Looking for comments on shockies for Off Road Campers or Trailers!!

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Hi Everyone, I'm looking for comments on shock absorber brands for Off Road campers and Trailers, good and bad! looking for something that keeps on keeping on!! Around 355mm extended that handle corrugations and the like.. Thanks in anticipation.. Michael.


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Reply By: Member -Pinko (NSW) - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 17:30

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 17:30
Both Kimberley and Ultimate off road campers use Koni shockers because they keep on keeping on.
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Reply By: Member - Duncs - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 17:33

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 17:33
Michael,

The shockies on my camper can be used as spares for the car.

Yes they are a bit softer than what is on the car but in a pinch they will get me out of trouble.

I figured if I can do it why not?

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Reply By: Mick O - Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 18:42

Friday, Jun 01, 2012 at 18:42
Hi Mike,

at 355mm extended you are looking for a very small shock indeed. As a result they are hard to find. The expensive campers like Kimberley and Ultimate use long bore Koni shocks because of the clearance heights the achieve with independant suspension systems.

Saying that, I have just fitted a set of trailer shocks to my quad trailer. They are made by Alko and come in standard or off road configuration. The stroke is only about 135mm and set for damping the upward motuion only. Rebound helper leaves on the top of the springs handle the other.

Can't vouch for them as they are untested as yet. Will report back in six weeks or so after the upcoming trip. Koni's they aren't lol.

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Reply By: GT Campers - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 08:12

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 08:12
If you are looking for replacements, you should choose something with double wall construction so minor stone strike damage doesn't render them useless.

If you use a properly-rated quality leaf spring with in-built rebound control you won't need the weight and complexity of dampers and how to protect them.
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Reply By: Michael ( Moss Vale NSW) - Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 15:39

Saturday, Jun 02, 2012 at 15:39
Thank you to everyone who replied..Michael
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