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Old 09-08-2018, 10:45 AM   #1
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Roadmaster Slipper Springs/Shocks

Our 5th wheel has 7000 Dexter axles. I am thinking about upgrading the suspension with the Roadmaster Slipper Springs and Shocks. (I will probably put 4000# springs on each side vs 3500#.) They say the Slipper Spring/Shocks improve ride and cut down on the chugging. (Compared to our last 5th wheel lots of chugging on this one)

We have a 2019 Grand Design 375 16800 GVWR.

I would like to know if anyone has them and what they think about them.

Thanks in advance!
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Im wondering the same thing. Has anyone tried this setup?
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I thought chucking was more a factor of the pin box and hitch, which ones do you have?
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Old 05-19-2019, 12:33 PM   #4
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the chucking etc is hitch and pin box issue. all springs and shocks will do is soften the ride inside the 5ver
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Did you think to install the IS system?
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Old 05-19-2019, 05:39 PM   #6
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Did you think to install the IS system?
Certainly... but isnt IS considerably more expensive and require driving to Indiana to get it installed?

Maybe I'm all wrong on my idea. I dont know.
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Old 05-19-2019, 08:36 PM   #7
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Believe there is a Morryde certified installer in AZ...
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Quick follow up since I did the research-

IS installer on west coast is in Grants Pass Oregon. They are quoting near 10,000$ for 8K disc brake conversion and 7200$ using your drums.

Taking your rig directly to morryde- 6900$ with disc conversion 4250$ with your drums.

I still wonder how much better the 5th wheel would ride with the roadmaster kit over the OE leafs
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Well your first option is about $1500. If you install . Moryde also offers a 4000 has 4" of travel about 500 self install. Just depends on how much you want to spend .
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Have you considered Trailer Saver TS3 Hitch Products
or a Trail Air Pin Box?
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Old 06-12-2019, 07:37 PM   #11
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The trailer saver hitch l have is a BD 3 . Good for up to 18000 lb trailer. A BD 5 is good to 2400 lb trailer. I have had mine for 7 yrs. No air leaks or any other problem
They are expensive but worth every penny . You can't beat the ride .
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Roadmaster

I just had this installed on my 379 Solitude. I believe they changed name to
Joy Ryder now. I have Moryde and Anderson ultimate set up. I never had any issues with bounce or chucking that we noticed in truck but things got bounced around inside trailer a lot. The new system has helped huge on this. Trailer has a little less bounce or sway from roads and wind now as well I believe. The equa flex which was only a year old was was not holding up, and I greased often. I added hyd disc brakes at the same time. After all this garble lol I think it was worth it and should be less maintenance!
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Joy Rider is completely different company .
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Comfort ride

I stand corrected I just looked at invoice and it was comfort ride!
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