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Posted: 02/03/22 09:43am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

This goes into the "you learn something new every day" category -- I never heard of this before. It seems like a good idea -- improved stability and ground clearance, especially for those of us who take our trailers off pavement. Not cheap, but might be worthwhile?

If you have any additional insights, I'd be very interested in your comments!


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Has been used for years on light duty sailboat trailers. They must be somewhat dependable.

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Mor/ryde IS has been in use for many years...no axles

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The frame must be cross braced! Without an axel to spread the lateral forces the frame can twist.
Other than that, they are a good suspension.

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In the context of RV trailers, the average rv trailer frame would have to be designed much heavier and stiffer to resist the stresses imposed by this product. Nothing wrong with the product itself, IMO.


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Is cross-bracing something that can be done when upgrading to the new axles? Or is that something that has to be built in to the original frame?

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Dexter makes their Torflex axles have a frame member that mounts up against the trailer frame to provide strength. The arms of the suspension are mounted on the end of this frame member.
These axles have been used on light, medium, heavy, and super-heavy duty trailers for years.
My snowmobile trailer has a Dexter Torflex axle to provide better snow clearance.


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profdant139 wrote:

Is cross-bracing something that can be done when upgrading to the new axles? Or is that something that has to be built in to the original frame?


MORryde IS, mentioned previously in this thread, requires it, and it's part of the install process.

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I installed Morryde IS on a brand new 5th wheel. NOT CHEAP, but worth every penny. It made a huge improvement on towing.

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MORryde IS


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