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Old 05-02-2021, 10:29 AM   #1
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Liquid Spring system

I am running a 2018 38 ft. Jayco Precept 36T. It has the J-ride system. I have been looking at the ads for this liquid spring system and wonder if anyone has had it installed, how expensive was it and most importantly was it worth the cost. Looking forward to hearing from anyone who has experience with this system. Happy camping.
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No personal experience, but I've chatted with some fellow RV's who looked at it pretty strong....they indicated it was an $18-20k install. OUCH! Good payment towards a diesel pusher with air bags!!
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I have the LS system on my 2017 Newmar.

It works as designed. Definitely takes the sway and body roll away.

The back end of our rig rides smooth and quiet, no squeaks.

Our reason of course was the handling of the rig. I am able to take 2 lane road curves now at speed, no need to slow down.

As far as expense, I hesitate to mention a cost, the $18 to $20K price listed is high. I had mine installed at the LS factory, I am not sure what independent installers are charging - it is very labor intensive to install.

They now have an LS system for the front end - then the above mentioned price would be more realistic for front & rear.

My view - If you use your rig for summer vacations, and weekend trips, not sure this would be worth the expense. If you use your rig for extensive trips and long drives - it would definitely help your comfort level.

Good luck.

BTW - contact the factory direct. They will give costs and you can go from there. If you are in Central Indiana or can make it there, they gove factory tours.....the place is amazing.

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I was looking at purchasing a rig with liquid springs so I did a little investigating. The cost was reported by the seller to be $12,000. Take it for what it is worth. Just be aware that the system uses a computer to balance the load. I called liquid spring and asked about replacement boards, I was told they could ship them in 24-48 hours depending on whether or not they had one programmed for your vehicle. The tech also reported that they didn't have a lot of problems with them. The coach wound up being sold to someone else so i didn't go any further but frankly it seems like it's a pretty complicated system. When it works it probably works fine. If it has issues it may take a while to get them fixed. Good luck.
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