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Has anyone done or have info on these items
I have 1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel

1 converting to an independent suspension
2. Installed a anti roll bar to trailer suspension similar to sway bars on vehicles for mor more stable tow

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Bill91194 wrote:

Has anyone done or have info on these items
I have 1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel

1 converting to an independent suspension
2. Installed a anti roll bar to trailer suspension similar to sway bars on vehicles for mor more stable tow


Look HERE - -Morryde

As far as # 2 The Morryde Independent Suspension will more than likely solve those issues on a 24' fifth wheel


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Either way it will cost way more to do than the trailer is worth.


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You must really love your trailer. Not sure I would invest that much into one that old.


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With the wheels in the middle, 5th wheels are gonna rock-n-roll.


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Bill91194 wrote:

Has anyone done or have info on these items
I have 1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel

1 converting to an independent suspension
2. Installed a anti roll bar to trailer suspension similar to sway bars on vehicles for mor more stable tow


If a 24’ 5th wheel is unstable while towing with a standard suspension, something is wrong with the trailer or truck suspension.


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1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel...value $6,500
1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel with independent suspension...value $6,500
1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel with independent suspension, new tires and a bunch of new bells and whistles...Value $6,500
My point is once an RV gets to a certain age, it's not worth putting any money into it. You won't gain any value but if money is no object, go for it!


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Bill91194 wrote:

Has anyone done or have info on these items
I have 1996 skyline 24’ fifth wheel tandem axel

1 converting to an independent suspension
2. Installed a anti roll bar to trailer suspension similar to sway bars on vehicles for mor more stable tow


Thats a pretty small trailer needing any additional suspension upgrade. Especially IS suspension . Maybe add some shocks or rework the old leaf springs or replace.

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