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Wondering if anyone has done an upgrade to their trailer suspension by adding an equalizer, such as a Lippert Equa-Flex Equalizer, and whether it was worth the time and $ to install? Thinking of doing this upgrade and wondering what others experience was like.

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I upgraded my suspension a couple years ago to to E-Zflex and brass wet bolts (OEM plastic bushings were worn through). The difference was amazing!
I don't use sway bars and it cut sway dramatically when trucks passed.
My truck rattles more going over than the TT does going over RR tracks.

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I had Equa Flex. I now have EZ Flex and like it much better.


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sparky853 wrote:

Wondering if anyone has done an upgrade to their trailer suspension by adding an equalizer, such as a Lippert Equa-Flex Equalizer, and whether it was worth the time and $ to install? Thinking of doing this upgrade and wondering what others experience was like.


It is a huge upgrade. Moryde also makes them.
I won't have a trailer without them anymore.



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Definitely worth the money to do. It's not a terribly hard job but it is work to do. If you are not experienced at working on vehicles have a local shop do it for you, no need to go to an RV dealer. You need a couple floor jacks and jack stands to stabilize the trailer while you work on it. A ball joint tool is handy to press the new brass bushing in although I used a large C-clamp. It made a huge difference in trailer ride. Quieted things down too.

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I did the Dexter EZ Flex on my old TT. I also did the wetbolt kit and bronze bushings while I was at it. best thing I did to it. after I did it the trailer was much more stable (the old bushings and bolts were worn badly). I no longer felt any of the bridge expansion joints. It was also better when rolling through a campground and it no longer squeaked its way through!

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Definitely worth the upgrade. If you're going to do it, also invest in the Dexter HD shackle set with either greasable bolts or the the never fail bushings. The shackles that the factory puts on are cheap and the bushings are cheaper.


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Dexter on mine.


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I upgraded from the Lippert Equa-Flex to MORryde SRE4000 with X-factor crossmembers. This trailer always had an equalizer, but the change in models made a huge difference - not all of them are created equal.


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Yup. All the above. I used MorRyde SRE3000 and hefty shackles with wet bolts too. Also, not to put more dirt over the grave, but consider getting new springs for a couple reasons....your existing ones are prolly Chinese(your new ones will be too) and could be on the minimum rating(mine were 1750's, replaced with 2500's). In reality springs are about a $150.00 investment and you'll have them all removed while installing the new system. One of my springs broke just before I was planning to do the upgrade.


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