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Re: [RC] trailer suspension and ride - Dyane Smith

Richard, I have 2 trailers: a gooseneck with torsion axles (one kind of shock absorber) and a two horse with shocks (a Brenderup).
Also, there was an excellent article on building a perfect 2 horse trailer for multiday rides in, I think, Endurance magazine a couple of months ago.  That trailer had shocks on it, too.
Torsion axles are expensive but I think they can probably be added as an aftermarket device because I was thinking of changing the ones I have to lift the trailer up to try to match it to my new and ridiculously high 4x4 truck.
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Sent: Wednesday, August 09, 2006 8:20 AM
Subject: [RC] trailer suspension and ride

I read the archives first, and still have a question, well, several questions:
How come no manufacturer puts shock absorbers on horse trailers?  Is there a design or safety reason?  Is there a manufacturer that somehow cushions the ride?  Is there an aftermarket kit or package to smooth out the ride in a horse or small stock trailer?
Richard McNelis
Tallahassee FL

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[RC] trailer suspension and ride, Richard McNelis