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Old 05-08-2019, 08:43 AM   #1
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Timbrens a rough ride for you?

On our 2nd trip with our new Jayco. I'm questioning the Timbrens suspension enhancement now. It is truly a rougher ride than I was expecting. I'm wondering if they're gonna soften up over time which I guess would be a bad thing. Is there anyone out there that originally installed Timbrens and then switched to air bags? Jayco says pin weight is about 2500 lbs but when I weighed, was closer to 3000 lbs. You can tell the Timbrens are there to help. I just can't get over the rough ride.
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Sometimes there are weight rating choices with Timbrens which would dictate the stiffness of the rubber material and therefore also the ride. Are yours rated for more than you're putting on them?
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Sometimes there are weight rating choices with Timbrens which would dictate the stiffness of the rubber material and therefore also the ride. Are yours rated for more than you're putting on them?
8600 pound capacity on my Timbrens.
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Last summer I installed 8,000 lb rated Timbrens on my truck with the intent of improving stability and load handling while towing our fifth wheel. They accomplished both.

The unloaded ride is exactly like stock cause the Timbrens are not engaged. Loaded I didn’t notice the ride getting any “rougher”. I did notice improved handling and side-to-side stability.

Just another data point for you.
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x2 the exact same on my truck. Well worth the money.
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Me too! Not in play when not towing. Smooth when towing.
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One more Timbren fan here. If you experience a rough ride when not towing I’d suspect the unloaded gap between the Timbren and axle is too small. I think I feel them bump when going over big bumps (like a speed bump). Otherwise there’s no ride change when unloaded. When I’m towing (3k# on the pin) it reduces the squat.
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I just got off the phone with Timbrens customer service. Seems like good people. Unloaded, they're not touching so that's not the issue. The issue is loaded. They said to take pictures of the timbrens loaded and unloaded and they can do some calculations and see if I need a "softer" timbrens. Gonna take care of all that when we get back to San Antonio. He was gonna try to send them out UPS but won't get here until after we leave. That's customer service. I like the timbrens cuz they take up most of any squat. From unloaded to loaded, truck squatted 1.5". But the problem might be if he gets me softer timbrens, it may squat more but provide a softer ride. So not sure about it.
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I just got off the phone with Timbrens customer service. Seems like good people. Unloaded, they're not touching so that's not the issue. The issue is loaded. They said to take pictures of the timbrens loaded and unloaded and they can do some calculations and see if I need a "softer" timbrens. Gonna take care of all that when we get back to San Antonio. He was gonna try to send them out UPS but won't get here until after we leave. That's customer service. I like the timbrens cuz they take up most of any squat. From unloaded to loaded, truck squatted 1.5". But the problem might be if he gets me softer timbrens, it may squat more but provide a softer ride. So not sure about it.


Will follow this closely. Let me know, because if I have to much squat these were on the top of the list.
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I went with the SUMO spring cause I was afraid of the rough ride of the Timbrens and I love them. Same money I think.
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