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Old 06-02-2013, 01:56 AM   #1
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Which one-Shocks or Dexter EZ Flex

Looking at a long trip in a few weeks on our "old" TT (78 Excel 20 ft 4300 lbs 2 axle) with solid axle links and was wondering about a Dexter system or shocks before we go. Who has good info? Looking to lower the sharp bounce factor inside the TT while traveling so things don't get beat up.
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Due to age of trailer, recommend you inspect frame and all welds
for rust and metal fatigue.

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Already have. Trailer is in remarkable shape for age. Stored and covered for years before we got it. Lived in a dry, no road salt area. All wheels and brakes in good, almost unused, shape. Four brand new tires. Went almost 1000 miles on first trip with no problems. Next trip, 5000 miles.
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I installed the Dexter EZ-Flex on my last 5er with the new wet spring bushings(Greasable) and new links. Made a huge difference in the ride. I have shocks and air hitch on my present 5er and I think the EZ-Flex road a little better. Cost would probably be similar and the EZ-Flex isn't real hard to install. Takes about 4 hours a side working by yourself without rushing. If you want to have any more details give me a PM and I will answer any questions that you may have.
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Looking at a long trip in a few weeks on our "old" TT (78 Excel 20 ft 4300 lbs 2 axle) with solid axle links and was wondering about a Dexter system or shocks before we go. Who has good info? Looking to lower the sharp bounce factor inside the TT while traveling so things don't get beat up.
If you have serious rebound after a bump, only shocks will dampen that. The EZ-Flex and other rubber cushions will smooth the minor road "vibrations". I use both.
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Thanks All!
Probably going the "EZ" route :-)
Shocks would be nice but a lot of work to design and install before I go. Can't find any shock kits still being made.
The Dexter EZ is simple to install from what I see on youtube runs and seems to smooth things down quite a lot. As we are going to cover 5000 miles next trip I want as easy a ride for the TT as I can get within reason.
Thanks Frank for the offer If I get lost I'll yell for help
Right now I have to talk to Dexter engineering as my equalizers measure 6.1 " center to center and not 5 and 5/8s as the EZs show.
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