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Old 04-05-2012, 02:44 AM   #11
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Monroe makes shocks just for RVs. You could have a shop install them for you. If I had a heavier trailer I would install shocks for sure. I agree with Sean, put them on. I'm sure Jayco could tell you which ones are called for.
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Old 04-05-2012, 09:46 PM   #12
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We put 4 shocks on our 2008, 313RKS and I just removed them to re install on our 2012, 321RLTS when it arrives. The shop I deal with for all vehicle repairs, found the shocks by calling a local Heavy Vehicle Repair business, who went right to Dexter and found the right ones for their axle/spring combination. It was least expensive to buy them as an all inclusive kit as opposed to just the shock. It included other parts, the mounts, that were already in place. The Dexter part number and information written on the box:
K71 - 175 - 01 Dexter Axle Shock Kit, fits 2 3/4 to 3 " tube for 1.75 width springs
I think it was around $400.00 for the kits. They helped to smooth out the ride somewhat. They will be helping out the new unit with the Mor/Ryde suspension. Instead of an air ride pinbox we put air springs on the Truck , that made a large improvement. The rear kitchen on the RKS was hard on the fridge contents.
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Old 04-16-2012, 11:44 AM   #13
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With the numerous types/sizes of shocks how would you know what type to install? Ask Jayco? Would assume you would measure distance between mounts and go from there? Would not think you would just put any old shock on there?
Our 07 Eagle had shock mounts, but no shocks- Installing shocks was one of the first things we had done- Shocks serve a vital dampening service and I will not be without them- Incidentally, all our previous 5ers had shocks- I emailed Jayco to inquire what shock was required and received a reply the following day- Our roads are not so good as to not need shocks- JMHO- DD
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Old 04-16-2012, 01:12 PM   #14
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I got to tell you that on my specific unit there is about 1/4 inch clearence between the tire and a shock should I opt to install them. My tires have about 3-4 inches if that from the frame rails. While I thought about this mod last year I just can't see how they would fit without rubbing.

Anyone have pics of this mod on any Jayco 5th wheels to share?
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Old 04-17-2012, 10:19 AM   #15
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I got to tell you that on my specific unit there is about 1/4 inch clearence between the tire and a shock should I opt to install them. My tires have about 3-4 inches if that from the frame rails. While I thought about this mod last year I just can't see how they would fit without rubbing.

Anyone have pics of this mod on any Jayco 5th wheels to share?
Yea the shock mounts are close to the tires on mine also. I am going to change the goodyear trailer tires to LT tires and and then check the clearance to see if it will accommodate shocks.
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So I measured the space between my I beam and tire sidewall which is a whopping 2.5 inches. Looks like it's not happening on this unit.
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Old 04-18-2012, 12:26 PM   #17
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We put 4 shocks on our 2008, 313RKS and I just removed them to re install on our 2012, 321RLTS when it arrives. .
Those shocks are 4 years old... depending on how much you use the trailer they maybe close to being worn out... personally I would put new ones on..
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