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Old 03-10-2016, 08:59 AM   #11
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About how long can you expect the original shackles and bolts to last? I know it's not something you can precisely pin down but just wondering if we're talking 10 months or 10 years.
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Depends on your travel distances. Just to give you an idea. I replaced both my units with wet bolt kits after the first year of use. Both units had some significant wear at the original stock leaf bushings. Once they go you will get slap which can lead to things breaking.

The shackles and collars are all substantially more than stock and will last 10 years. Pretty much double and the squeaking is all but gone.

As for the OP's question on the CRE 3000. You might want to check the clearances as this could raise your trailer up due to the added damper attachment of the CRE 3000. It might only be an inch or so unless there is a specific model for your setup then I would go for it. Most if not all Jayco 5'ers come stock with it.
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Old 03-10-2016, 10:49 AM   #13
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Guess I've seen too many horror stories... The trailer goes out of warranty in July. I've seen several posts where Jayco covered blowout damage if it is under warranty, but once it is out, you are on your own. I can't see risking thousands of $$ in blowout damage (not to mention my family's safety) for $450 worth of new tires... You can't always see the problems coming with these tires - they may look great, but they may not be... I've researched it, and have decided to replace them this spring (if nothing else, for piece of mind).
Our Towmax's looked great too, right up to the point where 2 of them self destructed on the same trip. They had about 8k miles on them and were around the 3 year mark. I started worrying about tires when we had the previous HTT and bought a TPMS which I kept when we sold and upgraded to the 5er. It warned me of both tire failures and I was able to stop before any damage was done. My neighbor doesn't have a monitor and wasn't as lucky.
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Depends on your travel distances. Just to give you an idea. I replaced both my units with wet bolt kits after the first year of use. Both units had some significant wear at the original stock leaf bushings. Once they go you will get slap which can lead to things breaking.

The shackles and collars are all substantially more than stock and will last 10 years. Pretty much double and the squeaking is all but gone.

As for the OP's question on the CRE 3000. You might want to check the clearances as this could raise your trailer up due to the added damper attachment of the CRE 3000. It might only be an inch or so unless there is a specific model for your setup then I would go for it. Most if not all Jayco 5'ers come stock with it.
Thanks, I just ordered a set of the MOR/Ryde wet bolts. After crawling under there and looking at the shackle and bolts currently on the trailer I decided I would need to replace them at some time so might as well be now. They look just like the set up on my little 850 pound capacity utility trailer.
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