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Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") Axle

Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") Axle

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Instantly improve your ride with this suspension upgrade kit. Heavy-duty shocks help to manage axle spring movement and provide a smoother, more comfortable ride. Hardware included for easy, bolt-on installation. Fits 3" axles. Lowest Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Lippert Components. Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") Axle part number LC281281 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 800-298-8924 for expert service.
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Lippert Components Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - LC281281

  • Leaf Spring Enhancement System
  • Springs
  • Round Axle - 3 Inch
  • Single Axle
  • Lippert Components
  • Shocks

Instantly improve your ride with this suspension upgrade kit. Heavy-duty shocks help to manage axle spring movement and provide a smoother, more comfortable ride. Hardware included for easy, bolt-on installation. Fits 3" axles.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty gas shocks absorb road shock and vibration to provide a more comfortable towing experience
  • Easy, bolt-on installation
    • Included tie plates and U-bolts replace your existing hardware
    • Upper brackets mount on trailer frame with included self-tapping screws
    • Shocks attach to tie plates and to upper brackets to help dampen movement of axle
    • Minimum of 4" of clearance between the inside of the tire and and I-beam flange is required for installation
  • Enamel finish resists corrosion


Specs:

  • Application: leaf spring suspension systems with 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") axles
  • Shock length:
    • Extended: 13-1/2"
    • Compressed: 8-5/8"
  • 90-Day warranty


281281 Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit with Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - Fits 3" Axle Tube

Installation Details LC281281 Installation instructions




Customer Reviews

Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") Axle - LC281281

Average Customer Rating:  4.0 out of 5 stars   (22 Customer Reviews)

Instantly improve your ride with this suspension upgrade kit. Heavy-duty shocks help to manage axle spring movement and provide a smoother, more comfortable ride. Hardware included for easy, bolt-on installation. Fits 3" axles.

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From the Etrailer side excellent. Processed order fast online. Shipped quickly. Installed fairly easy. But time consuming drilling holes. Measured with tires on then took them off to install brackets. UPS delivered to the wrong house on next block. From the Lippert side, Each Kit bracket have five holes. Both Kits came with 8 screws instead of the needed 10. Instructions showed 10 in the picture. One bracket was rusted. Shipping box was just the right size and weight. The box held together well. 563106



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First let me say I am being kind to give this kit 3 stars. Usually I have high praise for etailer but not so much in this case. They list this as a HD oil shock and I contacted them and asked why did everyone else list this as a gas shock but not them. They assured me it was oil and they said they even contacted Lippert (not surprised they got it wrong!) Well it is gas, which is a better shock usually but in this case I am not betting on it, they seemed cheap. I installed this kit on the rear axle of my 2016 Surveyor travel trailer and it took some engineering to get it to fit. You would think it would have fit better since it was a Lippert frame on it. The U-bolts that came with it were too long and I ran out of threads so I used the old ones. The bottom brackets then went on without too much problem. the upper brackets had to be cut and reshaped to get them on the frame because there was a gusset welded on the frame. That was not the fault of Lippert it just happened to be in the wrong place. However getting the right amount of stroke on the shock was just about impossible. If I could have extended it (I couldn't , there was bracket in the way) it would have been more than 45 degrees and if I pulled it back to where it should have been there was only about 1.5 inches of stroke left on the shock, not enough. After a little engineering on the brackets I almost got to the half way point of stroke on the shocks. I was going to order a second kit for the front axle after I got the rear on but I think I will get out the welder and some steel and make my own for the front. I have done that kind of work my whole life and can make a lot better set than Lippert. With all that being said a lot of folks had no problem putting this kit on and it just depends on your trailer. Just go in with your eyes open to the fact it may or may not fit very well. 512073


Comments
Year later, I made my own shock setup using a very common gas shock. The setup is much simple than the Lippert and allows the shock to set better angle to be more efficient. If you are thinking about adding shocks to your trailer look at all the options, do your homework. I have made a second set and will be replacing the Lippert set on the rear axle.
Frank E - 05/22/2019

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I bought this kit because my trailer would really bounce the truck around when going over bumps and on concrete bridges and so forth. My hope was that the shocks would really control some of the bouncing and make for a better ride. The kit is very straightforward and relatively easy to install. You start by putting the mounting bases on the axle, which requires removing the original bases and u-bolts. The kit comes with all new bolts and nuts. No need to lift the trailer at this point. Next, I leveled the trailer so that the equalizers were level indicating that the axles had equal weight on them. I then used a floor jack to lift one axle, take the wheel off, and then lower it to get the equalizer level again. I then trial mounted the shocks to the upper mounts. Ideally, you want the shock perpendicular to the mounting base, which puts the shock at about 30* to the frame. To get it oriented as close to that angle as possible, I trimmed off the top corner of the mounting brackets. The instructions tell you to just measure a certain distance from the mounting bases and then drill the holes for the bracket. I tried that on one of the shocks but I found it easiest to mount the shock to the upper bracket then mount the shock to the lower base plate, compress the shock halfway, and mark where the upper bracket would need to be bolted. I used a prick punch to mark the hole centers and then drilled as instructed. The drilling went much faster than I expected and the self tapping bolts actually work really well. After getting all four mounted, I went for a test ride and I can tell a very big difference in how the truck and trailer handle. A lot of the jarring and bouncing that I was experiencing is now gone. It’s not perfect but it is much better and this solution is a lot cheaper than a rubber pin box. Also, my Jayco fifth wheel trailer came with a Reese sidewinder pin box, which unfortunately has a very odd mounting bolt pattern meaning that I can’t just swap in any of the commonly available pin boxes. The wings that the pin box bolts to on my trailer do not have conventional mounting hole patterns. I think this kit is high-quality and works really well. I have read that other people have had problems with the shocks wearing out very quickly, so only time will tell. 504699



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Well built product installation went well. Good I strong magnets very useful for marking of upper shock tower. And a angle indicator very helpful in alignment with spring base plate. Front axle spring angle is 35 deg. Rear axle spring angle is 30 deg. This was mounted on a 5th wheel toyhauler 565876


Comments
Not too well, Bad clearance problems between the shocks and the tires. If trailer is straight and upright tires have clearance between the shocks. The tire sidewalls rub the shocks after making turns especially when backing up. Turned the shocks upside down to help alleviate the clearance problem and it helped some but does still rub the sidewall to an extent. So as not to end up buying more tires I have removed the shocks. Clearance is down to 14 inch to 12 inch.
Michael C - 09/28/2019

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Easy kit to install and only need to be a little mechanically inclined. 644724



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Easy to put on, but it took some time to make sure everything was done right. If you have some mechanical skills you can handle this. 821772



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I did not want to pay an arm and a leg for new shocks for my ATV. I used this kit to add on some shocks. It comes with a variety of fittings so it is not too difficult to do. 727752



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Product did not fit after going through all the work to install. Could not put tires on shocks where in the way 703294



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Suspension working fine. Noticed that shock absorbers were rubbing on tires occasionally, don't know if it was on backing up tight turns or what, so I have turned the Shocks upside down for more clearance. Will know more after my next trip. 697807



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great product, shocks on a trailer make a big difference in ride 652361



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etrailer is my go to guy. Priced right, shipped fast, fit right and does the job. What more can you ask? 617857



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Very good product Definitely helps with trailer "bounce" 4 stars only because I had to modify upper mounts for my particular Jayco Eagle HT fifth wheel 594616



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This is the replacement for my old worn shocks with all the necessary hardware to mount them and the new springs. I'm glad I bought this because I had to cut the u bolts off anyway. My upper mounts were welded to the frame so I didn't use the new ones that came with the set. They fit perfectly. Would have given 5 stars but I had to bend the u bolts slightly to get them to line up with the holes in the plate. Other than that it was easy. No torque recommendations but I used a torque chart from the web. Ride is much better. 567831



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As allways , dealing with e trailer is a breeze. Good prices and prompt shipping. be a few days before i can get the shock kits on my fifth wheel rv. I dont know why shacoks arent standard on rv campers over 6 k. Shock absorbers help take the hit off the springs . 557578



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These shocks are designed for a trailer with an I beam frame. I put them on a 6000 lb camping trailer that has a C channel frame. Even though I had a 3" clearance between the tire and the C channel, I had to significantly modify the upper mount to get the shocks to fit. If you have a C channel frame, your really need about 4" of clearance between the tire and frame. Unfortunately, I did not see any improvement in the way my trailer rode. 548217



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Can't review the product yet as it is not installed...but as far as etrailer.... 5 stars. Fast shipping and updates on tracking until shipment arrived. 545190



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So far so good, put one side on. Very solid hardware. Did some alterations but that's expected due to your trailer make-up. Can't wait to finish and test drive. Pictures and performance review soon. 540367


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The shock kit I installed almost a year ago has been performing perfect, while traveling the trailer is much smoother over defects on the highway. Very satisfied with the product.
Erik - 07/11/2019

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Lippert bolt on shock kit was impossible to install on my RV that is built on a Lippert frame. The slides are in the way of attaching the top brackets. After droping the belly wrap the mechanic found that there was no space available to attach brackets on the inside either. I have now paid a welder installer to fabricate custom brackets in order to be able to use the shocks. The other components of the kit will go into a recycle bin; waste of money. My advice is to be certain that your trailer will be able to use the product. It may be good but I will never know. 527971


Comments
The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit is not a trailer specific item. It will fit many different trailer styles, but the existing structure of a given trailer may require modifications like you experienced. The product installation guidelines are linked on the product page, Id recommend taking a look at them and then examining the trailer frame where the shocks would install to make sure everything is compatible.
-- Mike L - 06/29/2018

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Arrived quickly. Well made product. Didn't really come with instructions but it is a easy straight forward installation. Service with etrailer always been great. 421267



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Easy install @ 4 hours. WOW it sure smoothed out the trailer ride and added some control when being passed on freeway by big rig. Awesome add 335599



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Kit is a good quality and the instructions are clear. I only needed the upper brackets because my Carriage trailer came with the suspension hung under the axle with a standard auto bracket that has holes for the shocks to be attached in. Not sure how many heavy trailers are built with the suspension hung under rather than setting up top of the axle but in my case it would have been nice to be able to chose just the upper brackets and shocks because I now have a lot of unused pieces. 334276



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I have ordered things from e-trailer in the past. I have always talked to someone that knew what they were doing and also knew what I was talking about. That don't happen very often now day's. That's how it was when I talked to Cathy. I don't know if e-trailer train's their people or not but the people I've talked to really knew their stuff. Thanks e-trailer and a big thank you to Cathy. 321087


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    I do have an option for you but the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit like part # LC281281 is designed for use on overslung axles (leaf springs over axle) only. Therefore, it should not be used with the underslung (leaf springs under axle) axles that you have. The reason for this is that the shock absorbers would not be long enough and there could be interference with the axle tube. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers part...
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  • Can Lippert Shock Kit Be Used on Trailer with Less Than 4" of Clearance Between Tire and I-Beam
    I reached out to my contact at Lippert and he said unfortunately if you don't have at least 4 inches of clearance between the I-beam flange and inside of the tire the Shock Kit # LC281281 cannot be used. There is not a solution that would allow this system to work properly. For an alternate solution to provide additional suspension support for a smoother ride on the trailer I recommend the SumoSprings Trailer Helper Springs # TSS-107-40. These springs will act as shock absorbers to...
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  • How To Add Shocks To A Tandem Axle Trailer
    I do have an option for you but the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit like part # LC281281 is designed for use on overslung axles (leaf springs over axle) only. Therefore, it should not be used with the underslung (leaf springs under axle) axles that you have. The reason for this is that the shock absorbers would not be long enough and there could be interference with the axle tube. Instead, I recommend using the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers part...
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  • Measuring Axle for Proper Shock Absorber Kit
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  • Required Clearance between Tire and Frame to Install Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit to Fifth Wheel
    For the Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit for 3" Axle Tubes referenced in your question, part # LC281281, the minimum clearance needed from the inside of the tire to the I-beam flange on your trailer's frame (which is needed to install the upper mounting bracket) is 4 inches. This kit will work great for your 2008 Cougar Fifth Wheel as long as it has the required clearance and has 3 inch axles. You will want to install them on each axle. For 2-3/8 inch axle tubes, you can use # LC281255. I...
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  • How Many Lippert Shock Kits is Needed for a Tandem Axle
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  • Gas Shocks to Improve Ride in Triple-Axle 5th Wheel Toy Hauler Trailer
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  • Shock Kit Recommendation for a Dexter 7k Rated Trailer Axle
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  • Will Lippert # LC281255 Shock Kit Fit on an I-Beam Frame
    I spoke with my contact at Lippert about the # LC281255 Shock Kit. He confirmed that it will help dampen road shock for your trailer, as long as you have the necessary clearance and I-beam frame to install the kit. The Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit # LC281255 that you referenced is designed to fit 2-3/8 inch axle tubes. The kit needs 4-1/2 inches of clearance between the I-beam flange and inside of tire. An I-beam frame is needed to install the upper mounting bracket. Because of that...
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    The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit # LC281281 should be installed on both axles on your 2015 Open Range Roamer tandem-axle travel trailer so you'll need two. I confirmed this with my technical contact at Lippert Components. This kit requires that you have at least 2-1/2-inches of space between the inside of the tire and the frame I-beam; this clearance is required for the upper bracket that holds the top of the shocks. Kit # LC281281 works on 3-inch diameter round axles and...
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  • Recommended Shock Absorbers On 5th Wheel Trailer For More Comfortable Towing Experience
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  • Parts Needed for Adding Shocks to Travel Trailer
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  • How to Install Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit with Heavy Duty Gas Shocks for 3 Inch Axles
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  • Will Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit # LC281281 Fit An Arctic Fox 235RLS Trailer
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  • Replacement Leaf Springs, U-Bolts, Shackle Straps, and Hardware for Three 7,000 Pound Trailer Axles
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  • Will Lippert Trailer Shock Kit Work with Mor-Ryde Cushioned Equalizers
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  • Can Lippert Bolt-On Shock Kit LC281281 Use Inboard Installation
    Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit # LC281281 can be installed "inboard" by reversing the orientation of the tie plates so that the shock mounting hole faces inward. If you refer to the linked image taken from the linked instructions you'll see the standard outward orientation of the tie plates with the shock mounting hole facing to the outside of the leaf spring. You can mount the tie plates with the shock mount facing inward for an inboard installation. My contact at Lippert confirmed...
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  • Installation of Lippert RV Shocks Kit # LC281281
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  • Adding Shocks or Helper Springs to a Trailer to Go Off Road
    To answer the last question first, trailer axles move not just up and down but front to back a little as well; especially when there is more than one axle. Having shocks at an angle is more ideal for that type of set up than ones mounted straight up and down. So between the Equa-Flex and the shocks I would go with the shocks for your purposes. Lippert has 2 shock kit options. First is # LC281281 for 3 inch diameter axles. And second is # LC281255 for 2-3/8 inch diameter axles. Another...
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  • Do Trailer Leaf Springs have to be Compressed or Unloaded to Install Lippert Shock Kit
    As long as the axle has a 3 inch diameter you can use the Lippert shock kit # LC281281. There is no weight capacity range for this system. When installing the shocks the trailer will need to be raised and the axle jacked up to relieve tension on the springs. So you do not want the springs compressed nor stretched by allowing the axle to just hang. This will allow the shocks to travel an appropriate distance as you tow the trailer. If your trailer axle has a 2-3/8 inch diameter round...
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  • Parts to Improve Ride Quality for Two Enclosed Trailers
    The first thing I recommend is to inspect the suspension of both trailers and make sure none of the parts are just worn and in need or replacing. If anything is worn I would start by replacing those parts. Some additional parts to improve the trailer's ride you may be interested in are oil shocks. We have the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit # LC281281 which are for 3 inch axles. They'll cushion the trailer's ride for you. Another option is to upgrade the equalizers to...
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  • Can Trailers Have Shock Absorbers Installed
    Some trailers do have shock absorbers; it isn't all that common but is gaining popularity, mostly among camping trailers. The main reason it's not too common is most people aren't worried about the ride being that smooth. Usually the trailer's suspension is enough since people aren't riding in the trailer and most are traveling on highways or at least paved roads. Also, trailer suspension can be enhanced using cushioned equalizers or helper springs instead of shocks. We actually carry...
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  • Which Side of Spring or I-Beam to Install Lippert Shock Kit?
    The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit, # LC281281, has shocks that will mount to the outside of the I-beam.
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