Comfort Ride shock absorber systems will significantly reduce the cause of these common symptoms:
- Chucking — the truck is rocked forward and aft when the trailer goes over uneven pavement (dips, frost heaves and the infamous bridge expansion joints)
- Axle roll-up — during braking, the trailer’s rear tires are lifted enough to cause a loss in traction (and a rise in the drivers blood pressure)
- Suspension rebound — when one tire goes over an obstacle, the trailer tips sideways. After the tire clears the obstacle, the leaf springs (and the trailer with them) rebound like a pogo stick.
Comfort Ride shock absorber and slipper leaf spring kits can be purchased and installed separately, but in combination, the whole is greater than the parts — the two components provide a more significant improvement in ride quality
Comfort Ride heavy-duty, nitrogen-charged shock absorbers…
…eliminate trailer bouncing and ‘porpoising.’
Most RV trailers and fifth wheels don’t have shock absorbers. The reason? There’s just not enough room. Until now.
Patented, adjustable mounting brackets eliminate the space constraints, and also allow the shocks to be mounted vertically, where they have the leverage to limit up-and-down motion on both compression and rebound.
...are angled to provide sway control.
Because the shocks are angled 15 degrees to the outside, the trailers weight stays centered over the tires, which helps control sway by limiting lateral suspension travel and side-to-side rocking.
For tandem axle trailers or fifth wheels. To determine your fit, simply determine the diameter of your axle and locate the weight rating, which is found on a sticker on the axle.
Note: the shock system can be installed separately, but ride quality is significantly improved when both the slipper spring system (described below) and the shock absorbers are used in tandem.