Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2

Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2

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Tandem axle equalizer kit enhances your trailer's ride by absorbing and dampening road shock. Movement is transferred to one or both of the Road Armor rubber shock absorbers for 360 degrees of protection. Includes 2 equalizers. Lowest Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Lippert Components. Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2 part number LC696740 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 - LC696740

  • Equalizer Upgrade Kit
  • Equalizers
  • Double Eye Springs
  • 3500 lbs - 8000 lbs
  • Tandem Axle
  • Lippert Components

Tandem axle equalizer kit enhances your trailer's ride by absorbing and dampening road shock. Movement is transferred to one or both of the Road Armor rubber shock absorbers for 360 degrees of protection. Includes 2 equalizers.


Features:

  • Leaf-spring suspension upgrade kit provides a smooth ride for your tandem-axle trailer
  • Cushioned equalizers replace the cast equalizers that came standard on your trailer
    • Rubber cores minimize chucking (back-and-forth movement) and help to absorb road shock
    • Sturdy steel construction with corrosion-resistant, yellow powder coat finish
  • 6" Total travel capability for 360-degree protection
  • Durable bronze bushings come pre-installed
  • Quick, simple installation
    • Bushings insert into equalizer bolt holes
    • Center hangers (sold separately) suspend equalizers


Specs:

  • Application: tandem-axle trailers with double-eye leaf springs
  • Axle capacity: 3,500 lbs - 8,000 lbs
  • Center and top bolt hole diameters (with bushings installed): 9/16"
  • 1-Year limited warranty


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Absorbs Road Shock and Reduces Chucking

Upgrade your trailer's suspension for a smoother ride with these cushioned Road Armor equalizers. The rubber cores effectively absorb vibrations and bumps and reduce the back-and-forth movement known as chucking. Unlike standard cast equalizers, the Road Armor rubber rotation stops soak up this energy like a sponge instead of transferring it to your trailer and cargo. The result is a more comfortable ride with less wear and tear on your trailer.


360 Degrees of Protection

The Road Armor equalizers have double the protection of most aftermarket equalizers, each with 4 rotation stops for 360-degree protection. When your trailer's leaf spring encounters road shock, it will kick the Road Armor's lead side vertically up to 1-1/2", while the trailing side will push down up to 1-1/2". The opposite reaction happens on the other side of the equalizer when the trailing axle incurs the same road vibration, allowing for 6" of total travel capability per equalizer.


Easy Installation

Lippert Equalizer

It's easy to upgrade your trailer's standard suspension with a set of cushioned Road Armor equalizers. You will need 10 standard suspension bolts and 8 shackle straps (each sold separately) to incorporate the equalizers into your trailer's suspension system. Two of the suspension bolts will be used to suspend the equalizers from the center hangers, and the other 8 bolts will be used with the shackle straps to attach the equalizers to the double-eye leaf springs. If you would like to replace the bolts that attach the springs to your front and rear hangers as well, you will need 4 additional suspension bolts (sold separately).



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Video Transcript for Review of Lippert Components Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension - Shock Absorbing Equalizers - LC696740

Today we'll be taking a look at the Road Armor Shock-Absorbing Equalizer Kit. These are going to provide good support for your tandem axle trailers. Basically, what an equalizer does is help to transfer the weight from one axle to the other, so if you're going over a surface that's not exactly completely flat, it helps to keep all the brunt of that weight from going on just one of your axles. So it keeps everything spread out. It keeps that weight distributed and it also makes for a more comfortable and smooth ride.But these are going to have, in addition to that, are these rubber blocks to provide some extra cushion to that. So as that equalizer travels and moves as you are going down the road, it provides some cushion to those equalizer springs.

So it's going to help to improve our ride even more. Helps to keep everything nice and smooth as we're towing down heavy loads down the road.It comes with the bushings already installed. Those are going to have copper bushings so that's one less thing you have to worry about there. And those rubber cores are also going to minimize the chucking, which is that forward to back moving that you typically get with trailers, and help to absorb that road shock.It's made of a sturdy stell construction with a nice yellow powder-coat finish over the whole surface. So as you can see, it's pretty well coated so we don't have to worry about that rusting out any time soon.

And those bushings are actually bronze, excuse me. I think I said copper before. They are bronze bushings, so that's pretty typical.It's pretty simple installation. You'll just need to follow the instructions that come with the equalizers. You might need to purchase center hangers which are sold separately to suspend the equalizers.

That would be the portion that goes up here at the top and the bolts that insert into those bolt holes.This is going to work with tandem actual trailers with double eye leaf springs, and an axle capacity between 3,500 pounds and 8,000 pounds. As far as the distance between those bushings, side to side there, it's about six inches from center to center. And then from the center of our top hole to the mid-line in between are other two, it's about three and a quarter. So from the center of that top hole to the center of the other two, going straight down, is about three and a quarter inches. Overall, our equalizer measures about eight inches ling, and from the outside edge to outside edge, it's again, about eight inches wide.Overall, I think these really are going to be a great addition to your tandem axle trailer to make your towing experience much more comfortable and enjoyable.

They do come with a one year limited warranty from Lippert Components. And that's going to do it for our look at the road armor shock absorbing equalizer kit.


Customer Reviews

Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2 - LC696740

Average Customer Rating:  5.0 out of 5 stars   (2 Customer Reviews)

Tandem axle equalizer kit enhances your trailer's ride by absorbing and dampening road shock. Movement is transferred to one or both of the Road Armor rubber shock absorbers for 360 degrees of protection. Includes 2 equalizers.

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Used on Grand Design 29RS. Much stronger and beefy than original ones. Installed easily and worked great. Highly recommend. 707781



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fast delivery - haven't installed them yet but the packaging was solid 638281


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  • Could Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 Fit 2019 Keystone Cougar 30RLS
  • The distance between the horizontal mounting holes on the Lippert Road Armor Equalizers part # LC696740 is 6 inches. You'd want to measure the distance on the equalizers you currently have as we don't have that figure and you'd be able to compare and know. If the dimension you get is right at 6 inches you'd be good. If not, email me back what you find and I'll give you the best option you'd have. To upgrade your trailer suspension to the Never Fail setup that is self lubricating so...
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  • Will Road Armor Equalizer Replace Equa Flex Equalizer # LC279687
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 that you referenced is close enough dimensionally to the Equa-Flex equalizer # LC279687 that you have now so it will fit and work well. Bushing come with this already pre installed, for bolts you'd want the part # TRFA73Z916DLNZ but for shackles you'd need to let me know what length you have currently. I attached a link to a page that has all of the shackles we carry as well.
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  • Recommended Hardware for Lippert Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2 # LC696740 are for 3,500 lb all the way to 8,000 lb axles. Because axle spacing can be different I recommend the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit for Double Eye Springs # LC281285 which comes with different shackle strap lengths and the Never Fail Bushings so no maintenance is required. I've attached an article on trailer suspension to further assist as well as some videos to help.
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  • Switching from Standard Equalizers to Road Armor Kit and Recommended Shackles + Bushings
  • You will be able to use the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizers since they're fairly close in dimensions (6" wide x 3-1/4"). I recommend pairing these equalizers with the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Kit # LC281285 which comes with 2 different lengths of shackle straps (3-1/2" and 4-3/8" bolt hole to bolt hole) to accommodate for the change in height, new bolts and bushings for your springs. One of the great things about this kit, aside from it being high quality and durable, is...
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  • Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit Compatibility with Never Fail Bushing Suspension Upgrade
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit - Tandem Axle - Qty 2 # LC696740 are absolutely compatible with the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit for Double Eye Springs # LC281285. You will simply remove the bronze bushings that come with the Road Armor Equalizer and install the Never Fail Bushing in its place. You will do this for all three bushings that come preinstalled in the equalizer.
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  • Upgraded Equalizers for a 2018 Coleman Light 2515RL
  • The correct Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit for your 2018 Coleman Light 2515RL is part # LC281285. However, this kit is more for longevity and maintenance purposes than it is for improved ride quality or anything of that nature. If you are looking for something to help with this then you would want to use the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers part # LC279687 or the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit part # LC696740 which both contain rubber cores to minimize chucking...
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  • Equalizer Suspension Upgrade for 2013 Skyline 24 foot Travel Trailer
  • Thank you for providing those detailed measurements. When I spoke with Lippert, they couldn't provide me a minimum axle space for the Road Armor # LC696740 to confirm fit. Another option they recommended however that could confirm minimum axle space for was the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers - Double Eye Springs - Tandem Axle - 3K to 6K # LC279687 that requires up to 20-1/2" minimum axle space. These have a 5-1/2" eye center to eye center dimension and height of 2-1/2". The #...
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  • Height of Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer
  • The Road Armor equalizers, part # LC696740, are 3-1/4 inches tall from the center of the top bolt hole to the line where the center of the lower bolt holes straight down. They're shorter than your 13-10 equalizers but they're the closest cushioned replacements we carry. They'll lower your suspension by about an inch but they'll fit. I reached out to MORryde and according to them their X-Factor cross-members work with cushioned equalizers like the Road Armor.
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  • Can the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit Replace the Triangular Equalizer TREQ310
  • You can substitute the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 for your Triangular Equalizer # TREQ310 but you will need to get shorter shackle straps as well. They both have the same side to side measurement for the wet bolt holes but the Road Armor is about 3/4" shorter than your current equalizer. Attached is a link to our list of shackle straps that you can filter through to find what you need.
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  • Are Rubber Insides for Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit Replaceable
  • I reached out to my contact at Lippert and he said that the rubber inside part of the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 is not replaceable so if it were to become damaged you would need to replace the unit.
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  • Distance from Top Mounting Bolt of Road Armor Equalizer # LC696740 to Horizontal Ones
  • The dimension you are looking for is 3-1/8 inches. That is the vertical distance from the top mounting bolt of the Road Armor Equalizer part # LC696740 to the horizontal attachment holes.
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  • Does Road Armor Equalizer Kit Require Different Size Shackle Straps
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 will work to replace the Triangular Equalizer # TREQ310 and you are absolutely correct that the Road Armor equalizer will need shorter shackle straps than yours which are 2-1/4". The shortest available are the 2" Long Shackle Strap # TRSL200. I have added links to video reviews for you to check out as well.
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  • Equalizer Upgrade Kit for Spread Tandem Axles
  • I did locate the part number you referenced for the larger Road Armor Equalizer Kit and reached out to my contact at Lippert regarding the product. He said that while they do have this listed on their catalog it is not actually available at this time and he's not sure when it will be. Because of this your best upgrade option in the size you're needing is the Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers # LC314336 you mentioned. These feature rubber cores that will greatly reduce chucking and help...
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  • Determining if Lippert Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit Will Fit 2007 Coachmen Trailer
  • To determine if the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 will work on your 2007 Coachmen Travel Trailer you will need to take a couple measurements on your existing equalizers. These upgraded units have a width of 6 inches from hole to hole, on center, and a height of 3-1/4 inches from the two bottom holes to the top hole. If your current equalizers match these specs then they will work perfectly to not only replace what you have but to provide a much improved ride as...
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  • Recommended Wet Bolt Kit for Lippert Road Armor Equalizers
  • You'll need to use wet bolts that have a 9/16" diameter for the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740. I highly recommend the Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit # LC281285 because it comes with Never Fail bushings that don't require lubrication and they last longer than the standard bronze bushings do. This kit also comes with 3-1/2" long and 4-3/8" long shackle straps so you just need to choose which length suits your application best. Please note that...
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  • Can the Road Armor Equalizer Replace Equalizer EQ-104
  • The distance between the horizontal mounting holes on the Lippert Road Armor Equalizers part # LC696740 is 6 inches and the distance between the mounting holes of the # TREQ104 you mentioned is 5-3/4 inches. This would be close enough to fit and work well and will provide you with a noticeably smoother ride quality so it will be a great option.
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  • Upgrading Equa-Flex Equalizers On a Tandem Axle Trailer with 5,200 Lb Axles
  • The Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit part # LC696740 are a bit too wide for your existing equalizers so if you wanted to use them you would need to cut and weld the front/rear leaf spring hangers further away from the axle, about 1/2" for each side. The Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers part # LC279687 are a better match for your trailer. I know this is what you have now but the new rubber is going to do wonders for your ride quality so it will still be an improvement. The Dexter...
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  • Is Lippert Road Armor Equalizer Compatible with Lippert Correct Track II Alignment
  • The Correct Track II system is perfectly compatible with the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit part # LC696740 that you referenced.
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  • Switching from Standard Equalizer to Cushioned 7-1/2" Equalizer
  • I have a solution for you, but I can't say that using longer shackles with a shorter equalizer is going to be the best solution since it may change the frame clearance from your trailer. Instead of going with the Road Armor 6" Equalizers # LC696740 and longer straps, you can get the same cushioned equalizer that fits your current setup using the Lippert Equa-Flex Cushioned Equalizers # # LC279688 which are 7-1/2" long and will match what you're currently using. The Equa-Flex is designed...
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  • Lippert Center Point Equilzer Upgrade Kit for 2018 Forest River Riverstone 39RKFB
  • The Lippert # LC1565391 Center Point air suspension is compatible with trailers that have axles up to 8K in capacity with 1-3/4 inch wide leaf springs and standard equalizer hangers that measure at least 2-1/2 Inches in height from the center of the bolt that fastens the equalizer to the spring hanger to the underside of the trailer frame where the hanger mounts. The equalizer needs to be at least 3 inches in width as shown in the diagram I provided. So as long as your trailer meets those...
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  • Axle Weight Capacities Compatible with Lippert Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit LC696740
  • The Lippert Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 is rated for use with two axles that each have a weight rating up to 8K so it will be fine to use with your two 5200-lb axles. The rubber cores in these equalizers will absorb much of the road shock and chucking that occurs with standard non-cushioned equalizers. If you need shackle bolts you can use # TRFA73Z916DLNZ for standard bolts/locknuts or part # 126B2 for a wet bolt that has a built-in grease zerk fitting for using...
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  • Can Road Armor Tandem Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 Replace TREQ356
  • Yes, the Road Armor Shock Absorbing Equalizer Kit # LC696740 can replace the equalizer part # TREQ356 that you have since the horizontal bolt holes are the correct distance apart. Since the vertical bolt hole distance is an inch taller though you would want to go with longer shackle straps. This will allow your leaf spring to sit level. I don't know what shackle lengths you have now but I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry where you can select the length you...
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  • What is Advantage of Never Fail Tandem Axle Suspension Upgrade Hardware Kit Over Other Options
  • The Never Fail upgrade kits like the # LC281285 have two really distinct advantages. One of them is what you mentioned and is that they don't require greasing or any maintenance. The other is that they last about twice as long as any other heavy duty style of bushing kit. You'll get easily twice the mileage from this kit over anything else.
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