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Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers - 8,000-lb Axle

Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers - 8,000-lb Axle

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Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension
Shipping Weight: 55 lbs
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Improve your towing experience with this shock absorbing upgrade kit for leaf spring trailer suspensions. Heavy-duty shocks reduce trailer bounce, chucking, and porpoising. Adjustable mounting brackets and hardware included. Fits 3-1/2" axles. Great Prices for the best trailer leaf spring suspension from Roadmaster. Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers - 8,000-lb Axle part number RM-2470 can be ordered online at etrailer.com or call 1-800-940-8924 for expert service.
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Roadmaster Trailer Leaf Spring Suspension

  • Suspension Kits
  • Boat Trailer
  • Camper
  • Car Hauler
  • Snowmobile Trailer
  • Utility Trailer
  • 8000 lbs
  • Tandem Axle
  • Shocks
  • Roadmaster

Improve your towing experience with this shock absorbing upgrade kit for leaf spring trailer suspensions. Heavy-duty shocks reduce trailer bounce, chucking, and porpoising. Adjustable mounting brackets and hardware included. Fits 3-1/2" axles.


Features:

  • Heavy-duty gas shocks absorb road vibration to provide a more comfortable towing experience
    • Nitrogen-charged shock absorbers help to eliminate trailer bouncing, chucking, and porpoising
  • Adjustable mounting brackets allow the shocks to be positioned nearly vertically
    • Limits up-and-down motion of trailer on both compression and rebound
  • Shocks sit at an outward, 15-degree angle
    • Helps to control trailer sway by limiting lateral movement
    • Improves front-to-back, side-to-side, and up-and-down movement of your trailer
  • Bolt-on installation
    • Included tie plates with extension pieces replace your existing U-bolt plates
    • Upper brackets mount on trailer frame with included hardware
    • Shocks attach to tie plate extensions and to upper brackets to help dampen movement of axle


Specs:

  • Application: tandem-axle trailers with leaf spring suspensions
    • Axle size: 3-1/2" diameter (typical 8,000-lb axle)
  • Shock length:
    • Extended: 17-1/2"
    • Compressed: 11-1/2"
  • Quantity: 4 shocks
  • Limited Lifetime Warranty


This Comfort Ride suspension upgrade system greatly improves your towing experience. It serves as an add-on for your leaf spring suspension, and it provides a notably smoother ride, reducing chucking, axle roll-up, and suspension rebound. This means that you'll experience improved handling, even over potholes and uneven pavement. And the contents of your trailer will stay in place during travel.


Gas Shocks Absorb Road Vibration

While traditional leaf springs support your trailer to prevent bottoming out, they don't necessarily provide a comfortable ride. Due to the rigidity of the steel construction, leaf springs do a poor job of absorbing shock and bounce and limiting sway.


Roadmaster Comfort Ride shocks

Adding these shocks to your existing leaf spring suspension offers a better solution. Gas-powered springs inside of the sealed cylinders compress and extend as you drive. The compression and extension of the springs creates enough force to offset the amount of incoming force or vibration that occurs when you tow over rough or uneven terrain. The result is a more comfortable towing experience.


Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers installed

Many trailers will have shocks mounted at around a 40-degree angle, but this positioning doesn't compensate very well for the up-and-down movement of the trailer's suspension. Roadmaster's patented adjustable frame brackets are specifically designed to allow these shocks to be mounted at an optimum angle between 20 and 40 degrees. As a result, these shocks will have the leverage necessary to limit up-and-down and lateral movement during both compression and rebound.


Rigorous Testing Standards

The Comfort Ride shock absorber system has endured rigorous testing to ensure its durability and longevity. This testing includes computerized Finite Element Analysis, which establishes guidelines to ensure superior product quality and safety. Roadmaster also tested these shock absorbers at the Navistar Proving Grounds, a private test facility that provides real-world handling and safety testing. The result is a safe, long-lasting product that you can trust.


Installation

Installation of the Comfort Ride system is fairly straightforward.


The included tie plates replace your existing U-bolt tie plates. You will need to retain your existing U-bolts and nuts for installation. Once the tie plates are installed, bolt the upper mounting brackets to your trailer's frame with the included hardware. Some drilling is required when mounting the brackets to the frame. Finally, attach the shocks between the tie plates and the frame brackets.



2470 Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers - 3.5" Axles

Item # RM-2470

Installation Details RM-2470 Installation instructionsAlternate Instructions RM-2470 Installation instructions



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Roadmaster Comfort Ride Shock Absorbers for Tandem Axle Trailers - 8,000-lb Axle - RM-2470

Average Customer Rating:  4.7 out of 5 stars   (198 Customer Reviews)

Improve your towing experience with this shock absorbing upgrade kit for leaf spring trailer suspensions. Heavy-duty shocks reduce trailer bounce, chucking, and porpoising. Adjustable mounting brackets and hardware included. Fits 3-1/2" axles.

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We installed these on our 2022 Riverstone Legacy 39RKFB and without a doubt they have saved us on broken rims (many have this issue) and the ride was an instant upgrade. We drove a 6500-mile trip over the summer to ZION and Rockies and no issues at all. I installed them myself and recommend them as an inexpensive solution to expensive independent suspension.



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Product came with good instructions and installed exactly as advertised. Haven’t tested it on the road yet. I am going on a trip from Texas to New Mexico. The roads are terrible. Hope this makes the trip easier.



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Thank you for the extra fast service service. Its always a pleasure to do business with you



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Install wasn’t bad. Grand design welds a V bracket inside the spring hangers for more strength so that was my only challenge on install. This caused a problem on the center hanger as the spacer wouldn’t fit. Had to grind about a quarter inch off the spacer so it would fit as I could only bend the bottom of the hangers so much. Will be towing about 100 miles this weekend so it will be nice to hopefully not have broken drawers in the back of the trailer as well as shelves in the fridge door dislodged. I also did the X factor cross braces on the front and rear hangers for more strength. Will post back after we get more miles on it, but given all the other positive reviews I don’t think I’ll be unhappy.



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7-28-2023
1. The impression from "people"
was usually "why shocks on a camper", which I would answer "why shocks on your car".
2. The ride was much better; as you may imagine driving your car without shocks. And the sway was minimized & the braking effectiveness increase.
3. We've sold that RV and on our new one already planning the install; and including the wet bolts and mod on the leaf-spring hangers.



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Installed a year ago, I made a drilling template to help locate the frame mounting bracket screw holes. Installed a set on (2) fivers, spent average of 2.5 hours for total installation per fiver. Helped the ride of the trailer. Would certainly recommend the shock kit.



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This is a great kit! Everything needed is included. Be sure to purchase the heavy duty wet bolt kit for the shackles.



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The suspension system is amazing! It feels like the 5th wheel is riding on coil springs. The shock absorbers make such a noticeable difference; why these aren't installed at the factory will forever puzzle me.
Installation was straight forward. The length and quality of current U-bolts allowed for reuse.
I was skeptical about the fasteners, until the first one was torqued to specs...it was soon apparent that the provided hardware was more than adequate for the job.
I wouldn't hesitate to purchase this system again, and I promote it as often as possible.
Thank you, and all the etrailer staff!



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OMG! After having the trailer bottom out on the stock springs while traversing a RR crossing, this system has proven to be amazing. Returning from a VA campground I crossed multiple RR crossings and traveled some rough pavement. I found I had left a bottle of shower soap on the ledge in the shower! It was still there when I set up in my yard. Not possible with the stock suspension!



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Along with the new springs....everything works as advertised. Well satisfied. No complaints.
I had to modify the one set of shock brackets to fit, as I have raised the trailer 5 inches
to match up with the 4 inch raised truck.
Otherwise...no swaying....no bouncing........no problems.
Thanks etrailer for your help.



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I spent considerable time researching how to improve the towing experience of my 5th wheel camper without breaking the bank. This is an excellent product and it performed exactly as I had hoped. It improved my trailer's handling over the very rough roads we travel in just about every state in our country. If you are looking to improve your towing experience, then this is a reasonably priced product.



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I was looking for shock absorbers when I discovered this kit. I installed it in about a day and a half. The instructions are pretty good if you read them and follow them. We took the trailer about 100 miles last weekend. It seemed to ride smoother with this kit. Overall, I'm happy with it.



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Great kit, really beefy high quality components, nice powder coating. Because my axles are above the leaf springs which I believe is relatively rare, the kit needed some modification, not too bad if you're handy and have additional tools. This kit is a no brainer for axles underneath leaf springs, pretty much bolt on from seeing the eTrailer videos, dramatically improved ride quality on my 20 mile test drive, looking forward to our next trip.



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My brother in law installed the slipper spring kit to replace a broken spring and equiflex on the left side of my 2018 solitude 384GK. We found it very easy to install and the written instructions and a couple of videos helped. We travelled from Phillipi WV to Arley Ala. after. I saw a very big difference in the handling and stability of the RV. Was very pleased with the results. I have not installed the shocks yet will do that when I get to Fla.
I purchased the kit from E trailer the service was excellent received everything 2 days earlier than expected, no damage or missing parts. I dealt with Ashley at E trailer she was extremally helpful and knowledgeable.



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It works well, it was easy to install but the screws that go to the frame loosen with the vibration of the road even using Loctide 271 red, I had to stop on the road to tighten them every 2 hours. As soon as I returned home, I welded them and the problem was solved. The next problem was that the assembly was very close to the ground. I had to raise it about 2 inches more for safety. In conclusion, I give it 4 stars because the comfort is excellent and the price is a little high. taking into account all the extra work it took me until I got a proper balance.



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Great addition to my camper. After being frustrated with broken leaf springs, stuff broken in the camper and being jarred from pot holes, I installed these shocks to help the ride. Easy to install (just takes time) and a great addition.



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The product itself is very well made and shipped. Install is pretty straight forward, measure twice, drill once type of thing.

My issue with this product is actually etrailer. I purchased this and 5 days later the price was $xx less. I contacted customer service figuring they could credit the order given 5 days passed but was told that their pricing changes daily in some cases and would not credit the difference. I kept an eye on the price over the next week and sure enough, noticed multiple price fluctuations from $xxx to $xxx. I'm not sure how this policy wins customer loyalty, but that's how etrailer operates apparently. If you buy this from etrailer keep a close eye on the price, you could save nearly 20% if you buy it on the right day.



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One of the packages has arrived split, found a large washer on the driveway next to the split. More to come, if allowed to update on unpacking. Hopefully nothing is missing, but it does not look good at this point :)



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I had installed this same kit several years ago on my fifth wheel camper. Recently I had to travel on a very wash boarded road near St George, Colorado. I had 2 of these shock units fail so I order the new one since they worked so well for so long. To my amazement the new rendition of the shock absorber system had been completely redesigned a greatly beefed up. I do believe that these newly designed units would have held up against the rigor of the road I had to travel. I'm very satisfied with them. In addition I'd like to say that other than having to work under the trailer to do the installation it is a very easy job to do, just follow the instruction and do one wheel at a time.


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