Originally Posted by Rzrbrn
I would like to both raise my trailer up a bit and also smooth out the ride so the trailer will be less impacted by road shocks and vibrations. perhaps something like this: Lippert Center Point by Trailer Air-ride LC1565391 at etrailerdotcom.
Has anyone put air suspension on a travel trailer?
I put the Center Point system on my 30' toy hauler (~10K weight).
I was concerned about shaking my trailer apart driving down gravel roads so I thought this would be a good solution.
I purchased it through Amazon - one of the bushings was banged up in the device upon arrival - I contacted Lippert (Right in the box was the usual note saying to call them instead of returning anything). They immediately sent me a bag of replacement bushings.
+1 for good customer service.
I installed them myself and there were no issues that a really big hammer would not fix (One of the spring openings was a bit small and required some help to get everything in).
This also provided replacement parts for all the really nasty cheap components with wet bolts that I can grease with nice brass bushings (all the bushings and bolts needed for the entire spring assembly).
+1 for maintainability.
I opted to not to do their recommended connections were the air lines tee together for the air - as my trailer has a kitchen in a slide and I am pretty sure one side of my trailer is heavier that the other - so by doing separate air lines I can air the two sides up differently.
This has worked out well - there are arms that are supposed to be parallel on the air bag supports (they show this in the instructions) - so I can easily tell when they are aired up properly and it turns out (as expected) two sides need different pressures (30 and 50psi).
So the question everyone want's to know - was it worth it?
I have no idea - I didn't take the trailer out before installation - and it tows fine now.
Does it shake the contents less?
I have no idea - logically it should - the trailer is now riding on air bags - but I don't have any data to back that up.
So in end all I can provide is a two thumbs up for the purchase and installation experience and the fact that I feel better having installed them and used them for a year of camping with no issues.