It is not necessary to redo all of your hardware immediately. If your trailer in brand new, you can probably go for at least 5,000 miles before the bushings and bolts start to wear. The shackle bushings that come from the factory are plastic and the bolts are dry ones. Which means anytime you tow, the bolts will wear out the bushings until the plastic disappears, and they you have metal to metal rubbing and vibrating. I have the CRE 3000 also, but that only equalizes the weight between front and rear axle. If you are planning to do some cross country towing through rain and rough roads, then upgrading the hardware is a small investment. But, if you're only planning to do weekend getaways and will put on less than 5k miles per year, then you can certainly pro long the hardware replacement. But, I would at least have my suspension system and brakes checked every six months, regardless of miles.
Originally Posted by DanNJanice
My trailer has the Mor/Ryde CRE 3000 suspension on it from the factory. I was just going to upgrade to the heavy duty shackles, wet bolts, and brass bushings that are designed for it. Are you saying I should remove all the components and change to the Dexter system?