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  • Best Way to Prevent Sagging Suspension When Towing a Trailer
  • For sag from towing a trailer the best recommendation I can make is actually a weight distribution system. Suspension enhancement will help level your truck while towing. But the advantage to a weight distribution system is that it levels the vehicle by distributing the tongue weight of the trailer up to the front axle of the vehicle as well. This will help greatly with handling and braking, especially in an emergency situation. The best way to pick out a weight distribution system is...
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  • Replacement Axle Recommendation For Small Popup Camper
  • The axles we offer are available in 3 lengths. They are 60 inch, 72 inch, and 89 inches hub-face to hub-face, but I may have a solution for you. We do offer axle-less systems that are either bolted or welded to the trailer frame. This would replace the axle and suspension system you currently have on your camper. If you are looking for a system that has a 3,500 lb weight capacity, I recommend part # A35RS545. This is a straight spindle and has a 5 on 4-1/2 bolt pattern. For a system...
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  • Timbren Axle Less 7K Axle TASR7KS01 Install Dimensions
  • I attached a picture that has all of the dimensions available for the Timbren 7k Axle Less System part # TASR7KS01 that you referenced.
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  • Rear Suspension Enhancement Options for a 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT
  • I may have a solution that will work for you, however, we do not offer replacement air shocks for your 2004 Cadillac Escalade EXT at this time. We do offer coil spring air bag inserts like the AirLift 1000 Air Helper Springs, # AL60769. These air bags fit in the rear coil springs and can be manually inflated for additional support. Another option would be a bump stop replacement like the Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System, # TGMRG25C, that you referenced. These are rubber springs...
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  • Recommended Axle-Less Suspension And Surge Brakes With Parking Brakes
  • The Timbren axle-less system I recommend is part # TASR5200S03. This system has a 4-inch lift spindle and includes the brake flange. The hub and drum assembly you can use is part # 8-201-5UC3-EZ. This is a 6 on 5-1/2 hub and it has the E-Z Lube feature that makes it easy to keep the bearings lubed. This system includes the bearings, races, seal, lug nuts and grease cap. The brakes I recommend are part # T4203000 for the right hand and part # T4203100-000 for the left hand. These...
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System for More Ground Clearance on a 2015 T@B Trailer
  • The Timbren Axle-less systems are ideal for situations like yours where ground clearance is important and customers have had a lot of success using them for this purpose. Regarding the type of system though you would want to look at ones that have a lift spindle. The lift means the trailer will be higher up. Ones with a drop spindle will lower the height of the trailer. For a 3,500 pound model with a 4 inch lift # ASR3500S06. This model does not come with the hub and drum assemblies...
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  • Rear Axle Suspension Kit Recommendation for 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab with Coil Springs
  • The Timbren rear axle jounce spring kit you referenced, part # TDR1500DQ, is a fit for your 2013 Ram 1500 Quad Cab. This rear axle kit fits both 2WD and 4WD models. There are several types of rear axle kits available for your Ram 1500. These include rubber jounce springs like the Timbrens, air bag kits from AirLift and Firestone, and coil springs such as the SuperSprings Sumo urethane coil helper springs. The link provided will take you to our page showing all of these products. The...
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  • Timbren Axle Less Suspension System Recommendation for Older Aliner Camper
  • For a 3,500 lb Timbren axle with a 4 inch lift built into it we have the part # ASR3500S06 which would be a great option without knowing more about your setup though it's hard to give a more detailed recommendation.
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  • Recommended Hubs And Drums That Work With Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System
  • I can help you out with everything you need to work with the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System # TASR5200S03 for your trailer. The # TASR5200S03 has EZ-Lube spindles so the hub and drum I recommend is part # 8-201-5UC3-EZ. This is a 6 on 5-1/2 hub and drum and includes the bearings, races, seal, grease cap, wheel bolts and lug nuts. This hub and drum assembly will work with hydraulic or electric brakes. The hydraulic brakes I recommend for this system is part # 23-324...
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  • Trailer Height When Using Timbren Axle-less System with 4 Inch Drop
  • The exact height of the deck will depend on other factors with your trailer. However, I can tell you that the spindles of the Timbren Axle-less System # A35RD545 sit pretty much at even height as the location where they connect to a trailer's frame. Knowing that, if you know the tire size you'll be using and divide it in half you'll know the height the spindles will be off the ground. We can factor in that the weight of the trailer on the Timbrens will cause them to ride slightly...
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  • Looking for Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System w/ 4 Inch Lift and Electric Brake Hubs
  • For the Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System with 4 inch lift and electric brake hubs, you can use 4 Inch Lift Spindles, # ASR3500S06, Trailer Hub and Drum Assembly, # 84546UC3 x 2, 10" Etrailer.com Self-Adjusting Brake Assembly, # AKEBRK-35L-SA for left hand side and # AKEBRK-35R-SA for right hand side, Mounting Nuts, # 6-17 x 8, Lockwasher, # 5-8 x 8, and Adjuster Plugs, # BP10-220. A complete kit is not available at this time. As for using your existing brakes and hubs from...
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  • Timbren Suspension System Recommendation for a 2014 GMC Sierra 1500
  • The difference between the two Timbren systems you referenced is the application for each. The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System - Severe Duty # TGMRTT15S is designed for service vehicles only so it would not work for you. The # TGMRCK15S would make an excellent choice for a suspension enhancement system for your vehicle. This system has plenty of capacity for the ton of pellets you carried, and is great because when your vehicle is unloaded your ride quality will be exactly...
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  • Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System Recommendation for a 1977 13 ft Scamp Trailer
  • Converting a torsion axle trailer to a trailer with a Timbren Axle-Less Trailer Suspension System has been done before and most people who have done this really prefer the smoother ride and increased ground clearance. Timbren Axle-Less trailer suspension system is a great alternative to torsion axles. While both systems allow either side of the trailer's suspension to operate independently, only Axle-Less suspensions are actually separate units. Torsion axles still require a bar that...
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  • Will Timbren Axle-Less Suspension System Provide Enough Clearance for ST175/80R13 Tire Size
  • To determine if you will have enough clearance for an ST175/80R13 tire size on your Floe trailer you will need to check the space around the tire installation point. An ST175/80R13 tire measures just under 7-inches wide x just over 24-inches in diameter. Since there is 6-inches from the hub face to the frame mounting bracket on the Timbren kit this tire will fit. You'll also need to account for the normal deflection of the Timbren rubber suspension, which is typically up to 1-3/4-inches...
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  • Suspension Enhancement or Weight Distribution for 2012 Dodge Grand Caravan Towing 21 ft Camper
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mention is primarily meant to suspend weight carried in the cargo area of the vehicle itself, but it would not necessarily be the best choice to act against the sag caused when the trailer is hitched to the vehicle. While the tongue weight does compress the rear suspension of the vehicle, it also unloads the front suspension which will reduce braking and steering performance. As you can see from the video I have linked you to, the Timbren...
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  • Off Road Axle Recommendation for Trailer for 8 on 6-1/2 inch Bolt Pattern Hub
  • The Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension # ASR35HDS02 will be perfect for you. It's got a 4 inch lift built into it and is set up for wider tires so it's ideal for off-road applications. And then for a hub with the 8 lug pattern that you need you would want the part # 42865-KIT that you referenced.
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  • Hand Brake Recommendation for Timbren Axle Less System
  • To use a hand brake like the part # T2385200 with the Timbren system part # ASR35HDS02 that you referenced you will need to use a hydraulic drum brake with a parking brake linkage. Since the recommended hub/drum is the part # 8-201-9UC3-EZ which is a 12 by 2 inch drum the correct left hand brake assembly would be the # T2351300 and the right hand side would be # T2351200. I also attached a help article on adding hydraulic drum brakes to a trailer for you to check out as well.
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  • Recommended Hub/Drum and Idler Hub for Timbren Axle-Less Suspension # ASR35HDS02
  • For a brake drum hub, Timbren recommends the # 8-201-9UC3-EZ from Dexter Axle, which features a 6 on 5-1/2 bolt circle. For an idler hub, go with the # 42655UC1-EZ. Both hubs use the # 25580 inner and # 15123 outer bearing, which is compatible with the spindle used by the Timbren # ASR35HDS02 axle-less suspension you referred to. If you go with the hub/drum, you'll also need a brake assembly. I'd recommend going with a Nev-R-Adjust assembly, like # 23-459 for the right side and #...
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  • 3,500 lb Timbren Setup Recommendation for Off-Road Wheels and Tires
  • For a wheel and tire that big your best option would be the Timbren kit part # ASR35HDS02 which is set up for wider tires and also has a 4 inch lift built into it. This is the same 3,500 lb capacity though. That being said we can only safely recommend using trailer rated wheels and tires wit this kit. For just a hub without a drum you would want the part # AKIHUB-655-6-K.
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  • Reducing Rear End Squat when Towing Trailer with 2014 Ram 1500 Crew Cab 2x4
  • Normally weight distribution is the best option when squat is caused by a coupled trailer. But since the manufacturer of the trailer specifically said not to use it the next best option would be suspension enhancement for your 2014 Ram 1500. I do recommend the Timbren springs # TDR1500DQ because they do work well. They may allow the suspension to travel some before they engage but the squat should be reduced if not eliminated. I have included a link to a video showing installation of...
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  • Hubs, Brake Assemblies and Brake Controller to Use with Timbren Axle Less System ASR2KHDS03
  • The Timbren Axle Less System part # ASR2KHDS03 that you referenced will weld or bolt on to the trailer frame. Hardware for that is not provided. For hub/drums to fit the included spindles you would want the part # 84546UC3-EZ and then for brake assemblies you would want the part # 23-27 for the right hand side and part # 23-26 for the left hand side. The hubs are for a 5 on 4-1/2 inch bolt pattern. For a brake controller I would recommend the Prodigy P2 Brake Controller part # 90885....
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  • Hub Recommendation for the Timbren Axle Less System part # ASR35HDS02
  • For a hub drum that would fit the Timbren Axle Less System part # ASR35HDS02 you would want the # 8-201-9UC3-EZ. For an idler hub you would want the # 42655UC1-EZ.
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  • Hub/Drum Recommendation with 8 on 6.5 Bolt Pattern for Use with Timbren Axle Less ASR35HDS02
  • For a hub/drum that fits the Timbren Kit part # ASR35HDS02 and will give you an 8 on 6-1/2 inch bolt pattern we have the part # 8-219-4UC3-EZ which will work well. These are sold individually so you need a quantity of 4 of these. These are EZ lube hubs. For brake assemblies you need 2 of the # AKEBRK-7R-SA for the right hand side and 2 of the # AKEBRK-7L-SA for the left hand side.
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  • Drum Brakes with Parking Brake for Timbren Heavy-Duty Axle-Less Trailer Suspension ASR35HDS02
  • With the Timbren axle-less suspension system # ASR35HDS02 you can install 5-bolt electric drum brake assemblies like # 23-112 and # 23-113. These are left- and right-hand brakes with parking brake mechanisms that are rated for a 6K axle system. You can use lock washer # 38LW and nut # 38N to install the brakes. If you need a brake adjustment tool we offer part # W80630.
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  • Tips for Reducing Sway When Towing Ice Castle Fish House RV Trailer
  • I looked up pictures of the coupler setup of your trailer and it would not be compatible with a weight distribution system since it basically uses a pole tongue and has a pipe that runs on top of the pole tongue as well. What you can do to fight sway is make sure that you have the trailer setting as level as possible when you are towing. (See help article on how to pick out the correct ball mount to allow this). Most sway is due to not having enough tongue weight relative to the...
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  • Suspension Enhancement Recommendation for a 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 Towing a Gooseneck Trailer
  • For occasional towing with your 2011 Dodge Ram 1500, I would go with the Timbren suspension enhancement system. If you do not have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DS. If you do have a Quad Cab, use # TDR1500DQ (instructions linked for reference). The Firestone systems are good when you carrying varying sized loads and have to adjust the ride accordingly. But for occasional towing of the same trailer, the Timbren system would be the way to go.
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  • Timbren Helper Spring Recommendations for a 2017 Ram 3500 4x4 Diesel Short Bed
  • I will be happy to help with some rear helper springs for your 2017 Ram 3500 4x4 diesel short bed. First, for your application (towing a 5th wheel trailer) I do recommend going with Timbren springs rather than air bags since Timbren springs do not require maintenance or for you to add/remove air from air bags. But air bags are superior in other ways including having the ability to level the bed side to side and adjust the ride quality to be more or less stiff. For Timbren springs that...
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  • Methods of Improving Sway Control on 31 Foot Rockwood Camper towed Behind Ford F-150
  • The Timbren Rear Suspension Enhancement System you mentioned, # TFR1502D is primarily designed to suspend the load of cargo stored in the bed of your truck, and will not have much if any effect on trailer sway. First and foremost, if the trailer has insufficient tongue weight, it will be more susceptible to sway. The tongue weight of the trailer should be at least 10 percent of the weight of the trailer. If it is less, try moving some of the gear stowed in the trailer forward of the...
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  • Axle, Hubs, Brakes, Wheels & Tires for Trailer with 7K Mobile Home Axle
  • Axles and hubs made for mobile homes are intended to be used once for transport of the home and are not intended for ongoing use on a trailer. But we do have 7K-rated axle-less suspension systems, hubs, brakes, wheels and tires. Note that we do not ship 7K beam axles due to their weight. For a 7K-rated suspension kit we offer the Timbren # TASR7KS01G that includes 2 bolt-on (or weld-on) suspension assemblies with built-in 5-bolt brake flanges. These can be used with hubs # 8-219-50UC3-EZ...
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  • Is it Safe to Use Timbren Suspension Kit on a 2004 Dodge Ram 4x4 when Towing a 5th Wheel Trailer
  • Using the Timbren rear suspension enhancement system on your 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 would definitely be safe and would be a good idea to help the suspension of your truck perform better and last longer. The Timbren springs will also help keep the back of your truck from sagging as much which will help with stopping and tire wear. For your specific truck the correct Timbren kit is # TDR2500CA. The kit you referenced is for newer Dodge trucks and is not designed for the 2004 model. I...
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