Rubber ride suspension or leaf sprung suspension?

Discussion in 'Talkback' started by autorot8, Feb 28, 2004.

  1. autorot8

    autorot8 New Member

    Looking to purchase a new 5th wheel. Looked at several different models, some with a rubber ride suspension, some with the conventional leaf sprung suspension. Interested in opinions/experiences. Longevity of the two (maintenance standpoint).

  2. Ed H.

    Ed H. New Member

    Rubber ride suspension or leaf sprung suspension?

    I've never had a problem with leaf springs on a trailer. The pivot points on the shackles need regular greasing on some models (same schedule as wheel bearings), but not much more for maintenance. As for rubber, my only experience is a utility trailer made out of the chassis of a Fan travel trailer from the 1960's and it's still going strong.

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