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Old 06-09-2018, 09:04 PM   #11
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Changing the Titans to an 8k axle only requires a new backing plate, or so I was told by Ron.
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Old 06-10-2018, 05:06 PM   #12
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I added the Titan 7K system on my stock 7K lippert axles...The following year I went to Indiana and added the 8k IS ... Elliott is correct, only different plates were needed....
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Old 06-11-2018, 02:04 PM   #13
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Yes like I said in my post above still the cost is around 50 Bucks per brake to change the mounts to 8000 pound axles. I would rather use that money for the final install than throw it out pieceing it together little by little. Had I known this before I upgraded my suspension I would have seriously considered the IS system. But then I did break 2 defective springs forcing me to start fixing the problem. Hard to justify now when your 1800 miles from the nearest install location and dumped a grand into it to make it road worthy.

We all love our RW's if RW would have put a decent suspension under the frame to begin with this subject would be a mute point. I get it our RW's fall into a very fine line of upper high end rigs that the numbers had to be manipulated to justify towing them with a 3500 truck ratings today. The numbers are to close unless you only haul a couple of changes of underwear and socks. As full-time rigs we all wanted what the DRV, Spacecraft, Mobile Suites offer but didn't want to have to purchase a special tow vehical to handle it. So what do we do we purchase them anyway and then modify them to what we have to have to make them safe for our personal choice. In the end we have forums like this to find options that will work for us. Depreciation is a nasty thing so yes everyone has a line drawn in their personal budget what they are willing to spend. The RV industry could care less about what they put out as long as it sells to the widest audience they can manipulate.....

I remember my parents first RV a16ft Trailblazer that trailer was bullet proof never had to fix anything like today. We packed every nook and cranny for a family of 5 and saw both coasts of this country via Summer vacations. Metal roof rock solid frame. Yep the good old days!!! The only thing that was bad was no air conditioning yep that was not fun at all but we survived......
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