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Old 03-31-2016, 02:40 PM   #1
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I was under the RV adjusting the brakes and kind of just looking around and noticed that I had this type of equalizer. I have read many threads on this forum about suspension upgrades and my plan was to start upgrading a little at a time starting with the equalizer and shackle bolt kit.

My questions are since I already have this upgraded equalizer all I would need next would be the ungraded shackle kit right? Or should I just dump the entire system and go with the SRE4000 from Moryde?

The TrailAir website says that the bushings in this style equalizer are never lube bushing and I shouldn't install any wet bolt kit because it would cause their special bushing to break down and wear.

Any help and feed back is always greatly appreciated.

FYI RV is a 2015 39MB.
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I had the same equalizer and went to the SRE4000 when I recently did the shackle upgrade. To me it was worth it. Since everything is apart for the shackle upgrade its not that much more work to change the equalizer as well.


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My SRE4000 should be delivered next week.
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Bob, does that equalizer have grease zerks on the bolts, if so grease them, if not put the wet bolts in. As far as which equalizer that's up to you, once mine wears out I'll replace it with the 4000, but it ain't broke.
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Old 03-31-2016, 08:55 PM   #5
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That's a good question Danny. When I was under there I just noticed the equalizer and the lighter duty shackle straps. Ill slide back under there tonight and see.
I'm kinda with you, I think I'm going to wait for things to wear out and then go the full Monty.
I was also reading about the rally that's coming up in August and that might be a great time to get some things done at a fair price. Just gotta convince the princess that we need to go.
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I'm not sure they would put the MorRyde items on for you, I get the feeling they are anti-MorRyde, now if you want some more weak Lippert stuff. If I were you I'd do the heavy shackle/wet bolt ASAP just due to the plastic bushings in the spring eyes.
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Thanks Danny. I was under the rig again over the weekend and yes there are grease fittings on the equalizer and spring shackles. How would I know if the bushings you're speaking of are plastic? And if they are plastic can I purchase them along with the HD shackles?
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Redwood was supposed to have gone to brass bushings around the first of the year. Otherwise they are plastic.

The replacement shackle kits have new brass (or bronze) bushings.
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Thanks Danny. I was under the rig again over the weekend and yes there are grease fittings on the equalizer and spring shackles. How would I know if the bushings you're speaking of are plastic? And if they are plastic can I purchase them along with the HD shackles?

Go to Dyers Online with the following link:

MOR/Ryde SRE/4000 Suspension System for 33" Wheelbase Tandem Axle Trailers - RV / Trailer Suspension Upgrades - RV / Trailer Steering & Suspensions - Towing & Automotive

You can order the MorRyde SRE-4000 or the Heavy Duty Shackles Kit or both together.
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Go to Dyers Online with the following link:

MOR/Ryde SRE/4000 Suspension System for 33" Wheelbase Tandem Axle Trailers - RV / Trailer Suspension Upgrades - RV / Trailer Steering & Suspensions - Towing & Automotive

You can order the MorRyde SRE-4000 or the Heavy Duty Shackles Kit or both together.
Note that this kit increases the thickness of the shackle side plates from 1/4 inch to 1/2 inch. After I changed out to this kit I noticed that a lot of the squeaky, rattle-ly noises from the suspension at low speeds in parking areas disappeared. I think this is an essential improvement.
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Go to Dyers Online with the following link:

MOR/Ryde SRE/4000 Suspension System for 33" Wheelbase Tandem Axle Trailers - RV / Trailer Suspension Upgrades - RV / Trailer Steering & Suspensions - Towing & Automotive

You can order the MorRyde SRE-4000 or the Heavy Duty Shackles Kit or both together.
DARNIT! I could have saved a few bucks. Dyers is getting bookmarked. Guy....thanks for the link.
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Got my kit from E-trailer for $99 shipped.
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Can anyone tell me the factory shackle length on a 36RE with 7k axles?
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My factory originals were 3 1/8" unless you are adding the SRE4000 then they use a 2 1/4" I believe.
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Some of the 8K spring sets were set wrong (like mine) and the 3-1/8 shackles hit the second leaf. The fix from Redwood is to go to the 2-1/4. I'll know the end of next week if that was the fix.
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I was under the RV adjusting the brakes and kind of just looking around and noticed that I had this type of equalizer. I have read many threads on this forum about suspension upgrades and my plan was to start upgrading a little at a time starting with the equalizer and shackle bolt kit.

My questions are since I already have this upgraded equalizer all I would need next would be the ungraded shackle kit right? Or should I just dump the entire system and go with the SRE4000 from Moryde?

The TrailAir website says that the bushings in this style equalizer are never lube bushing and I shouldn't install any wet bolt kit because it would cause their special bushing to break down and wear.

Any help and feed back is always greatly appreciated.

FYI RV is a 2015 39MB.
I have this unit on my rig and it has grease fittings on it.
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I have this unit on my rig and it has grease fittings on it.
Mine also has grease fittings...three.

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I would grease them, if they'll take grease, because as far as I know RW has never used the "never lube" bushings. The Equa Flex on mine has bronze bushings.
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Mine has brass bushings also, and I greased them.

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