RV Trip Planning Discussions

Go Back   iRV2 Forums > TRAVEL TRAILER, 5th WHEEL & TRUCK CAMPER FORUMS > Travel Trailer Discussion
Click Here to Login
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
  This discussion is proudly sponsored by:
Please support our sponsors and let them know you heard about their products on iRV2
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 09-30-2013, 09:08 AM   #1
Senior Member
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Langley. BC, Canada
Posts: 677
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.

Gil & Deb & Dougal the Springer Spaniel
2014 KZ Spree 262RKS & Ford F250 supercab V10 4x4 LB
Langley, B.C.
myredracer is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 09-30-2013, 03:37 PM   #2
Senior Member
Join Date: Aug 2012
Posts: 1,577
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.

lynnmor is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-30-2013, 03:53 PM   #3
Senior Member
Franka548's Avatar
Freightliner Owners Club
Retired Fire Service RVer's
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: N E Ohio
Posts: 3,807
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.
05 Alfa Gold 40' Motor Home "Goldie" 03 Malibu Toad towing 4 down
03 Silverado cclb 3500 drw, D/A, Reese 22k hitch
07 Alfa SeeYa Gold 30RL,2 slides,power everything Above for sale PM me for details
Franka548 is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:09 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2018, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.