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Should Yakima Rock and Roll Trailer Upgrade to Heavy Duty Shocks


Is there a life expectancy on the shocks. I have ordered replacement wheels and wonder if I should replace the shocks as well? Any downsides to upgrading to the heavy duty shocks as opposed to the standard ones?


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While there isn't a life expectancy, per se, of the shocks on the Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer - 66" # Y08106 and 78" # Y08107, upgrading to the HD shocks is absolutely a good idea if your gear weighs around 200 llbs and certainly anything above that.

The Heavy Duty Shocks for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08110 do increase the capacity of your trailer from 250 lbs to 350 lbs so if you need that extra capacity, the HD shocks are what you'll need. That said, if you are just in the 100 lb to 150 lb range you can stick with the Replacement Standard Shocks for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # 8880177, which is a good idea to change out if you feel like they may not be quite as effective as they had been.

The Heavy Duty Shocks for Yakima Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08110 are a fit for the 78" Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08107.

To use them on the 66" Rack and Roll Trailer # Y08106 you will need the 78" Crossmember Kit # Y08111.

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Kyle S

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