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

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



LC281281 Installation InstructionsInstallation Details LC281281 Installation instructions



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Video Transcript for Lippert Components Trailer Suspension - Leaf Spring Suspension - LC281281 Review

Today we're going to be taking a look a the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mounting Kit with Heavy Duty Oil Shocks. Now shocks are designed to efficiently manage axle spring movement, which is going to provide a smoother, more comfortable ride. Kits are available for 2-3/8" axle tubes and 3" axle tubes. For 2-3/8" it would be part number LC281255, and for a 3" it would be part number LC281281. Bolt-on shock kits are going to absorb road shock and vibrations to provide a more comfortable towing experience. These kits have also been known to help reduce tire wear. When it's compressed, the tube, just the yellow portion, is going to give us a length measurement of about 8-5/8".

With it all the way extended, the yellow portion is going to measure about 13-1/2" long. Each shock features a yellow enamel finish. That's going to do a great job at preventing and resisting rust and corrosion. The kit's going to come with everything needed to get the system mounted and installed. It's going to come with your two shocks, and the necessary hardware to get one end attached to the upper mounting bracket, and to get the other end attached to the mounting tie plates.

It's going to come with the mounting tie plates and the U-bolts, as well as the necessary nuts to get those installed and attached. It's also going to come with your upper mounting brackets, which I already have attached to one end of our shock, and it's going to come with the self-tapping bolts to get those attached to the trailer frame. The upper brackets simply attach to the trailer frame, again using the self-tapping bolts. The larger end of the shock attaches to the upper mounting bracket with the appropriate hardware. The tie plates mount to the lead springs with the included U-bolts and nuts. The U-bolts to go around the axle, trough the tie plates, and secure with the included nuts.

The other end of the shock attaches to the lip of the tie plate, just like that, and then you would install the hardware on the other end of the shock, right here. That way, when your trailer goes over uneven pavement or uneven surfaces, this is going to retract and extend, and it's going to do a great job at absorbing all of that road shock that trailers experience. That's going to do it for today's look at the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Mounting Kit with Heavy Duty Oil Shocks.


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:  3.9 out of 5 stars   (20 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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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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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


Comments

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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



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Well they are installed. Fast shipping and they are what I needed so a thank you to etrailer. As for the kit not sure why they couldn’t put more threads on the U-bolts. I used a lot of 1/2” washers to make up the gap. Doesn’t come with lock washers so if you go buy those get the 5/8”. Had to trim the upper bracket but no complaints about that. No instructions in the box but the online PDF is fine. Do I have shocks now? Yes 544853



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



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



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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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Poor specs for product installation, you need more than 2-1/2” tire to frame clearance, I have 2-7/8” and shocks rub tire, u bolts to long for 3” axle, therefore I had to rebuild both upper brackets and make lower ones work. I have lippert axles, really thought if a great company like etrailer was selling these they would fit. 562739



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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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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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  • Available Lippert 5th Wheel Trailer Shock Absorber Kits
  • We offer two heavy-duty trailer oil shock kits from Lippert, who makes most of the RV frames in use. Those kits are designed for either 3-inch axle tubes, part # LC281281, or for 2-3/8-inch axle tubes, part # LC281255. Both kits include mounting brackets. The shocks in both kits measure 13-1/2-inches long when extended.
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  • Will the Bolt-On Shock Kits for Trailers Work With Underslung Axles
  • 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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  • Length of Shocks on Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit
  • I'm not exactly sure what you are asking; if it is about how to mount the Lippert shocks, the figure you referenced is simply a part of those directions. If you would like to clarify please let me know so I can get a better idea of what you are trying to accomplish.
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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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  • Recommended Shock Absorbers On 5th Wheel Trailer For More Comfortable Towing Experience
  • Since you are concerned about dips, RRs, and bumps in curves, I recommend using a shock absorber like # LC283271 or # LC281281 on your 5th wheel trailer. You stated the mounting hardware is already in place, so adding shock absorbers should be easy and will allow you a smoother and more comfortable trailer ride. The absorbers will dampen the initial hit and will add support the load so the rest of the trailer is far less impacted by the dip or bump in the road. They will also assist...
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  • Recommendation For Upgrading Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizer
  • The Equa-Flex Equalizer, Item # LC279687, is already an upgraded equalizer so there are not many "next level" options. The Lippert Components Center Point Air-Ride Suspension Upgrade, Item # LC1565391, is an overall better system but not significantly so. If you need a smoother ride, you could add shocks like the Lippert Bolt-On Mount Kit w/Heavy Duty Shocks, Item # LC281281. The Timbren Trailer Suspension, Item # TTRA1032, could also be an option worth considering. If you...
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  • Comparing Effects of Tandem Axle Shock Kits vs. Cushioned Equalizers Travel Trailer
  • In terms of bang-for-the-buck, I would suggest the cushioned equalizer option over a shock kit for your tandem-axle Surveyor 220 travel trailer. You would need two shock kits to go that route whereas you would need only one equalizer kit. Also, the effects from the equalizer tend to be more consistent across varying trailer weights while the shocks tend to do their best when you are closer to your maximum load capacity. Shocks like # LC281281 will do more good for large bumps while...
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  • Recommended Suspension Enhancement System for Keystone Bullet 220RBI with 42 Inch Axle Spread
  • If you want to replace your equalizer with an integrated suspension enhancement, you will need to update other components within your system for the correct fit. This will most likely require repositioning your axle hangers if you wish to use that style system. The better option for your suspension enhancement is to add shocks to your axles instead of using a cushioned equalizer. This is a much better way to assist with your suspension and will function with your current setup. I...
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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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  • Can the Lippert Trailer Shock Kit be Used with the Dexter Over-Under Conversion Kit?
  • The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 3,500-lb (2-3/8") Axle # LC281255 is compatible with the Dexter Trailer Springs Over-Under Conversion Kit # K71-384-00. This over-under kit If you have 3 inch axles ( lbs) then you will use # K71-385-00 and # LC281281. The over-under kit will give you the spring seat locations needed but will give you parts that the Lippert shock kit will duplicate. If you want to weld on spring seats, you can use # TRSS300 or...
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  • Shock Absorber for 40 Foot 15 Ton Flatbed Trailer
  • For that 30,000 lb trailer, the only suspension enhancement we carry to assist is the Timbren Trailer Suspension Enhancement System Heavy-Duty Trailers 16,000 lbs # TTRA5602. These are made for heavy duty highway trailers and you will want 2 kits. These rubber springs sit above the axle helping to stabilize and level the load while helping absorb road shock. These will work well for your 40 foot flatbed.
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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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  • What is the Weight Capacity of the Lippert Components Replacement Shock?
  • I reached out to my tech contact at Lippert and the Standard Replacement Shock - Black # LC283271 doesn't have a rated capacity but is designed only for use on 2-3/8 inch diameter axles. That axle size is the 3,500 lb axle, so seeing as they are designed for 2 shocks per axle, the closest I can give you to a capacity is approximately 1,750 lbs but shocks aren't weight bearing so that is why they aren't rated for a capacity. Any axle above the 3,500 lbs would require the Lippert Components...
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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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  • 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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  • Can Different Shackle Straps be Used with Equa-Flex Equalizers to Fit Trailer w/Long Equalizers
  • If the measurements between your equalizers and those in any of the upgrade kits we have such as # LC314336 were a bit closer it would be possible. But as it stands nothing is really close enough but not to worry because there are other options. You could potentially install a shock kit. We have 2 options. First we have # LC281255 and it is for 2-3/8 inch diameter axles. And the other option is # LC281281 for 3 inch diameter axles. Each kit fits one axle.
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  • Recommended Trailer Suspension Shock Kit for 3 Inch Diameter Axles on 2019 Keystone Cougar 5th Wheel
  • The Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit w/ Heavy Duty Gas Shocks - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb (3") Axle # LC281281 are designed to be installed so that they are as directly aligned as possible. The vertical tilt is desired, but a horizontal tilt is not for best result. It can be done as shown in the attached photo, but it not ideal. Instead I recommend the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers - 5,200-lb to 7,000-lb Axle # RM-2460 which are designed for that...
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  • How are Lippert Shocks Mounted on Trailer Frame
  • As you can see by the accompanying cutout of the installation manual of Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit # LC281281 they are mounted on the outside of the frame. I have added a link to these instructions for you to check out as well.
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  • Never Fail Bushing Or Shock Installation On A Tandem Axle Trailer
  • The correct Never Fail Bushings for your trailer are part # LC279684. The Never Fail Bushings are not compatible with wet bolts kits therefore, you will need to use the Zinc Shackle Bolt with Locknut for Double-Eye Springs part # TRFA73Z916DLNZ. Even with the Never Fail Bushings and Upgraded Equalizers, you will still see an improvement in your trailers handling and stability if you add shocks. The shocks will allow for a much greater distance of suspension travel and smoother ride....
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  • Lippert Shock Kit Recommendation for 2-3/8 inch Axle
  • Are you sure your axle is 2-7/8 inch and not 2-3/8 inch which is the common axle diameter? This diameter is the diameter of nearly all 3,500 lb axle which is probably the most common axle on trailers. If so you'd then need the shock kit # LC281255.
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  • Does Lippert Shock Kit # LC281281 Fit Underslung Axles
  • Yes, we checked with Lippert (LCI) and they informed us that the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit will work with both overslung and underslung axles. The shock included with the kit will extend up to 13-1/2" and retract down to 8-5/8" which is why it will work with both overslung and underslung axles. Since your axles are 3 inches in diameter the part # LC281281 will fit and work well.
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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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  • Best Fit Bolt-On Shock Kit for a 2019 Palomino Puma 5th Wheel Trailer
  • For your 2019 Palomino Puma 5th Wheel Trailer, I recommend you use the Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Kit part # RM-2460-50 instead of the Lippert Components Bolt-On Shock Kit part # LC281281. The reason for this is because the Roadmaster Kit is designed to be mounted on the inside and to the bottom of the frame rail. Therefore, you won't have to worry about the minimal frame to tire clearance that you have now. Unfortunately, I cannot advise on notching the frame, using wheel spacers,...
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  • Will the Bolt-On shock Kit # LC281281 Fit with Correct Track and Center Point Installed on Trailer
  • The 2" lift of the Center Point and 2" Correct Track could very well cause the Bolt-On Shock Kit part # LC281281 to not fit but you just need to take a simple measurement to find out. When I spoke with my contact at Lippert they actually said that you won't have a 4" lift. The way the Center Point and the Correct Track install actually gives you only 2" of lift. What you need to do is measure the distance in step 8 like you noted. When we measured the shocks we found that the Fig.4A...
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  • Can Lippert Shocks be Installed on a Trailer Axle that is Mounted on Top of the Leaf Springs
  • There isn't a different plate for use with axles mounted on top of the leaf spring stack for you to install shock kit # LC281281. But there are other suspension enhancement products available for trailers. For underslung axles rated for 3,000 to 8,000 pounds you can use SumoSprings # TSS-106-40.
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  • How to Install Lippert Bolt-On Shock Mount Kit with Heavy Duty Gas Shocks for 3 Inch Axles
  • I will be happy to explain how to install the shock kit # LC281281. In addition to the instructions below I have also included a picture of the actual instructions. 1. Raise trailer and jack up the axle to release pressure on the springs. 2. Remove old u-bolts and tie plate. 3. Install new tie plate with the longer side facing outward and torque the u-bolts to the specs in the instructions. NOTE: Do NOT reuse old components. 4. Compress the shock and make a mark on the inner shock...
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  • Recommended Tandem Axle Travel Trailer Shock Absorber Kit for 2015 Open Range Roamer RT316RLS
  • 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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