Our 5ver in signature has never had new shocks that we know of. The last few trips we've taken, the dining table always ends up in the walkway of the kitchen area. I don't think we've gone over any rougher routes than we have in the past, some roads being worse than others of course, so would new shocks help? Just happened to think of this ...haven't mentioned it to DH yet.. He just loves it when I find something else for him to do!
For a trailer I would select the cheapest I could find. Might take some tesearch to find int that will eork. Take some measurements including top and bottom mounting style ang go to a good auto parts store. They can look them up by size for you.
Donn,Lorri,Max (The Rescued Lab)
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We can tow 10 times with nothing inside the fiver moving and then all of a sudden even over the same roads it looks like a bomb went off inside. I haven't been able to explain it but it seems there are 5th wheel gremlins. They mess with your mind....
I believe one of two things happen, just a little too quick on the brakes or a quick steering manuever causes stuf to move around. Maybe catch a little bump just right.
If you look back while going over a bump and see the 5th wheel bouncing up and down more than three times you may need to replace the shocks. Otherwise chock up the movement to the gremlins.
Just replaced my china shocks with a set of Monroes. As of today 1100 miles on them pulling the coast of NorCal to Rock Springs Wy. and it is pulling like a dream also put on a set of Firestone transforce HT's and every stop they are cooler then the truck tires.
Ditto on the monroes... installed dexter easy flex and monroe shocks & a 5th air borne pin box. Darn near set my coffee on the counter leaving in the morning & it would probably be there when we arrive at our destination. Made a big difference. China junk will last long enough to get you off the lot when the rig is new, thats about it in a nut shell.