Comfort Ride heavy-duty, nitrogen-charged shock absorbers eliminate trailer bouncing and 'porpoising. They are also angled to provide sway control.
Because the shocks are angled 15 degrees to the outside, the trailers weight stays centered over the tires, which helps control sway by limiting lateral suspension travel and side-to-side rocking.
For tandem axle trailers or fifth wheels. To determine your fit, simply determine the diameter of your axle and locate the weight rating, which is found on a sticker on the axle.
Note: the shock system can be installed separately, but ride quality is significantly improved when both the slipper spring system and the shock absorbers are used in tandem.
Comfort Ride shock absorber and slipper leaf spring systems will significantly reduce the cause of these common symptoms:
Chucking - the truck is rocked forward and aft when the trailer goes over uneven pavement (dips, frost heaves and the infamous bridge expansion joints)
Axle roll-up - during braking, the trailer's rear tires are lifted enough to cause a loss in traction (and a rise in the driver's blood pressure)
Suspension rebound - when one tire goes over an obstacle, the trailer tips sideways. After the tire clears the obstacle, the leaf springs (and the trailer with them) rebound like a pogo stick.
Comfort Ride shock absorber and slipper leaf spring kits can be purchased and installed separately, but in combination, the whole is greater than the parts - the two components provide a more significant improvement in ride quality.
The next time you hit the road, why not do it in comfort? With a Comfort Ride™ hitch by ROADMASTER, fifth wheels track as smooth as a Zamboni.
A proprietary closed-cell suspension system works to absorb energy at the microscopic level, virtually eliminating towing vibrations before they’re transferred to the truck — and then to your back. Since the suspension system absorbs energy instead of displacing it, chucking is reduced by 90 percent over other systems, including air bags. And unlike air bags, Comfort Ride’s suspension is maintenance-free, requires no air compressor and can never leak or blow out.
A four-way articulating coupler with a proprietary latching/engagement system is standard on all models; all models accommodate virtually all long-bed or short-bed trucks (no slider necessary) and mount to the standard four-pin, OEM mounting rail systems available on most late-model GM, Ford and Ram trucks. Or, they can be mounted to a B & W turnover ball system.
An extra-long handle engages the one-inch jaws that wrap the kingpin at a one-sixteenth-of-an-inch tolerance. The handle makes it easy to reach the hitch from the side of the truck, even if it’s a dually. After the kingpin is driven into the saddle, the handle can be locked in place to secure the hitch. Which is all it takes to hit the road — in comfort.
• Closed-cell suspension system reduces chucking by 90 percent
• Adjustable saddle height from 12 to 20 inches, in 1½-inch increments
• Made of zinc-plated high-strength A36 steel
• Self-lubricating anti-friction padT
Most RV trailers and fifth wheels don't have shock absorbers. The reason? There's just not enough room.
Patented, adjustable mounting brackets eliminate the space constraints, and also allow the shocks to be mounted vertically, where they have the leverage to limit up-and-down motion on both compression and rebound.
Comfort Ride Slipper Springs attach to a central hanger that isolates each axle, so the two springs are no longer connected.
Each spring is free to absorb and dissipate energy, which equates to less shake, rattle and roll in the trailer and in the truck.
For tandem axle trailers or fifth wheels.
Note: the leaf spring system must be used in conjunction with the shock absorber system.