Adding shocks help

Discussion in 'Towables' started by blakec, Feb 17, 2009.

  1. blakec

    blakec New Member

    I have a 2004 Prowler Regal 285 5th wheel. While servicing my bearings, I noticed that my chassis is equipped with brackets on the frame and axle for shocks, but I don't have any shocks. I have spent hours searching online for shocks but have been unsuccessful. Does anyone have shocks on their travel trailer? If you do, what brand are your shocks and do you have a direction you can lead me to getting some of my own? The space between the bracket holes when the suspension is fully extended (hanging) is 13" and I have Dexter 6 lug axles.
     
  2. DL Rupper

    DL Rupper Senior Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    Hey blakec, welcome to the forum. The last time I had my bearings packed at a local TRAILER Service Center, I asked them to put NEW shocks on my 1995 5th wheel. They couldn't find any replacement shocks. :(
     
  3. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    I can tell you that Gulf Stream uses Monroe shocks when that option is ordered, but sorry, I don't know the part number...
     
  4. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    Ken since you are a dealer can you give us a little insight as why do the manufacturing company provide brackets but not the shocks. I think it may be the extra cost, but surely it not that much more and would help the TT OR 5er ride better. And the cost can be hidden if they thought it would defer a sale if listed on the invoice. Personally I would rather pay the different if it takes care of the TT and 5er longer. Thanks
     
  5. Grandview Trailer Sa

    Grandview Trailer Sa Senior Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    When a manufacturer offers shocks as an option, they usually will order all the axles and frames to have the brackets. It is easier that way, instead of keeping up with double inventory. Then, if a trailer is ordered with shocks, they just add them.
     
  6. H2H1

    H2H1 Senior Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    Thanks Ken for the answer.
     
  7. safari 28

    safari 28 New Member

    Re: Adding shocks help

    My big bitch on our Airstream is the clear coat is peeling , but they do the suspension unlike anyone. Fully independent and with monroe shocks. The damn thing tows incredible, and i have taken her across the country 5 times in 2 years. I think the shocks really give a stability factor that is well worth the investment.
     

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