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IS = Independent Suspension. A more controlled, comfortable towing experience from what I've heard. The Disc Brakes are going to happen - Safety First - but the suspension upgrade is what I am struggling with. Just not sure if it will be worth the extra 5 grand or so. I know people who have put shocks, timbrens & even sumo springs on their units instead of swapping out the entire axles/wheel assembly. Any other thoughts???


Here is an option, or at least to look into.

Not sure of your axle ratings, Roadmaster has an independent axle system for up to 8,000# axles. https://www.roadmasterinc.com/products/travel_trailers/comfort_ride.php

I will say this though, looking at the frame the MorRyde system uses, it beefs up the mounting on the bottom of the RV style I beam frame. They are reinforcing the main frame with their cross mount system. As the camper turns, that reinforcement helps take the stress out of the main trailer frame. They have to do this as their independent wheels require it. The main frame reinforcement comes along for the ride.

The Roadmaster does give you independent wheel suspension, and I suspect at a lower cost, however the spring hangers and the way they mount to the bottom flange of the I beam is a week point, pending how your hangers are mounted and what cross reinforcement the manufacture added or didn't add. Frame web cracks on the I beam frame can/will come in time from the hangers not reinforced. Not sure what your hanger setup looks like, just mentioning this difference between the two concepts. That said, you can have your hanger mounts beefed up if they did not come that way. MorRyde sells the X Factor cross member brace as part of the reinforcement upgrade. You may still need lower flange to hanger reinforcement added, it all depends if what you have now. I have seen many large heavy 5'er with the same issues the larger TT's have. One would think the RV industry would learn and just plain make the hanger mounts better from day 1.

I have not had either of those suspension systems, but I have dealt with several hanger and I beam frame cracks from the way hangers are mounted with lack of reinforcement. So I am always on the look out on suspension systems if they deal with the flexing RV style I beam frames.

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Morryde also offers cheaper versions, like the Sre 4000… our second redwood fifth wheel came stock with that and we seriously contemplated keeping that and just adding the disc brakes. Ultimately we ended up with everything. The SRE 4000 gives you I believe four or 4 1/2 inches of travel. Your coach still has all of the original other suspension parts including springs bolts shackles spring perch


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As you can see, not only do you gain braking power, you eliminate possibe future issues by getting rid of the axle tube, springs, shackles, equlizer, u-bolts, shackle bolts, ect….


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I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... [emoticon]


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I value the discs more than the suspension. If money is easy... may as well do both.

For perspective I self installed disks and upgraded my springs. Neither is MorRyde brand.


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I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... [emoticon]
Think of a lot, then add another decimal point. [emoticon]


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Fisherguy wrote:

I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... [emoticon]
Think of a lot, then add another decimal point. [emoticon]

It is pricey but if you are a full timer I'm sure it's worth it to replace the inadequate OEM suspension.
For a weekend warrior the OEM stuff may do.
But if you are putting on a lot of cross country miles a more robust suspension is a good idea.
I cannot say enough good things about my disc brakes vs. the OEM brakes.


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I added this Dexter system to my Boat Trailer. I know something like this is on my Dad's RV "Chevman" Larry sold him. I am betting a much less expensive way to get er dun.

Youtube look at 4:10 it talks about the Torflex axles.

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fj12ryder wrote:

Fisherguy wrote:

I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... [emoticon]
Think of a lot, then add another decimal point. [emoticon]


My last install was in 2019 and it was $6400.00 all in for both, that included install, and Timken bearing upgrade. I understand that the prices have now jumped, and Morryde was booking out as far as Q3 2023 or later for installs…

The other benefit is that the measure your tow vehicle and trailer in several places before the install, they make the proper subframe and add it so the unit will be 100% level once install is complete.

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ford truck guy wrote:

fj12ryder wrote:

Fisherguy wrote:

I can't imagine the price for converting a trailer to that system... [emoticon]
Think of a lot, then add another decimal point. [emoticon]


My last install was in 2019 and it was $6400.00 all in for both, that included install, and Timken bearing upgrade. I understand that the prices have now jumped, and Morryde was booking out as far as Q3 2023 or later for installs…

The other benefit is that the measure your tow vehicle and trailer in several places before the install, they make the proper subframe and add it so the unit will be 100% level once install is complete.


It's a GOOD feeling, having wealthy forum friends, that could help me out in a time of need!!![emoticon]

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It's a GOOD feeling, having wealthy forum friends, that could help me out in a time of need!!![emoticon]

Jerry


Well Jerry,
I don’t usually go around giving people money for no reason, BUT there are a select few on here that I had gotten to know that I would help if really needed….

And in my eyes, wealth is measured by friendships weather be online or in person…

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