Gas shocks on leaf springs.

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Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby slowcowboy » Fri Jun 16, 2017 7:35 pm

Here my afternoons work on the new kampmaster that's been in building progress since Jan 2013 after all I am slow cowboy and I build campers on ..yea slow time!.....
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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby dancam » Sat Jun 17, 2017 12:49 pm

I have been thinking about doing this. Anyone else done it to a finished build and had sort of a before and after comparison? Is it worth it?

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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:52 pm

I have on my first teardrop this is my 2 build i swear by them i put them.on a harbor freight heavily modified trailer with a axle swap from a old pop up trailer my old year plus like a dream on tough Rocky roads in the wind river moutains.and on pavement brakes the bounce out of the trailer...i had to have them.on my 2 build. Like my first...tbis is the 2 build here.

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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby slowcowboy » Sat Jun 17, 2017 2:57 pm

I have them on my first teardrop they are great in moutains takes the bounce out on pavement..pulls like a dream. I had to put them on my 2 build i liked them so much on my first teardrop.. I use 12 inch Monroe shocks. I can't live with out then I.like them so much!...i weld a 7 inch bolt to the u bolt plates and hole in the frame and put a bolt though there and beef it up with plate steel. Large washers and nylon insert stop bolts. ..

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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby aggie79 » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:13 am

Nice job on the shocks, Slow! :applause: :thumbsup: :applause:
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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby KCStudly » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:35 am

I agree! Box reinforced frame rail with decent welds, big washers capturing the shock bushings, looks like nice hard Delrin or polyurethane spacer bushings for the standoffs with quality grade fasteners and self locking nuts (so that the shock eye bushings can be preloaded but not over compressed), good angle on the shock (not too flat, and the lay down angle that is there is opposing the spring motion as it extends under compression), and both shock eyes are oriented in sync in a fashion that won't bind as the axle articulates. Well done. :thumbsup:
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Re: Gas shocks on leaf springs.

Postby Woodbutcher » Thu Jun 22, 2017 10:36 am

Nice work Slow. Keep plugging away and some day it will be finished. Stay off Facebook and it could be a lot sooner. :lol:
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