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Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
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Equalizers & Dexter EZ-Flex

Can anyone say if there is much of an improvement to using the Dexter EZ-Flex suspension equalizers over the basic cast iron ones? I'm wondering if there is a good reason to spend more on these. Our TT is 29' with 6800 lb wt.


And exactly what do the equalizers do? And I don't mean "it improves the ride". If one wheel goes up, the other goes down by an equal amount? Am trying to picture what happens while hitting bumps and potholes and the physics of it. If hitting a bump, the forward leaf springs would momentarily extend a bit (I think?), but wouldn't that force the rear axle upwards a bit?

I had a factory rep. at the RV show on the weekend tell me that it is very important to set your trailer up to ride level otherwise the weight difference on the front and rear axles can be enough to cause premature tire wear. I can see this on a TT without equalizers, but wouldn't the weight be pretty much balanced between axles with them?

Maybe someone has a link to a good explanation or video.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
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A video is available here:

Dexter Axle - Trailer Axles and Running Gear Components - Video Gallery

I have the Equa-Flex system that does the same thing. I believe that the rubber cushions do help a lot with the small, sharp impacts. The equalizer does equalize the load on the two axles.

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Old 09-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
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I had the EZ Flex on my last 5er, and I could feel the difference in the ride. What it does is lessens the impact load on severe bumps, like bridge approches that are not quite even with the rest of the road or bridge, or the joint heaves that pop up in the north on the concrete bases. Things inside the RV don't move around as much.
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