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Originally Posted by ChuckS
Those items are a nice addition if you have the bucks .. I don't.. and in 45 years of RVing I've never broken a spring hanger nor had a blowout..
The OEM suspension/brakes will do quite nicely if the RV is loaded within reason, towed at sensible speeds and maintained on a routine basis...
-To me its not about the $$$ (I get it if you don't have it. I did not have it either)
-Its about your safety/your loved ones safety and safety of those on the road around you
-"Towing for 45 years" you got me beat there. But keep in mine, you did NOT tow the behemoth units of today for all those years. I would bet most of those years were towing much smaller/lighter units.
-Knock on wood, but I have also never had a blowout of any kind on anything I have ever driven. No broken hangers either. That's because I'm an anal maintenance kind of guy.
- IMHO the suspension/brakes on these heavy campers are not only inadequate, but dangerous.
- The pic is from 2016. That's what I found upon coming home from a trip to the western MD mountains. And check the suspension every time I stop. This was the 3rd time a wet bolt was either missing or broken.
- Think about that, now only one bolt is holding the axle on. If the other bolt brakes while towing down a mountain pass, myself/my passengers and those behind me could have easily lost their lives.
-I replaced the entire suspension after I found that missing bolt and continued to have issues.
It took years to save up the funds to have the IS put on, but it well worth it.