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For Towable Travel Trailers and 5th Wheels

Have you ever opened the door to your trailer after a road trip and looked into your own personal earthquake zone? Cabinet drawers wide open with their contents strewn over the floor? Pictures off the wall? Furniture that's 'walked'?

Well, you're not alone.

If buying 50 bungee cords doesn't seem like much of a solution, you can get a Comfort Ride suspension and take on what's actually causing the problem - outmoded components which transfer energy, rather than absorb it.

Just how antiquated is your suspension?

Leaf springs first appeared on horse-drawn carriages in England around 1750. And in 1898, French cyclist J.M.M. Truffault invented the first shock absorber to be used on a vehicle, installing it on a bicycle.

Since then, suspensions have evolved significantly for virtually all modes of ground transportation - with the exception of RV trailers and fifth wheels.

If you tow a trailer, you're probably all too familiar with the litany of complaints that all boil down to the same thing: coping with outmoded technologies.

But now you can do more than commiserate around the campfire. You can get a Comfort Ride suspension system.

Conventional RV suspensions are equipped with double eye leaf springs, this means the assembly has a formed hole for mounting at each end. One hole attaches the spring to the frame hanger, the other end attaches it to a pair of high maintenance shackles that connect to the equalizer. This closed and locked equalizer system creates tension energy forces back and forth as each axle encounters road anomalies. The result is a push and pull high maintenance suspension system, with 14 moving connections in a tandem trailer, that does little more than average the road impacts.

Our unique trailer suspension utilizes slipper springs. Slipper springs have just one mounting hole, the other end of the spring has a wide flat end that slides back and forth over rollers as each axle encounters road anomalies. Now, each axle deals with just one impact at a time, independent of energy transfer from the other axle or axles in the case of a triple axle trailer. Independent axle operation is highly praised by suspension engineers for superior ride characteristics. In addition to improved ride, independent axles increase braking tire traction by as much as 70 percent because there is no axle roll up that conventional suspensions suffer from during hard or panic braking events.

Roadmaster's new Comfort Ride Slipper Spring system is designed to be used with the Comfort Ride Shock Absorber system. When the systems are used together, you can expect up to a 50 percent reduction in induced road energy transmission into your RV - over cobblestones, a 76 percent reduction, and over gravel roads, a 94 percent reduction! These products are designed for low maintenance; 10 of the 14 moving parts in the conventional RV suspension are eliminated. The remaining four are lubricated with lifetime bushings.

Comfort Ride shock absorber and slipper leaf spring systems will significantly reduce the cause of these common symptoms:

Chucking - the truck is rocked forward and aft when the trailer goes over uneven pavement (dips, frost heaves and the infamous bridge expansion joints)

Axle roll-up - during braking, the trailer's rear tires are lifted enough to cause a loss in traction (and a rise in the driver's blood pressure)

Suspension rebound - when one tire goes over an obstacle, the trailer tips sideways. After the tire clears the obstacle, the leaf springs (and the trailer with them) rebound like a pogo stick.

Comfort Ride shock absorber and slipper leaf spring kits can be purchased and installed separately, but in combination, the whole is greater than the parts - the two components provide a more significant improvement in ride quality.


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