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Old 02-27-2015, 09:33 AM   #11
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A byproduct of the original question - would it have any affect for leveling or would it help minimize movement inside once setup at a campground?
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:40 AM   #12
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I couldn't imagine it would help with leveling at all, nor help much with the movement since shocks do not limit the movement, only dampen it.
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Old 02-27-2015, 11:07 AM   #13
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They would not (or at least should not) help with leveling. Back in the day, air shocks on vehicles were popular, but IMO a bad idea. You went from a load being placed on heavy gauge metal (the OE springs and mounts) to being put on metal only designed to slow the bounce of a vehicle. Often times, air shocks would bust off the shock mount on one end of the shock or the other (depending on how it was mounted). So to answer your question, unless you were putting air shocks on, it shouldn't have any effect on leveling. You probably wouldnt notice the differance on movement while inside the rv either.
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:12 PM   #14
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Im wondering if putting shocks on would send a harder shockwave through the trailers frame and into the construction of it, whereas bounce may not have as much affect as a serious shudder. Just a thought?
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Old 02-27-2015, 10:56 PM   #15
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Fascinating (sorry Mr. Spock)

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Im wondering if putting shocks on would send a harder shockwave through the trailers frame and into the construction of it, whereas bounce may not have as much affect as a serious shudder. Just a thought?
There are opinions supporting both sides of this issue. It's easy to imagine that one way would be better than the other. Both sides seem to have merit. I can take a minute and imagine first one side, then the other.

Personally, I haven't read about any tests or evidence that supports either side.

IMO if someone is having a problem with items in their trailer (or their tow vehicle) being tossed around, TT shocks may be worth a try.

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Old 02-28-2015, 06:48 AM   #16
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My thoughts are, the TT's were designed by engineers to work with the suspension systems that they were delivered with. Now, knowing how engineer think does not involve common sense, if I were to travel with my TT long distances over questionable roads, I would most likely install shocks to dampen the bounce. But, right now, we are just weekend warriors and don't travel that far with our trailer, so the factory suspension works just fine for us.
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Old 02-28-2015, 08:28 AM   #17
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I'm thinking about this real hard now. take a look at this clip on a single axel.

You might have something going there my men.

If I a have dual axel do I need two??
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Old 02-28-2015, 10:30 AM   #18
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"Dammit Jim! I'm just a simple country 'shock scientist'!

This is now my favourite thread. As the lady says in the video - if your still unsure - I am a bit. But wavering to the shock side.
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Wow! What a shocking subject!
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That driver is goin' way too fast over those speed bumps....
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