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Tandem Axle Trailer Suspension Upgrade Kits That Use Leaf Springs and Replace Leaf Springs


Hello, I have a 2016 Forest river Widwood Heritage Glen 312qbud. Is there an air ride suspension system out there that would totally replace the leaf springs I currently have? If not what system would you recommend? Also, what would you recommend to help with stabilization of the unit onced leveled at the site? Thanks for the help.


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We have multiple options in a trailer suspension kit, including one that retains your existing double-eye leaf springs, the Lippert Center Point # LC1565391, as well as the Timbren Silent Ride
kits like # TSR14KT01 that DO get rid of your leaf springs. All tandem trailer kits are shown on the linked page.

The Lippert Center Point # LC1565391 replaces the equalizer in your tandem axle leaf spring suspension with an air bag. Center Point adds air ride suspension to any RV or horse trailer, dramatically improving your ride and overall towing experience with two air bags that absorb road shock and reduce the fore to aft trailer movement known as chucking.

The Timbren Silent Ride kits like # TSR14KT01 do dispense with the entire leaf spring suspension and replace them with pivoting arms that are cushioned with rubber springs. Installation requires a 2 x 4-inch hollow steel cross member with 3/16-inch wall thickness. You can check with Forest River using the trailer's VIN to find out about compatibility.

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