #44
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There are too many MorRyde IS systems on the road to assume that shocks will help the ride--it just doesn't need them. In fact, if you somehow manage to install shocks, it may serve to work against the fine suspension ride of the IS. Your call, if you really want to do that.
As to NevRLube bearings---have them on my '05 Suites (17400lbs) and pulled it over maybe 40k miles before having them replaced before going to AK in '12--none of the 4 bearings showed to be a problem waiting to happen--this was on 7k axles. In '14, I opted to replace the axles/brakes with complete Dexter 8k assemblies, including the NevRlubes. So, had maybe 40k miles on the original 7k axles/bearings; had possibly
25k miles on the new bearings when I opted for the 8k axles. Now at maybe 12k miles on the 8k axles/bearings and fixing to go back to AK in 2 weeks.
And, I sold the old axle/brake/bearing assemblies for $450.
I personally feel the NevRLubes are a fine bearing, but need to be checked for 'wobble' at some point after 2 years/30k miles. If you can't move the tire/wheel assembly vertically, then they are good. 100k miles is meaningless in RVs, but 5 years is sure a definite timeframe.
If I had had the money at the time, would have gone with IS and NevRLubes when I changed the axles, but that would have been about $4k more to replace everything.

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