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Posted: 09/11/20 09:31am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Added the Dexter to mine. VERY happy. Good thing I did it too. The factory spring shackles were so worn through, one was only about 1/8" from letting go. With the Dexter, I know longer feel when the trailer goes over rough expansion joints or potholes. Previously, I could feel those almost.

One downside.... You also can't feel a tire blowout anymore.... When mine happened, it was in heavy snow so I didn't know until I stopped for gas. (can't see the tires through heavy blowing snow). Only indication prior to getting gas was losing the trailer brakes. I've had trailer tire blow outs before and felt them every time, up until having these suspension equalizers.

So... if you can swing it, I highly recommend a TPMS at the same time!


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Posted: 09/11/20 02:42pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

And to add to my above post. Before I did the suspension the trailer always felt a little loose or not stable behind my Excursion. After I found how worn out everything was (you could move both of the axles side to side when the frame was on jack stands) I knew I found my loose felling issue. I also went with the HD shackle kit. After wards the trailer was stable and had no wiggle at all.


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jshupe wrote:

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.


I did the same swap plus higher weight rated springs. Big difference between the Lippert and the MORryde SRE 4000.


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On my last TT when I was doing some axle/spring upgrades... I looked at replacing the Equaflex with possibly the Dexter version. (They have both generally recieved good reviews here on the forum over the years)
What I found is that they do not match up apples to apples. They had different weight ratings and different bushing spacing measurements.

So throw price out the window, and choose the one that matches your measurements and weight requirements.

In my case, that was the equaflex. With the axle upgrade, I needed a stronger model, and there was one thing that bothered me about the stock Equaflex it came with. The measurements allowed the spring eye to contact the frame when a large bump was encountered... A few so called experts told me that it was fine like that... Not in my book.
I was able to solve that issue with the new stronger Equaflex... If I had chosen the Dexter, the issue would have remained.



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Posted: 09/11/20 10:22pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ya, me too, dexter ez flex kit on my Imagine, I wouldn't have except for a total suspension failure, towing difference is startling, trailer is really smooth and stable, best addition ever.

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Check out this thread which is stuck at the top of this forum for a long, detailed explanation of the install, complete with pictures, of the Dexter EZ FlEX.
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Wondering if anyone has tried the fairly new Lippert Road Armor equalizer. They list comparisons and of course claim to be the best. I was planning to go with MoRyde but recently saw these and am considering. Any thoughts?

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My TT came stock with the MorRyde 3000, shocks and 16" tires. It floats down the road. I've put shocks on 3 of my 4 trailers. My last trailer came stock with the Dexter EZ flex equalizer. I added shocks to it.
I wouldn't own an RV trailer without some for of a cushioned equalizer and shocks.

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Did the MoRide CRE3000, wet bolts & heavy shackles kit. Made a noticeable improvement in ride quality. Well worth the time and work, as things in cabinets seem less jostled & tossed about than before.

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